Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Quick Fix Challenge

Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2014
Hosted by: Jessie @ Jessie's Book Place

Does it seem to you that books are getting longer and longer?  Do you ever find yourself asking "Whatever happened to those beings we used to call editors?"  Of course, sometimes I love a good, long read.  But I've read so many "chunksters" lately, I think they're starting to sort of slow me down - and at the rate I read, I can't afford to let anything slow me down.  So....

I had already decided to do something like this on my own in 2014, and then I discovered there's actually a reading challenge based on the idea.  Jessie @ Jessie's Book Place is hosting the Quick Fix Challenge, for readers who want to read some shorter books (fewer than 300 pages) - definitely a challenge I need.  So I'm signing up at the second level ("Paperclips" - read 15 books).  You can sign up for the challenge, and read all the guidelines, over on the announcement page HERE.  I don't know yet what books I'll be reading for the challenge, but during the year I'll be tracking my progress on my challenge blog (HERE), and (if I can remember!) here:
  1. Coup de Grâce. Marguerite Yourcenar (151 pages)
  2. The Only Problem. Muriel Spark (188 pages)
  3. Fog Magic. Julia L. Sauer (104 pages)
  4. Andrew's Brain. E.L. Doctorow (200 pages)
  5. The Book Boy. Joanna Trollope (94 pages)
  6. The Thief of Always. Clive Barker (288 pages)
  7. The Litter of the Law. Rita Mae Brown (233 pages)
  8. Midnight in Europe. Alan Furst (272 pages
  9. The Antiquarian. Gustavo Faverón Patriau (240 pages
  10. The Lady in the Lake. Raymond Chandler (272 pages)
  11. The High Window. Raymond Chandler (272 pages)
  12. The Quilter's Apprentice. Jennifer Chiaverini (272 pages)
  13. Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster. Terrance Dicks (192 pages)
  14. The Colors of Space. Marion Zimmer Bradley (114 pages
  15. The Transcriptionist. Amy Rowland (246 pages
  16. The Mist in the Mirror. Susan Hill (288 pages
  17. The Two Hotel Francforts. David Leavitt (272 pages
  18. The Celtic Dagger. Jill Paterson (221 pages
  19. The Dirty Book Murder. Thomas Shawver (220 pages
  20. Murder at the Painted Lady. Barbara Warren (186 pages

1 comment:

  1. I agree, books do seem to be getting longer. I was surprised by the small number of books I read that were less than 300 pages this year. Good luck with your goal!


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