Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Heroine’s Bookshelf Challenge 2011

My original sign-up post is here, but I’ll be updating my progress below, in addition to posting regular responses in all my usual BIP-ish-ness.

Here’s my reading pool (cuz re-reads of the main Heroine Reads are not technically allowed for this challenge) and I plan to read 5 of them.

Undset - The Wreath
Morrison - Beloved
Cisneros- The House on Mango Street
Yezierska - The Bread Givers
Fitch - White Oleander
Colette – Claudine novels
Mitford - The Pursuit of Love
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Wharton - House of Mirth
Larson - Hattie Big Sky

Completed Reads:
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (2008)
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind (1936)
Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty (2003)

I know I originally planned to read five books for this, but I also wasn’t planning to spend the better part of three months on Gone With the Wind. So, um, yah: I’m good with this.

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