This Sunday, another busy Sunday planned– this time, a church picnic and then off to my parents to watch NASCAR with my father. However, before I leave, I’d thought I’d report in to y’all (no, I live in Pennsylvania, but my mother is from North Carolina, so I come by the saying righteously).
I’m still working my way through Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for 1% Well-Read Challenge and Classics Challenge 2008 even though I said earlier in the week that I would try to be finished with it by the end of the month (today). I also said I would finish the following three books:
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for Orbis Terrarum Challenge
- The Giver by Lois Lowry for Book Awards II Reading Challenge
- The Prophet by Khalil Gibran for Orbis Terrarum
While I did finish The Alchemist and probably will work in The Prophet this afternoon, because it’s a short book (if not a heady book, according to The Wife), I don’t think I’m going to make it to The Giver. Why I wanted to finish the four books was so that I could “make it” to 50 books read for the year by the end of today. I did a recount yesterday, though, and counting a couple of graphic novels that I read (100 pages or more) to qualify, I will make it to 50– with The Prophet.
For the complete list of books I’ve read so far this year, see here.
Last week, I began a new feature at my main blog, an unfinished person in an unfinished universe called Saturday’s Me and You, in which I review the week on my blog and also highlight links of other blogs. For yesterday’s edition, see HERE.
I would like to highlight one link that I believe deserves special attention this week:The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfur: To find out what Natasha Maw of Maw Books Blog is doing and how you can help, click on the link.
I also would be remiss if I didn’t give a special thank you to both Guatami Tripathy at Reading Room and Margaret at BooksPlease who presented me with awards: Guatami with a Brillante Weblog Premio 2008; Margaret, a SuperCommenter Award. Thank you very much to the both of you. I only hope, Margaret, that I can live up to it…as today I probably won’t get to replies or catching up with all The Sunday Salon readings (already over 30) until tomorrow.
Addendum: I’ve been using a program called CoComment that is helping me keep track of my comments– and if I need to return to a comment to “smack” someone down — sorry, I have another blog called Unfinished Rambling(s) on a site called Humor-Blogs.com, so sometimes I joke (or at least make a stab at it).