On Monday, I finished Where’d You Go Bernadette, which was my 43rd book of the year and my 701st listed on Goodreads. And it really needs a question mark at the end. Because questions without question marks annoy me. As well as a grammatically incorrect title, it was the first hardcover book I’ve read in … Continue reading Do You Read Naked?
Since September has arrived, I figured I'd do another reading update. I've finished seven books since the last round-up post: Before I Go To Sleep - I did end up liking this a lot. I thought about it for awhile after the last page, which I suppose is a good sign. I've had more vivid … Continue reading Reading Through The Stacks: An Open Apology To My Book Group
I've read 31 books this year. And started countless others. Recent complete reads have been: The Magicians - To me, this is Harry Potter on speed mixed with The Never-Ending Story. Maybe that's just me. But it did end. And now I have to read the sequel. Damn. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - Because I … Continue reading Reading Through The Stacks: Loyalty To Books
Since the office/writing room/reading room has been reclaimed from the cat, my reading speed has improved. I can read 376 words per minute. Staples says so. What's your reading speed? Recent reads have been: The Art of Fielding - I was right there with this, until the end. That seems to be my go-to one-liner … Continue reading Reading Through The Stacks: The Reading Room
Yesterday was spent trading notes with Sarge to save his hay-fevered voice. When was the last time you wrote a love note or letter? Somewhere between note 1 and 17, I finished reading my 20th book of the year. Recent reads have been: The Marriage Plot - Read this in three days. The first two … Continue reading Reading Through the Stacks: Every Letter Was a Love Letter
I'll admit, not a lot of reading has happened in the last two months. I've been busy being engaged, drafting a bunch of my own words and getting older. I read six books in January. And seven more whole ones in February and March. These are them: Fante: A Family's Legacy of Writing, … Continue reading Reading Through the Stacks: February and March
Last year, I declared 100 Books Or Bust. After semi-regular updates on my progress, I stopped counting. In the end, I got to the actually painful number 49. 49, I tell you. These were them. This year, I have set the same challenge for myself. But I'm going to be slightly more systematic in posting … Continue reading Reading Through the Stacks: What’s In Your Fridge?