Well I last posted in October!! Yikes! And even that post said something about not falling off the face of the earth, and while that’s still true, I seem to have fallen off the reading and blogging wagon lately. I do have a good reason though! My husband and I are expecting! This is our first baby and we’re so excited about all the blessings to come! I can’t wait until June! So other than working, I’ve been busy hibernating! :)
I am hoping to get back into reading – I think my reading interests are changing a bit so hopefully I can find a book that grabs my attention and doesn’t put me to sleep (although I can’t totally blame that on the books right now). I’m SO close to reaching my 60 book goal for this year…I’ve finished 52, but haven’t really read anything in the last few months. I might be able to make it to 60, but am definitely going to have to scale back next year.
I do have partially written reviews in the queue to finish and post as well as a giveaway coming up later today!
So … you’ve just finished reading a book. For the sake of the discussion, we’ll say it was everything a book should be—engaging, entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking. The kind you want to gush over. The question is—do you immediately move on to your next book? Or do you take time to contemplate this writerly masterpiece and all its associated thoughts/emotions/ideas for a while first?
I have a hard time moving on after a good book! I’m definitely in a book hangover and want to stay in that world a little longer before moving on to a new one.
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First off, and most importantly, I want to thank ALL my new subscribers and followers as well as all those who have stayed with me!
I usually avoid update posts because I hate giving excuses for not posting on my blog. We all know life just gets in the way sometimes and I never want to post just for the sake of posting. But I feel like I just fell off the earth after posting my beginning post for Dewey’s 24 hr read-a-thon over a week ago!
Dewey’s Read-a-thon – how I did…
Well Saturday turned out to be pretty busy for me and I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked. I did end up reading Lauren Barnholdt’s One Night That Changes Everything over the span of Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. I completely fell off the wagon on posting updates since I was out of the house most of the day.
So then what happened…
Went out of town for work Monday-Wednesday and that’s where I missed my flight – Monday morning…boo…but I got there eventually. I had wanted to plan some posts, but yeah, that didn’t happen. Since then I’ve been planning in my head how to get some posts up and I finally had time to work on it. And here we are. :) Which leads to what I’ve been reading…
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
Currently about a third of the way into Ashen Winter by Mike Mullen. I’m still waiting for the can’t put it down effect that book 1 left me with…
• What did you recently finish reading?
Two weeks ago I finished Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. I loved it! Last Friday I finished Tamera Alexander’s To Whisper Her Name which just came out yesterday. Also loved it. I’ve been collecting a lot of her books, but this was the first one I had read by her. Sunday I finished One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt, which was a quick fun read. I also finished Joel Osteen’s I Declare while I was waiting at the airport for 4 hours.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Not sure yet. I had several books picked out to read for Halloween so maybe one of those if I can get to it soon enough.
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You have read 15 books toward your goal of 60 books.
At your current pace, you’re 11 books (18%) behind.
Thanks goodreads for letting me know I’M BEHIND…SO BEHIND!!
But I’m hoping to catch up soon! Hey, I’m 25% done with my challenge!
Some of these I have already started, so maybe I can make some headway here…but there’s always next month, right???
Upcoming reads for June:
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So school’s finally out and I’m hoping to catch up on all my reviews soon. Now that studying and finals are out of the way I can finally read about things other than plate tectonics, foreland basins, and seismic interpretation. I love geology, probably much more than the average person, but even I find it hard to wade through some of the articles and textbooks. I spent part of the last few weeks writing a wikipedia article, which I think is pretty cool. I dare you to try it out…it’s not as easy as it may look!
I currently have about 5 books that I’ve been reading through this past month but haven’t quite finished any of them yet.
Reviews to come:
Katherine by Anya Seton – which I’m loving!
Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale – which I borrowed like 2 years ago from mel…i don’t think she’s noticed yet…
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – I’m about half way through this book – so far it’s not as good as I had hoped and I often forget I was even reading it…maybe I’ll try again soon
Giants of Geology by Carroll Fenton – I picked this up at the library while researching for my wikipedia article
and I need to plug my ebook reader in so I can finish that A.J. Jacobs’ book…
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