I'm really enjoying the challenge still, it has been the best way that I can think of to get such great exposure to so many classic authors. Not all of the novellas have been favorites, but I wouldn't expect them to all be right up my alley--I'm pretty thrilled to have found a few new favorites.
In other news, I won a fabulous tote and two beautiful books from Melville House Publishing! My 12 year-old has officially (and perhaps permanently) adopted the quote on the bag as his default response, so he's pretty excited about my prize too. :) It came just in time for me to take it to book club last night--what fun! (Thanks, Melville House--I'm a fan!)
ALSO, as I was in the midst of typing this post, I peeked out the front door and there was all kinds of bookishness outside as well! A few of my orders from different places (Paperbackswap, Barnes and Noble, Powells) decided to carpool, and all showed up at the same time.
On the left are some books from Powell's for my daughter's 2nd grade studies (and one about natural dyes for my 10 year-old daughter's birthday that I'd better go hide before I forget!). On the right are my Indiespensable goodies: Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante and some appetizing Moroccon spice rub. From PaperbackSwap, the Six Wives of Henry VIII; from Barnes and Noble (I like to diversify my book purchases :) is MAUS which I don't know a whole lot about, but I'm looking forward to reading; and finally, also from Powell's, Yeats is Dead! (thanks, Em, for bringing that title to my attention!)
I have a lot of fun new books trying to distract me, but I'm still focused on my challenge. I'm enjoying some Tolstoy right now, and looking forward to the other novellas. Also trying to come up with an amazing way to display my lovely novellas once I'm done...any ideas?