100 Books or Bust: Heading For 50

Well. Dead Until Dark was the 45th book I've read this year.  Not my usual thing, but my brain was buzzing and needed down-time.  I had fun reading some choice lines aloud to Sarge, and finished it in a few hours. Here's a list of all the books I've read so far this year.  If … Continue reading 100 Books or Bust: Heading For 50

100 Books Or Bust: Playing Catch-Up

Last weekend I hit 25, which means I am 11 books behind my target of 100. I am still having fun, and have enjoyed all the books on one level or another, brain-candy or bubble-gum. Here be the first quarter, in reading order: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling The Lacuna … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Playing Catch-Up

100 Books Or Bust: Double Digits

As of this morning, I finished my 11th book of the year.  I'm trying to vary lengths so I don't 'cheat' with short books only. So far, I've read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - in two days, on an island. The Lacuna - in a little more than two days, back to … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Double Digits

100 Books Or Bust: An Unseasonable Read

Rising in Grady was an ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which made the white summer stretching before her seem like an unrolling canvas on which she might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. Then, too, and with a straight face, she was laughing because there was so little they suspected, nothing. The … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: An Unseasonable Read

100 Books Or Bust: Zombies On Long Island, A Reading Experiment

I recently finished Warm Bodies, a post-apocalypse love story in which one of the couple happens to be a zombie with other zombie friends.  I was going to say it’s not my usual, but I’ve decided I don’t have a go-to genre anymore.  I’ll read anything.  If it’s good.  But of course I won’t know … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Zombies On Long Island, A Reading Experiment

100 Books Or Bust: 70 Minutes

In the time it took Sarge to read one chapter of Ulysses, I started and finished I Was Amelia  Earhart, recommended by DB over at Getting in Touch with my Inner Basket Case. This book was a blink.  A very poetic blink.  I wanted it to be longer, but I realise now the length was … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: 70 Minutes

100 Books Or Bust: Words And Wisdom

'I enjoy books.  No room is fit for occupation without a lining of books.  They contain the condensed experiences of humanity.  To live fully, one has to read widely.  I do not intend to face a man-eating lion in the African veld, fall from an aircraft into the Arabian Sea, soar through outer space or … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Words And Wisdom