Notable Books Challenge

Well, I have selected my first book challenge of 2008. This one is the Notable Book Challenge. It’s a pretty simple challenge really, just pick some books from one or several notable book lists and read them. I’m going to be reading lots of books anyway, so it’s fun to have a focus.

I’ve chosen 5 books from the New York Times Notable Books List:

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon
Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson
Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson

and one from Publisher’s Weekly:
Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill

I love a good challenge! That is why I loved the Julie/Julia project. If I could make up my own cooking challenge I would. Are there any good cooking challenges floating out in this great blogosphere?

And because I think every post looks better with pictures, here is one of Smudge in front of the Christmas tree. I was trying to get him in focus and the tree blurry, so much for my photography skills.

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  1. Lori says

    The picture ended up cool anyway, with him slightly out of focus, a ray of light behind him (he could be the Touched By An Angel cat!), and the tree really crisp.

    I love your photographs.