Friday, February 29, 2008

March Reading Challenge

It's your last chance to jump on the bus, folks! The March Reading Challenge is pulling out of the station beginning tomorrow, and here are the riders:

Grace: Idols of the Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick and When I Don't Desire God by John Piper

Sarah C: Knowing God by J.I. Packer and Teach Them Diligently by Lou Priolo

Mark: The Odyssey by Homer and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and War and Peace (just kidding on those last 2!)

Karen: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

Christen: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Staci: The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

Rebecca: The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell

Donette: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis and Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges

Morning Rose: Sold! by Patricia McCormick and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Gretchen: A Gentle Madness by Nicholas A. Basbanes, How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Books that Changed the World by Robert B. Downs

J. Ingold (representing the underrepresented men):
Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards and The Work of Christ by Robert Letham

Amelia: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman (late addition totally welcome!)

If there are any changes, please note them in a comment, and I will fix your goal. This challenge is for YOU, so it's okay if everyone has different lengths and numbers of books. If you accomplish your goal, you just might win a prize fit for a booklover! Possible prizes include vintage book plates, book tickets and a special booklover's gift item designed by yours truly (to be unveiled in a later post). Please do not begin your books until tomorrow. That said, buckle up and let's head out!


J.A. Ingold said...

Since men are underrepresented, I'll hop on board with Charity and Its Fruits (Jonathan Edwards) and The Work of Christ (Robert Letham).

MadMup said...

Ha! I was freaking out there for a minute! :)

Karen said...

Okay, girl! Glad for the reminder. I started yesterday, Boy meets Girl, by Joshua Harris. I need to organzie me reading habits. Sometimes I have no rhyme or reason.

Looking forward to the challenge. My hubby leaves on Sunday for a month, so I should have LOTS of time.


Mia and Shua said...

Is it too late to join? I am going to read The World is Flat...can't remember who it's by.

Mia and Shua said...

I had such a good time talking with Gretchen! I could have asked her a ton more questions! But we were basically kicked out of the church we were there that late! Ha!

Sarah said...

Gret, because of moving and all that accompanies that, I am going to change my goal to one book--Knowing God. I plan on reading the other one too--but I am going to be realistic and say that I know I will not get to the other one right now! :-)
Thanks again for hosting this. And it was so fun to see you last weekend.

Mandy said... Dr. Suess ok? : )

I still have my list of books you and Christen made for me at her 'going away' dinner. The only one I've read so far is The Witch of Blackbird Pond (which I loved). Someday I'll have free time again! Maybe next years March reading challenge. : )

GloryandGrace said...

I just looked at the survey I put on my blog and noticed that one of my bad habits is starting 3-4 books at once and either not finishing them, or just not being able to focus as much as I should. With that said, I think I am just going to read Idols of the Heart this month, since I have other reading to keep up with for school. I want that to be my one book that I read in my times of quiet and rest. But, if there are any changes, or if I do finish it earlier than expected, I'll let you know :)