Welcome to the end of the first month of 2010 ... and I can't believe I just said that. Here's what I was able to accomplish book-wise this month:
Books - 5 (1,827 pages)
- Volsungasaga - 120 pages - a rather unique ancient Norse epic
- Warbreaker - 592 pages - fantastic stand-alone fantasy novel
- Out of Africa and Out of Africa - 462 pages - beautifully written short stories about 1930s Africa
- Shanghai Girls - 336 pages - about the relationship between two sisters who escape China during WWII and settle in San Fransisco
- The Cruelest Miles - 317 pages - true story of the 1925 Serum Run dogsled relay in Alaska
Audio Books - 3 (32.25 hours)
- Half Broke Horses - 8 hours - a prequel of sorts to THE GLASS CASTLE, but not as good
- Isak Dinesen - 21.5 hours - biography of the interesting life of the famous author of OUT OF AFRICA
- The Pearl - 2.75 hours - I was not a fan of this Steinbeck story at all
- Kiddo turned 8 this month and he was also featured in our local newspaper in a story about playing ice hockey despite health problems.
- I celebrated my 2nd blogiversary this month and also posted goals for the upcoming year.
- My dare-ees are progressing nicely on their reading and movie watching ... at least, those who are still up for the dare are!
- Kiddo and I haven't been reading much this month at all ... maybe a chapter or two of THE TITAN'S CURSE, but that's about it. Between family health issues, school, hockey, birthdays, and snow, our schedule has been go go go all month. Hopefully February will allow me more time to schedule in some reading together.
- Oh, and I finally took my Christmas decorations down on January 23. Sad that it took me so long, isn't it? It was getting rather embarrassing ...