2010 Reading Challenge Updates

Jan 07

I did not finish my self-imposed reading challenges by December 31st of 2010. I read a lot last year but I read organically from topic to subject to author… and I suppose my attempts to box myself in made me rebel and refuse. Tsk. Tsk. So, instead of beating myself up on not completing by the deadline I have decided to extend the deadline to whenever I finish....

Read More

Reading Challenge Updates 2

Nov 22

Sorry, I have not been very good about updating my progress in my reading challenges. So here goes… For the Orbis Terrarum Reading Challenge… I started my literary vacation in Australia with Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap. I tried so hard with this book. I really did. I stuck with it far too long…which set my reading goals back quite a bit. I...

Read More

Closed For Repairs by Nancy Alonso

Nov 21

As part of the Orbis Terrarum Reading Challenge I chose Closed For Repairs by the Cuban author, Nancy Alonso. Closed For Repairs is a book with 11 short stories written from the perspective of the unique Cuban experience, the resilience Cubans demonstrate with the ever-increasing problems that seemingly go on forever without hope for resolution and without access to...

Read More