Wednesday, April 16, 2008

342,745 Ways to Herd Cats Reading Challenge

Renay had way too much fun dreaming up a title for this challenge. There are 2 choices - 342,745 Ways to Herd Cats or tl;dr, which stands for too long; didn't read. I don't understand what either one has to do with the challenge, and that's part of the fun. It's quirky. The main concept is similar to last year's Something About Me Challenge, only different.

Here's how to play:
1. Make a list of ten books you love (or at least like).
2. Shate the list.
3. Browse the lists created by other members -- Reading lists sorted by bloggers or Master Reading List sorted alphabetically.
4. Read at least three (3) books recommended by others between May 1 - November 30, 2008.
5. Write reviews of the books you read.
6. Share the links to your reviews with Renay and all the other members of the challenge.
*** For the complete How To's go to Renay's blog where she explains it all much better.

I chose 10 books that I love and highly recommend. These are not necessarily my own personal top 10 favorites.
White Midnight by Dia Calhoun
History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Mort by Terry Pratchett
Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
Anne Perry's WWI Series (This series starts with No Graves As Yet)
I Am the Messenger by Mark Zusak Most of you have read Zusak's Book Thief. I Am the Messenger is almost as good.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

The 3 I'm going to read for this challenge are
1. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (recomended by Susan from She's Too Fond of Books)
2. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett (from 3 lists: Owlmouse, Lyzzle and Cyrnelle)
3. Pomegrante Soup by Marsha Mehran (from Melissa, the Booknut)


tanabata said...

I may have to join just for the cute button! :P
No but seriously it sound like a lot of fun. I'll have to think about it.
Of your list I've only read 'The History of Love' which I enjoyed.

Anonymous said...

I've read book 1 of that Anne Perry series and intend to read the rest eventually. I loved TENDING ROSES and NUMBER THE STARS. I also intend to read PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. Good list!

Framed said...


Booklogged said...

Tanabata, here's hoping you join in and sink or swim with the rest of us.

Kay,the first book was needed to set the stage, but I think each next book in the seires is better than the one before. The last was really good.

Framed, one word sure can express a lot of different emotions! I totally understand.

Anonymous said...

This is a different challenge! How cool!!

alisonwonderland said...

i just can't pass this one up!

Alice said...

This sounds like a great idea. It'll help me to read more non-romance books (heh heh).