Sunday, March 13, 2011

Connect the Dots Challenge

Join my reading challenge!She Reads and Reads has an interesting challenge up, one that I'm pretty much doing anyway, which is just what I like my challenges to be.  You know, unchallenging.  The idea is that you read a book, and then pick the next book from a reference in the first book, either in the text or in the bibliography.  If any books run dry, you can back up one or two and restart.  It's called the Stream of Suggestions Reading Challenge.

I have several streams going right now -- I'm reading books about Aspergers Syndrome, I'm reading books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I'm reading books from Borrowed Names. So I'll list all three streams and hope one of them lasts that crucial three turns to qualify for the challenge.

Buffy the Vampire Stream
  • Panel to Panel.  This is a bit of a cheat since it more has a page of ads than a bibliography, but it's definitely in the spirit of the challenge since I only know the next book from this book.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus.  I'm not sure how I'm going to get from these books back to the nonfiction Buffy books that I really prefer, but I'll worry about that when this stream dries up.
  • Tales of the Vampires.  I may have to jump back to find any nonfiction texts.
  • Fray.  I think I'll be invoking the "other books by referenced author" rule now.
Aspergers Syndrome Stream
  • I'll have to restart this; my last book has no references.  Humph.
  • Life at the Edge and Beyond, by Jan Greenman.  A memoir about a mom and her son.
Borrowed Names Stream
Borrowed Names, the Cybils nonfiction book about three women and their daughters.  I checked out two books from the bibliography, so I guess this stream has already forked:

    1 comment:

    Sam @ Parenthetical said...

    What a fun idea! (Does it count if it's not a literal suggestion, but more of a "I want to read more books set in that time period" sort of chain of inspiration?)