DogEar Reading Challenge

DogEar ReadingChallenge

My own personal game for the DogEar Reading Challenge is to read only books recommended to me by Jeane.  Ya heard.  Thus:

1. Adult fantasy/sci-fi
2. A book featuring an animal
3. A YA or juvenile fiction book
4. A nonfiction book on an obscure topic/a topic you don’t usually read about
5. A book about gardening, plants, or food

So these are mine:

1. Chalice, Robin McKinley
2. The Coachman Rat, David Henry Wilson
3. Daughters of the Sunstone, Sydney Van Scyoc
4. West with the Night, Beryl Markham
5. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan

I totally meant to post this sooner and then I got distracted by other stuff like getting a job, and then I had to find books that fit and my library had, and this is my final list.  For September, I am going to read West with the Night to get it over with.  Jeane truly did make it sound lovely, but outdoorsy memoirs are not normally my thing.  I like memoirs that happen inside, with bewildering identity crises and wacky family members and moments of clarity.  But, you know, inside.  We’ll see how this goes.

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9 thoughts on “DogEar Reading Challenge

  1. That is so cool that you’re reading books I told you of! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Daughters of the Sunstone, as I don’t know anyone else who’s read it! (My husband just started, but I don’t know if he’ll finish).

    • It sounds wonderful! I wasn’t really expecting my library to have it, but they do – I’m saving that one for last (December) because it sounds like the most fun.

      …I am not sure about the food book though. Cooking and gardening are two things that intimidate me mightily, which is why I chose the least cooking/gardeningy book about food I could. 😛

    • Oh, I got one. Thanks for the good wishes though! I just meant, what with finding it and interviewing and plus moving into a new apartment, it took a while for me to realize I had never posted my list.

  2. You didn’t read Chalice? but it’s right there. On the bookshelf. With a pretty cover.

    I mean, I know it’s not her best book, but it is enjoyable, and how could you let it just sit there, unread for a whole year?

    • Well, dude, I have zillions of things to read. Other things. By authors with less sketchy track records. Or no track record! Plus, I don’t like honey. So that’s why I never read it.

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