Friday, December 21, 2007

Fall Into Reading Challenge wrap-up

Well, it's the 21st and the last day of the Fall Into Reading Challenge. Besides this one I still have 3 more challenges to wrap-up by the end of the year and only one of them is successfully completed. Sigh. Anyway, for this challenge I had hoped to read 5 books that I chose from other challenge lists in an effort to get them read. Unfortunately that didn't seem to help. The fact that I had a really slow month in November, didn't help either. Oh well, I did manage to finish 2 from my original list and I'm part-way through a third (from my extras list) that I do hope to finish this weekend.

Books completed:
them - Joyce Carol Oates
Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata

Since I only finished 2 I don't think I'll discuss favourite and least favourite but I'm glad to have read both of them. Kawabata was a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading more of his work in the future. And I already have another couple of books by Joyce Carol Oates here in the stacks so I'll be reading more from her as well.

Overall, I've learned that I need to be more selective about the reading challenges I join and to not take on more than I can realistically handle. Also, choosing books for this one from the books that I'd already been putting off for many months wasn't a great idea. I should've just gone for something new that I really wanted to read, and I should've taken my trip into consideration. I never do read as much as I think I will when I'm away from home. Oh well, chalk it up to experience. Thanks for hosting, Katrina!


  1. You were reading for quite a few challenges! I am going to try a couple more this year than last!

  2. Nise'- True and I probably shouldn't have taken on another. Oh well, it's still fun to try.

  3. I read "them" a long, long time ago. I think I would like to read that again. You are an ambitious reader!! But that is fun.

  4. joyful days- I'm debating whether to hang on to my copy of them or not. You're right that it would probably be a good one to reread at some point. As for being ambitious.. I have lots of reading plans, if only I could read faster and fit them all in! ;)

  5. I'm glad you joined Fall Into Reading, but I do agree with you about not taking on too much. And I'm the same way about traveling -- I always envision tons of reading...but it rarely happens.

  6. Thanks Katrina. The challenges are all so tempting it's easy to take on too much. I wonder why we always think we'll get lots of reading done while traveling even though we know we never do! :P


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