Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Challenge: Fall Into Reading 2009

badge fall into reading 2009I ran across this reading challenge as I was surfing the internet, and decided to join. I'm kind of late - but you know what they say . . . And it beats what I have been doing, obsessing about unemployment and my relative value (or lack thereof) to the universe.

The challenge is hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days, and it's low-pressure. You create a list of books to read between September 22 and December 20 and add any other literary goals you would like to to meet in the fall season.

My goal is to read these books by December 20, 2009:

1. If Holden Caulfield were in my Class Room by Bernie Schein COMPLETE
2. Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks COMPLETE
3. Good Woman by Lucille Clifton COMPLETE
4. The Way I See it by Temple Grandin COMPLETE
5. Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith
6. Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
7. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexandra McCall Smith
8. Out of Mind by J. Bernlef COMPLETE
9. Far Beyond the Field by Makoto Ueda COMPLETE
10. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking COMPLETE

11. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman COMPLETE
12. Cat Haiku by Deborah Coates COMPLETE
13. Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman COMPLETE
14. The Haiku Year by Various COMPLETE
15. Compulsion  by Jonathan Kellerman COMPLETE
16. Eva-Mary  by Linda McCarriston COMPLETE
17. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell COMPLETE 
18. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell COMPLETE 
19. Cat''s Eyewitness by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown COMPLETE
20. Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay COMPLETE

* My additional goal has to do with my own writing. I always wanted more time to write, but I've found that, as the sage says, "What can be done anytime, never gets done." Or thereabouts. So my goal is to complete one complete poetry manuscript in the challenge time frame. I have the raw material. It is doable.

If you would like to join the challenge as well simply click on the image.


  1. Good luck with your reading and writing personal goals. I just joined Fall Into Reading as well.

  2. I wish you all the best of luck on your manuscript, and during your breaks you have some great books from which to draw inspiration!

    Happy Reading...and Writing!