When Is It Going to Be My Turn?

>> Friday, October 30, 2009


Even though I don't get to pick for book club again until February, I have a growing list of possible choices. Now my problem is to try and NOT read them before book club...

On the list: an Isaac Asimov novel, a Nick Hornby novel, the first book in Robert Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy, and Mark Twain's A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Man, that right there could be all my picks for 2010! So many books, so many books to read!


Kite Runner--Lisa's Review

>> Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nothing moves my heart like a story of redemption. It is the story of my life.


"How the heck have I not read this book?"

>> Tuesday, October 27, 2009

At the top of my list? To Kill a Mockingbird.

Seriously, how the heck have I not read this book?

However, it is currently in my possession and I am devouring it E style.


But I don't wanna.

>> Friday, October 23, 2009


I joined a book club to a) have something fun to do with two of my dear friends and more importantly (sorry Anna and Lisa) b) commit to the pastime that I feared was slipping away as my life got busier. So far this book club has been a success on both accounts. I am committed to reading at least 12 books a year WHICH is a huge improvement for me. No judgments please. We all know Anna and her goal of 52 makes her Superwoman. All I have to say about that is I KNOW HER. So there. But back to the reason for this post...

I have yet to write a review of Before Green Gables. The issue at hand, I haven't finished it and I don't like it. Plus I've already started this month's pick, The Kite Runner. My dilemma - should I finish it like a good book club member and keep my 12 books a year in book club status strong? Or should I say to heck with it, all the author wanted was to make a buck off of one of the most beloved characters of all time and never pick it up again?

I want to say to heck with it. But something keeps pulling at me like, I don't know, my conscience or something, to finish it. If not liking it were a valid excuse I wouldn't have finished plenty of books in book club. That's not the point though. The point is to broaden my horizons and read. So...I'm taking a poll. Please tell me what you think.

To finish or not?


Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater?

>> Thursday, October 22, 2009


I went on a little excursion yesterday to visit a friend and also take in all the wonderful fall colors, or as Charity would say, "go leaf peeping". It was about a 2 hour drive, and since I hadn't started this month's pick, Kite Runner, I thought I'd use my time in the car to listen to part of it on CD. I listened to 6 chapters, which was great b/c it gave me a good start on the book. But I feel a little like I cheated. I mean, I know it isn't like I watched the movie instead, but still, does it count?

Any opinions?



>> Wednesday, October 14, 2009


So I wasn't content with the goal for 48 books in a year, but 60 was still seemingly unattainable. I needed a new goal, something that made sense and had purpose, yet I felt constricted to some multiple of 12. With help from E, I stopped thinking in months and instead thought in weeks! The result. A new goal. 52.


October's Pick

>> Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Highly recommended.
Like top five for some people.
That's enough for me.
I'm intrigued.


A Salve


Right now The Riddle Master trilogy is soothing me like a sweet lullaby to a sleepy tyke.


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