Saturday, December 29, 2012

TEA & BOOKS Reading Challenge

For 2013, I have decided to participate in the TEA & BOOKS Reading Challenge! This challenge encourages us to read ... books with more than 650 pages!

Did I join this challenge because of the nice button for the challenge? Was I swayed because I love tea? That and more. My husband also encouraged me to read a couple of extra large chunksters this year, and pointed out this challenge to me.

The books may be:
  • Either fiction and non fiction books!
  • Short story collections, anthologies or collected works in one volume are allowed!
  • Re-reads are OK (though preferably you should read one of those unread tomes that have been collecting dust on your shelves)!
  • Books with more than 1,200 pages will count for two books!
Visit this post at at The Book Garden to check out the rules and join in.

I am joining at the 2 Book level (Chamomile Lover). I am really a black tea drinker, but no way I am going to read more than two books of that length this year.

I have two books in mind, but reserve the right to change my mind:
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (fiction, historical mystery)
The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans (non-fiction, history)


Birgit said...

A warm welcome to the challenge! And how lovely to see that you also include a non fiction book! HAPPY READING!!

Anonymous said...

Tracy - What I like about this is that there's such flexibility in the books one can choose. You're already selected some interesting-sounding titles and I'll be really interested in your reviews. I must admit I'm not much of a one for long books, but sometimes they can be more absorbing than shorter ones. I hope you'll enjoy the challenge.

TracyK said...

I agree on all counts. I don't like long books but these two I really want to read. I have a couple of other long ones in my plans but not as long as 650-700 pages.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I have been meaning to read some of the more well-known long books, of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Tolkien, for some time now but so far the closest I have come to reading anything 650 pages and more are the six Harry Potter books. I have reserved books seven for 2013. Good luck with this challenge, Tracy.

Laurie C said...

That IS a nice-looking button!

TracyK said...

I have read the first six books in the Harry Potter series also, and haven't read the last one. I bought it a year or so after it was first published and then just never made the time to read it. I don't think it is quite as long as the others, but still a lot of pages. I will be doing a fantasy challenge in the spring, maybe I will read it then.