I completed the Novella Challenge this week!!
For that I read:
Franny and Zooey- JD Salinger
Town House-Tish Cohen
Sarajevo Marlboro-Miljenko Jergovic
Farmworker's Daughter- Rose Castillo Gibault
The Waitress Was New- Dominique Fabre
Moving Parts- Magdalena Tulli
(click on the titles for my reviews of each book)
I also completed another book for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge (which I am the host of): The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsim Hamid .
I joined a challenge as well, I thought it would be okay since I have finished two already, I'll keep my fingers crossed for completing the challenges I have signed myself up for!!! The newest addition to my challenges is the Classics Challenge hosted by one of my bookie buddies (Trish)! I am considering reading all the Jane Austen books for this challenge, since another friend book blogger (the wonderful Ramya) suggested that she may do this as well.
That is not all the bookie things that I need to tell you about, I need to tell you that I won The Diary of a Provincial Lady by EM Delafield from our book blog lady Maureen from Random Distractions!!
I can't wait to read it, it contains 4 books in one: Diary of a Provincial Lady, The Provincial Lady Goes Further, The Provincial Lady in America, The Provincial Lady in Wartime. I am so excited to win this book, it looks excellent! and I got it in the mail yesterday!!!!! (isn't it fun to get books in the mail, and this one was even carefuly wrapped in fushia tissue wrapping paper! (what a joy!)
Besides that I have joined some book clubs, I am already in the book club I am leading: Pretty Paper, which is a local group (but if you are interested....let me know and you can do it too) We meet once a month at a restaurant in Corvallis or Salem Oregon, and then go out to coffee and discuss our monthly read. This month we are supposed to read The Portrait of a Lady, have any of you read it? I am having a hard time wanting to read it...every time I pick it up I decide I would rather do something else!
But, this week I joined another two book clubs, for one we are reading The Orchid Thief and for the other we are reading Matrimony. Both look really great, I am excited to get started on them. (no everyone I haven't begun yet)...
The book that I am really into right now is The Writing Circle by Rozena Maart , it has completely taken me over, I'll be reviewing it later on this week (in the next couple days).
That is all for right now...until next week...let me know if you have read any of these or have any suggestions!!
Oh, but if you are interested in how the construction of my chicken tractor is going: check it out on my personal blog...and le me know how you like it!
Bungaree chicken Tractor