read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Today's purchase and a new challenge

Bought today in Waterstones - a book I've been searching for for months. No wonder I couldn't find it, it wasn't out in this country until very recently. Anyway, I now have a copy of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - £3 off in Waterstones. A happy bunny am I.

Plus, I found myself a new book challenge. Well actually I didn't find it, I pinched the idea from bookloversdiary. It's called The Chunkster Challenge and it's pretty flexible. You choose a number of thick books (officially it's over 400 pages I think), and the time in which you hope to read them - and that's it. Triffic. :-) I've chosen 12 to read in 12 months and that will include my current read which itself is rather chunky. I should add that I haven't signed up for this 'officially'... just doing it for fun.

The Little Country - Charles De Lint (current read)
Temeraire - Naomi Novik
The Earthsea Quartet - Ursula Le Guin (the one volume edition)
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The Shell Seekers - Rosamund Pilcher
Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
The Observations - Jane Harris
Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
River Horse - William Least Heat-Moon
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Hopefully, this won't be all I read but even if it is they've nearly all been sitting on my tbr pile for ages so it's a good opportunity to knock 'em off. Plus, it is what I wanted to do this year anyway... concentrate a bit more on lengthy reads that I've been meaning to read for ages, than on the 50 book challenge. Although, it would also be quite nice to hit 50 books again this year... *g*
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