Monday, December 29, 2008

Yet ANOTHER challenge - I know, I'm nuts

I know, it's crazy to even THINK about joining another challenge - but frankly, I'm going to be doing this anyway, so I might as well get a sense of accomplishment about it. =)

Here are the rules for the Book Buddy Blogger Challenge:

Rules: The challenge will run all of 2009. You will be required to read 5 books from a list of 10 that are recommended by a book blogger buddy. The books should be from their list of best books from 2008. It's that easy. Then let us know what you think of your friend's choices. Do you agree or disagree and why?

This being hosted by Wisteria at Bookworm's Dinner - why not join us? Come on, you know you're going to read a whole list of books from other blogs. At least this way, you can feel like you are accomplishing something too! Here is my list, compiled from recent blog posts I've read:

1 - How I Live Now by Meg Rosof - recommended by Megan of Leafing Through Life
2 - Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins - recommended by Andi of Tripping Toward Lucidity
3 - Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman - recommended by Carey of The Tome Traveller
(in the spirit of full disclosure, I was going to read this book anyway, but since I found a
glowing recommendation for it, now I'm adding it to this challenge!)
4 - Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman - recommended by Alyce of At Home with Books
5 - Matrimony by Joshua Henken - recommended by practically all of the book blogging world
6 - Dakota by Kathleen Norris - recommended by Word Lily
7 - The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - recommended by Stephanie of Open Mind, Insert Book (6/1/09, rated 9/10)
8 - Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips - recommended by Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit (5/3/09, rated 7/10)
9 - The Almost Archer Sisters by Lisa Gabriele - recommended by Luanne of A Bookworm's

10 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - recommended by Marcia of The
Printed Page
(5/28/09, rated 10/10)

So there's my list - 10 books from 10 different bloggers. I don't think I'll have any problem reading at least 5 of them!


Andi said...

What fun!!! I'm tickled that you picked Repossessed, and I hope you like it as much as I did!

Megan said...

Yay - you picked How I Live Now! Hope you read and enjoy it as much I did! =D

wisteria said...

Elizabeth, That looks so awesome on your blog. Your choices are great too!
Can't wait to hear about them. I hope others join up. It should be fun.

Wisteria, Bookworm's Dinner