Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bye-Bye November!

I can hardly believe that it's December.  After a year that has seemed to drag on, the fall has sped by at an incredible rate.  While my Dreadful Autumn Reading Slump means that I'm unlikely to break 100 books read this year, I find myself rather unconcerned about the goals and stats right now, and am just enjoying reading whatever I happen to be in the mood for.  It's a rather unusual experience for me!

5 Books Read in November: (90 year-to-date)
1 for Book Club:
  - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie (4) (so much fun!)
1 from Indiespensable:
  - Familiar, J. Robert Lennon (4) (surprisingly impressive, for being sci-fi[ish] and all)
3 Just Because:
  - Last Night at the Lobster, Stewart O'Nan (4) (may have found a new favorite author here!)
  - The Children's Blizzard, David Laskin (3.5) (incredibly interesting but not so well done)
  - A Lost Lady, Willa Cather (3.5) (have yet to dislike something by Willa Cather)


2 Current Reads:
  - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce.  I actually finished reading (listening) to this book mid-blogging because I just needed to hear the rest.  It was wonderful! I love books.
  - The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien.  Okay, this is a huge step for me.  I read about 1/3 of this in high school and was bored to high heaven, the movie bored me (though not quite so much,) and now here I am reading it (for reals this time).  It all has to do with a promise to a 12 year old, but thankfully I'm enjoying it much more this time around.


On My Nightstand:
This is a little scary folks, but I don't think I have anything on my nightstand.  I was just realizing that.  Not only that, but all of my books are currently quite difficult to browse due to Christmas decorating (pictures soon!) so I have no idea what I'm going to read once Fellowship of the Ring is done!  Admittedly, I do have a huge Christmas party to host this weekend, so I'll not be doing a terrific amount of reading in the next few days.  On the other hand, I like to know what is next in line, and I need to plan out the rest of my year!  2012 reading time is running out.  :)


  1. Can't wait to read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd although I've been warned not to read anything or I'll get it easily spoiled!

  2. Do you think I could use the Agatha Christie book for the Classics Challenge category of Classic Murder?

    I have The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on my wish list!

  3. Hurray for Stewart O'Nan! I loved Last Night at the Lobster, and can also recommend Wish You Were Here and it's sequel (which really works on it's own and was one of my faves last year) Emily, Alone.


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