Saturday, June 20, 2009
Summer Lovin' Challenge
Julie D of Jules' Book Reviews has come up with a summer reading challenge that I really like. She's set up a blog called Summer Lovin' Challenge to encourage folks to re-read books we fell in love with and always said we want to visit again some day. Well, this challenge gives us that chance and we get to have a little support and friendship into the bargain. It's always fun to find out what books other people love and adore.
Now to choose my books. Good grief! There are so many to choose from. The first books that leap into my mind are all the Tony Hillerman Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee novels. I dearly love those books and have been wanting to read them again in order. There are 18 Hillerman books. I'll never get them all read by the end of September, so I have to choose, don't I? Well, what about the first three: The Blessing Way, Dance Hall of the Dead, and Listening Woman. They may well lead to reading the other 15, but that's a chance I'm willing to take! I own most all of Hillerman's novels, but I still have so many books packed away after our last move, that I don't know where they all are. So after I scour my bookshelves to see what I can find, I'll make a trip to the library.
I had already planned to re-read J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this summer since the movie will be coming out in July. I'd like to read it before the movie is released, but if I don't finish it before then, I will definitely read it this summer. That's been my summer plan all along.
Thanks, Jules, for the great summer reading challenge!