Monday, January 14, 2008

The Chunkster Challenge

It's time to join a reading challenge. I like having a goal with my reading and I enjoy trying to find books that I'm interested in but otherwise might not read. So I'm joining up for The Chunkster Challenge 2008!

The Challenge is to read 4 books that are big'ens (well, not that big.) The books must be 450 pages in length and need to be reviewed. Dana is the host for his challenge and you may join it too by February 1st! I would love to have some of my faithful readers involved! And there are prizes! I just love prizes......

Here are my titles and their links...

The Other Boleyn Girl - I remember as a young girl being fascinated with Henry VIII - he did whatever he wanted and got away with it. That included murdering wives, divorcing wives and changing the official religion of England (so he could have his own way.)

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - I will admit I don't know much about this book but the title and author intrigue me. So I'm going for it!

Lord John Grey and the Brotherhood of the Blade - This book is the 2nd in a new series by one of my favorite authors, Diana Gabaldon. She is the author the Outlander series and I've read all of them (at least once) and I'm looking forward to reading them again. I'm currently re-reading the first in this series, Lord John Grey and the Private Matter, in anticipation of the next two. I actually got #3 in this series for Christmas!

The Blind Assassin - Another author that I have enjoyed before, Margaret Atwood, and this is supposed to be one of "those" books. One of the books you must read! It isn't futuristic - the other two of hers I have read are - but actually set in the 30's.

Did I inspire anybody to join? To read with me? To pick up a book and read for enjoyment?


Stephanie said...

The Other Boleyn Girl is a great book and the movie version is coming out at the end of February!

Lisa said...

I love the idea but have zero time for reading other than grad school stuff. Blah.

BTW, neither of the links to the challenge worked for me. I'll try again later. It may be my network connection.