Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge 2009 Wrap-Up

It's hard to believe that Fall has flown by and Winter is now here. It's times like these that I'm very grateful to live in Florida, especially when I see the snow storms hitting up north. (Thank you Lord for the sunshine and humidity.)

In any case, when the Fall Into Reading Challenge began this year, I made a short list of books I wanted to read, which you can find at this posting. Needless to say, I was able to read all three of the books, as well as several others during the reading challenge. Now I know you're thinking, three books, really? But truly, with all of the craziness in my life lately, three books is a BIG deal.

In any case, I'm glad I didn't over plan my list because I always feel terrible when I'm not able to read all of the books on my list. Call me an overachiever, but when I set out to do something, I always want to go above and beyond what is expected--even if it is a challenge I issue to myself.

I hope everyone else had the same feeling of success that I did after this challenge was over. Thank you to Katrina at Callapidder Days for hosting this event each year. (If you've never participated in one of her reading challenges, they're great fun and she usually holds giveaways each week from various publishing houses.)

Until the next challenge--Happy Reading!


mad4books said...

Okay, here's two suggestions for your next challenge...When You Reach Me by R. Stead and The Glass Castle by J. Walls.

Happy reading, indeed! :-)

The Dynamic Uno said...

I read The Glass Castle last year. It was one of our Teens Read books for Florida. It was okay. I'm not a big memoir type person, but it was neat to see the parallels between our lives in some instances.

mad4books said...

Wow. That was THE hit book of our book club, #1 most popular BY FAR! To be fair, though, it perfectly mirrored the life of one of our dearest closely it was scary! (Same number of siblings--with only one brother, the Catholicism, the alcohol, the poverty, the shirking of parental responsibility--she shared some of the stories with us. She makes them sound so funny, but there's tears with the laughs.)

Plus, we discussed it at my Trailer Trash Party which was so fun. That could have had a little something to do with the good feeling we all had for that book!

Hey, RUN, don't walk to get When You Reach Me...especially if you're a L'Engle fan.