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!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Challenge - Getting Lost in a Comfortable Book

Getting Lost in a Comfortable Book
2012 Reading Challenge
hosted by Gina at Book Dragon's Lair

and in case you don't want to read outside.....


Make a post
link up (coming)
read 5 books from the list that you haven't read before

would be nice but I'd be more interested in why you pick each book and what you thought of it. This can be added to your post about the challenge.

The list didn't turn out as long as I'd hope so there will be no voting....just read five books (not yours) from the list. Yes, there are a couple of series on the list but you only need to read one of them.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Arabella by Georgette Heyer
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Briar's Book by Tamora Pierce
The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowlings
The Hawk and the Jewel, The by Lori Wick
The Hobbit, The by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
The Irish Country series Patrick Taylor
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts
Le Grand Secret (The Immortals) by René Barjavel
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Mist of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mitford series by Jan Karon
The Negotiator by Dee Henderson
The Night Watch by Sergej Lukianenko
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Phryne Fisher Mystery series by Kerry Greenwood
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Princess Bride, The by William Goldman
The Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce
Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
Secret Garden, The by
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Spy Wore Red, The by Aline, Countess of Romanones
Stand, The by Stephen King
Stone and the Flute, The by Hans Bemmann
Tangled Web, A by L.M. Montgomery
Time Traveler's Wife, The by Audrey Niffenegger
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Westing Game, The by Ellen Raskin
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Worthing Saga, The by Orson Scott Card

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Bev Hankins said...

Woo Hoo! I'm in. Got my list and my post and I'm ready to go. Oh, wait it's not 2012 yet. But, anyway, I'm all set to start. Will link up as soon as you've got it ready.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I will definitely be joining you! I'm starring this post and I will be back to link up closer to start time. Sorry you didn't get more responses. =O( Pleased to see mine are on the list though. Are you sure I can't read Queen of the Damned again (it would be my 5th time)? Just kidding! ;O)

I see several that will probably be on my list: Hound of the Baskervilles, North and South, the Guernsey book, the Lilian Jackson Braun, and Irish country series. Yes, I own all of these! What a great excuse to finally get them read!

Jennifer said...

I'll be signing up as soon as the link appears. BTW, there's a typo in the name J.K. Rowling on this list, and I assume you meant The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, since L.M. Montgomery never wrote a book by that title, as far as I know.
The Beauty of Eclecticism

Book Dragon said...

JNCL: Thanks, I'll fix that but now I'm wondering if I'm missing a book ;)

Jennifer M. said...

Ooooo I am in! I was really bad with my reading challenges in 2011. I think I signed up for too many. :/ Lesson learned! I have my list already for this one. :)


Carine said...

I would really like to join your challenge. I speak French and my blog is in French, so my reviews would be in French. Would that be a problem? There are 8 books from your list that I own and have not read. Should not be a problem to pick 5!

Darlene said...

I have a question! So, if I chose the Outlander series or the Harry Potter series, does that count as just 1 book from the list, or does each book from the series that we read count separately?

BlackWolf said...

same question as Darlene, and I want to the Mist of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.. is it all the four books? or just the first .. Mistress of Magic?

Book Dragon said...

Read any book on the list that you didn't personally send in. As for series....each title counts as one...some of us couldn't decide which of the books we wanted to be a favorite.

Darlene said...

Thanks for the reply, Book Dragon!

I have already made my blog post:

I will sign up with Mr. Linky whenever it appears.

PS: I absolutely love the challenge badges!! I had to use them both :)

Anonymous said...

I've signed up and am ready to go, well I will be once I've chosen my list! I'm doing this as part of the Reading Challenge Addict Challenge. Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

I picked my list and posted it here:

Carine said...

I have signed up! I posted the entire list on my blog and put the names of my possible choices in bold letters.

Silsbee said...

Have signed up and am all ready to get comfortable. :)

Thanks for hosting this.

Susan said...

I'm in! Why I chose the particular books from the list...
-Echo in the Bone: I love the Outlander series, and I've been meaning to read #7 for months

-2 Phryne Fisher books: just found that series recently, like it alot

-Irish Country Doctor: the author is completely new to me, I like the description on GoodReads, and I love series, and I'll be in an Irish Reading Challenge too

-Happy All the Time: the author is completely new to me, and I like the description on GoodReads - it will be a nice change to read a happy book about relationships

Angie said...

I am in! I have already posted my blog:

I am excited to finally read some of the books I have been wanting to read for some time now. :)

Katastrophe said...

I'm in this!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I'm all signed up! Thanks for hosting. I just LOVE the indoor button. So cozy!

pamlovesbooks said...

I'm LATE but i'm in woo hoo!!

Darlene said...

I didn't see a Review Linky, so I'll put it here. I just finished my first book from the list:

srivalli said...

Finished my first one The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Bev Hankins said...

Just finished Venetia by Georgette Heyer

Bev Hankins said...

Two down: finished Anne of Green Gables at the beginning of May. Had to change my list a bit. I could have sworn that our library had a copy of the Spy Wore Red--but if they did when I made up my list, they don't now. Had to sub in a "The Cat Who..." book.

Bev Hankins said...

Third one: The Cat Who Saw Red

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Bev Hankins said...

Challenge Complete! Here's my Challenge Completion Post

srivalli said...

Second one:

srivalli said...

Here is my third one North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

srivalli said...

My fourth read for this challenge The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

srivalli said...

My fifth and last read for the challenge Venetia by Georgette Heyer

srivalli said...

My wrap up post


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