Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010 Wrap-up

It's time to wrap up the challenge that enticed me by its awesome button (and I should add, awesome host, Katrina at Callapidder Days):

My favorite season is ending, but my second favorite season is just about to begin, so all is good.  Katrina offered several questions about our reading experience this fall:
  • Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not?
I finished all but two.  One of them I've just started.  I didn't get to all of them because I got distracted with other books, readalongs, and life in general. Here's the list:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Sisters in War by Christina Asquith
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery

One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downs
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?
I suppose neither!  I was conscious of my list, but when I veered from it, I didn't make any official changes to it.  
  • What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why?
This is especially hard to answer because everything I read was a strong, four-star reading experience.  I enjoyed them all for different reasons.
  • Did you discover a new author or genre this fall? Did you love them? Not love them?
 I did not necessarily discover a new author, but I enjoyed a new experience from an old, beloved author--an adult novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  I'm hoping to write down my thoughts soon.
  • Did you learn something new because of Fall Into Reading 2010 – something about reading, about yourself, or about a topic you read about?
My one non-fiction selection, Sisters in War, helped me to learn more about the situations that women in Iraq face, and I took part in a great book club to discuss it.
  • What was your favorite thing about the challenge?
The button!  (Horribly superficial, I know!)


  1. Oh, you reminded me that I should wrap up my Fall Into Reading too. It was fun. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Hope you have a good reading year 2011!!

  3. I'm not sure how many books you read for the challenge, but there are 3 giveaways up for participants of the Vietnam War Reading Challenge. I hope you'll enter and spread the word.

  4. Serena,
    I did complete the challenge and hope to post about it soon, as well as sign up for the Civil War challenge.

  5. Serena,
    I did complete the challenge and hope to post about it soon, as well as sign up for the Civil War challenge.