July 29, 2008 archive

Chunkster Challenge – 2008

January 7 – December 20, 2008

I didn’t participate in this challenge last year, so when Dana at So Many Books, So Little Time agreed to host it for 2008, I couldn’t resist. Actually, it is an easy challenge for me to commit to given I have already committed to reading some pretty big books in 2008.  Here are the rules:

1. Books must be at least 450 pages (regular type)
2. You have to read a minimum of 4 (one per quarter)
3. Any chunkster started after January 1st qualifies
4. Books must be reviewed

…And there are prizes (yay!)

I will choose from the following list of books:

1. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky (702 pages)
2. Cancer Ward, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (536 pages)
3. Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts (933 pages)
4. The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (973 pages)
5. World Without End, by Ken Follett (1014 pages)
6. HeyDay, by Kurt Anderson (620 pages)
7. Lisey’s Story, by Steven King (509 pages)
8. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (1215 pages)
9. The Winter Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly (707 pages) – COMPLETED January 5, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review.
10. Conversation in the Cathedral, by Mario Vargas Llosa (601 pages)

The ARC Reading Challenge

June 21, 2008 – September 21, 2008 UPDATE July 29, 2008: CHALLENGE COMPLETED. I finished 4 ARCs and read part way through a 5th (but didn’t complete it) which means technically, I’ve finished this challenge. BUT, since the challenge actually runs through September 21st and I still have tons of ARCs on my shelf, I’m …

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The 19th Wife – Book Review

I am but one, yet to this day countless others lead lives even more destitute and enslaved than mine ever was. Perhaps my story is the exception because I escaped, at great risk, polygamy’s conjugal chains; and that my husband is the Mormon Church’s Prophet and Leader, Brigham Young, and I am his 19th and …

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