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I’m proud to announce completion of two reading challenges. Contingent circumstances interfere with both proposed lists and books that I have found during the trip have revised the reading plan.

Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge:

    6. Far Eastern Tales, W. Somerset Maugham (South Asia)

    Outmoded Author Challenge:

      5. Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton


    I’m ready to begin the Russian Reading Challenge on New Year’s Day, with Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog, and Leo Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata. I was browsing PageOne, a local bookstore chain with compendious selection of fiction in English language. Also in the Penguin Great Loves series, which I have bought, is Chekov’s A Russian Affair. As I have promised, I’ll work on the tentative reading list for Reading Dangerously Challenge, so stay tuned!

      4 Responses

      1. Congrats! I need to do my wrap-up for the Armchair Traveler challenge. Thanks for the reminder!

      2. Congratulations. It always feels good to be able to finish these challenges, doesn’t it?

        I’m on my last book for The Armchair Traveler’s Challenge – hoping to finish it before the weekend.

        Ah, I will definitely be kicking The Russian Reading Challenge with “War and Peace”

      3. Congrats on finishing those! Did you finish reading Journal of a Solitude? That’s the only one I’ve read so far for the Outmoded Authors challenge – I really liked it a lot. Can’t wait to see what is on your dangerous list 🙂 I added Master and Margarita to mine as you’ve spoken so highly of it. Yay.

      4. I recommend Cherry Orchard (Chekov). Do plays count?

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