Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Southern Reading Challenge 2008 Wrap-Up

The Southern Reading Challenge ended on Aug 15th, and I have yet to write my final post so... here we go. The challenge ran from May 15th to Aug 15th and we were supposed to read 3 books that were written by southern authors and based in the south. My chosen list of book were:

1) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

3) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Unfortunately I was a bad reader and only finished one of my chosen books. I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It was slow reading for me and did not hold my interest much. It kind of killed my reading mojo. I know I started reading this late (sometime in June). But by the time I was finished the last thing I wanted to do was to pickup a book that is outside of my normal reading genre. Plus by that time there was only 2 week left in the challenge and I knew that To Kill A Mockingbird would take me longer then two weeks to read. So basically I gave up on the challenge. Bad form, I know, I know. I don't join challenges for this very reason. I like to read what I want, when I want. So my apologies to Maggie the host of the challenge. But hey, atleast I read one southern book that I'd not read before!


____Maggie said...

I'm extremely proud of you for giving it your best. All of your pics are excellent reads, but Angelou can be tough. Oh, if you had only started with To Kill a Mockingbird...

Again, I'm proud. I'm sorry you became bummed. Challenges are supposed to be fun. Hope you are reading something enjoyable now.

monnibo said...

I feel the same way about challenges... but then I think, I can't win all the time... I'm just gonna do my best. It doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

What's next on your TBR list to bring back your reading mojo?