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January 30, 2007

From the Stacks Challenge - Finished!


Ta-da! I managed to complete this challenge with days to spare. Not too bad considering I didn't start until December. Click on the titles to read my reviews.

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson (B+)
The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra (C)
The Baker's Apprentice by Judith Hendricks (B-)
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan (C-)
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle (C-)

Unfortunately, all but one of these books is worth keeping. I'm not sorry I read the others; just sorry they weren't as good as I'd hoped.

6 comments:

  1. Well done! Too bad you didn't enjoy them more but at least they are no longer taking up space in your tbr piles!

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  2. Congrats on finishing (I'm afraid I didn't do as well!). Sometimes books don't end up being as good as I hope, but I can usually get something good out of them. At least you can move them out of your pile now!

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  3. At least you like The Other Side of the Bridge!

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  4. Awesome! Too bad they weren't all amazing reads but still you finished your challenge. And, hey this means more room for new books :)

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  5. Congrats on finishing the challenge, sorry they weren't all what you expected or hoped for.

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  6. Nat - Yah, but you should see how many replaced just those five! Between Christmas, my birthday and several my mom passed on to me, my stacks have multiplied like bunnies!

    Danielle - Reading these for the challenge forced me to finish what I probably would have otherwise tossed aside unfinished.

    Kailana - I did, I did! Not sure if I'd say I loved it, but it was definitely a good read and worthwhile.

    Iliana - Yah, but it does feel good to have accomplished what I set out to do. The only one that was on my shelf for a long time (couple of years) was The Baker's Apprentice. All the rest were fairly new acquisitions.

    Carl - Thanks. Nice to have at least read all five. So far, so good with my other two challenges.

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