Martel-Haper Challenge (First Quarter 2009)

In the fourth quarter of 2008, Dewey began the Martel-Harper Challenge. This challenge is to read two books during the quarter from the list that Yann Martel sends Stephen Harper, a list that is always growing.

I am quite excited about this list of books because of the variety (old classics and new classics). In Dewey’s honor, I’d like to continue this challenge for the first quarter of 2009.

To join for first quarter 2009, commit to read and review two books from the Martel-Harper challenge list between January 1, 2009 and March 31, 2009. You can choose the books now or as you go.Link to your reviews for 2009 1st quarter over on this post. A hub page for this challenge can be found here on Rebecca Reads.

(I designed the buttons for this challenge a few weeks ago and sent them to Dewey; she had not had time to post them on her site yet.)

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. You can count me in! Thank you for telling me that you’re hosting it.  My two reads for next quarter are The Cellist of Sarajevo and The Little Prince.

  2. Ops, I left a comment on the wrong page… you can delete the other one… I meant to say that I’m in, too, and my reads are Le Petit Prince (in Italian… my French is pretty limited) and To the Lighthouse.

  3. Thanks for inviting me! I’ll probably decide whether to join or not some time in January, since I may not even be able to complete this quarter Martel-Harper challenge 🙁

  4. Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for the invitation.  I will join you after all.   I had dropped out when Dewey passed away.  So glad you decided to take it over.   I’ll be coming up with what books going to read and hopefully they will cross over with my other challenges.

    Robin of My Two Blessings

  5. I’m in for this one!  I love that website anyway. 🙂

    My pool:
    Gilgamesh, trans. Stephen Mitchell
    The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    The Cellist of Sarajevo
    Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke

  6. I’ll join up – I did the last quarter of 2008, but I didn’t get a chance to post my reviews. I haven’t decided what I’ll do for this quarter yet.

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