Challenges from 2009 and even older

This is only my attempt to track my challenges – I’m not that dedicated, actually.    My goodreads categories also help me track this stuff…

New Zealand Challenge – Oct 2009 – Mr. Pip and The Whale Rider + Flight of the Conchords

Personal Portuguese Challenge – book recs from Nymeth

World Citizen 3 of 3
Science 2 of 3
Diversity 3 / ?
Austen Challenge 2 / ?
RoadTrip :: Massachusetts 0 of 2
Chartroose Challenge – perpetual and ongling
Dewey Challenge  3 of 6

worldcitizenbutton Eva’s World Citizen Challenge
(Official Site HERE.)  The Minor Level =  3 books
The Geography of Bliss / Eric Weiner – August 09
My Father’s Paradise / Ariel Sabar – memoir – in house!  August 09
The Father of All Things / Tom Bissell – Vietnam August 09
A.A.Gill is Away – travel!

sciencebook Science Challenge Books to Read: 2/3

Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield 2002, 242 pages.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean 2000, 282 pages.  My review.

Einstein:  The Life and Times, ,pages

A Spring Without Bees:  How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply by Michael Schacker 2008, 304 pages.

Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat /  Oliver Sacks


Literary Road Trip!   lrticon Hosted by GalleySmith

I intend to read one or two books by a Lakeville Massachusetts author



deweys_books1 Dewey Challenge (the blog of reviews is here.)
Anne of Green Gables / LM Montgomery
Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and/or Paper Towns – John Green
Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi
The Virgin Blue / Tracy Chevalier
The Sea by John Banville


From 2008:

How to Read & Why – Harold Bloom CHALLENGE.     I gave up on this but did buy the book.   Maybe someday I’ll get back to it.

Challenge – 1.0 Percent of the 1001 by 2/28/09 THE LIST The Official Challenge Site
My original post of commitment with a possible list of ten
The List
1. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro 6/9/08 ****
2. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie [replaces Fury]
3. American Pastoral – Philip Roth
4. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
5. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
6. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
7. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
8. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
9. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark 9/28/08 *** 1/2
10. Anna Karenina – Tolstoy
11. Possession – Byatt
12. The Life of Pie – Yann Martel 07/08
13. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood 7/5/08 *****

stalkbh Attempt to Read Chartroose Faves: A Separate Peace – John Knowles, Carson McCullars: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, When We Were Orphans – KIshiguro, Remains of the Day – KIshiguro, The Road to Wellville by Boyle, We Disappear by Scott Heim

Challenge – NOVELLAS! 9! My summary of my accomplishment… May 2008

The John Cusack Challenge has fallen way off the radar.

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  1. Dear Care,

    I’d like to talk to you about the Literary Road Trip–you’re covering Massachusetts, right?–but I can’t find a way to contact you. Please e-mail me (address above) when you get the chance.

    Thank you!

    -Harrison Demchick
    Bancroft Press

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