Saturday, June 09, 2007

Oops


I have been naughty.

Firstly I have signed up for another challenge. This one is the Book Awards Challenge and I have provisionally chose my 12 books!
1987: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
2003 Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (Man Booker Prize)
2006 Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Bram Stoker Award)
2005 - Andrea Levy, Small Island (Commonwealth Writers Prize)
2005 Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Hugo Award)
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker (National Book Award)
2002 American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Nebula)
2006 On Beauty - Zadie Smith (Orange)
2007 - The Road - Cormac McCarthy (Pulitzer)
1992 - A Thousand Acres - Jan Smiley (Pulitzer)
1987 Perfume by Patrick Suskind (World Fantasy)
2007 The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (Book Sense)

Secondly I have joined Dewey's Blogroll game I am a little late but already finding some great new blogs to add to my list!

16 comments:

kookiejar said...

You've picked some wonderful books for the Book Award Challenge. I think you are going to enjoy this one. I'm looking forward to it starting.

a.book.in.the.life said...

I know, it seems agreat way to read some of those books I have wanted to read for a long time but never got round too!

a.book.in.the.life said...

By the way where do I find the logo thingy for that and the Something About Me challenge?

kookiejar said...

I don't know how to leave links within comments so I don't know if this will work. Let's find out.

Something About Me

Book Awards Challenge

kookiejar said...

That first link isn't quite right. Let's try this one instead.

Something About Me

kookiejar said...

I hope that helps.

a.book.in.the.life said...

Thank you, right off to see how to put it in the sidebar now!

kookiejar said...

If you need help, let me know. I'll give you my e-mail and I can probably give you more detailed instructions. (at least I hope I can. My hubby helped me.)

Dewey said...

I had to join this one, too. I wish I would have thought of The Book Thief! I'm dying to read that.

And speaking of challenges, thanks for your encouragement in this crazy 48 hour challenge!

a.book.in.the.life said...

kookiejar yes please! I am going through page elements looking for ones that will let me add a picture and a list but none seem to do that!

Dewey, no problem I am really enjoying your posts!

kookiejar said...

e-mail me at kookiejar at hotmail dot com

teachergirl said...

Thanks for stopping by..glad to know I'm not alone in the struggle. Keep coming by.

Bookfool said...

Great choices!

Stephanie said...

You've got some EXCELLENT books!! The Book Thief is one of the best books I've EVER read! I loved The Handmaid's Tale and American Gods as well!! I have a few of the others on my reading list!!

tanabata said...

These challenges are addicting aren't they? This should be a fun one though. You've chosen some great books. I really enjoyed Jonathan Strange, Small Island, The Handmaid's Tale.

Lesley said...

Oh, this is a tempting challenge ...

Good luck! You've got some great books on your list.