Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009

OK, it’s time for a challenge. I think I’ll start out with something manageable and see if I can stay committed. [Oh, how fickle we are these days. I’m currently reading Erik Larson’s “Thunderstruck” and marveling at Marconi’s steadfast chase after the harness of radio waves over many, many years. Then there’s my maternal grandfather who worked for the same company for 64 years; that is, of course, never going to be lived down in our family. Yikes.]

I like the Read Your Own Books 2009 idea, because I do have a lot of books on my shelves that I consider ‘auxiliary’ reads, or perhaps as a backup TBR stack. Some are untouchables, however, since they are orphans in a series. Until I have the correct order, I won’t do it — I just won’t. 
But I have set a goal of 25 and think I can do it. Double advantage: clear some shelf space and save money on new books. Thanks, MizB!

My List, so far:
The Triumph of the Sun by Wilbur Smith
Quieter Than Sleep by Joanne Dobson
Funeral Music by Morag Joss
Flatlanders and Ridgerunners: Folktales from the Mountains of Northern Pennsylvania by James York Glimm
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Killdeer Mountain by Dee Brown

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1 thought on “Read Your Own Books Challenge 2009”

  1. LOL. You’re welcome! 😀

    ((but, in all honesty, which of us book-addicts ever is able to ‘save more money’ by reading their own books… don’t we just keep buying more??? LOL)) 😛

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