Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge

This is in memory of Dewey (Hidden Side of Leaf) who suddenly passed away 25th November 2008 – a great shock to the book blogging community.

Chris from Stuff as dreams are made on is running this wonderful reading challenge which has it’s on blog at Dewey’s Books.

There are two ways to join this challenge:

1. Pick one book from each of the 6 years that Dewey has archives of. You can access her archives by clicking on the archive link in the sidebar of her website. It’s a dropdown menu. For instance, you would read one book that she reviewed in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for a total of six books.

2. The other option is to read 5 books that Dewey reviewed. These can be from any year and I’m guessing that each of us has at least 5 books on our TBR list because of Dewey!

And the rules:

1. Choose either option 1 or 2 from above.

2. Commit to read your books (either 5 or 6 depending on which option you choose) throughout 2009. The challenge will end on December 31, 2009 but we’ll go ahead and unofficially start it right away! We’ll officially start it on January 1st, 2009.

3. Check back to the challenge blog that we’ve created, Dewey’s Books, often as I’ll put up Mr. Linky’s for reviews and I’ll mention prize giveaways!

I am going with option 2 (Pick 5 books that Dewey has reviewed)

My list:

1. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs – review is here

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman- review is here

3. The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman – review is here

4. The lost years of Merlin by T. A. Barron – review is here

5. The voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting – review is here

Plus I am going to read (How could I not):

6. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat By Vicky Myron – review is here



Filed under Completed: 2009

3 responses to “Dewey’s Books Reading Challenge

  1. Robin

    Sally, we’re so glad you are joining us on this Challenge!

  2. Chris

    Thanks so much for joining! Nation and The Graveyard Book are both fantastic choices! Enjoy them 🙂

  3. Kristy

    Great list! Good luck!

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