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message 1: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1048 comments Mod
The goal of this challenge is to read one book from each category in the course of the year. The challenge can be repeated throughout the year, but all 7 categories need to be completed before you start a new round.

Here are the 7 Categories:
Comedy
Crime
Family and Self
Love
Science Fiction/Fantasy
State of the Nation
War and Travel


message 2: by Trisha (last edited Sep 20, 2018 12:53PM) (new)

Trisha | 275 comments I’ll start a new round from now. (This is a good challenge, as I seem to read more of some categories than others & this will make me choose a variety.)

Comedy:
Crime: The Glass Key
Family and Self:
Love: Wide Sargasso Sea
Science Fiction/Fantasy: The Master and Margarita
State of the Nation:
War and Travel: One of Ours


message 3: by Rosemarie (last edited Sep 10, 2018 05:57PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 1048 comments Mod
I am starting with a book I finished just now.

War and Travel - One of Ours by Willa Cather
Love - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
State of the Nation - Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock
Comedy - The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain


message 4: by Renee (new)

Renee M | 363 comments Mod
Oooo! One of Ours is high on my Read Next list. What did you think?


message 5: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1048 comments Mod
It was not as good as her other books, Rene, even if it did win the Pulitzer Prize. The parts in Nebraska are much better than the last two.


message 6: by Trisha (new)

Trisha | 275 comments Rosemarie wrote: "It was not as good as her other books, Rene, even if it did win the Pulitzer Prize. The parts in Nebraska are much better than the last two."

That’s disappointing - I’ve enjoyed her other books so far & was looking forward to reading this one. But thank you, your comment has warned me to lower my expectations.


message 7: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 45 comments Renee wrote: "Oooo! One of Ours is high on my Read Next list. What did you think?"

As of last year, I'd have been hard-pressed to distinguish Willa C. from Kate Chopin, but The Professor's House was so good, I downloaded all the Willa Cather (fre)e-books I could find.

So I am up for a read of One of Ours, as part of this challenge.


message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1048 comments Mod
That's good, Christopher, since it is one of September's group reads.


message 9: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 45 comments Rosemarie wrote: "That's good, Christopher, since it is one of September's group reads."

Oh, right. Thanks.


message 10: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1048 comments Mod
I have just finished The Scarlet Letter, for the third time.
The first time was in high school; the second time was long enough ago so that I forgot many of the details.


message 11: by Trisha (last edited Aug 26, 2018 07:10AM) (new)

Trisha | 275 comments Christopher wrote: "Renee wrote: "Oooo! One of Ours is high on my Read Next list. What did you think?"

As of last year, I'd have been hard-pressed to distinguish Willa C. from Kate Chopin, but The Professor's House w..."


That’s interesting, Christopher. I’ve enjoyed some books by Willa Cather, especially My Ántonia, but really disliked Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.


message 12: by Renee (new)

Renee M | 363 comments Mod
Here are the 7 Categories:

Comedy:
Crime: The Riddle of the Sands
Family and Self: The Gathering
Love: Lorna Doone
Science Fiction/Fantasy: The Master and Margarita
State of the Nation:
War and Travel:


message 13: by Jenny, Makeing a world of books (new)

Jenny Clark | 989 comments Mod
I'm almost done, just have to finish War and Peace

Comedy The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
Crime The Secret Agent
Family and Self The Awakening
Love The Princess of Cleves
Science Fiction/Fantasy Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
State of the Nation The Red and The Black
War and Travel


Bryan--The Bee’s Knees (theindefatigablebertmcguinn) Jenny wrote: "I'm almost done, just have to finish War and Peace..."

Ha--that sounds like something you'd hear Kramer from Seinfeld say.

"Hey, Kramer...you ready to go?"

"Let me finish this book first."

"What are you reading?"

"War and Peace"


message 15: by Jenny, Makeing a world of books (new)

Jenny Clark | 989 comments Mod
Haha Bryan, that would totaly be me!


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