Perpetual Challenge: iPoe Short Story Reading Challenge

Rob Around Books is hosting the iPoe Short Story Reading Challenge. To read all of Poe’s (73) short stories.

Disney Challenge (Perpetual)

The ever-fabulous Sarah Miller is hosting her first challenge. It is the DISNEY LITERATURE CHALLENGE. And I believe it would fall in the category of perpetual challenges in that it doesn’t have preset start/end dates assigned. Join by leaving a comment on her site. And participants are also supposed to go to that post to leave comments on their progress.

She has a list of books (and their corresponding movies to choose from. She also has two bonus categories.

Here are books I’m considering

Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi (Don’t own this but might seek it out.)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (I’ve already read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland this year.)
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Hundred and One Dalmations by Dodie Smith (I have a copy of this I’ve been meaning to get to.)
The Once and Future King by T.H. White (I’ve been meaning to finish this one. I read The Sword in the Stone in the spring.)
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. (I’ve read this once, but if I can find a copy I might reread. But I make no promises.)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne (I’ve read Winnie the Pooh already this year.)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (I *may* be brave and try to read this one day.)
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (My mother would *love* it if I read this one. She thinks I’ll never do it. And I admit I’m not particularly eager to brave this one. She challenged me to read this one. And I told her if she’d read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, I’d read Tarzan. But so far, Mom is not any closer to reading Frankenstein.

A Fairy Tale Challenge

This challenge, I believe, is a perpetual challenge. It is being hosted by Judy of Intergalactic Bookworm. She has set up a challenge blog. The rules of this one are really simple. Make it a goal to read each of Andrew Lang’s Color Fairy Books: Pink, Red, Crimson, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Lilac, Brown, and Grey. She’s linked participants to the Project Gutenberg site where they are available to read online. They are also available to buy (at least some are) through Amazon and other such places. They’re also available online here.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews


Raved About Reads Challenge

Raved About Reads
Host: MizB (but has its own blog)
dates: June 30, 2008 – June 30, 2010
books required: 3

I will try to read at least three of these books listed. I might add to the list as the months go on. But I’ll try to read those in addition to three original books. The list is subject to change. But I’ll try to be honest about which books are added on later.

The Once and Future King by T. H White*
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger*
The Stand by Stephen King*
American Gods by Neil Gaiman*
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland*

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell**
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd**
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez**
Life of Pi by Yann Martell **
Dune by Frank Herbert**

Marley and Me – John Grogan***
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy***
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy***
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak***
March by Geraldine Brooks***

If and it might be a big “if” anyone is interested in what books I think people should read…

The Giver by Lois Lowry
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (the whole Bartimaeus trilogy)
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan