I love challenges. If you have read even a little of my blog or listened to me talk about books at all, you will know this.
|Look at all those BINGOs!|
Fast forward to today, and I am nearly finished with the board. I am waiting on one title to be returned to the library (it’s overdue by a few days). I’m working one two more (Dodger by Terry Pratchett, which will complete the middle box, and Rags and Bones, the short stories choice). I need two more spots – The First Book by a Favorite Author and A Best-Selling Book.
|Of course, there are notes on the back of my card.|
As Miss Brindi has heard me grumble a few times, often if I have a favorite author I have likely already read his/her first published book. I’ve been virtually banging my head against the desk trying to think of an author whose first novel I haven’t already read. As I was writing this post, it came to me. One of my favorite books from childhood is A Wrinkle in Time. I’ve read the whole series, but this is the one that I read again and again and again. A little research showed me that I haven’t read Madeleine L'Engle’s first published novel: The Small Rain. Since we don’t have it at my library, I’ve place an Inter-Library Loan request for it.
Now to just pick a bestseller and I can complete this challenge – just in time to concentrate on the next one Brindi shared with me! That will have to wait for another post.