Sunday, April 22, 2007

CHALLENGE: Chunkster Update

This challenge is quite a challenge for me for a few reasons. The biggest reason is all the other crazy challenges that have come up, which makes picking up a big book all the more intimidating, because it will be a time investment that might affect the other challenges. My original goal was to read a minimum of two from a list of four books :

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

  2. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

  3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

  4. With No One as My Witness by Elizabeth George

I have managed to finish the first two, woo hoo! (reviews at the links) My Sister's Keeper is barely a chunkster, but it is over 400 pages, and I hope to read that very soon. I also have another entry that should fit into this challenge, somewhat. I am reading His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman for the Spring Reading Thing. Each book is about 400 pages, so if when I finish them, by June, they could be considered as a large chunkster? Either way, I have met my minimum goal for this challenge, with the possibility of completing four, by the end of June.

I can't even pick up the Elizabeth George book. I was putting off reading it before all these other challenges began. Now? Scares the bejeeses out of me. I love her books, but they are so dense, they take forever.

My reading and blogging have changed so much since I found this challenge way back in December. I only used livejournal then, and have since developed this book blog. I added American Gods to some other challenges because I knew I would read it for this one. I've met some really interesting readers, and have got caught up in this whirlwind of great books, challenges, reviewing and blogging. I can also see how my reading has changed over since December, both quality and quantity. I'll check back in at Bookfoolery and Babble closer to June and see what's happening there. It's been a good challenge, because it has been more of a struggle to pick these books up. Both books were beyond excellent and I loved them. So it has been a very successful challenge all around.


  1. Yea! I'm glad the challenge has gone well for you! I'll change the link to update your address, thanks. It is kind of funny that you just happen to have read The Other Boleyn Girl while there's a discussion about the author going on.

    Ignorance showing, here: What does PEI stand for?

  2. Wait! Prince Edward Island? Is that right?

  3. Kudos to you for signing up for that challenge. I took one look and decided I couldn't possibly finish that many chunksters. LOL!!
    Can't wait to read your reviews...

  4. Bookfool- Of course, it is Prince Edward Island. We are very small here, but still feel like everyone should know us.

    Paula - That was the beauty of that challenge - you only had to read whatever felt like a lot to you: one, two, six.


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