I’m taking part in this challenge. It’s just right for me because it’s a great way to read books from my to-read-pile. The challenge and the categories can be found here.


* Open to anyone, whether you have a blog or not!
* No need to register or to announce what you are going to read.
* Start in any category that you wish.
* 3 books from this reading challenge can be used in other reading challenges.
* Just post in the comment section.
* The genre of the books can be ANYTHING (fiction or non-fiction), but it must be decent (because you have to write reviews about the books).
* Other reading materials (graphic novels, poetry, museum catalogs, art books, zines etc.) are OK.
* The book must already be in your bookcase or storage area.
* The Challenge starts 12/27/08 to 12/27/09. (I hate to begin anything on January 1st).
* You can post starting on 12/27/08.
* Format of work can be paper, audio, or electronic.

1. Long: Kate Elliott’s Spirit Gate. The paperback is 630 pages long. It’s the first book in a fantasy series and part of my 1st in a series -challenge.
2. Free: Sarah Stewart Taylor: O’ Artful Death. I get a lot of books through Book Mooch.
3. Dusty: Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. I’m actually fairly certain that I did read this in my teens but I have clearer memories of the Three Musketeers cartoon (with the dog characters) and the movies than the book.
4. Used:Zelazny’s This Immortal. Also, a BookMooch book.
5. Letter: Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking . The letter is E. This book is also part of my 1st in a series -challenge.
6. Strange: Hmmm. This is really difficult. My preferred genres are fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. So I guess something like romance would fit. The closest thing to that which I have in my TBR-pile I think is Suzanne Brockmann’s the Unsung Hero.
7. Distance: John Maddox Roberts’ the King’s Gambit, the first in the SPQR series. Roberts was born in Ohio and I live in Finland so the distance is 7121 kilometers or 4425 miles.
8. Alive or Not: Patricia McKillip’s The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (which won the World Fantasy Award in 1975).
9. Cover: Marjorie M. Liu: The Iron Hunt. Yes, is an urban fantasy with a tattooed woman with a sword in the cover. 🙂 However, she isn’t in a submissive or sexually suggestive pose unlike 99% of UF covers.