Winter Reading Challenge

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Winter Reading Challenge for me will start Saturday, December 1st! (I cannot believe I just typed that!) Hey, I have a few days to finish the book I'm reading, though that's unlikely, I suppose. Especially if I sit down to do all the desk work that is hanging over my head.

But I'd rather not think about that. I'd rather think about books! Wouldn't you?

So, herewith the list of books I'm gonna try to get through during the winter quarter:

First, my book group's selections for the 3 months, two of which I don't even know yet. That's another entry. So,

December - The Saintmaker's Christmas Eve by Paul Horgan
January - TBDecided
February - TBDecided

I toyed with the idea of making the winter quarter a nonfiction quarter - except for the book group books, but I put that idea aside. I knew I'd just be sneaking into the living room to snatch a novel off the shelves, and read it surreptitiously. And how stupid would that be since I'd be cheating on myself?

So, I decided to just dip randomly in the piles of unread books around here, and here's what came up:

Penmarric by Susan Howatch
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Don Camillo Takes the Devil by the Tail by Giovanni Guareschi
These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Lord Vanity by Samuel Shellabarger
Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
A Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
Christianity on Trial by Vincent Carroll & David Shiflett

There it is. Fourteen contenders. But how many will actually get read?

I'll update the Autumn Reading Challenge on the last day!


WHEN are you goign to decide on the books for jan/feb/next year? I was hoping you did that early so I could get mom a couple for Christmas this year. But i'll figure something out if not :)


We'll decide at the December meeting, but that may be AFTER Christmas. What about a 1/2 Price Book store gift card? Or Barnes and Noble? Or Amazon? (That'd be best, then you can order used copies!)

I have learned not to give my parents gift cards, because they give them away (to their children) rather han spend them on themselves. But I am going ot make up a certificate on the computer saying that her christmas present is 2 of her 2008 bookclub books and she can choose which ones she wants me to find/buy for her when she has the list. :)



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