Sunday, May 3, 2009


I am joining Susan and some other bloggers in the Spring Reading Challenge 2009. This runs from March 20, 2009 through June 20, 2009. I am a little late in joining so I have kept my list short. I have also kept it narrowed down to books that I sometimes like to call "beach reads", because they are pretty easy to zip through. Lately my world is upside down with all I have to do to ready the lake house for summer and to start all my gardening here at home. Lots of time outside, but not to relax~yet. So here is my list:
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Armin
Shelter Me by Juliette Fay
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis
Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
Wish me luck! I have had my nose in magazines for months for two reasons: I am inherently lazy and it is much easier to skim through a magazine and call it a night and I took advantage of many of the magazines subscriptions that were like 90% off the newsstand price, one perk the recession brought about. I never lack reading material, even if it's printed on a glossy page!
If you are interested in joining the challenge or just want to see what others are reading and how they are doing in their challenge, click the icon at the top of my post. This should be fun. Hope more of you join! Thank you Susan!


April said...

That sounds like such fun...just not enough time for me to participate right is plain ol' CRAZY! You do have some good books on your list, so I wish you well! Happy reading!

Chandy said...

I did, too! I have a few books I'm working on... You have some great sounding titles there...

Domestic Designer said...

Good Luck! They all look like good reads. I am an avid reader. I am already in two book clubs. Maybe I'll have :-)

The Muse said...

Hi Sweetness! Sure glad that the little bit of fun prose...came just when needed and helped bring a smile... :)

Prose, can of course, take many forms (or so they say!) LOL...and depending on how I am work can be 4 lines of nonsensical humor...or I can pour out my and heart soul. Humble thank you "Blondie" for pausing a moment to read my blog and have a bit of fun :)

Enjoy you book club reading...mmmm I may have to look into this ! :)

SmilingSally said...

Have fun. My reading challenges are here:

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Janie :)
I'm like you - I've been going through magazines so much because I haven't had the time to sit down and read. I do plan on doing some reading this summer, I just don't know when! lol hope you have a good week!

Tracy said...

Hi Blondie,

Belated thanks for the award, I appreciate it! I go in spurts with reading, and it's been awhile since I got into a good book, but I agree with you about the magazines- what great deals there have been. I got 3 new subscriptions for $10 or less each, gotta love that!

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie! Have fun reading! The titles sound great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Stylish House said...

Hi Blondie,
Beach reads sounds perfect! Seems there are never enough hours in a day. During winter I keep a book going but once the nice weather arrives it gets away from me.

Anonymous said...

Oh I wish I had more time to read. Good luck!

xinex said...

Those titles look interesting, Janie. Goodluck finishing them. I am afraid I can't join the challenge yet cause I have so many ongoing projects. I have to fly to FL on Sunday again.....Christine

Fifi Flowers said...

I wish I had more time to read... le sigh!

Deb said...

Great summer reading list! Have fun & happy reading :-)

Emily said...

I have never heard of this...I like the idea! I'm so exciteda bout having more time to read this summer.Good luck on your challenge!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

How did you do on your Spring Reading Challenge 2009? I have posted my list of what I read on my blog at Post your results and link up your post with Mr Linky!

Starting Friday, June 26, I am going to start a new weekly post called Weekend Reading …. to answer the question“What are you reading this weekend/week? “

I will post the Summer Reading Challenge 2009 on Friday, June 19, 2009…….. so get your list ready!

~ Susan