Sunday, April 18, 2010

Books on the Nightstand episode 73

Recently, I (Melissa) had the pleasure of being a guest on the podcast for one of my favorite book websites, Books on the Nightstand ( Here is the link in case you are interested in listening--I talk a little about paper in books, plus the indie choice awards, and I talk about the lovely book TINKERS which went on to win the Pulitzer a few days later!!

In the podcast, I talk about the 10-10-10 Reading Challenge. I am pleased that I've received several emails from people joining the challenge--I will post the new names this week.


  1. I recently heard your fascinating interview on Books on the Nightstand and was thrilled to hear about your reading challenge. Being a latecomer, I believe I shall assign myself a one-each version of your challenge for October 10. As a side note, I found your comments about the paper industry were illuminating ~ most particularly the fact that the paper is indeed a renewable resource and, at least in the United States, is being conscientiously and responsibly managed at a four-to-one ratio was comforting to me ~ as I had always assumed the exact opposite to be true. My heartiest congratulations to you on this project ~ and I look forward to sharing impressions with other readers on this site.

  2. These are my own self-proposed /imposed categories for the one-each version of your reading challenge, based on those sections of the bookstore I normally veer far away from when browsing:

    Graphic Novel

    Romance Novel


    Top Ten Bestseller
    (from perennially-bestselling author)

    YA Fiction

    Children’s Book

    (Re-read) Book Not Read Since Elementary School


    Self Help

    Book Given To Me As Gift (And Never Read)