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I usually wait until mid to late January before posting my reading plans or goals. Mainly because I'm very optimistic about my superhuman capabilities during the start of a new year but much of that enthusiasm fades over the next couple of weeks. I tend to believe I can read more than ever but reality is usually closer to how much I averaged in previous years. So, to allow myself the opportunity to dream big and then plan well, I take the ambitious goals for a road test during the first couple of weeks of the year. If they still look achievable, great! If not, I will part ways with those that are a stretch.  The numbers I have an arbitrary number set in Goodreads for this year but it's not a number I will quote as I tend to change it often and it is intended to factor in the many picture books I read with my kids. But that said, there are three numbers I would like to improve this year (last year's stats in parentheses) - total number of pages read (approx. 11k), average n

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- September 27, 2010


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed
Zilch! And it's so funny because I joined a readathon just to finish my current reads. I mostly got bogged with The Passage, because I couldn't put it down. Then I got house-cleaning (you won't believe how messy I had been, and that always interferes with my concentration). Then my best friend, Piyush, came for the weekend, and we watched two movies - Wall Street (big nod for that!) and Eat, Pray, Love (ugh, I yawned through this movie). I spent most of second half of Sunday cleaning up my reader, so I feel much better about this week because I did take care of everything that had been keeping me from reading. Big Phew for that!

News from over here

Books on my nightstand
My stack for this week looks same as last week, except for the page count of two of them.

The Passage by Justin Cronin: Wow, I'm halfway into it! That makes me feel totally awesome! I do have a lot on my head right now about this book, and did I say that the six-year old is creepy? That's creeeeeepy! I am putting this book down this week, because I really want to read something else. So, let's see how that goes, shall we?
Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser: I'm having a little more trouble than usual getting into this book. It's funny and delightful, but I think it was not the book I should have read now. I just have a few pages to go, so I'm going ahead and completing it.
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: I had hoped to start this last week, oh well. It's a new week, and hopefully I'm starting this one tomorrow.









Comments

pussreboots said…
You can see I'm still in the middle of my research. Here's what I'm reading this week.
Molakai is one of my favorite books of all time - enjoy.
Jan von Harz said…
It took me a couple of weeks o get through The Passage, but it was really worth it. Enjoy
Kathy Martin said…
I have The Passage but haven't started it yet. It looks like it takes a lot of time to read but it generally thought to be worth it. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!
Care said…
I'm reading ROOM by Emma Donoghue, abt to start Lady's Maid by Margaret Forster and really want to get to Woman in White soon thereafter.
bermudaonion said…
It sounds like you've got a lot going on! Sometimes it's hard to settle down enough to read.
NancyO said…
Molokai is on my tbr pile (well, what isn't?...LOL) so I'll definitely check back when you review it.

have a great week!
Anonymous said…
You have a lot of different kinds of books...hope you enjoy them.

If you slept through the Eat, Pray, Love movie, I'm thinking the book will be even more of a snooze.

Here's my Monday:

Click my ID
I'm tempted by The Passage, but it just seems so long. Still, I may just check it out.
Yay for your progress with the Passage!!!! I really enjoyed it!
heather said…
I'm waiting for my copy of The Passage from the library still. It takes so long to read that I may never get it.

I also love Sue Monk Kidd's books. Her memoir Dance of the Dissident Daughter is one of my favorites.
justpeachy36 said…
Sounds like you had a good reading week.

I think The Passage looks very good.

Here's my list for the week:

http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/2010/09/simply-marvelous-monday-40.html
Tales of Whimsy said…
That last cover is gorgeous :)