Two More Completed Challenges

As 2009 winds down, I am reading and reading…and still finishing a couple of challenges just by the skin of my teeth. Here are two more that I can check off the list:

yearoflivingdangerously2009My Year of Reading Dangerously hosted by Estella.

I set out to read 12 “dangerous books” – you can see my list with links to my reviews and ratings here. This was a fun challenge and I read outside my comfort zone for many of these books. My most challenging read was Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. Although I am not hurrying to read another of his books soon, I appreciated his ability to write. My favorite read of the challenge was a collection of short stories by Catherine Brady (The Mechanics of Falling).

Thanks so much for hosting, Estella!!

orbisterrarum2009Orbis Terrarum hosted by Bethany at B&B Ex Libris.

For this challenge, participants were asked to read 10 books from 10 different countries and written by 10 different authors (countries were either defined by the country of origin of the author, or where the author was currently living). I actually ended up reading 12 books (you can view my list of books with links to reviews here). I really enjoyed this challenge. My favorite read was A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman (set in Sri Lanka). I also read books from Germany, Canada, Norway, Iran, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, England, France, India, Mexico and Ireland.

Thanks for a terrific challenge, Bethany!

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    • Kathy on December 28, 2009 at 17:11

    Congratulations on a job well done!

  1. Excellent job. Those were two very difficult challenges!

    • Aths on December 28, 2009 at 17:32

    “Midnight’s Children” was one book I struggled through as well. I finally gave it up half way through because I just couldn’t get into it.

    Congratulations on completing the challenge!!

    • Andi on December 28, 2009 at 22:38

    Great job! Thanks so much for posting your wrap up for the Year of Reading Dangerously!

  2. Congratulations on finishing the challenges, Wendy.

  3. Sounds like you did well. Congrats on finishing these challenges.

    • Wendy on January 2, 2010 at 14:44

    Thanks Kathy!

    Deb: I agree – these were both hard challenges!

    Aths: I really didn’t like Midnight’s Children – although some people just seem to love it.

    Andi: You’re welcome – thanks for hosting!

    WendyCat: Thanks!

    Serena: Thank you!

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