I'm joining a few challenges to help me get through my piles of books. Thanks for all the suggestions you made! Even though I'm a little late starting, I'm going to do the 9 for '09 Challenge hosted by Isabel who writes Books and Other Stuff. I've never done a reading challenge before, but this one looks like fun because you have to pick books off your shelf that fit into nine categories. Here are my choices:
1. Long- Quicksliver, by Neal Stephenson. This book has 944 pages. I haven't read anything that long since Moby Dick, which was ten years ago!
2. Free- Chalice, by Robin McKinley. I won this book from a giveaway at Presenting Lenore.
3. Dusty- Letters from a Nut by Ted Nancy. I've had this book since I was in college, at least five years.
4. Used- The Grail War by Richard Monaco. I bought this one at Hole in the Wall Books.
5. Letter- The Sheep Dog, by Tim Longton. This one a whole word matches my blog title!
6. Strange- Emma, by Jane Austen. I know reading Austen is not strange to many of you, but I've never read one of her books, and I keep looking at this one and feeling uneasy (afraid I won't like it).
7. Cover- My Beaver Colony by Lars Wilsson. This book definitely has the worst cover.
8. Live or Dead- Sand by Will James. Will James passed away in 1942. He won the Newbery Medal for children's literature in 1927
9. Distance- Kon-Tiki, by Thor Heyerdahl. The author was born in Norway- 3,880 miles from me. The book opens in Peru- 3,500 miles from me, and I think it ends in the Cook Islands- 6,780 miles from me. Quite a distance!
I'm also going to do the 2009 TBR Challenge, but I haven't yet decided on my list, so I'll post about that soon.