21 March 2009

Challenges are hard to resist

Ok, i'm doing 1 more. That's it. except for RIP in the fall. that will be it! I swear!

I signed up for the Classics Challenge, hosted by Trish. I'm doing the Entree (lol) and going to plan on reading at least 5. This one runs from April 1 to October 31. Just pulling a few off my TBR stack at the house here's 5 i might read.
  • Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
So we'll see how it goes.


so last weekend i bought a bunch of books. I got The Planets by Dava Sobel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold for just $4 total at the library book sale. yay! I got the two Gleason books from Amazon and The Tales of Beedle the Bard from McKay's. Should i feel bad that since i bought it used the charity it's for didn't get any money? I'd picked up The Planets a couple times at McKay's but just never bought it. I don't do Bad Bloggers but the fact that i bought it is totally Chris' fault! Or maybe it's Carl's because Chris got it from him....hmm.

Anyway, I finished it up last night. The Planets by Dava Sobel is about the solar system! There is an essay for the various planets and the Sun and Moon. They are quirky and fun little pieces. Sobel chooses to have the piece on Mars narrated by the meteroid scientists found in Antarctica that may reveal fossilized life. She has Caroline Hershel, the sister of the discoverer of Uranus, tell the story of how Uranus and Neptune were found. I had no idea that mathematicians figured out that Neptune had to exist due to Uranus' weird orbit. I really liked the essays and thought they were all informative. a 5!

I looked up a proportional map of the solar system...it is cool! And Carl reviewed it first!

Currently: pretty happy with my brackets so far!

2 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed Planets! Great haul of books you picked up there!

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  2. And I'm trying so hard to read the ones i already have!

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