Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009

I so enjoyed being a part of the Fall Into Reading Challenge over at Callapidder Days so it is with much joy and gladness that I am participating in her Spring Reading Challenge.

**Carrie gleefully rubs her hands together.**

My personal challenge is simply stated: To read every single review copy sitting on my shelf and clean the shelf off. When you see the list of books I have to review you might have a better idea of what I don't know whether or not to laugh or cry.

Here is when I admit the obvious to you: I am addicted to reading. I collect books for very good reasons, the problem is that I just can't seem to GET to them all in a reasonable time frame. So during the Spring Reading Challenge I thought I'd do some Spring Cleaning! Are you ready? These are the books I have sitting around here to read for either Reading to Know or 5 Minutes for Books (*gulp*)

For Reading to Know:

Reformation and Revival: The Story of the English Puritans

How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator

Unveiling Islam, Updated and Expanded: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs

Breach of Trust (Call of Duty Series, Book 1)

The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Clouds Over Mountains

For 5 Minutes for Books:

The Jew Store

If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska

Following the Nez Perce Trail: A Guide to the Nee-me-poo National Historic Trail with Eyewitness Accounts

Veiled Freedom

Shame Lifter: Replacing Your Fears and Tears with Forgiveness, Truth, and Hope

To Build a Ship

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party & its sequel, The Kingdom on the Waves

Project Pearl: The 1Million Smuggled Bibles That Changed China

Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone With the Wind

Tara Revisited: Women, War, & the Plantation Legend

Think that's enough? I'm thinking probably so - even though I haven't mentioned the other dozen or so titles that are sitting on my shelves staring at me! But when I'm done it'll feel oh so good!

So that's my plan. Succeed or fail, it's My Great Attempt. What a great opportunity! Thanks, Katrina, for hosting and motivating us all! I look forward to visiting around to see what has made its way into your Spring Challenge.


Stephanie said...

My goodness, you have a big list with a ton of variety! I'll be looking forward to seeing your reviews as you make your way through these!

Stacy said...

I can't wait to see what you think of The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes...I keep going back and forth on that one. I am going to add The Jew Store to my list of books to check out. Great list and best of luck.

KyleeJ said...

Hey Carrie-

Thanks for letting me know about Read Together. Good Luck with your list. =)

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Wow! That is an impressive list...and I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't heard of many of them (let alone read them)! I have a feeling that my Amazon wish list is going to grow significantly the further into this challenge I get!

Happy reading!

Cackleberry Homestead said...

Great list - I'm interested in hearing about them. Great goal to clear off your review shelf!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are some heavy duty titles! The one behind GWTW sounds intriguing.

Unknown said...

Wow! You really all pulling out the variety for 5M4B and I appreciate that. Some look really interesting to me.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great list! Lots of books but you are right it is a challenge :-)

Anonymous said...

Such a good list! You have several I like just from the titles: How to Argue Like Jesus and Project Pearl. I'm going to keep an eye out for those reviews as well as others. Happy reading

Anonymous said...

Wow! Good luck with your Great Attempt. It sounds like the ~best~ kind of Spring Cleaning to me!

Robin M said...

You have an interesting list and so many books I have never heard of. Have fun reading and look forward to hearing what you have to say about them. Which just means I'll probably be adding a few to my wishlist. :)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Oh my. Well, that should certainly keep you busy. :)

And I'm not surprised to see wonderful variety in your list. Looking forward to all your reviews, particularly the Sherlock Holmes book and Octavian Nothing.

Thanks for being part of the challenge, Carrie!

Brittanie said...

Breach of Trust is really good. I can't wait to read your review. :)

Robin M said...

Just popping back in to let you know I have an award for you on my blog.


Nise' said...

Very intriguing titles, looking forward to your thoughts.

Cindy Swanson said...

I can soooo identify with you, Carrie! I'm addicted to reading as well. On Friday night I read an entire Dean Koontz book at one sitting.

I'll have to stop by your blog again when this party is over. Stop by and visit mine when you can!

Helga Marie Bee said...

I finished Breach of Trust this AM, I can not wait to hear what you thought!

Lisa Spence said...

I thought my stack to be read AND reviewed was a big one! Some interesting titles--I look forward to your reviews (like I always do!)

Ronnica said...

Looks like you have some interesting titles/subjects here. I look forward to your reviews!

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