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Spring Reading Thing 2007 Challenge

March 21st through June 21st, 2007

**MAY 29, 2007 – I’ve COMPLETED this challenge – and with almost a month to spare! I love that this challenge got me to read some books I’ve been wanting to read for some time. Thank you to Katrina for hosting it!

Uh oh, another challenge I just can’t say no to! Katrina over at Callapidder Days has come up with The Spring Reading Thing 2007 Challenge. Here’s what she says:

Have you fallen behind on your To-Be-Read list? Do you have five books that you’ve started but haven’t finished? Have you been meaning to get around to that great book your friend recommended but just haven’t done it yet? Do you love to read and to find out what everyone else is reading? Then this challenge is for you!

It’s all about setting goals and sharing them; little to no pressure; gives me a chance to knock some of my books off the TBR pile. Katrina’s sweetened the pot by offering a $10 gift certificate to for one lucky winner, and some random book giveaways too (now what legitimate bookaholic can walk away from that??!?!). Besides all of those incentives, the button is adorable and I wanted to display it on my blog!

I’ve chosen five (2 of which overlap another challenge):

1. Travels With Charley in Search of America, by John Steinbeck (FINISHED 3/29/2007. Read my review here.)
2. The Art of Mending, by Elizabeth Berg (FINISHED 5/14/2007. Read my review here.)
3. The Year of Pleasures, by Elizabeth Berg (FINISHED 4/9/2007. Read my review here.)
4. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy -overlaps with NYT Most Notable Challenge (FINISHED 5/17/2007. Read my review here.)
5. Old Filth, by Jane Gardam – overlaps with NYT Most Notable Challenge and Reading Across Borders Challenge (FINISHED 5/29/2007. Read my review here.)




  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 18, 2007    

    And here’s another one! Haha I did a lot of crossover on this one. Figured it would be a good excuse actually fit in a couple NYT challenge books. I went ahead and listed my other challenge reads too because I’ll be reading them anyway. That way, I can get a better idea of what I’m up for in the next several months. Good luck to you!

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 18, 2007    

    Good luck to you, too! I did a little overlap, but included some books that are fairly short that I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. These challenges keep me motivated 🙂

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 18, 2007    

    Haha– Hi Wendy! We all definitely seem to share the same obsession don’t we?
    We share a lot of the same titles too. When I joined my first challenge I actually thought my TBR list would shrink…silly me!!
    Its grown exponentially! 😀

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 18, 2007    

    LOL…we just can’t say “no”, can we?
    I didn’t do any overlaps. This way I’ll be able to make sure that I read some that I’ve been wanting to read for a while.
    Happy Reading!

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 20, 2007    

    ahhh! I just found out about this challenge today and am now seeing it everywhere. Well I said I was gonna join from the begining…. I lvoe the button too much. great picks and enjoy the coming of spring!

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 21, 2007    

    I’m glad you’ve joined the challenge! Your list looks great. I’ve been curious about Elizabeth Berg’s books, but haven’t read any yet. Enjoy your reading!

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 22, 2007    

    Love Berg!!! You have a nice and concise list. I think I might have done better with one such as yours. LOL!

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 22, 2007    

    Berg is one of my favorite authors (I adored Talk Before Sleep), and I found these two while browsing my favorite second hand bookstore. Can’t wait to read them!

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 22, 2007    

    I just read Elizabeth Berg’s book on writing–Escaping into the Open, and it was SO good I had to try a novel–Talk Before Sleep. It was pretty good, too.
    Travels with Charley is sort of on my imaginary very long TBR list.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 22, 2007    

    I LOVED her book on writing…it was such a joy to read and I keep it with all my other writing books. Every now and then when I am stumped by what to write, I pick it up and read a few pages to motivated me again.

  11. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 24, 2007    

    Wow, this is my first challenge. how do you keep them all straight? LOL Great list…I”ll be checking some out. enjoy!!!

  12. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 24, 2007    

    I keep a list in a notebook – and I’m a little obsessive! LOL! Have fun with this…I would love to visit your blog and see what you’ll be reading. If you come back, leave me a link!!

  13. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 29, 2007    

    I really wish I could join this one, because it IS a pretty button. 🙂 I’m late to the game, though, and I still have to read “Cloud Atlas” for my Chunkster Challenge, which may take me to the end of June. Dang it all.

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 30, 2007    

    Well, you might be able to fit in 2 books before the challenge ends on June 21 (never say never!!)

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