Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Sign-Up: Birth Year Reading Challenge 2011 - Time Machine


I’m hosting this challenge, designed to encourage readers to explore books published the year they were born, or just before or after their birth year, using the Time Machine.

Everyone who participates and meets their reading goal wins a book of their choice from my give-away list. The top 3 readers will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Full details are posted here. The progress page is here.

My voyage in the Time Machine landed me in 1954, and I found 3 suitable books on the TBR list. Two of them I already have on hand. Not bad for 50+ years ago.

1. The View from Pompey’s Head – Hamilton Basso. Why does this title always make me think the subtitle should be Autobiography of a Flea? I must be channeling Robert Burns.

2. Mine the Harvest – Edna St. Vincent Millay. I just love her.

3. The Second Tree from the Corner – E.B. White. I’ve wanted to read this since high school. Why am I just getting around to it now? Why, indeed.

Because I’m the host, I’m not eligible for any prizes. It’s still fun to play along, and the challenge runs through December 31, 2011, so there’s still time for you to join us.

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