I'm tired of snow. Have I mentioned that lately? I keep threatening not to come out of the house until April. Luckily David deals with all the shoveling and what-not, so I guess I shouldn't complain too loudly.
February was a pretty quiet month at our house, nothing major going on. We had David's folks and brother over to watch the Super Bowl and we watched the Olympics a fair amount. Amber missed a bunch of days because of the snow, but she's definitely not complaining.
I read or listened to 11 books, 3 short stories and 2 fairy tales, even though my comments aren't up yet for all of them.
The Girl who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson
Spider’s Bite by Jennifer Estep
The Problem Child by Michael Buckley
The Princess and the Pea by Lauren Child
The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle
Mystery of Merlin and the...
January was cold. That about sums it up.
I read nine books this past month, one short story and one fairy tale.
The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
Rion by Susan Kearney
13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle by Dawn Del Russo
The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun by Wendie Old
The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
Still Life by Louise Penny
"Hansel and Grethel" from Grimm's Fairy Stories by Jacob Grimm and Willhelm Grimm
"A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I did read one classic which is one of my personal goals, to read more classics. My favorite of the month was definitely Still Life, although they all had their good points.
I received a few books in the mail that I haven't gotten a chance to read yet.
Soulless by Gail Carriger and On the Edge by Ilona Andrews, thanks to...
November was a great month, all-around. I read14 books, although a couple of reviews aren't up yet.
The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery
Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
X Marks the Spot by Margaret Hall
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Chosen by Desire by Kate Perry
Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson
Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg
Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby
You Wouldn’t Want to be Sick in the 16th Century! by Kathryn Senior
Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
I'm happy that I read one classic this month. Of the others, 8 were kids books and 2 were coffee table art books.
I made some progress on my challenges and joined another one.
Operation Actually Read Bible- I read Psalms 31-60 and Isaiah 1-31. (NIV)
100+ – I’m at 136.
What’s in a Name? – Completed
A-Z – 46/52
Wilkie Collins – 0/2
Shelf Discovery – 0/6
Women Unbound - 0/5
October was a really good month, reading-wise and just all-around. I read or listened to 25 books. A couple of the reviews aren't up yet, but will be this week.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron
Penny and Rio: The Locked Dog House Mystery by Jennifer Swanson
Charlie and Mama Kyna by Diana Rumjahn
Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish edited by Shana Liebman
Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge
Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe edited by Brod Bagert
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
The Weeping Werewolf by Bruce Coville (audibook)
Ansel Adams in Color edited by Harry M. Callahan
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd
Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman
The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny
The Frandidate by Jim Benton
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
Frantastic Voyage by Jim Benton
ShapeShifter: The Demo Tapes Year...
I've never done a monthly wrap-up before, but I thought it might be a good idea. Kind of give me an idea of where I've been, where I'm going. I'm not sure what all I'm going to put in these posts, so bear with me as I get it figured out.
This month I only read six books.
Laced with Magic by Barbara Bretton
The Witch’s Grave by Shirley Damsgaard
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1) by Michael Buckley
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
Lucan by Susan Kearney
Three Samurai Cats retold by Eric A. Kimmel
I read the Sisters Gimm with Amber and Samurai Cats when she had one of her friends over. Her friend loves cats and Amber loves having me read aloud before bed, so it worked out well. Of the "adult" books, two are mysteries and two are romances, but three out of the four have paranormal/fantasy elements, four out of five, if you count the Sisters Grimm.
I also listened to one audiobook...