Challenge Wrap Up #3 – Take A Chance Challenge

I just about finished the Take A Chance Challenge in the nick of time, and I have to say, it’s been fun! The randomness of this challenge led to me being pleasantly surprised a couple of times, and slightly disappointed a couple of times. I created a list of the nine books I’d read as […]

David Guterson – East of the Mountains

Background: This is the final book read, as part of the Take A Chance Challenge hosted by Jenners. Challenge#7, i.e. Random Bestseller reads: Go to Random.org and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1950 for the min. and 2008 for the max. and then hit generate. Then go to this site and find the […]

John Christopher – The Death Of Grass

Background: While this month, my blog entries seem to be focused a lot on the Take A Chance challenge, it’s only because the challenge is up end of month, and I am actually trying to finish it. After this, I only have one more challenge to tackle, and I’ve already started the final book (David […]

Diminished

Background: The Take A Change Challenge is due to end 30th November, and I still have three challenges to complete. I’m half way through one of the books, and did start the second one, but put it on hold. Anyway, Challenge#8 (aka Lit Riff)  says: Choose a song and then write a brief story that […]

Susan Hill – The Beacon

Background: I ended up picking this book for the Take A Chance Challenge#5. You might have noticed that in my original book selection, I had opted for Mary Higgins Clark’s Just Take My Heart. However, that book is not out in paperback yet, so… I went back to the phone book and found the name […]

Orson Scott Card – Ender's Game

I picked up this book as part of the Take A Chance Challenge, under Challenge#3: Birth Year Book: “Find a book that was published or copyrighted in the year of your birth. Read the book and write about it.” For better or for worst, I was born in 1985, and as I haven’t read much […]

Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

This book was recommended to me by a younger cousin, and I figured, it’ll be a fun young adult book, which would be a pleasant distraction from most of the reading I’ve done this year. Also, I was planning on reading a young-adult book for the Take A Chance Challenge #9. Figured, by the challenge’s […]

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Background: I saw the penultimate Harry Potter movie on Wednesday, and was quite astounded that I did not recall most of the book, which I had read in summer 2005. It slowly came back to me, as the movie progressed, but I couldn’t help feeling I was missing a fair bit. So, I dug out […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – News of a Kidnapping

Background: This is another one for the Take A Chance Challenge, hosted by Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here: Public Spying. I commute for a couple of hours daily, and loads of people around me are reading something or the other; some books that I’m intrigued by, and some books I see and go: […]

John le Carré – A Murder Of Quality

Background: This book was also picked up as part of the Take A Chance Challenge – Judge A Book By Its Cover. The copy of the book has a cover identical to the one on the left, and I fell in love with it! I’ve only read one le Carré before: The Constant Gardener. That […]

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