Saturday, March 17, 2007

M&N's Summer 7 Challenge

At first I was pretty sure I wouldn't be joining M&N's Summer 7 Challenge, especially considering the rules:

Time frame:
May 1st to September 1st, 2007

To complete an entire series (of 7) from start to finish!

From their suggested series, I would like to read Proust's In Search of Lost Time someday, but I know that I could never do it in only 4 months. Likewise, the complete novels of the Brontë sisters. I still have that copy of Wuthering Heights waiting on my shelves unread. But I'd really hate to force myself through them in such a short time. So although tempting, I knew it just wasn't realistic for me. I also tried to think of a series or set of 7 Japanese books, but couldn't come up with a good grouping.
Then Nessie said that I could indeed count the Harry Potter series, and since I was already planning to do so, it's PERFECT! Thanks Nessie! I feel a little bit like I'm cheating since Harry Potter is hardly as challenging as Proust, but it'll still be quite a few pages to read.

So between May 1st and September 1st, I plan to read:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - FINISHED
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - FINISHED
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - FINISHED
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - FINISHED
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - FINISHED
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - FINISHED
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - FINISHED

*Challenge completed on July 22, 2007


  1. I posted the definition of a challenge. Essentially, its relative! If ya wrote that it would be an accomplishment well by golly it is :) Welcome on board buddy we'll be having a great summer. Oh yeah! And hats off on the sexy choice of button,

  2. Nessie,
    Well, ok, since you put it that way! It'll still be a challenge being the slow reader that I am.
    And the button is very cute! :)

  3. You just wanted to use that cute button didn't you? :) That's so cool. Good luck with your challenge!

  4. The button is so great! I'll be posting later too - Nessie kindly agreed to allow me to read the Hobbit series! yea!

  5. Iliana,
    LOL! Yup, all for the button! :P

    The button is very fun. Good luck with the Hobbit series. :)

  6. What a fun challenge. I would love to read all of Proust. I know better than to attempt a challenge like this one, though. It is tempting, but I'm not sure I could squeeze in seven books over the summer unless I didn't read anything else--and how likely is that!! Have fun with Harry Potter!

  7. Thanks Danielle,
    That's exactly why I know I couldn't do it-read all of Proust over the summer that is! But I'm totally rooting for M&N who are.


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