I'm on my second day in Texas, and I'm having a great time so far! We had our big family gathering today, and much fun and overeating was had/done by all. I got some great gifts for my office (desk calendar, sticky note dispenser, The Office magnets, journal), and my mom gave me some things very close to my heart...bookmarks! And a Deal or No Deal interactive DVD game for B. and me (we're DOND nuts). I won't bore you with the whole gift list, but it was a great haul! And I can fit it all in my suitcase for the plane ride back!
Mizbooks has announced the 2008 TBR Reading Challenge, and I've been ruffling through my Goodreads and Shelfari accounts trying to decide what to put on my list. I had a miserable showing in 2007, reading only 2 of my 12 chosen titles (The Human Stain and The End of the Affair). While they were both fantastic books, I didn't even put a dent in the pile, so I'm hoping for a better turn-out in 2008.
Without further ado, here's my projected list:
First Tier Picks:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (since I'm the last person on the planet who hasn't read it)
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
How to Read and Why, by Harold Bloom
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin
Oracle Night, by Paul Auster
Clown Girl, by Monica Drake
Fables #7: Arabian Nights (and Days), by Bill Willingham
Tier Two Picks (Altnernates):
Dreams From My Father, by Barack Obama
The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman (can't bear for the series to be OVER!)
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
The Position, by Meg Wolitzer
Wish me luck!