26 Sept 2007

The 888 challenge - DONE

This challenge is rather daunting, so I wavered for a long time whether or not I wanted to sign up for it. It was really tempting though, and what finally pushed me over the edge was the fact that I can change categories and/or titles at any time, so if I need to tweak it to fit another challenge or if I can't find all these books at the library, it's no big deal.

Read eight books in eight categories in the year 2008 (8 "overlaps" are allowed, so 56 unique titles).

My problem with this challenge is although I read a LOT I seldom plan ahead what I read, as I don't like it to get too rigid. 56 books in a year won't be a problem, but will I still feel like reading them when next year rolls around. We'll see, and if not, rule 5 here says that I can change books at any time, so hopefully it'll all work out :-D

After "great and deep brain things inside my head" this is the list I came up with:
  1. Children / YA - DONE
    1. Mary Poppins (Library)
    2. Winnie-the-Pooh (Own)
    3. Charlotte's Web (Library)
    4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Library)
    5. The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
    6. Ballet Shoes (Own)
    7. Mathilda (Own)
    8. Meet the Malones (Own)
  2. Historical Fiction (will double for "Back to History") - DONE
    1. Such a Time as This (Own)
    2. The Last Jew (Own)
    3. Pope Joan (Own)
    4. Cross-Stitch (Own)
    5. Water for Elephants (Library)
    6. The Red Tent (Own)
    7. The Scarlet Spy (Own)
    8. The Clan of the Cave Bears (Own)
  3. TBR (owned unread books) - DONE
    • Behaving Badly - Isabel Wolff
    • 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
    • Looking Forward - Marcia Willett
    • The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
    • Robin Hood and his Merry Men - Unknown
    • Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
    • Last Chance Saloon - Marian Keyes
    • Seven for a Secret - Victoria Holt
  4. Rereads - DONE
    1. f2f (Own)
    2. Eclipse
    3. Dragonsinger (Own)
    4. Nothing Lasts forever
    5. Cross-Stitch
    6. Mathilda
    7. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
    8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. Armchair Interviews - Done
    1. The Stormcaller (Own)
    2. Such a Time as This (Own)
    3. Between the Sheets (Own)
    4. Anatomy of a Boyfriend (Own)
    5. Seduced by a Spy (Own)
    6. Evacuation Plan
    7. Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma (Own)
    8. Hollywood Crows (Own)
  6. Non-fiction - Done
    1. A Diary of a Young Girl (Own)
    2. Wild Swans (Own)
    3. Long Walk To Freedom (Library)
    4. The Alpine Path (Own)
    5. The Hiding Place (Own)
    6. Celebration of Discipline (Own)
    7. Stolen Lives (Own)
    8. Those Who Trespass Against us
  7. Top 100 - DONE (will double for the Whitcoulls challenge)
    1. Wild Swans (Own)
    2. The Poisonwood Bible (Library)
    3. The Red Tent (Own)
    4. Anybody Out There? (Library)
    5. Life of Pi (Library)
    6. The Stand (library)
    7. Long Walk To Freedom (Library)
  8. Medical Madness - Done
    1. Sue Barton, Student Nurse (Own)
    2. Sue Barton, Senior Nurse (Own)
    3. Sue Barton, Visiting Nurse (Own)
    4. Sue Barton, Rural Nurse (Own)
    5. Sue Barton, Superintendent of Nurses (Own)
    6. Sue Barton, Neighbourhood Nurse (Own)
    7. Sue Barton, Staff Nurse (Own)
    8. Nothing Lasts forever (Own)


raidergirl3 said...

hi, I'm from the 888 blog. If you want to be added as an author to the blog, and you are more than welcome to do that, post your email address at the blog and we can add you as an author. I don't need to publish your address if you don't want, just mention that in the post.

An Infinitude of Books said...

Hey-ya Maria!

I found you through the 888 challenge, and I liked your list so I thought I'd say hi.

I'm also a little worried about the daunting/planning element of the challenge. Plus, this is actually my first challenge. Guess I don't do things by halves:).

I love Mathilda and The Poisonwood Bible especially so I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them.