Monday, January 30, 2012

First Month Almost Complete

I like the rhythm of reading a book a day, because then I know I can update this blog.  Otherwise it gets lonely.  Of course, sometimes I stay up so late finishing the book that I can't write even the really "review" I put up here.  Ah well, balance is for acrobats.  On the bright side, I'm finishing more than I start, so Very Soon I will be able to fit all the books I'm reading in my portable book-bag.  And my library count has dipped below my age, which always makes me feel respectable.

This is the meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  Here's my report on the finished books, the book-marked books, and the upcoming books.

This week I finished:
I've also read some more of the Cybils picture books, but this year I'm not keeping track of my picture book count.  I'm hoping to get the kids to read them before I make my final judgements.

I'm currently reading fifteen books, but luckily they are all different so I don't get confused. I've got children's books, YA books, romances, science fiction, fantasy, essays on faith, a polemic against race politics, six books in England, two in New England, two on the west coast, five set in the past (well, one was written in the past), six in the present, and one in the future.  Well, I guess the two nonfictions are mostly in the present as well.  It's really not hard to keep it all separate.
  • A Lady Awakened, Cecelia Grant. Her first orgasm.
  • Lover Unleashed, J.R. Ward.  The prose makes me giggle.
  • The Shattering, Karen Healey.  Cybils.  Siblings fight against the deaths of their brothers.
  • The Romeo and Juliet Code, Phoebe Stone.  TBR. The cover makes no sense.  
  • Ancient, Strange and Lovely, Susan Fletcher. RML. Bad dads make me read slow.
  • Among Others, Jo Walton.  Rereading so I can decide which library to donate it to.
  • Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones.  Audio book for when the kids are in the car.
  • London Eye Mystery, Siobhan Dowd. RML.  Kid is almost done.  Easily distracted, though.
  • Twenty Palaces, Harry Connolly. NOOK.  When his publisher didn't pick up the Ray Lily books, he self-published the extra one.  I like this author.  And Ray Lily, who is having some really bad days in this book.
  • Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins.  NOOK.  Cybils. Girl goes to posh school in Paris for her senior year.  Girl meets boy.
  • The Same Stuff as Stars, Katherine Paterson.  It's looking rather depressing for these kids.
  • The First Men In the Moon, H.G. Wells.  They made it to the moon.
  • Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott. Boy does she lack confidence with her son.
  • The Secret Duke, Jo Beverly. She is renouncing him for his own good.  No, she's writing him!
  • The End of Racism, Dinesh D'Souza.  More panic about the fringe elements.
What will I read next? I've got some Cybils books, a few more library books left from the beginning of the year, and the mountains of stuff I have lying around. The TBR Dare is in full effect, although I have a few book club matters to complete.

  1. Cybils: 16/80.  I need to start responding to the shorter stuff.
  2. What's In a Name?: 3/6.  Is Twilight something you see in the sky?
  3. Where Am I Reading?:  5/50. I'm on my target pace.
  4. TBR Double Dare.  3.  All library books this week.
  5. Comment Challenge.  I finished!  Let's see if I keep up pestering people.


Bibliosaurus Text said...

I love that you want your library count to be below your age! A blogger after my own heart :-) And I'm impressed by how many you're reading at once. I can't even manage acrobatics like that. Hope you get to finish some this week!

Christina T said...

I will have to check out your review of Twilight and Philosophy. I liked The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy and the one about Harry Potter. I think it is an interesting idea anyway.

I liked your review of Anna and the French Kiss. I enjoyed that book though I don't plan to read Lola and the Boy Next Door.

Beth said...

The age-library count started as a rule for my kids, then I thought I'd apply it to myself, but I seem to break it more often than not. Oops.

It's good to hear from someone else who likes these philosophy books -- everyone I meet in person who seems me reading them can't seem to stop giggling at me.