The first reviews are in from participants in the Sunshine Smackdown -- Battle of the Prizes! Caitlin at Chaotic Compendiums posted her review of Sophie's Choice, her National Book Award winner. Joy at Joy's Blog posted her review of The Optimist's Daughter, her Pulitzer pick. And Tea at Living Life and Reading Books has put up her review of National winner Middle Passage. Tea has opted to read two National winners and two Pulitzer winners, rather than one of the double dippers. Thanks! It is not too late to sign up. The challenge runs through Labor Day (September 7) and it only takes three books to complete. Find the details here.