February 2010 In Review

I know February is a short month, but I am not sure that can explain my really light reading month. Three books? Only three books completed?! I know I started a Chunkster that I haven’t finished yet – but still.

So looking out over the month, I find myself less than 10 percent of my way towards completing the 100+ Reading Challenge (but I’m close – nine books done). I am definitely going to have to pick-up the pace in March.

How about you – how was your month?

A Look Back:

Books Read
1. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (book sent by publisher)
2. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Reviews
Cleopatra’s Daughter
Across the Endless River (book sent from publicist)
The Postmistress (book sent from Barnes and Noble First Look)

Challenges
Harry Potter Reading Challenge
Challenge Time: August 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Books Completed: 4 (of 7)

Sookie Stackhouse Challenge
Challenge Time: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Books Completed: 5 (of 9)

100+ Reading Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 9 (of 100)

The 2010 TBR Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 2 (of 12)

The South Asian Author Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 1 (of 5)

The Chunkster Reading Challenge
Challenge Time: February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011
Books Completed: 0 (of 6)

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Teaser Tuesday, 23 February – Under the Dome

It’s that time of week again for Should Be Reading’s fun meme Teaser Tuesdays.

So how does this work:

  • Grab your current book
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am teasing you again this week with Under the Dome by Stephen King, but this week with three sentences.

She tried calling her sister in Lewiston. The numbers peeped … then nothing. Blank silence, as before.” Pg. 127

QUESTION OF THE DAY
What’s your tease for this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday, 16 February – Under the Dome

It’s that time of week again for Should Be Reading’s fun meme Teaser Tuesdays.

So how does this work:

  • Grab your current book
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week I am teasing you with Under the Dome by Stephen King.

They pushed on, Gendron on his side and Barbie on his. As yet, neither of them were thinking in terms of inside and outside.” Pg. 59

What is your teaser this week?

Teaser Tuesday, 9 February – Dead as a Doornail

It’s that time of week again for Should Be Reading’s fun meme Teaser Tuesdays.

So how does this work:

  • Grab your current book
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am teasing you again this week with Ms. Sookie and Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris. But this week, I am teasing you with three sentences.

Sam grinned, which knocked about ten years off his age. He looked over my shoulder as we heard the sound of gravel crunching under yet another vehicle. ‘Look who’s coming,’ he said.” Pg. 132

QUESTION OF THE DAY
What’s your tease for this Tuesday?

Teaser Tuesday, 2 February – Dead as a Doornail

teaser-tuesdayIt’s that time of week again for Should Be Reading’s fun meme Teaser Tuesdays.

So how does this work:

  • Grab your current book
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s teaser comes from the Sookie Stackhouse book Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris.

He hunched inside his bulky camo jacket, looking straight ahead. His face was tense with the need to control his fear and his excitement.” Pg. 1

QUESTION OF THE DAY
What’s your tease for this Tuesday?

January 2010 in Review

Happy February! I have no idea where January went, but here we are. Among other things this February, I am hoping for a shadow-free Groundhog Day that heralds in an early spring.

I am pretty happy with my reading for January. While I was hoping to read two books a week, I did about half the time. So that sets me up to try and make two a week more consistent in February. My challenges are going well, and I didn’t even sign-up for any new ones during the month.

That’s about it for me. Below is my overview of January.

How about you – how was your month?

A Look Back:

Books Read
1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
2. Everything Sucks by Hannah Friedman (book sent from author)
3. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran (blog site win)
4. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
5. Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart (book sent from publicist)
6. True Colors by Kristin Hannah

Reviews
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Fallen (book sent from publisher)
Dead to the World
The Age of Innocence
Everything Sucks (book sent from author)

Challenges
Harry Potter Reading Challenge
Challenge Time: August 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Books Completed: 4 (of 7)

Sookie Stackhouse Challenge
Challenge Time: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Books Completed: 4 (of 9)

J. Kaye’s 100+ Reading Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 6 (of 100)

The 2010 TBR Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 2 (of 12)

The South Asian Author Challenge
Challenge Time: January 1 – December 31, 2010
Books Completed: 0 (of 5)

What Are You Reading Monday, 1 February

Thanks to J Kaye’s Book Blog for hosting this weekly meme.

So last week was a good reading week. I didn’t finish up three books as I had hoped (dreamed), but I did finish two – and I’m pleased with that. I would like to keep up with reading at least two a week, although with the Chunkster Reading Challenge starting today (I plan to read six through the year), that may slow me down – I hope to start my first Chunkster next week.

How about you? How is your reading going, and what will you be reading this week?

BOOKS I COMPLETED
1. Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart (book sent by publicist)
2. True Colors by Kristin Hannah

BOOKS TO READ
1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
2. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (book sent by publisher)
3. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris