It's almost a week since I finished NaNo and I have to confess that I haven't done a word of writing since. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I guess I just need a rest ofter the marathon event. If I haven't penned a few paragraphs - or more - by the end of this week, I might start to get worried!
At A Certain Book's latest blog I learnt that she has committed to a Reading Challenge for 2011. Good luck Joanne. I linked through from there to a whole list of challenges and have committed to doing the Off The Shelf challenge.
You can read about it here on the Bookish Ardour blog. There is a special button that I should have included in this post, but my computer illiterate brain can't fathom it. It might turn up soon, after help from my eldest. (And there it is on the left. Thank you Josiah.)
The challenge involves reading books from your TBR shelf. I've set myself the goal of TRYING: which is a minimum of fifteen books. So I've trawled through my shelves and found fifteen titles that I have been meaning to read and just never got around to.
Here's my list:
1 - The Pyjama Girls of Lambert Square Sara Donati
2 - A Profound Secret Josceline Dimbleby
3 - King Solomon's Mine H. Rider Haggard
4 - Little Women Louisa M. Alcott
5 - I, Coriander Sally Gardner
6 - Time and Chance Sharon Penman
7 - Devil's Brood Sharon Penman
8 - The Captive Queen Alison Weir
9 - Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
10 - World Without End Ken Follett
11 - Inkheart Cornelia Funke
12 - Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R.Tolkien
13 - The Neverending Story Michael Ende
14 - Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
15 - Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott
There you have it. A good mixture of historical, fantasy and classics. In between reading these I hope to cross off a good number of the titles in my TBR notebook. Most of which are recent releases. So my 2011 reading is sorted. I'll keep you posted with my progress.