Thursday, November 08, 2007

A chance to win and reading challenge update

New meme seen at Jenni's... First 3 people to comment and leave this promise on their blog will win a little something from me sometime in the next few months. Kind of a "pay it forward" thing, it seems. You'll need to give me your contact info (mailing address) if you are one of the first 3 (I'll check to make sure you've posted your pledge before notifying you and asking for an address)... so if anonymity is important, this giveaway isn't for you!

In other news, here's an update on the reading challenge. First, my original list:

  1. Oceans Apart, Karen Kingsbury
  2. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe.
  3. The 5-Minute Face, Carmindy.
  4. When Faith Meets Fame, Guideposts.
  5. Blameless: A Novel, Thom Lemmons.
  6. Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She is Changing the World, Dan Kindlon. I actually gave up on this one. It was a total snoozer.
  7. Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin', Paula Deen.
  8. The Sleeping Doll, Jeffrey Deaver.
  9. Sunrise, Karen Kingsbury.
  10. Life's Healing Choices, John Baker.
  11. It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, Peter Walsh.
  12. How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gill.
  13. Down River, John Hart.
  14. The Other Mother, Gwendolen Gross.
  15. Keeping the House, Ellen Baker.
  16. Barefoot, Elin Hildebrand.
  17. 74 Seaside Avenue, Debbie Macomber.
  18. The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold.
  19. Still Summer, Jacquelyn Mitchard.
  20. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards.
Books I've read not on the original list:
  1. Abide With Me, Elizabeth Strout.
  2. A Family in Full, Vanessa Del Fabbro.
  3. Miss Invisible, Laura Jensen Walker.
  4. The Next Thing on My List, Jill Smolinski.
Loved the last 2 books... definite recommendation from me. I'm currently working my way through The Oak Leaves, by Maureen Lang. It's my carpool read, so it's taking a little longer to get through than others. I may wind up bringing it in the house this weekend, since I'll be finishing up everything I have in the house to read. Oh wait... I have 2 of the books left on the original list waiting for pickup (unless I ran out of time on one.. ack). Maybe I can get to the library today to pick them up. I also have one impromptu book ready as well; the last book from the original list is still pending (I am number 3 in the holds list). I guess I will get a lot of extra books read waiting for that one!

1 comment:

drjimwhite said...

If I post on your site, that means I get a prize? WooHoo!! Hope things are well with you.

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