Monday, October 27, 2008

Here it is, the 27th of October and I haven't found a book to review for my BAM challenge this month. The theme for the month is haunting. I figured that I would run across something as I read this month that would fulfill one of the definitions of haunting. The challenge (found here: has lots of possibilities, I just never found anything.

The only thing I have so far is one short story from Hardly Knew Her: Stories by Laura Lippman. I have to say that it is sitting in the back of my brain, driving me crazy. But one story is really not enough.

I think I will go find something to read.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Reading Challenges - why do people do so many? I just encountered a blog where the owner is doing more than 30 challenges this year. I am doing two and only on one of them am I posting to the blog. I have enough people telling me what to read.

I have 12 books to read for my book group; 4 books to read for Readers' Advisory (I actually will probably do more); books to read for The Big Read; and my mom will instruct me to read at least something more over the course of the year.

I read a lot - my list at Good Reads has 86 titles that I read so far this year. But how would I keep up with more than 30 challenges. Even with the fact you can use a book for more than one challenge -more power to those of you who can keep up with all this reading.

I think I will go back to my romance of the week - Charming the Prince. It is fun, light and not for any challenge except to keep my stress level down.