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Reading The Nobels Challenge

A Challenge With No Time Limit

Aloi Reads is sponsoring a challenge to read the Nobel Laureates. She’s started a Group Blog for participants to post reviews and talk about the Laureates. I’ve always wanted to read these award winning authors, so I’ve decided to join up. There is no time limit – so this might take me my whole life!

Here is the list of those authors I’ve read and links to my reviews of their books:

2003: J.M. Coetzee

Slow Man – Read June 5, 2007; rated 4/5; read my review here.
Disgrace – Read December 14, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.
Life and Times of Michael K – Read February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review here.

1993: Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon – Read February 25, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1991: Nadine Gordimer

A Beneficiary (short story) – Read November 22, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.

1962: John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath – Read January 19, 2007; rated 55; read my review here.
Travels With Charley In Search of America – Read March 29, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
Of Mice and Men – Read July 13, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
East of Eden - Read October 12, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.
The Pearl – Read November 30, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review here.

1958: Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago – Read November 24, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

1954: Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Read April 7, 2007; rated 2/5; read my review here.

1938: Pearl Buck

The Good Earth – Read November 28, 2007; rated 4.5/5; read my review here.

My Apologies…

..to those of you who like to post anonymously. This morning I opened my email to find more than 20 comments on my blog which were ALL SPAM. This happened before and became a huge chore for me to delete and block this unwanted junk from my blog. I had thought that the new spam filters and devices installed on my blog would prevent this and had opened my blog back up to anonymous comments. For a long time things seemed fine. But, based on this morning’s mess, I have once again blocked anonymous commenting on my blog.

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