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RYOB Challenge

Updates! Okay, I know this defeats the purpose but I did get a lot of new books for the holidays and my birthday (sqee!) so they ARE my books. So even though I am not reducing the amount on my bookshelves I am reading the books I have acquired.
Book the First:
People Are Unappealing, Even Me by Sara Barron

This was pretty darn funny. I really loved it because, like Barron, I waited tables at the Olive Garden. There was a couple of good laughs in here, but I have a sneaky suspicion this stuff would be funnier if Barron read it. I may check out the audio, if the library ever buys it.
Book the Second:
Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich

I loved this one and will keep it as a reference for years to come. I especially loved the learn-to-play- the dulcimer advice. I may take her up on that.
Book the Third:
Catch Me Before I Fall: Her Color Made Her Different-The True Story of a Shattered Childhood by Rosie Childs
OOH, do you want to smack the mother in this one.
That's it so far (I'm reading one now, so there will be updates.)
I just started Daughter of Fortune, a book I've owned for...I don't know, three years? This will be my first attempt at reading something I actually own. I forgot how easy it is to carry around a paperback. So far, the story is very interesting. I loved House of Spirits, which makes this book out of the running for the New Author Challenge. Ah- I've got the whole year, I'm not worried. I'm going to continue to refer to this blog entry to track this challenge. It will make my life easier than creating more lists.


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