In keeping with my New Year's promise to read "War and Peace," and to keep up my reading for the year, I found a couple of wonderful Book Reading Challenge groups and here they are if you're interested:
In which you read six books for the year with the following in their titles. And, here's my list. BTW, you can choose any book of any kind and genre of your choice...nobody's telling you what to read...and at the end of the year....you win a prize!! Love it!
1) A book with a color in its title: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
2) A book with an animal in its title: The Tiger's Claws by John Speed
3) A book with a first name in its title: Mary, Mrs. A. Lincoln by Janis Cooke Newman
4) A book with a place in its title: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Winner 2007 Pulitzer Prize)
5) A book with a weather event in its title: Krakatoa, the Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
6) A book with a plant in its title: The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin(Winner 2007 Edgar Award)
Russian Reading Group 2008: In which we read 4 books either by or set in or about Russia or Russians.
Please leave me a comment for a link to this group...or for more info.
Here are my choices:
1) War and Peace by Tolstoy (LOL You guessed it!!!)
2) Anna Karenina by Tolstoy (a reread)
3) The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
4) Russka by Edward Rutherfurd
Check out this site for some interesting lists of books:
I also stitched on my "Cirque...." last night, and am stitching more tonight! :) Will post my progress tomorrow! I'm watching "Woman in White," Turner Classic Movie of Wilke Collins classic book, while stitching. Died and gone to heaven......I even have Haggen Daz, Black Walnut ice cream in the freezer, girls..... Please don't hate me!! :[
And, can't believe it, but I ran into a random, very out-going knitting group at Borders book store this evening with my friend, Elaine!! They meet and knit every Wed. night at Borders for 2 hours, and asked me to pull up a chair and join them! So, guess who's taking baby things to knit for DD Jessica on Wed. nights!! LOL
Is my 2008 starting out in a fabulouso way or what!!!???
Hugs to you all!
PS: The mermaid pic above is from HAED Designs, and is called "The Undying Rose" please see their site to purchase the chart.
*PSS: I've heard rumors and read the truth from her lips that Kathy Barrick Dieter is just about ready to release her newest in a piece like the HOHRH!! Egads! I'm so excited...and I haven't even finished the first 2... You can find all the details on her Carriage House Designs site under News.