So, Few But Dear Readers, I can hear your voice. You're saying something to the effect of:
Shel, what the frak are you thinking?! Accepting another challenge?! Have you even started reading for the 2011 historical fiction challenge? And what about the debut author challenge? AND the Wish I'd Read That challenge? And WHAT ABOUT YOUR DISSERTATION?! You need to finish that to and get a *real* job.
While these are all excellent points, Few But Dear Readers, I'll have you know that when you pretend-rant at me like that, you sound even worse than a mother. (All that is missing is the "It's about time you became a productive member of society. Your father and I can't support you forever. We want to retire, you heartless selfish beast!" on the end of that imaginary rant.)
And, imagined or not, I will never listen to or obey the rants of pseudo-internet mothers.
And so, I stick out my tongue at you few but dear readers and would like you to know that I have accepted yet another 2011 reading challenge.
Before you judge me too harshly, know that I have chosen the pansy-a$$ed level for the challenge, better known as the *crow's nest* level in the official challenge announcement over at Bookworming in the 21st Century's site.
To meet the challenge, I will have to read one book from the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer. Yes, that's right, one book.
Powers that be, let's hope that I can manage that much.
I haven't read any of the Bloody Jack series previously. But when I stumbled upon the announcement, I read that the series is about an orphan girl who disguises herself as a boy and signs on to work on a British sailing ship.
I could get into that.
So, with the first book, Bloody Jack: Being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, ship's boy already on it's way to me from Amazon Marketplace, how could I refuse?