Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Unfinished Challenges

Wow, there's three. I started out with good intentions on these challenges, but then I hit a major reading lull. This hasn't happened to me in years. The deadline has come and gone, so here's my final wrap-up on my unfinished challenges.

Series Challenge: I read 11 out of the 12.
Dec 1, 2007 - May 31, 2008
  • 1. We Shall Not Sleep
  • 2. The Bleeding Dusk
  • 3. Messenger of Truth
  • 4. The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog
  • 5. River Secrets
  • 6. Goodnight, Irene
  • 7. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
  • 8. The Light Fantastic
  • 9. The Hippopotamus Pool
  • 10. The Silver Chair
  • 11. The Last Battle
  • 12. The Sign of the Book
  • My favorite was We Shall Not Sleep by Anne Perry. It was the final book of 5 in her WWI series. Loved the final books in the Narnia series. Immensely enjoyed The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason, Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear and Goodnight Irene by Jan Burke. Always a pleasure to read Elizabeth Peters and Terry Pratchett. All in all, a very rewarding list. Can't believe I haven't read Thursday Next: First Among Sequels yet. All was not in vane, however. The books I read were great.

    Numb3rs Challenge
    : YIKES! I only read 2 of the 5.
  • 1. Book of a Thousand Days
  • 2. A Thousand Days in Tuscany
  • 3. Sixpence House
  • 4. Thursday Next: A First Among Sequels
  • 5. Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
  • My favorite of these two was Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale, but I thoroughly enjoyed Sixpence House, too.

    Once Upon a Time II: Another poor showing - only 2 out of 5.
  • 1. River Secrets
  • 2. Wintersmith
  • 3. Light Fantastic
  • 4. Yarrow
  • 5. Singer of All Songs
  • My favorite was Light Fantastic. I enjoy Pratchett's writing, sense of humor and great stories.

    Sunday, June 01, 2008

    Contest Winner

    The winner of my book give-a-way is
    Congratulations! You have won Did I Expect Angels? by Kathryn Maughan. I think you will like the story and the way it is told. I'll get it out to you in the next day or two. Thanks to all those who participated.