2011 Novel Challenge


Thank you to all who contributed to this wonderful cause and supported me in my fundraising. I ended up ranking 3rd in the state of Tasmania, which was, needless to say, an excellent outcome! Thank you for helping make a difference to Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis, and happy reading!

Hello readers!

I am taking part in The Novel Challenge & 2011 MS Readathon to help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis, the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting more than 18,000 Australians.  What this means is that I will be spending the next 30 days (23/09/2011-23/10/2011) reading as many books as I possibly can and probably going slightly cross-eyed in the process.

Below is the link to my fundraising page.  If you would like to make a contribution, great or small, to help me reach my goal, I would be most appreciative.

What’s in it for you? Well apart from encouraging my already out-of-control reading habit, you will also be the recipient of some rare and excellent quality karma vibes. How could you say no to that?

If you’d like to find out more about the challenge, MS, how to participate, or where the sponsorship money goes, head to the National Novel Challenge website.

I will also be updating my 30 day reading list at the bottom of this page, so feel free to mosy on here over the next month to see what is occupying my bookworm brain.

Love to you all,


My fundraising page:



READING LIST 23rd September – 23rd October 2011

  1. Burn Bright – Marianne de Pierres
  2. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin 
  3. Friday’s Child – Ian Kennedy Williams
  4. La Bella Lingua – Dianne Hales 
  5. The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss
  6. I’m Not Out Of Work! I’m a Writer! – Wayne E. Pollard
  7. The Elements of Style – William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
  8. A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin (currently reading)

Book Lovin'

6 comments on “2011 Novel Challenge

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  3. I love Inkheart and Harry Potter! I’m sure you’ll love both (if you already haven’t read them, of course) :)

    • Sandra! I’m sorry, I’ve only just spotted your comment! Yes, I read Inkheart for the first time last year and loved it! Harry Potter is a favourite also. I took that photo when I did a writing course last year and was concentrating a lot on Young Adult fantasy fiction. Since then I have been reading more epic and high fantasies like the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Wheel of Time Series, and all of Robin Hobb’s trilogies.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, and happy reading! :)

      • Young Adult fantasy fiction is my favourite genre to read. The Wheel of Time Series sounds pretty interesting. I think I may look it up. If you haven’t heard of it, Shadowmarch by Tad Williams is a really great read. I recommend it! : )

      • The Wheel of Time is amazing but quite hard going. I’ve only made it to book 4 of I think maybe 14! But I’m assured that it’s worth the hard yards.
        Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely jot it down on my To Be Read list! :)

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