Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BBAW Unexpected Treasure

Today I'm going to talk a little about an unexpected treasure.  I read Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris as a result of the Take a Chance Challenge and I surprisingly loved it.  It's not that I don't like classics.  I just rarely read them.  I have a few bad experiences (ahem The Scarlett Letter) so they are not the first thing I reach for.  But I genuinely loved Mrs. 'Arris and her wacky adventure of looking for her own personal Dior dress for no other reason than to own something beautiful.  I love how genuine she is and how because of that, others are inclined to be more genuine and generous themselves.

I love it when either a book blogger or a reading challenge leads me to an unexpected place.  For the most part I stick to my own preferred genre and rarely get out of it.  Not that I mind, but with book challenges it's great when they can get me out of my safe place and into a new world.


  1. That challenge was great! I read so many books that I normally otherwise wouldn't have! I couldn't choose just one book for this topic! :)

  2. Sounds like a great challenge! I also don't read too many classics, not since I was forced to in college. ;) I gave To Kill a Mockingbird a try recently and absolutely loved it!

  3. That Take a Change Challene is awesome!

  4. I want to read that book, but my library system doesn't have a copy. I may have to break down and buy a copy.


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