Monday, September 22, 2008

Callapidder Challenge: Fall 2008

Can't believe it's time for another one of Katrina's reading challenges! Geez, where does the time go!?

According to my archive, I've never done a FALL challenge but I did participate in her
Spring 2007 and Spring 2008 challenges with some modest success. LOL (Maybe I'm just overambitious in what I pick for reading material! *wink*)

And, speaking of overambitious, I've got seven books on my "wish list" for Katrina's 13-week challenge. While that may not seem like much to anyone else, let it be known that I just barely made my New Years resolution last year to read one book a month! LOL So, 7 in 1/4 of a year seems like A LOT! LOL

But, here's what I'm hoping to tackle for Katrina's Fall 2008 Reading Challenge (and a note to me where I'm getting from):

48 days to the work you love by Dan Miller (lib)
A Childhood Remembered by Helene Cooper (?)
Yesterday's Weather by Anne Enright (on hold at lib)
The absorbent mind / Maria Montessori (lib)
Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynn Truss (lib)
Cranford by Elizabeth Crandall (
Friends for the journey by Lucy Shaw and Madeleine L'Engle (en route via ILL)

Cranford already arrived in the mail and I picked up the Enright over he weekend from interlibrary loan. So, I'll be starting on those first. Good luck to all the other readers and stop by Katrina's Mr. Linky to see what everyone else picked to read.


Joyful Days said...

Eats, Shoots and Leaves should have been in my list. I've put it off for a while and kicked myself every time. Happy reading!

Brittanie said...

48 days to the work you love is on my library list too. :)

Kari said...

Good luck with your list!

I love your blog title and banner!

GiBee said...

Ugh! I don't have any time to read... I'm lucky I can blog at work! lol!!!

Katrina said...

Great picks, and good for you for stretching yourself, aiming for 7 books in 3 months! I really liked Friends for the Journey. It was a different kind of book, but very good. And I love that you have a book on grammar on your list. You're my kind of girl! :)

Susanne said...

Looks like a great list! Happy Reading.

Love your banner btw!

Carrie said...

I loved Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Awesome book and very fun. BTW, LOVE your blog header. That's too cute.

Robin said...

Great list of books. I'll have to look into them. The header of your blog is adorable. Your kids too!

Happy Reading!

Robin of mytwoblessings

Becky said...

I have good intentions of getting to Elizabeth Gaskell one of these days. :)

Lindsay said...

Looks like a wonderful list :-) I loved the Cranford Series on tv.. I should read the book I bet it is even better :-)

Much Ado said...

Oh, that Eat, shoots and leaves one is one I have been wanting to read in a while. I see also that she has done a kids version which is really fun. Happy reading

kalea_kane said...

Great list. I too have considered Dan Miller's book. I will have to put it on the side line library list. :)

Mad said...

Good luck with your list! :)

Carrie K. said...

Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is a great book - I loved it. Of course, I'm a grammar geek.

Leya said...

Great list! Hope you enjoy Cranford. :) I've been meaning to read that as well...maybe next year. lol

Happy reading!

Bitsy said...

I LOVE Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Great list, too.
Happy Reading and good luck, Bitsy

eva said...

Looks like a fantastic list! I look forward to reading your reviews. Good luck on your reading journey!

Feel free to drop by my blog and take a look around. Don't hesitate to leave a comment or two! :D

Prairie Girl said...

Eats, Shoots and Leaves intrigues me. I'll be sure to add that to a future list. Thanks :)

Happy Reading!