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The Boy Turned TwoThe little guy turned two this week. He sort of understood that it was a special day and that he was the star of the show. He took a lot of pleasure in all the birthday songs that his family sang to him - he also added some of his own tunes to the mix. Honestly, some days it feels so hard to believe that he is not a baby anymore. With my daughter, I felt the passing of each day and her birthdays appeared to be following the Martian calendar - they felt very far apart. But this guy has blazed through the past two years, I almost feel that I've missed months in between. I'm worried that if I pinch myself and blink twice, I may catch him packing for college. Yikes! 
Happy birthday, little guy! May you continue to have fun breaking apart things - whether that's your take-apart truck or your sister's carefully built Leg…

Original TBR Challenge (2010)



Here's another challenge that I am doing in a couple of book clubs so I plan to blog about it here as well. This challenge is hosted by MizB at MizB's Reading Challenges.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. The challenge is to read 12 TBR books in 12 months — you can read those all in one month if you want, or one a month, or however you wanna do it.
2. You should have a list posted somewhere for others to see
3. You CANNOT change your list after January 1st, of the current year!!!
4. You can create an Alternates list of MAXIMUM 12 books, if you want, in order to have options to choose from (you can read these in place of books on your original list).
5. Audiobooks and e-books ARE allowed
6. Re-reads are NOT allowed, as they aren’t TRUE “TBRs”
7. You CAN overlap with other challenges

I plan to just create one list and stick to it. Here's my list of 12.
Update (Jan 22, 2010): I read only 6 books out of the 12. At least that's 50% success.
1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
3. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
4. Night Runner by Max Turner
5. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
6. Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
8. Lipstick Jungle A Novel by Candace Bushnell
9. The Firm by John Grisham
10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
12. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

To sign-up, go to Original TBR. In fact, if you wish for lesser-pressure, there's a challenge just for you at TBR Lite.

Comments

raidergirl3 said…
The Undomestic Goddess! Bridget Jones! awesome reads. Undomestic Goddess wasn't as good as Twenties Girl, but still Kinsella.

I hope to read Moloka'i this year too.
You havent' read Little Women? Remember when Joey on Friends read Little Women? that's where the phrase freezer book came from.
Have fun with your books.
Athira said…
raidergirl3, I agree, I loved Twenties Girl the best so far! That was freaking funny!

Sadly, I haven't read Little Women to date, though I have read the story and watched the movie in so many adaptations. My problem is a huge huge tome sitting at home, which is putting me off.