Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Challenge Update: Battle of the Prizes

. J.G. from the super-duper Hotch Pot Cafe blog is the first one to complete the Sunshine Smackdown: Battle of the Prizes challenge. Congratulations, J.G.! And thank you so much for participating in the first Rose City Reader challenge. Having such talented reviewers participate made the challenge so much fun for me. The challenge runs through Labor Day, so there is still plenty of time to get your reviews in. Please remember to leave a link to your reviews on the main challenge page or on any of the update posts, including this one. I am halfway through Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus, my National Book Award pick, so will get my third review posted shortly. The three books J.G. read for the challenge are listed below, with links to her reviews. The rest of the reviews by participants are linked on the main challenge page. Olive Kitteridge (J.G.'s Pulitzer choice) The Great Fire (her National choice) The Fixer (her double dipper) .


  1. Wow! Thanks for the shout-out! This was such a fun contest -- interesting, do-able and a good summertime motivator.

    I put up a wrap-up post, too. Just in case you already haven't heard enough from me. :-)

  2. ". . . interesting, do-able and a good summertime motivator."

    I'll use your endorsement for publicity next year!

  3. Here is my review for Olive Kitteridge...a very good read.



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