Monday, December 21, 2009

Fall Into Reading Challenge 2009 Wrap Up Post

Fall Into Reading 2009

  • Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not?  I met my goal but switched my books around - so I'm not sure whether I would say I read my fall reading list or not :)
  • Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?  I changed my list as I went along - once I would like to try and keep to my list, but I haven't been able to do it yet.
  • What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why?  The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox was my favorite, because it was a wonderful fantasy story with great meaning behind it and it was highly entertaining.  I can't wait for my husband and my boys to read it.  I didn't have one that I disliked enough to classify it as my least favorite.  There are some that didn't get as high a review rating, but I didn't really dislike them.
  • Did you discover a new author or genre this fall? Did you love them? Not love them?  Lots of great new authors - Victoria Simcox, J.P. O'Donnell, and Melissa Senate to name a few.  Again there were none I disliked - I would try them all again.
  • Did you learn something new because of Fall Into Reading 2009 – something about reading, about yourself, or about a topic you read about?  Not really - I was better at keeping up with my reviews though.
  • What was your favorite thing about the challenge?  Keeping track and seeing all the books I have read.  I look forward to trying harder next spring/fall to follow my list that I set forth to begin with.
My Fall Into Reading Challenge Post can be found here.

What are you Reading Monday - December 21

Come post weekly and see what others are reading too just so you can add to your tbr - I always do! For more information see J.Kaye's Book Blog and join in!

Books Completed Last Week:
  • Southern Lights by Danielle Steel (library)
  • Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur (review)
  • The Sherriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis (review)  
  • Highlander Christmas by Janet Chapman (review)
Reading Now:
  • Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (review)
  • Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd (audiobook - review)
  • The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (review)
  • Yellow Moon by Jewell Parker Rhodes (review)

Reviews Completed Last Week
  • Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer
  • Essie in Progress by Marjorie Presten
  • The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman
  • Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton
  • The Silent Gift by Michael Landon and Cindy Kelley
Reviews to do:
  • Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  • 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr
  • Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Only In Your Dreams by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Summary -

I started the week ahead of the game review-wise and finished up behind.  But that's okay I had a busy and good reading week.  I now have the next two weeks to play catch up on some reviews I missed while I had surgery and the immediate recovery time.  I have a few scheduled reviews, but not too many.  I plan on enjoying time at home with my kids and husband and enjoying Christmas.  I also plan to try and get a head start on my January schedule.  I also have a stack of library books to enjoy, so I have plenty to read over the next week.