First off the winner of the 1st Quarter Nordic Challenge. Drum roll please!
The winner is entry 42:
Bernadette if you could contact me and specify which bundle you want and what address you want it sent to, my e-mail is in the about section above.
I have one of Holt’s books sitting on my shelf that I will be reading later this year. It is one of the books I got at Bok & Bibliotek Fair in Gothenburgh. I got to meet Holt and she signed my book for me. She was super nice!
Nordic Challenge Tips
If you are looking for some tips for books that fulfil this challenge I want to recommend one of the books from March’s Year of Feminist Classics. I read A Doll’s House and thought it was fantastic. Several of the participants also read other plays by Ibsen and I am seriously considering doing so myself.
The Swedish links feature some of my all time favourite children’s books and authors.
1st Quarter Round Up
Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings
The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel by Edward Gorey
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
Medea by Euripides
Anne’s House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery
Underbara dagar framför oss by Henrik Berggren
Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery
Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
Room by Emma Donoghue
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (still to be reviewed)
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (still to be reviewed)
“The Waste Land” by T.S. Elliot
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming (reviewed last year)
There are quite a few re-reads in there I’ll admit, the first quarter has been a period of change for me. I’ve started two new jobs while still balancing grad school. I am now taking a break from grad school for a while to concentrate on getting used to teaching. I’m hoping to get some more reading done in the next few months.
I am still working on War & Peace as well as re-reading the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne books by Julia Spencer-Fleming in anticipation of the release of One Was A Soldier on the 12th. I am so super excited by that book! I can’t wait to find out what happens to all the characters I love so much. If you haven’t seen it yet, she is discussing some of her favourite scenes from the previous books in a countdown for the new book. I am also trying to write some non-review posts as well as to get caught up on my reviews.