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Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show.  Renovation updates At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring

451 Challenge (2010)



451 Challenge is based on 451 Fridays, a weekly feature hosted at As Usual, We Need More Bookshelves. 451 Fridays is based on an idea from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In his novel, a group of people (Bradbury calls them Book People) are trying to keep the ideas found in books alive. Instead of actually saving the books, the Book People each "become" a book - memorizing it, word for word, and passing it down to the next generation.

Based on this idea, a list of books have been compiled at 451 Challenge. On checking out the list, I noticed a bunch of books that I've been meaning to read, so I decided to do this challenge.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. This challenge runs January 2010 till December 2010.
2. Re-reading is acceptable, as are crossovers with other challenges.
3. Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
4. Each month, participants will be encouraged to post their reviews on the challenge blog, and each review posted will be an entry into a grand prize drawing for a $25 gift card to the online bookseller of the winner's choice.

I am planning to join at the Blaze level and read the following 7 books.
The books that I plan to read are as follows:
Update (Jan 22, 2011): I read just one in the end.
1. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
2. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
3. Little Women - Louise May Alcott
4. The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver
5. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
7. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein

There are some really good choices to read for this challenge, so if you think you should take part in it, head over to this link.

Comments

Elizabeth said…
I'm so happy you will be joining us! Isn't the list of books great- I'm excited to see your thoughts on what you will be reading. =)
Athira said…
Elizabeth, I agree the list of books are too good!