It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Jan 10 2011

>> Monday, January 10, 2011

Its been awhile since I posted for this but its a new year and time for another edition of It's Monday! What Are You Reading which is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books.

The Past-  I just finished Blackout by Connie Willis which I didn't find to be as enjoyable as I expected it to be.  The premise was great but I ended up being slightly disappointed!

The Present - Currently I'm reading One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Its a book I've been wanting to read for a long time and I'm almost halfway through it.  If I ever have another child, I plan to name him Aureliano or Jose Arcadio.

The Future - I already know what my next book is and that's a rarity for me!  I got it yesterday from my bestest lender.  The Last Pope by Luis M. Rocha.  Its part of my Backpacking Through Europe challenge on the Reading with Style group I belong to on Goodreads.  After that, The Black Sun by James Twining.  I can plan what to read after all!

Happy Reading!


New Year, New Challenges

>> Friday, January 7, 2011

Well its a new year folks and I won't talke about some of my challenge fails for next year...okay, so I only read 79 books instead of the 100 I wanted too.  But I was close and am trying that one again.

I must tell you about this website that I love.  Goodreads.  I joined in November and love that I can keep track of the books I've read, books that I want to read and I can join groups that have like interests...and challenges. (Pssst, goodreads is hosting a "How many books can you read?" challenge for 2011).  If you want to check it out, come and find me - we can be friends!

I also, signed up for T4MC - Part 5 again but I haven't really looked at too closely until oh, today.  I like this challenge because you can basically make almost any book you read fit into a category and there's really no pressure!    Looks like I have 70 points!  Here are the categories and what I've done so far:


Read a book by your favourite author - Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, Book 4)
Read a YA book
Read a book written in 2010
Read a book with a colour/color in the title - Blackout
Read a book set in any country other than your own


Read a book with any ‘family’ name in it. Eg: Father, daughter, uncle, etc.
Read a book you’ve read before
Read a fantasy book - The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1)
Read a book a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages
Read a book set in the same country you live in


Read a book written before you were born
Read a book suggested by a blog
Read a book set in a country/place you’d like to visit - Faithful Place: A Novel
Read a book about a person who is still alive (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)
Read a book that is the first in a series - Something from the Nightside (Nightside, Book 1)

Read a book about a person who is passed (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)
Read a classic you’ve never read before
Read a book you need to read for another challenge - Somewhere In Time

Read a book of short stories

Read a book with a food in the title

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