Sunday, November 2, 2008

CHALLENGES: update

I've finished a few challenges lately, and should update.




I only committed to 2 books, but managed more than that. Only 2 were proper long novels, which was probably why I only thought I could manage two.
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury I am half way through this and loving it.
High Spirits - Robertson Davies (short stories)
The Night Country - Stewart O'Nan
Creepers - Joanne Dahme (young adult)
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Borden Tragedy -Rick Geary (graphic novel)

Other books I still really want to read:
Lisey's Story - Stephen King - moves to the next pile of challenges, Book Awards and Genre
Murder on the Strand - Daphne duMaurier - moves to the next pile of challenges
Voices - Arnaldur Indridason - moves to the next pile of challenges as part of a series

RIP is a great challenge, and I easily find books that fit this genre. Likely my most favorite type of book to read. I am in the middle of All That She Was Worth, and Too Close to Home is yelling at me to get started. I think my RIP will continue well into November. Thanks Carl, I love this one.

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Read three books from September 1 - December 1, 2008 that have been turned into movies. Easy peasy.


1. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
2. Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. Last Orders by Graham Swift

Good books all in all. I have a few more here my daughter wants me to read: Because of Winn Dixie and Ella Enchanted. I hope to finish them before the challenge ends. Thanks to Callista for hosting this one a second year.

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Here was a great little challenge - read three science related books. Since I teach physics, it seemed appropriate to join in. The Trouble with Physics was the one I learned the most from.

1. The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Space - Jim Lebans
2. The Planets - Dava Sobel
3. The Trouble With Physics - Lee Smolin

4 comments:

Kailana said...

You teach physics? Hats off to you! I liked that course in school, but I couldn't imagine teaching it!

Teddy Rose said...

Congrats on finishing the challenges!

raidergirl3 said...

kaliana - I didn't like physics as a student, but I like it now that I teach it. I get the best students in physics.

teddy rose - thanks! I couldn't start signing up for some new ones until I finished off older ones.

Debi said...

Wow...just look at you knocking off the challenges here. Sheesh, and look how far you are on the countdown one already! That one is so tempting to join, but I really shouldn't.