Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nerd Alert

Ok, I admit it. I'm a nerd. I really like to read, and the satisfaction I feel when I finish a book can't be beat.  I have this weird obsession with always buying the books that I read (no library fuss for me), and whenever possible, buying them in hardcover.  (Because I don't make millions, I accomplish this by surfing the used books on / ebay / amazon to snag them on the cheap - I can usually find them for less than the cost of a new paperback.)  I live in a small apartment but dream of the day when I have a big house with built-in bookcases where I can show off all of the books that I have read over the years.

But I digress.  Katrina over at Callapidder Days is hosting a Fall Into Reading challenge.  I'm late to the game, but basically, the challenge is to make a list of books that you plan to read between September 22nd and December 20th.  For me, we're going to say October 4th - December 20th.

Below is the list of books I'm challenging myself to read between now and December 20th:

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead
Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
Julie and Julia, Julie Powell
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans (waiting until December on this one)

I think I should be able to get through these by December 20th.  If I find that I'm zipping through them, I may add some more to the list, but I won't take any off.  I'll post updates as I check each book off the list.

Happy reading!


  1. The Glass Castle is one of my favorite non-fiction books! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Hey, you were above me so here i am, commenting.

    The Glass Castle is AMAZING - there is no doubt you will love it. Running with Scissors is awesome too. I watched the Last lecture, that 15 minute ish youtube snippet and it made me cry. I will be back to see what you think of the book and perhaps add it to my list.
    Good luck with the list, its a big un!