Okay, so I’ve had just about enough of this wispy white and cold crap. I’m not fond of having my breath stolen from my lungs because it’s so cold it’s painful to breathe in at all. Maybe if I just hibernate for the rest of the winter? Gah! I’d still have to go out to get groceries. Oh, well… I guess it’s either run away to Florida or just suck it up. Since I don’t have the money for a road trip, I guess that means I’m in for the sucking part.
So, January was a fairly productive reading month. I finished off eight books, and am about half way through two others. Since just having year-long goals only made me quick to start and race to the finish, while dropping off the face of the reading world the other five or so months, I decided to post monthly plans to keep me accountable :-)
I was surprised I hit 8 last month, but I need to get that every month if I’m going to accomplish all the challenges I’ve signed up for. There were two books I had planned to read in January that I didn’t get to, so they go on the top of the list. Also I have a blog tour book, so that goes to the top, too. And I’m doing the Lord of the Rings Readalong, so The Fellowship of the Rings is a topper, too. LOL, heck, they’re all top books!
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl ~ I’m reading it with Magggie, and we’re on page 30.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore ~ Really, I’d only picked this one up because Fire is on my ARC-alanche pile, but I’m completely wowwed by this YA fantasy book! I only wish I’d read it sooner!
The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green by Terra Wellington ~ This is one of the two I’d meant to get to in January. It was won in the March 2009 ER batch, so I’m needing to get it done this month.
Holy Roller by Julie Lyons ~ The second overdue ER book, I think it’s also a March 2009.
Tainted by Brooke Morgan ~ I’m down for February 24th for the TLC Book Blog tour. I’m looking forward to reading this one, it sounds intriguing.
The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy ~ I have a second book for a giveaway for this one :-)
Strange but True, America by John Hafnor ~ I also have a second book to giveaway on this fun book ;-)
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein ~ I’ll probably space this out all month so I can both enjoy it to the most, as well as get it done while reading everything else.
I also intend to keep up on my Google Reader. I’ve done really well at keeping it under 100, which I was feeling panicky about that much until Jen and Natasha were laughing at me and wanting to get theirs below 1000. Okay, I’ll stop stressing because there’s 20 still sitting in my reader… lol. And I’m trying to post something everyday. I only missed 3 days in January, and if I can get a few rainy day posts in the can, I should be able to have one everyday. I’ve been thinking about doing some mini-reviews of books I read before blogging.
So what kinds of post would you like me to do? Does anyone miss Viral Video Wednesday? What are you planning to read in February?
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