Sunday, March 8, 2009

Well Seasoned Reader Challenge Wrap-Up

SO. My book guru Melissa hosted this challenge - and what fun. She encouraged us to read books about travel, food, culture - anything to make us a better seasoned person :)

I read:

1. Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
2. Ava by Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie
3. Hanna's Daughters

My favorite was truly a toss up between Serve the People and Hanna's Daughters - I liked them both for such different reasons. I loved the focus on food that was foreign to me that I got in Serve the People - and a modern look at a world culture. Hanna's Daughter gave me a sweeping look at Swedish history as well as an incredibly good mother/daughter/granddaughter story.

Ava wasn't far behind, though, it was just completely different also. A graphic novel about 70s culture in Africa - pretty unique.

This challenge certainly expanded MY horizons : ) Thanks Melissa!

5 comments:

Beth F said...

Congrats on finishing!! I have one and bit more books to go.

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on finishing this challenge!

debnance said...

It wraps up at the end of the month, right? I've never completed a challenge with a finish date, so I'm not quite sure how to conclude a challenge.

Okie said...

I actually took a college course (some "studies in fiction" course) where the professor decided to focus the entire course around books somehow dealing with food.

We read "Hunger" by Hamsun, "The Cuttlefish" by Desbiolles, and a bunch of others I can't think of at the moment. It was really a very interesting way to navigate through books.

Melissa said...

Oooh, I'm a book guru. I love that. :)

Glad you enjoyed the challenge. I put all three of your books on my TBR list, so I can imagine it would be hard to choose a favorite.

And Deb, it does wrap up at the end of the month, so you still have time. :)

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