We’re at hour 13 and I’ve missed the deadlines for quite a few mini-challenges, but I thought I would go back over the ones that have been announced since I went to sleep and take part in some of them anyway.
Authors as rock stars? Why not. The way to take part in this challenge was reasonably flexible, so I’m choosing to list the authors that I think are “pantyworthy” – the one’s that have written books I can’t wait to recommend to others and those whose books have stayed with me. For more details about what it means to be “pantyworthy”, check out Rebecca’s original Pantyworthy blog post.
- Jasper Fforde – Love, Love Love the Thursday Next series and Fforde’s latest book Shades of Grey
- Chris Cleave – Finished The Other Hand in record time and couldn’t stop myself from underlining sections as I went because I thought they were so amazing.
- Jane Austen – A devoted Austen fan here. How could I not include her on my list?
- Douglas Adams – The Master
- Shakespeare – I’m a traditionalist at heart and I just can’t resist The Bard. Heavens forfend that I would leave him off my PW list.
- Alain de Botton – modern day philosopher
- Terry Pratchett – there’s nothing like a Discworld novel to make me smile. I loved his latest stand-alone novel Nation as well.
- George Eliot – I’ve only read one of Eliot’s books, Daniel Deronda, but I loved it and was absolutely amazed that a woman of her generation could display such a broad general knowledge plus write such an amazing book.
OK. I could go on all day. I’m obviously just a serial author groupie. No doubt I’ll come back and add more names to this list, but I should move on to more mini-challenge catch-ups.
Carrie asked readers to visit this Google Map and mark where they had travelled in their reading during the read-a-thon so far. For me, that means Richmond, Australia, Africa and Conneticut in the US. I’m obviously still a bit sleepy, because I can’t work out how to add my markers, but I will head back to the map and do so later.
This challenge involves reading with a child and I am planning to this later today with my daughter, who is reading The Tale of Despereaux for her school book club. I’ll come back and post some details once we’ve spent our time reading.
If I don’t stop now, I won’t get a chance to get some more reading done before I have to head out to lunch.
Happy Reading Everyone. Hopefully I’ll be able to udpate again soon.by