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I don't appear to be picking the books for the challenge. They seem to be picking me.

My laptop is on a cocktail Donkey Kong in the corner of our living room across from our TV. It shares the table top with a basket of pencils, paper, calendars, coupons, bills, and whatever other random thing gets shoved in when I am << exaggerated air quote motions >> cleaning << /exaggerated air quote motions >>. Right now it also is holding two plastic Publix bags, my Kindle Fire, a copy of 84 Charing Cross Road I bought for someone as a gift, and a chili cookbook Dr. Goldstein has lent to me that I don't want to get damaged or lost.

And prior to July 31st it also held a copy of The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. I've no idea how that book got in there, who it belongs to, how long it was there, or why it was there. I only know that when I finished the bird cover book I was ready for my next challenge and if stars were Bester's destination than maybe there were some other worlds in there along the way. #6 - here we go.

I admit much of the story took place on Earth. But there was a jaunte to Mars and that's another world. (And a trip to the Moon, but I'm not sure if I'd classify that a world.)

Anyway, I'm counting it.

I'm moving on to #3 and this time I am picking the book. The Hobbit. I started it in high school and stopped reading around page 60 because I didn't like it. That's always bothered me as I very rarely give up on a book. When the Lord of the Rings movies came out I read that trilogy and loved them, so I am going back to try my luck again.

1. A book set in a place you’ve never been
2. A book that teaches you how to do something
3. A book that most people have read in school but that you somehow dodged—until now!
4. A book meant for young adults
5. A book that was made into a movie
6. A book about another world
7. A long book—one that is longer than you normally read
8. A book of poems
9. A book with a bird or fish on the cover
10. A book you’ve loved your whole life


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Aug. 5th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
The Hobbit is fun because unlike LOTR everyone's mercenary and in it for themselves. But that does make it different.
Aug. 13th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
I don't think I even made it that far into the book to catch that! Unfortunately I couldn't find my copy, so I'm trying to read my "How to" book right now. But someone just gave us every episode of New Tricks, so I've been completely derailed these past few days!
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