Reading Challenge

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Well, I'm slowly making my way into the world of "book bloggers" and therefore have decided to participate in my first ever reading challenge. The challenge is to read books from your birth year. My choices are ...

Satanic Verse
by Salman Rushdie. I have been wanting to read this one for awhile and was therefore happy to see that it was written in 1988!

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. My husband read this recently so I will have someone to talk it over with. :)

Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce. OK, confession on this one. I read it in middle school. But the ironic thing is, I have been thinking about that series lately and wanting to reread it. My friends all read the Alanna books together and obsessed over them - I remember learning "A Time For Us" on the piano and thinking it fit Alanna and Jonathan's lives so perfectly. Anyway, so I have an emotional attachment to this book. Must be because it was written in the year I was born.

Anyway, if I can get through one of these each month, I should be able to defeat the reading challenge by December. I'm excited because I win a book if I meet my goals. According to Hotchpot Cafe, who is hosting this challenge, it will be "a gently used trade paperback." But a free book is a free book, when you can't afford to buy anything because you are busy saving all your money for nursing books and dental school interviews.


  1. Happy to have you along for the challenge. We are definitely having fun with it and hope you will, too. The Rushdie is on my TBR list, so I'll be interested to hear what you think about it.

  2. The Alchemist looks so intriguing!! I'll be anxious to know how you like it! :)

    I'm pretty new to 'book blogger world' too but I do love it so!


  3. Hey Lorren
    I was stopping by on the Hop, but wanted to comment here, because I SO share your love of Alanna. This sounds like a really nice challenge - best of luck with it. Am impressed that you are diving in to the Satanic Verses - most people just seem to acquire an opinion about it without actually reading it :)


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