Saturday, June 16, 2007

Lesley's Armchair Travel Challenge

Well, when your best bud announces a reading challenge, you better hop on board and get ready to ride!

Lesley is hosting an "Armchair Traveler" reading challenge, and I've decided to participate. For more information, visit Lesley's site (A Life In Books listed on the left, I can't make the HTML cooperate today) and read the rules.

My 6 selections are:

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson (travels around the US)
Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories by Jean Shepherd (US Midwest)
Lost and Foundby Carolyn Parkhurst (centers around an "Amazing Race" type contest)
Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper (international)
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci (Transcontinental US)
There's a(Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell by Laurie Notaro (Oregon)

It's going to kill me not to start that last one till July, but I have plenty of other reading to do, so what the heck. I might switch some of these out in due course, but for now, that's what I've come up with!

Bon Voyage!

2 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Melissa said...

I wanna play too...I went to Leslie's site and I'm trying to pick my books - a trip to the library may be in order -trying to find something good about Alaska.

Here's my question: Could the 7th Harry Potter count? Initally I thought no b/c Hogwarts doesn't exsist - however the story starts in London, which does exsist....hmmm...I have my 6 books though....

Lesley said...

Awesome! The only one I've read of your choices is the Bryson, which I enjoyed but it's not my favorite of his. I really want to read Dispatches from the Edge, though. mmmmmmmmm ... Anderson ... ;)

Melissa, someone else asked about the HP books too and here was my response:

As much as us Potter fans wish that we could go to Hogwarts, I think I’d have to put the HP books in the ‘do not count’ column. That won’t stop me from reading it as soon as I get my hands on a copy, of course!

Did you know they are building an HP theme park in FL?

Oh, and speaking of Alaska books, I recently read Road Song, a memoir about a girl and her family living in Alaska. Very good read. Here's the link to my post about it if you're interested: Road Song