Saturday, December 30, 2006

tbr challenge*

This new year I want to read more, not just magazines, but actual books. I received several books last year for Christmas but they have just been gathering for 2007 at the suggesting of Laura I am putting forth the effort and will commit to the TBR challenge.

The following is my compilation of books for the TBR ~~~
**Enchantment of the Faerie Realm -- Ted Andrews
**Cesar's Way -- Cesar Millan
**Valiant-A Modern Tale of Faerie -- Holly Black
**Cottage Witchery -- Ellen Dugan
**Animal Speak -- Ted Andrews
**Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince -- JK Rowling
**The Chronicles of Narnia
1. The Magician's Nephew
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. The Horse and his Boy
4. Prince Caspien
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle

Alternates include:
**Poem Crazy -- Susan Goldsmith Woolridge
**Eragon -- Christopher Paolini

Julie is also joining in on the fun, her selections include:
**The Chronicles of Narnia -- see above for the seven specific books
**Freakonomics - Steven Levitt
**The Iraq Report
**Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
**The Brothers Karamazov -- Fyodor Dostoevsky
**Oliver Twist -- Charles Dickens
**Starting your own Retail Business

PS -- Today is Julie's birthday --we celebrated at her favorite mexican restaurant.


Laura said...

Yipeeee! The list is up!!!! Very interesting, some I have never heard of and will have to look up on Amazon! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!! Your list looks very good too! Some classics! You are smart! I will want reports on Freakanomics and The Narnia books. Mike and I just got back from a day long toot. I have had sciatica pains all day and have been walking around like a 90 year old. Funny, but not! I am off to the land of the magical bed to look at my loot from the toot. More books!!! and the new Cloth,Paper, Scissors magazine. Oh, can you post a list of your books on the yahoo site so that you will be eligible for prizes?? Julie's too! How is that Poem book? I got a Sabrina Ward Harrison book from Beth for my birthday. This is the longest comment I ever wrote, how rude!!! Hopefully I will talk to you tomorrow. I am too tired to speak on the phone tonight. I blame sciatica!! Damn aging!!!

soleclaw said...

How exciting! A lot of bloggers are participating in this, and I totally would if I weren't already involved in a reading group (which is really just a reading duo, considering the only other participant if a friend of mine).

I'm interested in your opinions of Cottage Witchery and Animal Speak. Wicked is awesome, by the way. Narnia is on my list, too. ;)

Good luck and happy reading!

One Crabapple said...

Chronicles of Narnia !

YAY !!!!

wow ! inspiring ! The whole list.

And so many on your list I have read and it excites me to see them in your TBR Pile ! FUN FUN.

Go Jules with Oliver Twist
(LOVE Dickens- ANY Dickens! and this is the perfect time of year to read him)

One Crabapple said...

oh it is RUDE to write long comments ??



Laura said...

No Sandy it is not rude to write long comments, especially if you do it cause they are the best!!!!! I was just kidding!!!!!! Or being self-effacing or whatever.....thinking i was funny! I agree with you about the Dickens!! He was such a great writer! (like the world needs me to tell them that!) I loved Great Expectations. But you have to be in a certain mood to read a classic as it is slower going than just reading a current best seller. anywhooo.........i think you have had quite enough out of me right???

Naturegirl said...

So neatly stacked not a bit of dust!
I see a few I shall get out and purchase!I have also been neglecting my love of reading this past year and resolve to get back as it is so relaxing!

~*May your New Year be filled with much love,happiness and inspiration!
Happy reading! hugs NG
P.S. Taloola sends love too.

ButtercupElffly said...

Oh My gosh, You go girl.. You will not regret this challenge. The selections are wonderful... Keep me up to date on how you are doing!!! Oh Which one first??


Julie H said...

Happy New Year!

and, Happy Birthday to Julie!

Oh, and what a great goal for 2007 - I love to read.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Julie and Happy New year to you my new friend. I am so excited to meet you and Sandy at ArtFest I can hardly contain myself. It is all I can do to keep from breaking into a happy dance whenever I think of it. Wishing you health and happiness and lots of fun art!
Love Heather

Maryellen said...

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you.

Babsarella said...

I LOVE the Harry Potter books!!! I also got Freakenomics for my husband a while ago cuz he likes finance stuff. Looks like you might have the Nick Bantock series books too!! What fun. I always want to read more, just need about 20 more hours in each day and a bit more caffiene. Good luck on your goals!!!