Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekly Update - Oct. 5, 2012

I made some progress cleaning up my library pile this week, returning some books I knew I wouldn't be able to get to and trying to focus my reading a bit more. I'm looking forward to some Halloween reads this month and hopefully cleaning up my library stack some more. I've got to stop reserving everything in sight and put some things in my cart to read later. I can't read everything at once, no matter how much I want too!

Update from last week:

  • Books I'm currently reading:

    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    • Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
    • All Road Lead to Austen by Amy Smith
    • Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie - I may not have time to finish this before it's due back to the library. :( It's good though, just dense.
    • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - I have mixed feelings so far... 
    • The Italian by Ann Radcliffe - Views on Volume 1 coming tomorrow!
  • Upcoming reads:

    • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
    • The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
    • The Shining by Stephen King
    • Stories/poems by Edgar Allen Poe
    Books finished:

    • Broken Harbor by Tana French
    • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
    • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
    • No Easy Day by Mark Owen
  • Posts this week:

  • Books abandoned:

    • The Rise of Rome by Anthony Everitt - I really liked this one and the next book, but I just haven't been in the mood or had the time for these. I want to return to both of these some day, and would like to own a copy of The Greek Myths for reference.  
    • The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
    • The Convert by Deborah Baker - The premise of this biography was good - Jewish American girl moves to Pakistan in the 60s and converts to Islam - but it just bored me. Again, I may just not be in the right mood.
    • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King - I got about halfway through and was enjoying this one, but then it alluded to upcoming scenes involving animal cruelty. I literally let out a yelp and dropped the book. I just can't handle that.


    1. To be honest, I think I need to step away from the library altogether! I keep reading library books even though i have hundreds of unread books at home....

      The Convert sounds pretty good, it's gone on my wishlist for when I am in the mood!

      1. I think I do too. I put a few more books into the "take back unread" pile today and I'm going to try not to check out anything that's not on my reserve list or that I want for researching literary agents. I have way too many unread books at home! Plus, I always end up with gift cards to bookstores this time of year, between my birthday in Nov. and Christmas. I don't need to buy more books if I'm not even reading the ones I already own.