My Challenges (timed)


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My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

New York Times Book Review: 6/40
New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

3 challenges completed

**EDIT BELOW FOR ORBIS TERRARUM POST-CHALLENGE SURVEY

I finished up 2 challenges this past week; only 1 more to go before the end of the year. I should make it, unless the last book is a snooze. I also finished up a 3rd challenge a while back but never posted about it, so I thought I might as well cover it here. As usual, I haven't kept up with my reviews, so catching up on those will give me one New Year's resolution that's not a complete pipe dream. Here's what I read, with links to my reviews where appropriate.


** Answers to b's post-challenge survey:

1.) What did you like about the challenge? It encouraged me to read books I might not have picked up right away.
2.) What would you like to see change for next year? A dedicated blog for reviews, discussions, etc.
3.) About the rules, or the non-existent rules...did you like that? Yes, I tend to lose interest partway through most challenges, so having fewer rules helps because I can adjust as needed.
4.) Are you going to join us next year? Absolutely!!
5.) Pretty please give me any suggestions for changes, the betterment of the challenge, or just anything that you would like to see changed for next year. I'd love to have a master list of books and countries, it would help in making future choices.
6.) Would you like the challenge to be more involved? What if we read books together sometimes? Would that interest you? Reading together would be cool.
7.) would you be interested in helping somehow next year? How would you like to help? I'd love to help, whatever you need me to do. (Maybe the aforementioned master list?)




Black Dogs by Ian McEwen (shortlist, 1992) -- review here

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (shortlist, 2002) -- review here

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (winner, 1997)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (winner, 2002) -- review here

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (longlist, 2004) -- review here

Time's Arrow by Martin Amis (shortlist, 1991) -- review here

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (fiction) -- review here

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho (fiction)

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton (fiction) -- review here

Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (nonfiction)

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (nonfiction)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (nonfiction)

King George V by Kenneth Rose (nonfiction)

Literary Feuds: A Century of Celebrated Quarrels--From Mark Twain to Tom Wolfe by Anthony Arthur (nonfiction)

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean Sasson (nonfiction) -- review here

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (fiction) -- review here

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang (fiction) -- review here

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (fiction)

1 comments:

bethany said...

great work on your challenges!!! Looks like you had some good reads on there.

Thanks for participating in the OT challenge :)