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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Challenge (links added)

Spring Reading List:

Summers at Castle Auburn - Sharon Shinn
The Silent Tower - Barbara hambly
The Amulet of Samarkand - Book One of The Bartimaeus Trilogy - by Jonathan Stroud
Godmother Night - Rachel Pollack
Coraline - Neil Gaiman
The Book Without Words - Avi
Spirit Gate - Kate Elliot

I'm combining this Challenge by Callapidder Days
with Carl's Challenge (will link when he posts the final info).


  1. Thanks for joining the spring challenge! Your list looks very interesting -- I had to look up a couple of those books because I hadn't heard of them before. Hope you enjoy all your reading!

  2. What a great list! Inkheart made mine, and I am really enjoying it. Does the Book Without Word really have no words?


  3. I've read one book by Avi, with my kids. It was Windcatcher, a great children's myster story. Your whole list looks good!

  4. Interested to hear your thoughts on Stroud...

  5. Katrina - I love the logo and how can I resist when I can combine your challenge and the fantasy/fairy tale challenge!

    taunalen - My version does! I've heard good things about Inkheart; good to know you're enjoying it!

    Kathleen - Avi has an excellent reputation in children's lit!

    Deena - Have you read him before? He's new to me.

  6. I haven't read any of those on your list. The titles look very interesting. Happy reading!

  7. I read Amulet of Samarkand several weeks ago and absolutely fell in love with Jonathan Stroud and the Bartimaeus trilogy! (I'm currently reading Ptolemy's Gate.) You'll have to let me know what you think of it!

  8. I see a lot of YA - something that I intended to do but more with classics like Kidnapped and Jungle Book. There was an amazing special at chapters and I just picked up half a dozen. Sooo exciting. i love challenges.

  9. Susanne - Thanks!

    Becky - Wonderful! I was hoping that I'd want to read the entire thing!

    Nessie -Yes, about half of them are YA or children's lit, and I'm excited that so many look good.

  10. One of these days I hope to read something by Neil Gaiman. His books sound so good! Good luck with the challenge, Jenclair!

  11. I have to admit I haven't heard of any of these books before. I look forward to your reviews! Good luck & have fun reading! =)

  12. WoW! Love your list. Coraline is on ours too! We can compare notes. =)

  13. LF - I've heard good things about this one.

    Rae - Some of these titles I found from perusing list of fantasy books. Some I've heard about the authors. :)

    Boltbabe - I notice you have a lot of fantasy on your list, too. Sometimes dragons and magic are just what is called for!

  14. Sounds like a wonderful list! I really enjoyed Coraline myself. But that's the only one I've read.
    Happy reading...and happy spring!

  15. Debi - Glad to hear another positive reaction to Coraline!

  16. Debi - Glad to hear another positive reaction to Coraline!

  17. These challenges are so tempting! I think I am definitely going to have to give Neil Gaiman a try--my library has Coraline, so I may have to check that one out!

  18. My son has read the Bartimaeus Trilogy and loves it.

    I plan to check out this series as well as some of the other books on your list!


  19. Danielle - I don't have any other challenges going right now and these two dovetail so nicely!

    Amy - :) No higher recommendation than the target audience!

  20. I haven't heard of a lot of these or the authors. I'll have to check them out! Happy reading!