I Couldn't Resist - I am Weak - Too Much Temptation
I love animal books. I even love animal books about animals I don't love. So how could I not sign-up for the What An Animal III Challenge? I have more than enough animal books on my shelves to sustain me through years and years of this challenge and I suspect I will just continue adding to the stash as time goes on.
Here are the rules:
1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:
a. there is an animal in the title of the book
b. there is an animal on the cover of the book
c. an animal plays a major role in the book
d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).
2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...
3. Challenge runs from March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). You can still sign up after March 1st as long as you can get 6 books read by February 28, 2011 ;o).
4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.
5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.
6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).
7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.
8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
And here's my initial list:
- Make That a Table for Seven; Davis - 4.5/5
- Imperfect Birds; Lamott - 3/5
- Beatrice and Virgil; Yann Martel - 4.5/5
- Slow Death by Rubber Duck; Smith and Lourie - 5/5
- Winging It; Jenny Gardiner - 4/5
- One Good Dog; Wilson - 4.5/5 (audio)
- Christian, the Hugging Lion; Richardson et al - 4/5
- Men and Dogs; Katie Crouch - 3.5/5
- Love is the Best Medicine; Nick Trout - 3.5/5
- Biblioburro; Winter - 5/5
- It's a Secret; Burningham - 4/5
- Blind Hope; Meeder - 2/5
- I Thought You Were Dead; Pete Nelson - 5/5
- I Love My Dad; Anna Walker - 5/5
- Ape House; Sara Gruen -4/5
- Interrupting Chicken; David Ezra Stein - 5/5
- Llama, llama Misses Mama; Dewdney - 5/5
- Comet's Nine Lives; Jan Brett - 5/5
- Zoo Story; Thomas French- 4/5
- Fred Stays with me; Coffelt - 4.5/5
- Llama, Llama Holiday Drama; Dewdney - 4/5
- The Twelve Cats of Christmas; Kandy Radzinski - 5/5
- What Cats Want for Christmas; Kandy Radzinski - 5/5
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; Haruki Murakami - 4.5/5 (audio)
- Owen and Mzee; Hatkoff - 5/5
- Mama; Jeanette Winter - 4/5
- Oogy; Larry Levin - 4/5 (audio)