Sunday, December 19, 2010

2011 Reading from My Shelves Project

Diane from at Bibliophile by the Sea is hosting this challenge again this year.
She is another favorite blogger of mine. We have a lot of same tastes and she writes mighty fine reviews.

Here are the details if you are interested:

  • Challenge runs from January 1 - December 31, 2011.
  • Read books from your own shelves, and then pass the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves your house once it has been read.
  • Decide on your goal (12 is the minimum - no maximum). Cross over books are allowed.
  • Grab the button and do a post about the challenge.
  • Keep a running list of the books you've read and passed on.
  • Leave a comment with a link to your post and you are entered (no Mr. Linky).
  • Have Fun and GOOD LUCK!

Stop by her blog here and sign up.
I have well over 250 books on my shelves at home. However, I have a section of shelves, about seven in total, that hold the "oldest' books of mine. I have old ARCs that I have received in my bookstore days, old bestsellers that I have been meaning to read, and others that have been recommended to me through the years.
I am going to focus my energy on these specific books because they stare at me every time I am on this blasted computer!!

I am going to shoot for 12 books but honestly if I even get through 6 I'd be happy!

Here are a few that have been giving me the evil eye for years now.

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood

What am I waiting for? I must read these fabulous books sooner rather than later and then pass them on.

Of course, by this point, I'm sure everyone ELSE has read them. HA!

Happy Reading everyone. Happy Holidays, once again and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

red headed book child


Melissa said...

The Shadow of the Wind is a great read! It's actually in my top 5 books read ever. I always recommend it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Michelle, thanks so much for the shout out, and I am so thrilled you are joining this challenge. I hope it helps you to clean off your shelves (to make room for new stuff) LOL

Gina said...

Wow...another challenge! Way to go! Can't wait to see how this one plays out...definitely something I need to consider doing in the near future. LOL. ^_^

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The Kite Runner is so fantastic Michelle - you will love it!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Ooo, I have so many books on my shelves I just can't get to. This is a wonderful idea to push me to get to them. I'm going to have to think on adding this challenge to my list. :) Thanks!

Marie Cloutier said...

OMG THE SHADOW OF THE WIND and THE BLIND ASSASSIN are two of my all time favorites! :-) I hope you enjoy them too!

TheBookGirl said...

I did a similar challenge this past year on goodreads...out of the 12 titles I focused on, I read 10; there's no way I'm going to finish the other two, but at least I made a little dent in the old books, lol

good luck with this and your other challenges, and have a wonderful holiday!

Lisa said...

I really should try this one again next year. But I failed so miserably at it this year. My plan is definitely to read more from my own shelves next year...but that was my plan for this year as well. What to do, what to do?!

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

Oh gosh Michelle I cannot believe you haven't read Shadow of the Wind yet! It is in my top 5 books EVER read before in my life! It's one of those I just wanted to climb into and become a part of - oh it's too good! And the kite runner! you'll be wondering what you were waiting on with that one's amazing! Enjoy!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I've got 2 of those waiting to be read on my bookshelf too ROFL. Good luck, I'm going to have to check out this challenge now too :)