Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reading Challenge, A to Z




I am having fun with the reading challenge I took on: read books whose titles start with each letter of the alphabet, A to Z.

At home I amassed a pile of "alphabet books" in a special place so that when I'm ready I can grab the next letter. Today I stopped in a bookstore and found some books for the letters I am missing. It was fun to just stumble upon some books I might not have otherwise noticed.

I asked the clerk if he knew of a good book starting with the letter Q. He couldn't think of one. Another customer overheard my question and was intrigued. He and I searched through the sale books for a while, trying to find a Q. He said he probably won't be able to get the question out of his mind until he finds a book that starts with Q! I'm going to check the on-line library book catalog and see what I can find.

I read a whole book today, since stopping in the bookstore. It was a quick read and very interesting. It was the "I" book: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. Wow, so many girls and women have such horrendous lives to endure. This little girl was brave and fought back. She is an inspiration!

Had I not taken on this challenge, I may not have stumbled upon Nujood's book. I would have missed her inspirational and amazing story.

5 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Quester's Endgame by Jo Clayton
It is science fiction and if not the last book in a series then very close to the last book. You'd have to read the series to figure out what is going on.

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Carol E. said...

I found a book at the library and have reserved it. Sounds interesting... Quiet, Please! subtitle is something about stories from a librarian.. something like that.

Sarah said...

I'm also doing the A-Z Challenge on my own. If you don't mind a little liberty in the word order...I've read "The Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen

Louise said...

Carol: What an interesting method to reading more books! Would any quilt books count for that Q? Lots of them start with Q. If it was a quilt history book, it would actually be educational. Or...maybe you could read a biography about a Queen, if the title started with "Queen", that is?! Other than that, I can't think of any either. Louise