Reading Challenge Update #5

For our fourth and final book, Cindy and I started One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde. This is the sixth book in the Thursday Next series, a series I highly recommend.

If you’ve never heard of them, they’re a little hard to explain. Thursday (this is her first name) is a literary detective in an alternate reality of Great Britain, circa 1985. Here’s part of the blurb from the back cover of the first book in the series, The Eyre Affair.  “When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Bronte’s novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter a novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide.”

These books are full of wordplay and inside jokes about reading and genres and other literary references. I find them hysterical!

Hard at WorkIt was fun to put aside the ToDo list for the weekend and do nothing but READ without feeling the slightest bit guilty. And it was fun knowing that nearly 50 other book lovers were doing the same thing. We read upstairs, downstairs, outside and in the tub. I took this picture of Cindy with two of her real cats giving her moral support.

We totally enjoyed our 48 Hour Book Challenge. Sign us up for next year!

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I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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12 Responses to Reading Challenge Update #5

  1. eightbitbrit says:

    I’ve heard of that series. Sounds like a very interesting concept! Congrats on an awesome ending to the challenge!

  2. Misti says:

    Oh, I love Thursday Next! Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

  3. Yay! Thanks for joining us! 😀

  4. Deb Marshall says:

    I have not heard of this series, but must must check it out. Thanks for sharing. LOVE the catties in the pic!

    • I think most book lovers would get a kick out of this series. And those are only two of Cindy’s three real cats. They take their lap-warming responsibilites very seriously!

  5. liviania says:

    Sounds like a good end to the challenge!

  6. I know I would love the Thursday Next series but it’s one of many that I haven’t gotten to yet. Glad you enjoyed the challenge!

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