Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Reading Challenges!

Uh oh. I think I found a new addiction. Reading challenges. This could be bad. Or really awesome. Apparently there are a lot of reading challenges on book blogs, where people sign up for a challenge to read certain books or types of books or books by certain authors, etc., then they blog about them. Fun! I'm starting slow with a mini-challenge about Wilkie Collins. I just have to read two Wilki Collins' books by Dec. 1. I'm going to read The Woman in White and The Lady and the Law. I bought The Woman in White when I was working on my Master's degree, and we ended up not reading it in the class I bought it for, 19th-century British literature. It was an awesome class though. We read four Dickens' novels in serial format (we started all four at the beginning of the semester and finished them at the end). We also read quite a few other things, and I absolutely loved that class, and trying to read in serial format was my favorite part. It was hard to not read ahead, especially in Bleak House, which ended up being not only my favorite book from that class, but one of my top favorite books of all time. Anyway, I've always meant to go back and read The Woman in White because it sounded really good, but I just haven't gotten around to it.This challenge is a great motivation, plus I read a review of The Lady and the Law on the Wilkie Collins blog tour (which is a totally awesome concept and yet another addicting item - when am I going to have time to read novels if I can't stop reading these blogs???).

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