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have accomplished one of my yearly goals!

October 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

I set a goal to read a book a month this year. Last year I virtually read no books at all. Magazines, yes, but they are trash! Not literature!

Anyway. So even though I said a book a month, I think I can safely say I am motivated to go to the library two more times this year - so I can cross that off my list as done!

I read three books last month. Chemical Pink, The Messenger & The Girl Most Likely. I just borrowed five more from the library today. I find that I often borrow one or two that I simply can't get into, and therefore don't read. So I figure that the more I borrow, the more chances I have of finding a few I actually like!

T, a friend of mine, and I, have this thing where we try to find really disturbing books, read them, then lend them to the other. Why? I have no idea.

Because we can, possibly? I guess it's like a dare. "I read it the whole way through, now you have to".

So the financial aspect of this post is that I did not BUY any of these books, which is great! I am now going to make it a habit of writing down interesting titles of books I come across (usually in magazines I borrow from friends) and then attempt to find them at the library.

What's a good book you've read lately? What was it about? And what was the authors name? Big Grin

6 Responses to “have accomplished one of my yearly goals!”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Lol - I like that goal! I"m a big reader - fiction & non-fiction. I recently read the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield. There's 4 books - Uglies, Pretties, Specials & Extras. Its technically a teen book, but with very adult social themes. Its about a futuristic society and a girl who bucks the system. Definately worth checking out.

    Also, if you like a good funny mystery, I definately suggest Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The books all contain numbers in their titles. The first is One for the Money and the newest is Finger Lickin' Fifteen (I think). There's a lot of humor in the books.

    Let me know what you think!

  2. scfr Says:

    Recently finished the short novel "Gourmet Rhapsody" (prequel to "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by French author Muriel Barbery ... very popular in the USA right now & an international best seller).

    Currently reading non-fiction "One Nation Under Dog: Adventures in the New World of Prozac-Popping Puppies, Dog Park Politics, and Organic Pet Food" by Michael Schaffer. While it's focus is on dogs in the USA (the title is taken from the line in the American Pledge of Allegiance that says "One nation under God") as a new dog owner I'm sure you would find it interesting and amusing!

    Both of the above-mentioned books are good (not great) ... interesting and worth reading.

    A series of books I absolutely love is the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith. Have you read any of them?

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I just finished a book yesterday called " woman of a thousand secrets" by Barbara ???

    If you have read any of the "Clan of the Cavebear" books, it is somewhat similar. It has romance, mystery, sports, war .... Smile

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Househopeful - I couldn't remember who recommended or what those books were. Thanks for the reminder! I remember you menioned in your blog a while back - sounded interesting.

    Whitestripe - great goal. I should try that.

    I am currently reading "Awake in the Dark" by Nayman(?). Short stories about the later generations of Holocaust survivors and Nazis. Disturbing, but good. Interestingly, I think the author is from Australia.

    I haven't read much else lately. Though Coraline was good (fast read). Trying to get back into it.

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    Stephen King's "Duma Key"
    Disturbed me!
    "Lisey's Story" too, but that's a tough read.
    He has written some really bizarre stuff since his accident.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    Dmontgrey: how funny, i just borrowed Blaze by Richard Bachman (stephen king).

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