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  •  Here is my list (5+ / 0-)

    Challenge Books for 2013

    More specific blurbs are included here:

    1.   The Enemy is Listening: History of the 'Y' Service, 1939-45 by Aileen Clayton

    2.   Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson

    3.   Deep Time by Gregory Benford

    4.   The Enormous Room by e.e. cummings

    5.   The Swerve by Stephan Greenblatt

    6.   The Hornet’s Nest by Jimmy Carter

    7.   Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright

    8.   The Night Country by Loren Eisley (re-read)

    9.   The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth

    10.  This Hallowed Ground: A History of the Civil War by Bruce Catton

    11.  Middletown America by Gail Sheehy

    12.  Sherman’s March by Burke Davis

    13.  Letters to a Fiction Writer ed. by Frederick Busch

    14.  The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford

    15.  Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams
      by Lyle Leverich

    16.  With My Face to the Enemy: Perspectives on the Civil War ed. by Robert Cowley

    17.  A History of London by Stephen Inwood

    18.  The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (a new edition with missing chapters restored)

    19.  Destiny of the Republic: Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

    20.  Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez

    The three I am currently reading are:

    The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings  (pg. 190 of 293)

    The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth (pg. 144 of 307)

    Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright (pg. 142 of 416)

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    by cfk on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:28:35 PM PST

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    •  Perhaps you will have the opportunity (4+ / 0-)
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      to see Albright's pin collection. It is at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana CA now. Quite interesting. It seems to be a traveling exhibit.

    •  Dear cfk -- If You Haven't Already (3+ / 0-)
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      will you devote a diary or some portion of one to telling us how you choose your challenge list and eliciting from readers to share theirs and their how-to, if they also make them?

      I really need to figure out how to discipline my reading habit, which currently simply sweeps me away in totally arbitrary fashion.


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      by Limelite on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:10:42 AM PST

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      •  well...the link above (3+ / 0-)
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        has my thoughts on it which I did on the last week of December for Booklfurries, already.  Pretty much.

        The books I choose are the ones I think I really want to read, but that continue to sink to the bottom of the TBR pile, sometimes for years...or sit on my wish list at B&N.

        I have surprised myself the last few years in how I have cleaned up my leaning pile.

        I really don't think you should have to discipline your reading habit, but I have always been a rebel.  :)

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        by cfk on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:23:06 AM PST

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