Friday, February 29, 2008

February Finale

I'm remembering to do a summary for February!

Let's see. My reading has been oh-so-slow-going this month.

Completed:

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction
On the Road (Down Girl and Sit)
Roxie and the Hooligans
Pompeii: Lost and Found
Black Ships
The Spiderwick Chronicles (yet to be reviewed)

Currently reading:

The Other Boleyn Girl (420 of 661 pages read)
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur (starting tonight)
The Ghost's Grave (45 of 210 pages read)
Dragon Slippers (re-read, bedtime read-aloud)
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (14 of 81 pages read)
The Subtle Knife (audiobook, listening to with Laura; approximately 1.5 hours of approximately 9 hours)
Dragonfly in Amber (audiobook; 2 parts of 5 completed)

Challenges status:

What's in a Name?: 4 categories (of 6) completed (color, plant, place, first name)
Chunkster: 0/4
A-Z: Titles completed (B, C, D, F, K, L); Authors completed (H, O)

I just realized that none of my completed titles for the A-Z Challenge were my original choices. Good thing I'm flexible!

4 comments:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

I hope to start The Translator tonight too. For some reason I didn't read as much in February either; I fell asleep while reading the paper and didn't finish those either!

I see you are back to reading/listening to 6-7 books at once. I couldn't do that; I can only handle one audiobook and one paper book at a time!

Looking forward to your reviews of The Other Boleyn Girl and Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!. I haven't been able to buy the latter for my library, our supplier (Baker and Taylor) shows the publisher as out of stock.

Debi said...

Well, geez, that sounds like a pretty good month of reading to me! Can't wait to hear what you thought of The Spiderwick Chronicles. I'm reading this with my "medium kid" right now, and he is absolutely loving them!

Somer said...

Yeah, the books keep sneaking up on me. I hadn't intended to start Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! yet, but my hold became available. I think 6 is pretty much my baseline for now, because I have 3 categories of books I'm working on (one is just my TBR stack, challenges, etc., the 2nd is Bluebonnet, and 3rd is Name that Book). I may not read the NtB selections next year, which will cut those down to 2. The other is bedtime, which I'll keep up as long as the kids are willing to listen, and the others are audiobooks for the commute. It's actually pretty manageable, but I hate that it takes me so long to get through any given book.

Somer said...

Well, I think it's that I only finished one "adult" book that makes it feel like a down month. The kids' books tend to go much quicker, and actually, Pompeii is a picture book. I feel like I was reading and have been reading Black Ships and The Other Boleyn Girl for ages!

I'll try to get a review of Spiderwick up today.