Saturday, April 5, 2008

And here I am again...

I apologize for being such a delinquent poster. The only time I seem to have time to sit down and compose a post is on the weekends.

I've completely restructured my reading. I've gone from reading something like 6 books at a time to really just one. I have 4 going, but only 1 is my "real" book, the one that I pick up at lunch, bedtime, etc. Other than that have 1 or 2 audiobooks going (although, we just finished one yesterday and I keep forgetting to download the last section of the other one, so I actually don't have any audiobooks going currently), our bedtime read-aloud, and a book I'm reading for a discussion group at my UU church. Since I relegate only about 5 pages per day of the last one, just enough to get me from one session to another, I can hardly even count that.

I just got overwhelmed with too many books going and decided to step back and really focus on one at a time. I'm sure this will evolve - again - but that's it for now.

So what am I reading currently? The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. This one big hunk o' book, but it's really good. I'm a big fan of Libba Bray. I met her at the Texas Library Association conference a couple of years ago when I got her to sign Rebel Angels (met is a very loose term here). She had mentioned in her talk that her books don't have very many male readers, being, generally speaking, chick lit. I informed her that my husband was a big fan, so she signed Rebel Angels to her one lone male groupie, or something to that effect. Her blog is also a real hoot to read.

Here's my March wrap-up:

Books read:

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
The Ghost's Grave
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Hubert Invents the Wheel
Water for Elephants
The Subtle Knife


Completed What's in a Name
A-Z: Titles (A,W)
Chunkster: 1/4
Started Once Upon a Time II

Favorite book of the month: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


raych said...

I don't know how you do it. I can only read one book at a time, unless it's, like, one fiction and one non-fiction, otherwise all my characters start blending together and I'm reading one book wondering when so-and-so from the other book is going to show up again.

Somer said...

Raych - I know what you mean. Not long ago I had probably 5 (usually) fiction books going at once and had this problem. I don't know how to explain it, but even though it looks like I've got 4 books going on (and technically I do), I'm really into only one of them at a time. The others are sort of space fillers (audiobooks for my commute, bedtime for the kids, etc.). It's like my head is compartmentalized.

Debi said...

I so understand what you mean! It's really starting to drive me crazy to have so many going at once, but I can't figure out how to get it down to one. There's always one I'm reading for pure pleasure, plus one I'm reading aloud to the boys, plus a literature one for homeschooling, plus usually at least one non-fiction for homeschooling...sometimes I just feel like boycotting everything but my own pleasure read.