Thursday, June 19, 2008

Numbers Challenge Wrap-up

Yay, my second challenge finished! ;-) Thank you to Callista from SMS Book Reviews for hosting this, it was fun! The challenge was to read 5 books with a number in the title - it orginally finished on 1 June, but Callista extended it to 1 August so I was able to get my last book in.

My original challenge post, back in February, had a different list of books, if I remember correctly, but in the end I read the following five:

1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. number9dream by David Mitchell
4. The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger
5. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Choosing a favorite would actually be really hard because I liked all of them and they were so different.

Anyway, it was great, nice to be able to tick a challenge off on my giant list, especially since I want to join some new ones, and I hope that this one turns up again next year!


Lezlie said...

Congratulations!! Which new challenges are you thinking about?


joanna said...

Not that I need any more than I already have, but I want to sign up for the Book Awards II, the rave-about reads, and the Daring Book Challenge... There may have been other interesting ones too - I joined the A Novel Challenge group on yahoo and they keep really up-to-date lists of all the challenges that are on. Are you on that too?

Lezlie said...

I'm not. I'm trying to rein myself in on challenges and trying to focus on getting advance review books. The challenges are so much fun though!


joanna said...

Why advance review books? Any specific reason you want to focus more on that?

Challenges are challenges - I think I just like making lists!! ;-)

Lezlie said...

I enjoy doing reviews for the publishers and publicists, and being able to let people know about books that are forthcoming. And, like Peter says, who knows what it can lead to! Maybe nothing at all, but I like the "insider" feel of contacting and developing relationships with them. Silly, I know, but I like having my fingers in the cake batter, so to speak. :-) I used to review romance novels for a local newsletter, and I loved speaking with authors and publishers, knowing what was in the works, and being able to share the information. I even had a quote appear on a book cover once! Again, a silly ego trip, but it was so exciting to see! I'm very easily amused. :-)

I'm with you on the lists. I make them all the time, then change them and make some more!


Kathleen said...

Congratulations on finishing, I've added you to the wrap-up list.