Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spring Reading Thing 2010 Wrap Up

It's time to wrap up the Spring Reading Thing 2010.  

Summer just crept right up on me.  In fact, looking at Hannah, and realizing she is 2 months old, is so shocking, I have no idea where these last two months have gone.  Furthermore, I can't believe we are almost halfway through this year already. Time really does fly.  Why is it that time really does seem to go faster as you get older?  

I realize I started this challenge late, but I set my goals and it seems I set them a tad too high.  In other words, to answer Katrina's first question posted over at Callapidder Days, "NO" I didn't finish the books on my list and I am a bit upset with myself.  I started out strong, I thought.  I had changed my list a few weeks into when I started the challenge because I had discovered some different books I wanted to read.  I posted about that here.  From my updated list, here are the books I did finish.

From the Christian Suspense:

Deadline by Randy Alcorn (which I have yet to review, but I loved it)
Tested by Fire by Kathy Herman
Day of Reckoning by Kathy Herman
Vital Signs by Kathy Herman
High Stakes by Kathy Herman
A Fine Line by Kathy Herman
(the last two books in the Baxter series by Kathy Herman above were not on my list but I couldn't put the series down once I got started.  Which is one reason why I didn't finish all the books I planned to read.  You can read reviews for all the books in the Baxter series at my book blog, Me, Myself, I Read.  
As stated in the update post, I did put Dominion by Randy Alcorn on hold for now as it was just so long and bulky so it was difficult to hold while nursing, which is when I do the majority of my reading.  

I did not finish any of the books in my Non Fiction category.  I am trying to read Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education by Raymond S. Moore.  It is hard for me to get into this book for some reason.  I am reading Einstein Never Used Flash Cards by Kathy Kirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff , but the second half of the book is not as easy for me to focus on.  And I started reading Storm Warning by Billy Graham but then I misplaced it.  

I have definitely been addicted to my fiction books.  In fact, I started reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer again in anticipation of the Eclipse movie coming out next week.  I have also started reading The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, another vampire series my daughter's friends are reading and she decided she would read after finishing Breaking Dawn.  Seeing as she is at her dad's this week, mommy helped herself to the books when they became available through the library.  

From the Nancy Drew challenge:

The Secret of the Old Clock
The Hidden Staircase
The Bungalow Mystery (I technically finished this one morning of the 21st, so I probably shouldn't count it, but I wanted to mention I had finished it, though I haven't written my review yet)  
You can also find reviews for these books over at Me, Myself, I Read.

I realize I had better pick up the pace if I am going to reach my goal for my other reading challenges I am participating in.  To see all the challenges I am participating in go here.

I would like to answer some more of Katrina's questions in the remainder of this post.

  • What was your favorite book that you read this spring? Least favorite? Why?
           It is a toss up for me when it comes to picking a favorite book.  I enjoyed both Day of Reckoning and A Fine Line by Kathy Herman.  I feel, out of the series, these two held the most suspense and kept me glued to the book.    Better Late than Early by Raymond S. Moore would have to be my least favorite because of my difficulty in being able to get into it.

  • Did you discover a new author or genre this spring? Did you love them? Notlove them?
I am so glad I started participating in these reading challenges.  I am now addicted to Christian Suspense!  I found a great site called The Suspense Zone that lists Christian Suspense authors and the suspense books they wrote.  i am looking forward to reading more by Kathy Herman, for starters.

  • Did you learn something new because of Spring Reading Thing 2010 — something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?
I didn't really learn anything new about myself.  Just the same old, same old... Give me a fiction book and I will bury myself in it.

  • What was your favorite thing about the challenge?
I enjoyed the fact that there was no pressure in this challenge.

Head on over to Callapidder Days' Wrap Up Post to see the list of links to all the other wrap up posts to see how everyone else has done.

1 comment:

  1. great job in the challenge! You did a great job with your list!


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