I have no business signing up for any more reading challenges, but I saw Annie's What's in a Name Challenge at Danielle's, and I had fun coming up with books for the categories, and I'd like to read these books, so I guess I'm participating whether or not I ought to. The challenge runs throughout 2008.
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
And a bedroom update: L.'s boss reneged on the two-weeks of vacation. Coal in that man's stocking! So instead of painting this week and installing the wood floor next week, we have to do everything next week during L's measly little one week vacation (he'd actually asked for the entire month off). Can we say carry-out for Christmas Eve dinner?
We've moved out what we can and we have the wood acclimating in the middle of the room (I've already managed to stub my knee). I so can't wait to have all this work behind us.