Saturday, March 28, 2009

MY LIST for The Spring Reading Thing 2009


I don't know about you, but I have a huge stack of "to be read" books that keep staring at me, not to mention the review copies on .pdf on my computer. So a challenge has been raised at Callapillar days: The Spring Reading Thing 2009. Taking a deep breath, I am plunging in, and I hope you will join us.

[This next section, explaining The Spring Reading Thing 2009, is copied from the original blog.]

Essentially, Spring Reading Thing 2009 is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge open to anyone and everyone. It will take place March 20th-June 20th (which is, coincidentally, the spring of 2009).

To participate, here’s what you need to do:

* Create a list of some books you’d like to read or finish this spring.
* Feel free to set some additional reading goals (such as reading to your kids two hours per week, getting through your pile of magazines, etc.). This is completely optional.
* Write a blog post including the list of books you want to read and any additional goals you’ve set, and get ready to post it on your blog on March 20th.
* Visit Callapillar Days after March 20th to sign up. Katrina has a Mr. Linky set up so you can submit a link to your personal Spring Reading Thing post, and it will be added to the master list. (If you don't have a blog, you can still make a list and leave a comment here with that list, then let us know from ime to time how you are coming on the reading)
* Read! Work on your goals throughout Spring 2009.
* Report your results. Write another blog post in June to let everyone know how you did (or leave comments 0n this blog).
* Have fun! Visit other participants to see what they’re reading. Write reviews if you’re so inclined. But most of all, enjoy your spring reading.

I just checked in on the links of participants at this point in time: 204! A whole lot of reading going on this spring!

NOW FOR MY OWN LIST. I expect to add more before June gets here, but these are the books that I know I want to tackle in the next three months.

Currently Reading:
A Lever Long Enough
by Amy Deardon {completed & reviewed}
Not Far From The Tree by
Ruth Smith Meyer {completed}
Shadows On the River by Linda Hall {completed}
Save My Children by Emily Wierenga {completed & reviewed}
Mensa, Magic and Mayhem by Karina Fabian {completed & reviewed}
Forever Richard by Sue Dent {completed}

Planning to Read:
Eternity's Edge by Bryan Davis {completed}
Nightmare's Edge by Bryan Davis {completed}
Blaggard's Moon by George Bryan Polivka

Beyond the Fifth Gate by Donna Sunblad
Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove {completed}

Hannah Grace by Shalene McLaren

The Ark, The Reed and the Firecloud by Jenny Cote {completed & reviewed}
Angel of Wrath by Bill Myers {completed}
The Light Across the River by Stephanie Reed {completed}
Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson
Mohammed's Moon by Keith Clemons {completed & reviewed}
By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson {completed}
The Blood of Lambs by Kamal Saleem {completed & reviewed}
The Calling by Joseph Israel {completed}

Phew! Okay, that's it for now. I will probably add on as I unearth a few more. I'll do my best to review them all. Unless I really dislike one; when that happens, I don't usually say anything negative. Anyway, I don't expect to be disappointed.

Check in at Callapillar Days to see the list of bloggers who are taking the challenge, then read some of their reviews. Should be a lot of good ideas in there for you and all the people you give gifts to!


Ashley said...

Good luck on your list! It seems your off to a good start!


Donald James Parker said...

Hi Cathi,
I just read a note you left on Cathy Bryant's blog on my interview. You mentioned lack of funds. First of all - all my ebooks are free at my website. Y si vous ne aimez pas lire les livres electronique, je peux vous donner deux livres.
Que Dieu vous benisse!