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Refreshed from a road trip | Weekly Snapshot

I'm getting an extremely late start to this post. After the long drive yesterday back home and then a late evening meetup with our neighbors, I was out of juice very fast and needed to crash. And what does Sunday morning mean after a busy week? Tis a day full of chores. Ugh.  Life We spent this past week in Boston with my brother-in-law and his wife. We all got the break we needed - we did some shopping, watched lots of TV, and enjoyed lots of family time. I started writing this post on our drive back but didn't get to schedule in advance. We opted to drive the 13-hour route so although it made for some very long days, it felt good to get out of the house and enjoy a road trip. The weather cooperated all the days in all the places we were in those days so that was a plus.  As always after a long vacation, we have come back to a lot to do. I have so much to catch up with and need to do some of that today as there's just as much to do on the work front from tomorrow.  Renovat

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!