Saturday, March 31, 2018

Once Again, a New Reading List (2018)

Keeping up the reading list. Got a few books that I am still slowly chewing on but, thanks to hearing some being read aloud and needing to know how they ended, I've got a couple to get the list started.

March (3)
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Total for the year: 3
Re-reads: 0
New Reads: 3
*book resides in my personal library

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Reading ... One book at a time in 2017

Let's just say reading hasn't been high on my list of priorities.  There's been other activities like work, knitting and ... TV (there's been a lot of good TV lately). I'm starting off the year with a book that's been on my list for more than a few years, ever since I saw Ken Burn's The War.  Now that I've actually finished a book, the reading trend may continue ... or it may not. I'm hopeful. Summer is around the corner.

May (1)
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge

June (8)
Helmet for my Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore
The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore
The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
United as One by Pittacus Lore
Dangerous by Shannon Hale

July (10)
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
Inferno by Dan Brown
An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan

August (3)
Pride and Predjudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Wonder* by R.J. Palacio
Anansi Boys* by Neil Gaiman

September (2)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Into the Water by Pamela Hawkins

November (1)
Took by Mary Downing Hahn

Total for the year: 25
Re-reads: 0
New Reads: 25
*book resides in my personal library

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jumping Back On the Reading Bandwagon.

After my year-long book fast, I'm surprised to find I'm not snarfing down books like a book-deprived, story-starved fiend. Then again, I also haven't abandoned the practice completely. I've been mentally listing a few books I want to read, but first I have a series to finish. Here's to 2016 and new worlds and new information.

January (3)
Physik (Septimus Heap #3) by Angie Sage
Queste (Septimus Heap #4) by Angie Sage
Syren (Septimus Heap #5) by Angie Sage

February (3)
Darke (Septimus Heap #6) by Angie Sage
Fyre (Septimus Heap #7) by Angie Sage
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

March (1)
The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins

May (2)
Catching Fire* by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay* by Suzanne Collins

June (1)
Vivatera* by Candace J. Thomas

July (1)
Conjectrix* by Candace J. Thomas

August (3)
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story* by Mary Downing Hahn
The Midwife's Apprentice* by Karen Cushman
Meet Kit: An American Girl 1934* by Valerie Tripp

September (5)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane* by Kate DiCamillo
The Wednesday Wars* by Gary D. Schmidt
The Tale of Desperaux* by Kate DiCamillo
The Phantom Tollbooth* by Norman Juster
Maniac Magee* by Jerry Spinelli

October (2)
Five Pages a Day: A Writer's Journey by Peg Kehret
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Total for the year: 21
Re-reads: 4
New Reads: 17
*book resides in my personal library

Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015: The Year I Almost Didn't Finish a Book

This year has not been one for reading. My brain hasn't been able to handle it. After having maxiofacial surgery last September, along with prepping my family to move across two states, prepping my house to sell, moving, selling my house, building a new one, along with all the day-to-day stuff, my brain has been too full, too stressed, and too worn out to even look at a book.

Sometime around June I realized the last time I finished a book happened to be November 2014. I decided then I would extend my book reading hiatus until November 2015--a full year. December 1st came and I checked a few books out of the library. They held my interest but didn't ignite a spark. Then the power went out for half a day just a few days before Christmas. I spent the the time snuggled in bed, reading. Still, it took a couple of days to finish the book as my attention waned. By the time I actually finished it early in the morning on Christmas Eve, it had been over 13 months since I finished a book. I don't think that's ever happened before.

Now it's been a few more days and I've finished another. Hurray for juvenile fiction! Hurray for book series that are finished! I've got a few more in a stack on my bed to read. Maybe the spark has ignited.

December (2)
Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie Sage
Flyte (Septimus Heap #2) by Angie Sage

Total for the year: 2
Re-reads: 0
New Reads: 2