Latest Challenge #1: Anne Rice
See, here's the thing about me and Anne Rice. I've only read three of her books, and I either fall madly in love with them or passionately hate them. I have no Anne Rice middle ground--not sure why that is. Anyway, I'm signing up for the wussiest level that our host at The Towering Pile has provided us, and technically only have to read one book. I've chosen Angel Time, the first in Rice's "The Songs of the Seraphim" series. If this turns out to be one of the ones I love, I'll probably read its sequel. If I hate it, I'll say so in my review and move on to something else. Challenge complete, no harm, no foul.
Latest Challenge #2: Laura Ingalls Wilder
You have NO IDEA how many times I have set myself the task of reading Farmer Boy, the second book in the "Little House" series, and have never gotten past the first chapter. For some reason, I've never been able to get into this one! I think I just prefer books that are centered around Laura because she reminds me so much of myself: mousy brown hair, strong desire to do what's right, bad-ass attitude that keeps getting in the way of that. She's much more fun than any of the other characters--well, her and "Pa." They have spunk. They have secret desires to smack people. They get bloody sick and tired of being good. I like them. But Almonzo isn't squeeky clean, either. I'm determined to get through HIS book this year! Hopefully, joining in with this challenge on Stray Thoughts will keep me motivated to do it.
Latest Challenge #3: Discworld
I have been determined to read more of Terry Pratchett ever since I discovered my first Wee Free Men novel, entitled aptly enough, Wee Free Men. I ADORE the Nac Mac Feegles, but since Pratchett writes a lot more Feegle-free novels than he does books about tiny, adorable and totally untrustworthy blue men, I think it's time I branched out. I've had a copy of the first in the Discworld series, The Colour of Magic, sitting on my Kindle waiting for me ever since my birthday. Time to jump into the insanity that is Pratchett's handmade world. Thank you Hannah at Once Upon a Time for daring me to do so.