Wednesday, December 31, 2008

... Go!

Happy New Year everybody. Actually its 5 to 3 in the morning here so pardon the sloppy typing! I'm half a dozen chapters into my first (official) book for the challenge. Lord of the Rings. Yes it's a reread - but one of my categories is Tolkienana (not sure if I invented that word) and for the first time in years, I didn't read LotR last year so it looked like a fine starting point. As well as an easy one, I'm half a dozen chapters in and a quarter of a dozen sheets to the wind! But I know this book like the back of my hand and it's an old friend, so I'll just snuggle off to bed now. All the best and good reading.

4 comments:

tututhefirst said...

Happy New Year to all...I'm trying to get my profile updated here, but can't figure how. Any advice would be appreciated. Jim...do you plan to sleep all day now that you've stayed up all night?

I cheated and started early since I'm in two different book discussions in addition to the 999 challenge, the 75 in 09 challenge, the US Presidents and Dewey Decimal. Except for my "Reading through Maine" book discussion group (outside of LT) they all overlap. None will be finished before 09 but I hope to get them all done by the end of next week. So it's off to watch the snow fall here in Maine (it's lovely!) and settle in front of the fire...Happy 09 to all. Tina

Laura said...

I cheated a bit on the 999 Challenge too, but figure I'll keep strictly to books read in 09 for the 75 in 09 challenge.
I started the day and the year with The Iliad. About 1/2 way through it now. Plus got track-lighting put up in my office and worked out.
Enough of this, back to reading!

Cindy B said...

Way to go, Jim! I have started as well, but haven't finished a book yet. Good luck to all!

joanna said...

I'd like to join, but can I do so via this blog rather than via library thing?? My list is here:
http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/2008/12/999-challenge.html