Reading in March

I only read 20 books, again. I thought it was going to be a much better month than that since I read so many Kindle books and had a half day of jury duty to read. But, the other work/life stress got in the way so I lost reading hours late in the month.

Poop.

It was also the month of non-fiction, for some reason. That slowed things down considerably. Here’s the breakdown.

2 were from the Cybils shortlist.
2 were audio.
9 were non-fiction
3 were Kindle books and were also From My Stacks
2 were Graphic Novels
3 were YA
1 was Children’s fiction

Several of these were also from a series I’d previously read and since one of my goals is to catch up on series — I did a good job of that.

Onward to April. With #readathon this month, I should be able to get close to doubling this number. Fingers crossed!

Reading in February

I read 20 books in February, which isn’t a bad number for a short, hectic month. I’ve got three in progress, (one print, one audio, one on my Kindle.)

The breakdown looks like this:

2 Audio
7 Cybils
11 were books in a series that I was keeping up with/catching up with.
1 Non-fiction
4 Graphic Novels
14 were YA/Children’s/Middle Grad books.

None from my stacks, though the Kindle book in progress is so I’ll have at least one for that category next month.

Good month, with a lot of very good books.

Reading In January

January is off to a pretty good start, in terms of number of books read and trying to meet my reading challenge goals.

I read 25 books in January 2014.

Here’s the breakdown:

2 – Audio
4 – Non-fiction
6 – Graphic Novels
8 – YA/Children
1 – Queer
2 – Cybils Shortlist
1 – From the Stacks
7 – Sequels or Prequels

Not a bad start at all.

Reading in September

This list is a little (OK a lot) wonky. Some of the kids books were really read in August but since I fell behind, I didn’t blog them in August so they’re being counted here. Which is good since I didn’t get much reading done in September, either.

Blah. I read 19 books….

4 Fiction
2 Non-fiction (one was a book of short stories)
0 YA (has this ever happened to me? I don’t think so!)
12 Children’s fiction (4 of these were Cybils)
1 Audiobooks

Reading Challenges in 2012

No, I’m not just doing the Cybils Short List – though I probably should just stick to what’s easy, shouldn’t I? Heh. But no, what fun would it be to always do only what comes easily?

So here’s what I’m going to do:

-          I want to read MORE than 200 books in 2012.

-          I want to read MORE than 3 books for the Adoption Reading Challenge.

-          I want to read MORE than 6 LGBT books.

-          I want to read AT LEAST 12 books From the Stacks (that weren’t purchased in 2012.)

-          I want to read AT LEAST 6 books for the Steampunk Reading Challenge but would prefer to read 12.

-          Finish The Nancy Drew Challenge. I have 23 left to go and I think I’ve reached the point where I have to start buying Nancy Drews to fill in the holes in my collection. I really want to finish it this year. Wish me luck!

-          I want to go back and catch up on some series that I know I’ve fallen behind on.

-          I’m going to spend some time looking at the “1001 Books to Read Before You Die” and the “1001 Children’s Books to Read Before You Grow Up”. I’m betting there are some good books lurking in those lists that I never got around to reading. I’m not calling this  a challenge – not really. It’s just something I want to do that will maybe turn into a challenge someday.

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Five Books Down #Readathon

Ruined By Reading has been on our bookshelves for ages (it’s red… a note to myself for my From the Stacks by Color Challenge) and I decided it might be a nice book to read during the readathon. Since, it’s about books – and more importantly about reading them.

It’s a combination of literary theory and memoir and led me to wonder about my own reading habits – and to think of the books I loved and didn’t love, to remember books fondly or not so fondly.

How do you read? Why do you read? Are you doing it wrong? Are others doing it wrong? Is there a wrong way – or a right way?

Interesting stuff lurking here.

*119 pages*

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I’ve Joined Dewey’s Readathon

Yep. I did it. I finally talked myself into doing Dewey’s Readathon. Actually Sassymonkey talked me into it. I’m going to stay in bed, all day Saturday, and read and read and read. Here’s what I think I’m going to have next to the bed to read:

Everyday is a Good Day (in tribute to Wilma Mankiller) – on the iPad!

Four Nancy Drews

The Madame Curie Complex

Amulet – The Stonekeeper (graphic novel)

7 poets, 4 days, 1 book (for Poetry month)

The Missing Ink

How much will I manage? And want to join? You can sign up to be a cheerleader too, if you prefer.

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