Monday, August 25, 2008
Ah, the challenge of it all
I know I overcommitted to reading challenges this year and that's cramped my Read at Whim! mantra to a certain extent, but there's no way I would let Carl's third R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge pass me by. I'll try for Peril the First, reading four books from the pool of potentialities below:
Elizabeth Gaskell's Gothic Tales (on the Kindle)
Walter de la Mare's The Return (on the Kindle)
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca
Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News?
Richard Hughes' In Hazard
Carlo Emilio Gadda's That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana
Ann Radcliffe's The Italian
Neither can I resist Kristi's What an Animal! challenge, which started July 1 and runs through June 30 next year.
The rules are simple:
1. Read at least 6 books that have any of these requirements:
a. an animal in the title of the book
b. an animal on the cover of the book
c. an animal that plays a major role in the book
d. a main character that is or turns into an animal (define that however you'd like ;>)).
The best part? I'd read three books that will count for this challenge before I even learned about it (and I'm not counting the mule books):
Richard Hughes' A High Wind in Jamaica. Tabby the cat!
Gerard Donovan's Julius Winsome. Hobbes the dog! (plus cover)
Charlotte Bacon's Split Estate. Horses, horses, horses! (plus cover)
I'm sure I'll read three more that qualify before next summer without an effort on my part, so no reading pool here, just a reliance on serendipity.
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