How did the time sneak up on me so fast? Julie, from Booking Mama, created a wonderful challenge to host – all about the rediscovery of classic teenage fare, and I hope she hosts a part II so that I can redeem myself a little! But more on that later. Shelf Discovery, by Lizzie Skurnick is a great book to guide you back through the classics. I laughed all the way through it and disagreed with some of the assessments, but really appreciated the trip down memory lane.
I hosted a mini-challenge being nosy and asking all about how people were finding the books that they already read compared to books that they were reading for the first time. Julie is the winner, after I picked a random number using Random.org. Julie gets the $10 gift certificate to the bookstore of her choice. Congratulations Julie, and thanks you for being such a great host!
Now to see how I did. You know what they say about good intentions…
Let’s take a look at what I planned to read, in black. In blue, is what I actually did read. Don’t laugh! I read both books in 2009, and then 2010 just galloped away from me. Can you believe that it is the last day in April?
I managed to have a lot of fun, though. Like I said, Shelf Discovery is a great book, and Julie is a wonderful host. I had a lot of fun in the hashtag conversations on Twitter and reading all of the other book reports that the challenge participants were writing. I even managed to cough up one of my own.
- Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George
- Island of The Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
- Stranger With My Face, by Lois Duncan
- An Old Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott
- Caroline, Willo Davis Roberts
Don’t I get points for trying?