To all my blogging Peeps…

I'm lookin' at you! Oh! Shiny object.

It has been a week. I know. I. Am. Lame. Sigh.
However, I have plans for a whole new set of fun things to write this week. One for Turkey day, of course. All the things I am thankful for.
One about lame-ass Lexus drivers. (Yeah, you know who you are! Asshats)
One about two books I have finished for my fun reading challenge. (And one book I have been attempting, and is incredibly difficult to finish being a mommy and having the attention span of a squirrel. Ohh! are those my nuts? Shiny object.)
Where was I? I am already being paged by the husband…. never enough time to actually sit down and collect myself to write something. (Bah! and he expects me to write a frickin book. Yeah right!)
Well…. I have plans, peeps. Plans. (and it’s not to stick you in a microwave and watch you turn into funny shapes. Ever do that to a peep? Funny stuff man)

Okay, I digress. With the fallout from the pre-concert week, little sleep, fighting off that damn cold my hubby brought home, I spend the majority of the week sleeping whenever I could. Still got the cold, but was able to make it go away in about 2-3 days, or at least to the point I could reach my stratousphere notes for my concert, and didn’t bother trying to gravel out the low notes, as those were seriously depleted by phlegm.
Enough about my icky cold… I am off to the book club this evening with Sunshine and the girls. I promised I would share those two books I read, and I am going to do it!! Woot.
Now, where is that darn lorazepam?…. see you in a bit fellow readers!

Reading Challenge Book List

That’s right folks. I am in for the reading challenge, and I got a whopper of books to read. So far only 22 books listed, and I will need to add 3 more.  I like historical fictions from different countries and time periods. If you know of any and recommend them, that would be super!

Based off of the Insatiable Booksluts reading challenge, I have collected a list of books I am going to read.  They are from a variety of award winners, genres, and countries.  I couldn’t decide which one to do, so I am combining the Award Winning Reading Challenge with the damn fine Global Domination books.  So what the heck are these and what do they look like??

Go to the sites (highlighted above) and take your pick.  Best thing ever:  there is no time limit and you get to pick what you read. So from the many books out there I will be visiting my local library very soon.  I also have quite a few already, but just have not read them yet. (Thanks to the Friends of the Seattle Library book sale-  two of my favorite times of the year 😉 )

Based on that, this is the combination of book themes I will be choosing from:



Since I have troubles reading a lot of horror, then I will compromise with some books that aren’t so scary, but are scary in their own ways by award winning novelists. (Example: I have NEVER read an Anne Rice book or Stephen King book.  My hubby tells me I am totally missing out, eh… we will wait and see).

Last, but certainly NOT least.

Global Domination.

You may be scratching your head wondering, “What are these categories?” I could tell ya, but I won’t pilfer the categories from theBooksluts. You are free to go check these interesting categories out on their site. Go ahead. Do it. I will wait. :p

So, without a do, these are the books I am going to try and tackle but not in the order listed. Gotta mix it up a little. 😉

Nobel Prize winners in Literature:

The Sweetest Dream  by Doris Lessing.


Song of Solomon or Beloved by Toni Morrison (I know, I have both of these books, was even supposed to read one in college and somehow I haven’t read either.  Lame, but I am about to correct this!!)

Get a Life by writer Nadine Gordimer.

Pulitzer Prize winners:

Tinkers by Paul Harding.

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The Known World  by Edward P. Jones.

National Book Award Winners:

  Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

The Man Booker Prizes:

The Gathering by Anne Enright

Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally 1982

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 1997

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

PEN/Faulkner Award:

The March by E. L. Doctorow

Everyman  by Philip Roth

Hugo Award for Best Novel (Sci-fi)

Anne McCaffrey Dragonquest 1972

Nebula Award: 1966

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

 Bram Stoker Award:

The Green Mile by Stephen King  1996

The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice 1988

Top 100 Crime Novels (American list 1995):

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Neustadt Laureates Prizes-

The Serpent and the Rope (1960) by Raja Rao

Global Domination Picks ( a lot of the other books cross over with this one as well):

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Good Harbor by Anita Diamant

New Additions to the list:

The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Tenor of Love by Mary Di Michele

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kinsolver

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

The Naming by Alison Croggon

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.