Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I joined another reading challenge...

So I worked on making a list of books for the first reading challenge I signed up for this year, and added Turn of the Screw by Henry James.  Then I found the Gothic Reading Challenge, so I put the two together and decided to join this challenge as well. That means in addition to the 6 or so books I'm reading for the "Books I Should Have Read..." challenge, I'll also be reading 5 books with gothic elements in them. But, with a list of 45 (and counting) books I'd like to read in the next year, I can squeeze them all in.
As for my 5 books, I'm open to suggestions beyond Turn of the Screw.  The only other one that comes to mind right now is Jane Eyre, which would fit both challenges because I didn't read all of it when I was supposed to read it in college.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Books I should have read in school, but didn't challenge

Tonight I signed up for the Books I Should Have Read in School, but Didn't Challenge on Dana Huff's blog, Much Madness is Divinest Sense.  Dana is a fellow high school English teacher in Georgia whose blog I've followed for a few months.  She has transitioned her blog into a more focus literature blog lately, and I'm excited to have the challenge to finally get around to reading the books I should have read by now, especially since I'm an English teacher.  So, now all I have to do is pick my books (suggestions are now being accepted in the comments).

For more information about the Challenge, check out Dana's blog.