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Sunday, February 7, 2010

January '10 Recap

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

Other Stats
  • 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 ...
That's all I've got for this month. Hope your January was a good one. :)


Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Shanghai Girl was my favourite Lisa See book, second was Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I have to give Peony in Love a second chance because I couldn't finish it.

Bybee said...

The Cruelest Miles sounds really good!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Jennifer - I'm definitely planning to read SNOW FLOWER, I've heard it is really good.

Bybee - You'd like it I'm sure!

Robin M said...

You've certainly read some interesting books - mind expanding and educational. I'll have to look into reading a couple of them.

I finished Eye of the World-took me a while but I did it. Good story. I may end up reading the next one.

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Robin - Thanks, I do try to read a wide variety. :) I'm so glad you read TEOTW too!

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