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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Month in Review - January 2010


 

I guess I had a pretty good month, considering I had just started blogging, and struggled initially to manage time between reading, blogging and taming my ever monstrous Google Reader. Having spent the first half of the month on vacation, I read just 2 books then. The 2nd half of the month was more productive with about 7 books, which is more than I've ever read in 15 days, since starting my graduate studies. I doubt it's going to get better in the next couple of months, as things are heating up on all ends, and with LOST starting this week, I have to - HAVE TO - read all the discussions on that topic as well! So here's the reading I got done this month:
  1. Haunted Ground by Erin Hart (4 cocktails)
  2. Night Runner by Max Turner (1 cocktail)
  3. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (4 cocktails)
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (4 cocktails)
  5. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster (5 cocktails)
  6. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (4 cocktails)
  7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (3 cocktails)
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (5 cocktails)
  9. Say you're one of them by Uwem Akpan (3 cocktails)
Short Reviews
  1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (5 cocktails)
Challenge Progress
I also managed to make a good dent on a few of the challenges I am doing this year.

Challenges completed: 0/12
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 9/100
  2. Awesome Author Challenge: 0/10
  3. Support your Local Library Challenge: 5/50
  4. Flashback Reading Challenge: 0/9
  5. Audio Book Challenge: 1/12
  6. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  7. Women Unbound Challenge: 2/5
  8. A to Z Challenge: 15/52
  9. Original TBR Challenge: 2/12
  10. What's in a name? 3 Challenge: 0/6
  11. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 1/10
  12. POC Challenge: 2/10

January Stats
Number of books: 9
Number of pages read: 2788
Number of Audio Books: 1
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 2 hours 39 minutes

Re-reads: 0
New-to-me authors: 6
Male authors: 3
Female authors: 6

Book cleared from my physical shelf: 4
Books added to my physical shelf: 13

Number of books added anew to my TBR this month: 140 (O... M... G... That at least proves I've been visiting blogs more often than reading this month!)

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You had a great January! I've only read 3 from your list. Hope February is a fun reading month for you as well.
bermudaonion said…
I'd say you had a great month of reading! I can't believe you read all that and went to school too. Have you seen the challenge I'm co-hosting? It's perpetual, so there's no set number of books to read and you can't fail.
Athira said…
Diane, thanks!

bermudaonion, I guess only the first month is that good ;-) Go to school and still manage to read. There is usually a larger number of students walking with fiction books in their hand in the first month back to school. But after that, those books morph to course text books. :(