I joined another reading challenge for next year. I hope this helps me further slash my TBR pile. I will post challenge widgets before the year ends. I also found some cool icons to help me track my progress and simultaneously show it in my sidebar, too.
This (third) challenge is called Well-Seasoned Reading Challenge 2009 which works by following the conditions below:
Rule #1: The challenge runs from January 1 to March 31. (No cheating and starting before!)
Rule #2: You must read three books. After that, it’s up to you how much you want to read.
Rule #3: The books must:
- have a food name in the title (1)
- be about cooking/eating (2)
- have a place name in the title (3)
- be about one (or more) person’s travel experience (4)
- be about a specific culture (5)
- be by an author whose ethnicity is other than your own (6)
Rule #4: They must be middle-grade on up, but can be either fiction or non-fiction.
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January 31, 2009 – I have edited my book choices.
My TBR pile has gone insane with more than 500 titles. I’m not kidding. I am almost done with a comprehensive list which I will post in my Book List page which is temporarily disabled as we speak.
Anyway, I plan to read the following titles to satisfy this challenge. I noted the “category/ies” each one falls under by putting the corresponding number/s as described above beside the titles .
- Japanese Women Don’t Get Old Or Fat, Naomi Moriyama (2,5)
- French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano (2,5,6)
- French Women For All Seasons, Mireille Guiliano (2,5,6)
- Salmon Fishing In Yemen, Paul Torday (3, 4, 5,6)
- American Purgatorio, John Haskell (3*,4,6)
- The Kalahari Typing School For Men, Alexander McCall Smith (4, 5, 6)
- Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith (3, 6)
- Coffee and Kung Fu, Karen Brichoux (1, 6)
*I considered “purgatorio” a place, what say you? =)
So, what do you think of my choices?