Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Challenge - Fall into Reading

Fall into Reading
September 23-December 22
Hosted by Katrina at callapidder days

Make a list.
Link your post.

Katrina is once again hosting this low-key challenge. The only real requirement is to make a list. Her sign-up post won't be active until September 23 but we can get our list ready to link up.

Check out the information post about the challenge and get ready to join us.

I've got two lists. One list for the rest of the year and a shorter list just for the challenge. I'm hoping I can read most from the long list.

Challenge list:
Janeology - reviewed
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue - reviewed (started late on Friday, finished early Saturday)
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (started late Sunday, finished Monday)

Books I need to read this year:
Q title: Quinn's Blessing
X title: Xone of Contention
U character: 100 Cupboards 9-16
yellow title: Yellow Moon 10-8, reviewed & challenge completed
white title: White Sleeper 9-8, reviewed
Traiteur's Ring
Telling Lies 9-7, reviewed
Sleight of Paw 9-10
Thread Reckoning 9-7

Wow, If I can read all the books on the long list, I'll have completed 8 more challenges!
sigh, I need to change the list already so it's a good thing I haven't actually signed up yet!

Summaries: Good idea Raine! Here's the short list

Jane, a loving mother of two, has drowned her toddler son and is charged with his murder in this powerful examination of love, loss, and family legacy. When a prosecutor decides Jane's husband Tom is partially to blame for the death and charges him with "failure to protect," Tom's attorney proposes a radical defense. He plans to create reasonable doubt about his client's alleged guilt by showing that Jane's genealogy is the cause of her violence, and that she inherited her latent violence in the same way she might inherit a talent for music or a predisposition to disease. He argues that no one could predict or prevent the tragedy, and that Tom cannot be held responsible. With the help of a woman gifted with the power of retrocognition—the ability to see past events through objects once owned by the deceased—the defense theory of dark biology takes form. An unforgettable journey through the troubled minds and souls of Jane's ancestors, spanning decades and continents, this debut novel deftly illustrates the ways nature and nurture weave the fabric of one woman's life, and renders a portrait of one man left in its tragic wake.

Photographer and architect Nell Dickerson began her exploration of antebellum homesteads with encouragement from her cousin-in-law—renowned Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote. Her passion for forgotten and neglected buildings became a plea for preservation.

Gone is a unique pairing of modern photographs and historical novella. Foote offers a heartbreaking look at one man's loss as Union troops burn his home in the last days of the Civil War. Dickerson shares fascinating and haunting photographs, shining a poignant light on the buildings which survived Sherman's burning rampage across the Confederacy, only to fall victim to neglect, apathy and poverty.

GONE is a powerfully moving volume that will change how you see the forgotten buildings that hide in obscurity across the Southern landscape.

You are cordially invited
to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster

Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London's staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree.

But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal-and straight into danger when a mysterious enemy seizes her, bundles her into a coach, and conveys her out of London.

Now it's up to the notorious Breckenridge to prove himself the hero she's been searching for all along

The pleasure of your company is requested
at the wedding of Miss Eliza Cynster

...but not until she's rescued from a daring abduction by the most unexpected of heros!

Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather's engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along - gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling.

Villains and rescues are a far cry from Jeremy's expertise, yet he cannot abandon a damsel in distress. But danger lurks and hurdles abound in their race to escape the mysterious laird, until a final confrontation on a windswept cliff reveals what their future life could hold - if both are bold enough to seize and own the unexpected love they now share.

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Raine said...

Good luck with the Challenge and thanks for visiting. :D Those are pretty interesting books (after reading their summaries) especially White Sleeper.

Katrina said...

8 more challenges? Wow! That's a lot of challenges! Good luck, and thanks for being part of FIR '11!


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