Monday, January 9, 2012

Well, this year I haven't really settled down to reading much.  So far it hasn't been hard to keep my resolution to only read what I have available, because what I have is a huge pile of library books rapidly coming due.  But I want to check in and see what I've finished so far.

This is the meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  I look at what I've read, what I'm reading, and how I'm doing on any challenges.  This week I finished:
All were from the library, and one was for a book club.  I've also read some of the Cybils picture books, but this year I'm not keeping track of my picture book count.


I'm currently reading:
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe.  Turns out I can renew this, so it fell back in urgency.
  • A Lady Awakened, Cecelia Grant.  Romance the Early Readers sent me.  
  • Twilight and Philosophy.  So I could properly appreciate the movie.
  • White Night, Jim Butcher. Audio book for car.  I can't decide if I've read this before or not -- some of it sounds familiar.  I'll wait till I'm done to look it up.
  • Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones.  Audio book for when the kids are in the car.
  • London Eye Mystery, Siobhan Dowd.  Reading my library book.
  • Bindi Babes, Narinder Dhami.  Reading my library.  Slowly.
  • The First Men In the Moon, H.G. Wells.  Heh, heh, they just name-checked Jules Verne.
  • Twenty Palaces, Harry Connolly. On my NOOK.  When his publisher didn't pick up the Ray Lily books (BOO), he self-published the extra one.  I like this author.
  • Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott. I'm out of her youth so no more drugs. Yay!
  • The Terrorists of Irustan, Louise Marley.  They got caught.
  • The Secret Duke, Jo Beverly. They struggle on, knowing they'll never meet again. Ha!
  • The End of Racism, Dinesh D'Souza.  A bad example he likes is a trend; one he doesn't like is an anomaly.
What will I read next? Mostly more library books coming due.  The only new books entering the house will be for book clubs, Cybils finalists, and Reading My Library entries.  After I conquer the library mountain, I'll start on my unread book piles.

Challenges I've signed up for (for which I've signed up?):
  1. Cybils: 6/80.  Or I should say 6/73, since the 7 Apps aren't possible.
  2. Where Am I Reading?:  1/50.  Everything I've read has either been in New York or off planet.  Or in Canada.
  3. TBR Double Dare.  So far everything I've read is a library book.
  4. Comment Challenge.  I skipped yesterday, so I need 10 comments today.

3 comments:

Amy said...

I loved the London Eye Mystery!

Melissa said...

Wow! There's a lot of books there, and I thought I was bad with the huge pile of books I'm trying to get through. All the best with your reading :)

Tara said...

That's a wide ranging list! I am impressed with the fact that you challenge yourself and read so widely.