Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017
It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mind Voyages

Nope, not going to do it. I said there were too many this year and I wanted to cut back for 2010. No way....I know your new and shiny....yes, I do love fantasy & science fiction....come on.... dang it. I can't resist. These challenges are going to drive me batty. But what fun I'll have along the way :-)



Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Challenge
January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

This challenges is hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings,
but has it's own blog.


The Rules are simple:

1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

2. Participants may join at any time.

3. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.

4. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2010.

5. Books may overlap other challenges.

6. Create an entry post linking to this blog.

7. You don't have to decide before hand what you will be reading.

8. Come back and sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" below this post.

9. You don't have a blog to participate.

10. I'll be adding a post with Mr. Linky for participants to post book reviews.

There are several levels of participation, Voyages, if you will. From a trip to the Moon to going all the way to Pluto with side trips through decades. I love how she's set this up. I have no idea what level I'm going for, I need to check out the lists. It's all there so you don't have to go searching for what book to read, you just need to narrow it down.

Come join me in this out of the world Voyage.



edited: I'm going for.....
The I'm going to Pluto because Pluto is still a planet as far as I'm concerned Voyage: Mix it up, choose the number of books you want to read from each voyage, include some new books you pick up along the way and enjoy the ride.


I will read at least one from each voyage, that's nine books.

Moon Voyage: (Hugo Award Winners)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh

Sling shot back to Earth: (Nebula Award Winners)
The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Venus Voyage: (Philip K. Dick)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ubik (need both for another challenge)

Mercury Voyage: (Robert A Heinlein)
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Mars Voyage: (21st century side trip)
not sure, this one will take some research

Warp Drive and visit the other planets
Jupiter Voyage (90's):
Earth by David Brin, All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Saturn (80's):
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Uranus (70's):
The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey, Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Neptune Voyage (50's and 60's):
Chthon by Piers Anthony, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Witch World by Andre Norton, Dune World by Frank Herbert, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (alt: The Tortured Planet (1958 US)) by C. S. Lewis

2 comments:

Alice Teh said...

Wow, I can see that 2010 will be very busy for you. Have fun in the challenge!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Yeah, glad you decided to join in. Plus all the books will go toward your 52 books goal. Love your list and look forward to hearing what you think about the books.

Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.