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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Challenge Complete: Mixing It Up


Another 2012 Reading Challenge has bitten the dust.  The Mixing it Up Challenge through Dana over at Much Madness is Diviniest Sense asked participants to branch out and try books in different genres.  There were different levels to choose from and I decided to go for for the “All the Trimmings and a Cherry on Top.” Here's the list of categories and books I read to fulfill them:
  1. Classics: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2/29/12)
  2. Biography: From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy by Terry Lee Rioux (3/14/12)
  3. Cookery, Food, and Wine: The Food of North Italy by Luigi Veronelli (10/27/12)
  4. History: Chancellorsville & Gettysburg by General Abner Doubleday (4/15/12)
  5. Modern Fiction: 11/22/63 by Stephen King (2011) [10/8/12]
  6. Graphic Novels and Manga: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore (4/6/12)
  7. Crime and Mystery: Murder Has Its Points by Richard & Frances Lockridge (1/2/12)
  8. Horror: Dracula by Bram Stoker (4/25/12)
  9. Romance: Venetia by Georgette Heyer (4/7/12)
  10. Science Fiction and Fantasy: My Name Is Legion by Roger Zelazny (1/4/12)
  11. Travel: Reading Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City by Anna Quindlen (2/10/12)
  12. Poetry and Drama: The Rose Window & Other Verse from New Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (3/22/12)
  13. Journalism and Humor: History of the Millennium (so Far) by Dave Barry (9/30/12)
  14. Science and Natural History: Proust & the Squid: The Story & Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf (1/28/12)
  15. Children’s and Young Adult: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (4/7/12)
  16. Social Sciences and Philosophy: Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker (eds) [12/1/12]

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