Good Sunday to you! It has been a week of preparing the classrooms and the library, mixed with meetings and lunches with colleagues. I haven’t written any reviews but did finish reading several books and hope to get a review posted by the end of the weekend.
I’m sitting here looking at a ridiculously tall pile of library books that I brought home because our library system closed for the week. What was I thinking? There is no way I can get through all of these before they are due. I have started Kraken, am reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula and have to choose another book to read along with them. I’ve narrowed it down to these titles. Which should it be?
The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini, Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals by Marc Beckoff, The Sanctuary of the Outcasts by Neil White or Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow.
This week marked the beginning of one of my favorite challenges. R.I.P. V is organized by Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings. There are many levels, a wide choice of genres to choose from and Carl has added a film component! Many book bloggers join in and it is great fun checking out the different blogs and reading the reviews. I always end up adding titles to my to-be-read list.
Speaking of challenges, I have checked over my 2010 list. It’s obvious to me that I just get too excited about all the different events that people organize throughout the year. I have dropped several challenges that I feel I could not finish and tallied up the rest.
2010 Global Reading Challenge – 2 books from 6 continents, 12 total.
Canadian Book Challenge 3 – Challenge runs from July 1st to June 31st. 13 books total. I’ve started Canadian Book Challenge 4.
Graphic Challenge 2010 – 12 books read and reviewed. I am sure I will add a few more.
New Authors/New Worlds 2010 – I signed up to read 25 new authors and have read at 35, though it is more if you count graphic authors and artists.
Once Upon A Time IV – I signed up for one book and read four.
There were a couple of mini challenges on top of all this. I feel good about what I’ve accomplished so far.
I’m planning on rest and relaxation for most of Sunday. Will be reading more of China Mieville’s newest marvel. How about you?