Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Baby Steps Challenge

I thought our first challenge should be a fairly short and simple one. Nattie often talked about taking "baby steps." So, combined with her beloved Mt. To Be Read, I decided on The Baby Steps Challenge. We cannot possibly read everything we want to. We don't have time. ((My husband would file for divorce))

So, take a baby step. Or 2. Or 3.

Oct, Nov, Dec and then we leap into a new year. Before that new year greets us, we shall knock 3 books off the pile.

This can work two ways.

Option A. Pick 3 books you own but have not read and read them before 2008.
Option B. Pick 3 books you have on a To Be Read list and read them before 2008.

If you have a blog and want to be linked as a participant, please, send me your information, and I will get a list up in the sidebar. Feel free to share your choices and your thoughts on those choices.

Happy Reading!



UKZoe said...

Heather, thank you again for doing this, I'm IN!
Haven't chosen my books yet.
Blog is at http://ukzoe.blogspot.com/

Pattie said...

Definitely! I want to do this but won't get my list in till Monday the 15th.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'll play. :) Probably will be combined with some other stuff, but definitely want to be part of the Nattie challenge.

Jojo said...

I'll be in... http://womenathome.typepad.com/jojo

Musical Mommy said...

Count me IN!! :)


Monika said...

Count me in!


My books will be:

1. Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
2. Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
3. The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky by Ken Dornstein

Maria said...

I'm in. Can we combine this with other challenges?

If so, my books are
"Lords and Ladies" by Terry Pratchett
"Taken on Trust" by Terry Waite
"The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde

If not, my books are:
"Escape From the Island of Aquarius"
"The Tombs of Anak"
"Trapped on the Bottom of the Sea"
all by Frank E. Peretti

In either case, my blog is http://abookgeek.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Count me in too Heather. My book list will be coming soon!

Pattie said...

I posted my list:

Juliette said...

Yes please I would like to take part.

My list is at http://juliette-m-m.livejournal.com/tag/baby+step+challenge

Cathy Jo said...

Count me in too. I'll get my list to you by Monday. :-)

Dawn said...

Count on me! my list will be up by early next week.


lesley said...

I really want to do this but I will have my list to you by Monday. I really think this is a great idea :)

Maria said...

The other Maria reporting in!!

Mine is up!


Cynthia said...

I am in! My books are:

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis

Epic by John Eldridge

Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Pattie said...

Go see the button on Jojo's page. It's GAWJUS!!!

Jane said...

I would like to do this.
I have never participated in a book challange before.
Count me in!


I'll have to decide on my 3 books.
One will be Ben Hur by Lew Wallace. It's been in my tbr pile for years & I'm reading it now.

Callista said...

I'm in, my list is here.

pussreboots said...

I'm in. I'm doing 3 Sue Grafton mysteries.

Jane said...

I put my list up.


Lori said...

I'm in! I'll post my book choices on my blog: http://shetreadssoftly.blogspot.com/
I always enjoyed Nattie's encouragement to read those Mt. To Be Read stacks and this will be a wonderful tribute to her love of reading.

Anonymous said...

If we can overlap with other challenges, then I'm in! My list will be here.


Kristi said...

I'm in too. My list is here:



Anonymous said...

I'm in - yeah! Since I don't have a blog yet (how could I ever handle my own blog when I can't even figure out how to comment?!), I'll post my choices here. All of them are books that were Nattie's that I hadn't read yet.

1. Embroidered Truths by Monica Ferris (finished today, 10/20)
2. Sins and Needles, also by Monica Ferris
3. something by D.E. Stevenson (Nattie's mom gave me the 13 D.E. Stevenson books that Nattie had collected; I'll pick one of those)


Shannansbooks said...

Hi I would like to participate:
My choices are:
1. Haunted Sister by Jean Plaidy (will finish this by the end of Oct)
2. The Historian (Hopefully in November)
3. Helen of Troy by Margaret George (December)

sally906 said...

I am going for option A - my three books are:

October - The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes - Review here
November - Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson
December - Sugar Plums & Scandal

is on my challenge blog :)


Juliette said...

Completed two out of three for this and reviews are up for;

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Twenty One Balloons Rene du Pene

I have changed my third read due to reviews discouraging my original choice which was Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

I will be reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham (1999 Pulitzer and 1999 PEN/Faulkner.

Tracy said...

The simplicity of this reading challenge appeals to me. I'm not sure about the best way to set it up on my new blogsite so I just kind of did one of those best-way-I-could-figure things (it's in the left side bar about midway down plus I mentioned it in an entry for today). My 3 books are:

"Duty First" by Ed Ruggero - I'm currently reading this and almost done but since it's a 3-mo/3-book challenge & we're now in November I figured it's appropriate.

"Care of the Soul" by Thomas Moore

"Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Juliette said...

I have completed this challenge in memory of your friend Nattie. I did not have the privilege of knowing her but I have dedicated my reading to her memory. I chose to read widely in the hope that others may be inspired to try out new horizons!

My three reads were;
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel telling of a growing up in Iran)
The Twenty One Balloons Rene du Pene Newbery winner 1950
The Hours Michael Cunningham Pulitzer 1999
Please see reviews at the following;

pussreboots said...

I've posted my first review: M is for Malice

pussreboots said...

I've finished my three and posted my second review: N is for Noose

Jane said...

I'm late, but my final post is up.