Friday, January 8, 2010

Fun reading challenge (if you do that kind of thing)

So, I found a cool reading challenge based on the movie You've Got Mail with Tim Hanks and Meg Ryan.  Surprisingly, it's called the You've Got Mail reading challenge.  Basically, you read any or all the authors mentioned in the movie .  I loved this movie back in the day, and I love reading, so what isn't to love about this challenge?

Some of the authors included:
Jane Austin
LM Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables series)
Noel Streatfield (Shoes series)
CS Lewis

And a whole slew of other fantastic authors. You can read one of these authors or books or one hundred; it doesn't matter.  I have started this by buying Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, both of which I have never read, despite the fact that both took up space on the bookshelf in my closet for my entire childhood.  I have no idea why I never read them, but I didn't.  I'm also going to re-read Skating Shoes, my favorite Noel Streatfield book, and I'll throw in Pride and Prejudice and the Chronicles of Narnia series for good measure.

Fun stuff.  I started reading about Anne Shirley and her adoptive...parents today (they are brother and sister? Does that make them her parents or her...what???).  I'm looking forward to reading this book. 

Are you doing any reading challenges this year?  I hadn't realized until recently how numerous these babies have become.


Amy Sorensen said...

oooooh...I can't wait to see how you like Anne of Green Gables. They had an enormous impact on me. Maybe you didn't read them because they were my favorites???? ;)

Dare I confess: not an enormous fan of You've got Mail. But the challenge sounds awesome anyway!

We have the entire Narnia set if you want/need to borrow them!

Melanie said...

Loved the Anne of Green Gables series! I want to know what you think when you're done with the first one. Then we can watch the movies together! :)

Kristi said...

Hello there! Fellow You've Got Mail challenge participant stopping in to say hello :-)