Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Reading Life (41) - Read-a-Thons, #ReadNobels and more! #SpringHorrorRAT

It's a busy week! Lots of reading fun going on.

First off, my Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon is going on today through Sunday. You can sign up through Friday (click the title). Yes, horror is in the title, but I only require one horror (or whatever is scary to you...mysteries, thrillers, gothic tales) book to be read. The rest of your reading can be more horror, or any genre you like. On my end, I'll be predominantly focusing on horror. After I finish up this week's reading section tonight of The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James (for TuesBookTalk), I'll be reading these beauties....

If I finish these, I'll be reading this book for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon....

and starting this one, if I finish the above...

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is this Saturday!

Where in the world will your Nobel take you?

Week 3 of Where in the World will your Nobel take you? This week's questions: 
  • What other Nobel-prize winning authors / books have you discovered (or didn't realize were Nobel winners) and would you like to get in your TBR or read at a later date?
  • What about the book/s, author/s or setting/s attract/s or intrigue/s you?
I had noticed that a couple of the other participants were reading/had read Snow by Orhan Pamuk. This one intrigued me (this line in the description in particular "the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism") and, as luck would have it, I came across a copy at the library sale yesterday. Yay!

These are authors that I have on my Read the Nobels challenge list. I own books by all of these Nobel Prize winning authors. So, books by these authors will be on my TBR in the future.

2007 - Doris Lessing
2000 - Gao Xingjian
1998 - José Saramago
1995 - Seamus Heaney
1993 - Toni Morrison
1988 - Naguib Mahfouz
1983 - William Golding
1982 - Gabriel García Márquez
1962 - John Steinbeck
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1957 - Albert Camus
1954 - Ernest Hemingway
1949 - William Faulkner
1948 - T.S. Eliot
1938 - Pearl Buck
1930 - Sinclair Lewis
1929 - Thomas Mann
1928 - Sigrid Undset
1925 - George Bernard Shaw
1923 - William Butler Yeats
1907 - Rudyard Kipling

The following are books I'm considering to read this year for Read the Nobels 2016 (two from this list):

Albert Camus, The Plague
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks
Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter


Recent book acquisitions...

Library sale

Kill Your Darlings, Terence Blacker
The Silent Sister, Diane Chamberlain
Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie
Mudwoman, Joyce Carol Oates
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Legend of Sheba, Tosca Lee
The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
The Good Apprentice, Iris Murdoch
Snow, Orhan Pamuk
The Banks of Certain Rivers, Jon Harrison
The Agincourt Bride, Joanna Hickson
Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell

What's going on in your Reading Life?



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  1. Great job on finding the book at the library sale!

  2. Oh, damn, girl - you've got a lot of Nobel books to choose from! I've been wanting to read The Golden Notebook for years. I'd like to say I'd read it with you if you choose that but we know how bad I've been at reading with others lately!

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