Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Into Reading Update

I'm finally back home, and am beyond ready to visit everyone's blogs and get some more reading done.  This week was so busy that I read maybe 2 pages altogether.  With that in mind, I thought it might help to refocus on my goals for the couple of months remaining in the year.

The books I put on my Fall Into Reading list to finish by Christmas or thereabouts:

COMPLETED:
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender (read and reviewed)
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (whew! read and reviewed)

IN PROGRESS:
Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens (no progress whatsoever, on chapter 12 of around 67)
Dubliners, James Joyce (8 stories out of 15)
Rooted in Barbarous Soil (no progress whatsoever, 6 essays out of 12)
Star of the Sea, Joseph O'Connor (currently reading)

STILL WAITING:
Possession, A.S. Byatt (have not started)
The Children's Blizzard, David Laskin (have not started)
Paddy's Lament, Thomas Gallagher (have not started)
How Green Was My Valley, Richard Llewellyn (have not started)
Independence Day, Richard Ford (have not started)
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson (have not started)
A Room With a View, E.M. Forster (started and inadvertently set aside)
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson (have not started)
    Geez Louise, people!  What have I been doing?  Not starting or reading any of these books, that's for sure.  Perhaps I am not so very good at challenges after all.  2 out of 14 so far, with less than 10 weeks remaining.  I need to get a move on: quit procrastinating and getting sidetracked.

    4 comments:

    1. You've got some great books on your list ;-) If you think your TBR pile is bad...you should see mine!!

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    2. Trying to keep myself on track is what is bad...these are all "on my nightstand" books (not just on my shelf or on my list), but I seem to keep getting distracted by other fun stuff.

      I seem to be better at the good-intentions part of a challenge than the follow-through. :)

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    3. I want to read pretty much everything on your list. I look forward to hearing what you think of them as you make your way though the pile! Good luck!

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    4. Get to reading!
      I'm interested in your review of The Dubliners.

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