Monday, March 3, 2008

That's a wrap!

The challenge ended February 29th. I sincerely hope you all had a good time with it, that it wasn't one of those challenge that left you weighed with guilt at the end because you hadn't finished all the books you wanted to. :P Remember to submit your list of completed books here (or on any post you like, all come to me in e-mail) so that I can know which authors I should send on vacation and which should remain on the list for the next challenge round later this year in September 2008. Thanks to those who did, so far. Feel free to still post reviews or challenge summaries on this blog, provided that they cover books you completed before February 29th.

Thanks for the interest -- see you in six months!

Here's a nice treat to go out on. The Quarterly Conversation Spring issue features the article Over and Under in which the contributors submit their choice of overrated and underrated novels. Richard Grayson recommended the two John Galsworthy Forsyte sagas for the "underrated" category. Of our members, Becky read the Forsyte trilogies and Geranium Cat tried The Country House.

5 comments:

Eva said...

I read the following authors: Sir Walter Scott, May Sarton, G.K. Chesterton, and Elizabeth Bowen. Thanks for hosting-I'll definitely be joining in the fun next go round as well. :)

Richard said...

Thanks for mentioning me, but it shows how little Galsworthy is read today that most people refer to it as "Forsythe," like John Forsythe when it's "Forsyte," like "foresight."

My own autobiography will be called "The Hindsight Saga."

Imani said...

Ah, well I made the mistake and not the persons who actually read it, so perhaps things aren't so dire.

Eloise said...

Thanks very much for organising the challenge Imani, it was very enjoyable and I am looking forward to the next round. I read G K Chesterton, J K Huysmans, G B Shaw, D H Lawrence and W Somerset Maugham.

GeraniumCat said...

I read G.K. Chesterton, John Galsworthy, Marian Engel and Freya Stark. I posted a summary of my reading on my blog: http://geraniumcatsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2008/03/outmoded-authors-challenge-summary.html

It was a very enjoyable challenge, thank you!