Thursday, October 14, 2010

another long can I hold out?

Well, yesterday was pretty much a reading dud. Most of my time spent with the written word was with a textbook. Not that it was horrible, by any means. But well, it was typical textbook.

Did squeeze in two chapters of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. One of the chapters was a story told within the story. I'm not far into the book yet, only at page 40-something, but thus far I am really, really enjoying it! Odd little tidbit--it's the third book in a row told from a child's viewpoint (first the Alice books, then Room, now this one). If I had to guess at this point, I'd say that when I finish The Vanishing of Katharina Linden I will probably like it more than the Alice books and less than Room (but then Room is going to be a very hard book to beat). But who knows...there's a lot of story left to be told. :)


So, I didn't get much reading done...but that didn't stop me from desperately wanting to sign up for another reading challenge. *sigh* I fear I'm starting to slide down that slippery slope again...down to the pits of challenge overload. Not that I'm in bad shape right now, it's just that the urges are building, getting stronger all the time...

I stumbled across the latest temptation at Bellezza's...she was looking for recommendations for her list for the Read-a-Myth Challenge. I want to join this challenge sooooooo badly. And I probably will. I've got the justification all worked out in my mind. See, I'm pretty much myth-ignorant. But Gray has fallen in love with mythology. So of course, it would be wonderful to participate in this challenge together, right?!! That's why I joined Once Upon a Time the first year--because Annie loved fantasy, and I was totally unfamiliar with it, so we joined together...and wow, I fell in love! Not such a stretch to think the same thing could happen with mythology, is it?


  1. you know you are going to do it! lol

  2. Well if Gray is wanting to know more about Mythology, why wouldn't you sign up? :P I'm done with challenges (though I seem to have a new thing for "readalongs") but will cheer you on! I loooooove Greek mythology but never know what to read.

  3. I haven't gotten much reading done AT ALL. I have, however, been enjoying the puppy. And playing too much sudoku.

  4. myth is fun...but sounds like you are convinced to try the challenge. look forward to hearing how it goes?


  5. At the time the challenges seem so doable and the deadline so far away and then the next thing you know it's been a year and you screwed up again!! LOL..story of my life!