Lest you think I can't resist a challenge, let me reassure you that I can stop at any time. I'm not addicted. I choose to join just about every challenge I come across. Besides, they're reading challenges. They're good for me. Besides, look at this cute button and tell me how anyone could resist?
The Spring Reading Thing is hosted by Katrina at Callipiddar Days, a delightful blog. You need to check it out if you haven't already. I appreciated her explanation for "Why Callipidder Days" for her blog title, especially the last paragraph.
The Challenge is not about pressure, but about goals. Each participant decides how many books to read between March 21 and June 21. The reward is the satisfaction of completing some of those delicious, enticing books from our lists/stacks. (Plus, their are prizes!)
My lists consists of a few books I'm reading for other challenges. I'm finding the joy of reading one book and crossing it off 2 or more challenge lists is just too exhilarating for words. I've chosen books from my TBR list and my stacks and books that reflect the feel and idea of spring: light, flowers, brides.
1. And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance by, who else, Jacques Lusseyran
2. Slowing Down to the Speed of Light by Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey (One of those dreaded self-help books - but this one sounds pretty good.)
3. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Loved the movie and Cliff Robertson, who played Charlie.)
4. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (1st in a series for which I've read many rave reviews)
5. The Pea Blossom by Amy Lowry Poole (A children's book based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Five Peas from One Pod."
6. A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist (The setting is the Virginia colonies in1643 and it has one of those covers that I talked about in a previous post.)
7. Princess Bride by William Goldman (I've heard it's even better than the movie!)
Thanks, Katrina, for the inspiration for this challenge. I'm looking forward to it with gusto.