Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer Assignment: Book challenge -- book one

Today is the day we begin reading our first book for the book challenge!
I'm super excited to announce the first book; we'll be reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden. I thought this would be a good starting point since it seems like it will be an easier read, and there was quite a bit of interest in the book (at least that's what I've gathered from comments, phone calls and e-mails). The book has recieved quite a bit of buzz from reviews as well; here's hoping it's as entertaining of a read as its rumored to be.
There are also at least three other copies at the Grayslake library for those of you who are local; I assume the other libraries will have a few copies, too, as it is listed as a national bestseller.
My copy is a little more than 400 pages, so I'm shooting to finish about two and a half weeks from today.
I'll announce the second book a week from today, so comment about which one you'd like to read next! Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. I checked out Memoirs of a Geisha last night from my library.

    Can I say... Oh My Goodness...what a great read! I would have never read this book on my own if it were not for your book challenge.

    Thanks for the read suggestion. I am so glad I did not pass up on this book.

    Yes... I am finished reading it. I spent the day reading to the dismay of my household. What a luxury.

    I love this book. I think I may check out the movie now.

    I look forward to reading your review...I will add more of my review to my blog sometime this week.
    Thanks.

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