The handy dandy keep-'em-all-together 2008 Challenges post. Am I overcommitted or what?
Kate announced this challenge just yesterday. I'm going to try to read at least one short story a week.
I have tons of short story collections--too many possibilities to bother listing.
Pool of authors:
Mary Haddock Foote
Isabella Lucy Bird
Sarah Orne Jewett
Margaret Marshall Saunders
Pool of books:
Smoke. Ivan Turgenev
The Fatal Eggs. Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita. Mikhail Bulgakov
White Walls. Tatyana Tolstoya
A Life in Letters. Anton Chekhov
Stories. Anton Chekhov
The Idiot. Fyodor Dostoevsky
House of the Dead. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Pale Fire. Vladimir Nabokov
The Enchanted Wanderer. Nikolai Leskov
Resurrection. Leo Tolstoy
Short Works of Leo Tolstoy
The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme. Andrei Makine
Three country commitment
Pool of authors:
The categories and some possible choices:
1. A book with a color in its title.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Scarlet Thread by Doris Betts
2. A book with an animal in its title.
The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West
The Snoring Bird byBernd Heinrich
Led-Horse Claim by Mary Hallock Foote
3. A book with a first name in its title.
Ulysses by James Joyce
Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West
4. A book with a place in its title.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
In America by Susan Sontag
Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk
5. A book with a weather event in its title.
The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
6. A book with a plant in its title.
Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley
February Flowers by Fan Wu
Africa Reading Challenge
My reading pool:
Half of a Yellow Sun
Flame Trees of Thika
Story of an African Farm
What is the What
Frankie and Stankie
Cry, the Beloved Country
No Longer At Ease
A Sport of Nature
Before I Forget
So Long a Letter
The Camel Bookmobile
West With the Night
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