Pour of Tor at Sycorax Pine is sponsoring The Unread Author Challenge -- We all have authors that we have intended to read, but who have for some reason never made it past the "intention." This challenge encourages us to pick some of those authors and read. The challenge runs from September to February, which is a good thing because one of the M.F.K. Fisher books I've chosen is over 600 pages.
Here are the 6 I've chosen (and have on hand) for this challenge:
- Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon M.F.K. Fisher (finished)
- The Art of Eating M.F.K. Fisher
- Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales Marie-Louise von Franz
- Emily Dickinson is Dead Jane Langston
- Dissolution C. J. Sansom (finished)
- Season of the Witch Natasha Mostert (finished)
--the first two by M.F.K. Fisher fit in the memoir/biographical category that I've challenged myself to work on this year
--the first three (Fisher and von Franz) are nonfiction, another one of my personal challenges, and the von Franz also fits into my reading on fairy tale and myth
--#'s 4-5 will fit into the R.I.P. Challenge
R.I.P. (Readers Imbibing Peril) : The Autumn Reading Challenge runs from September 1 - October 31 and involves reading gothic tales or tales of suspense, reading about witches or haunted houses, tales of terror or the supernatural. The list of possibilities I've chosen are listed here. And, of course, #'s 4-5 in the above list.
And now two more possible challenges that I discovered at Chris' Stuff as Dreams are Made On -- the Themed Reading Challenge and the Cardathon Challenge. Have not decided what my "theme" will be --maybe travel books since I'm accumulating a hefty list of these that I'd like to read.
Finished Mademoiselle Victorine and have started Bridge of Sighs. Oh, many thanks to Stefanie, because I'm already captivated with Russo's latest. Yet another beautifully written work.