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.