Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Reading Roundup - Week Five

Sorry this post is a bit late for my books.
Yeah, I'm sure you're really upset about that.
I bet Monday rolled around and you thought, dang, why isn't she telling us stories about books she's read.
It's tough for you to slog through, probably, but I need to keep track, just for my own edification.
As I told Knitting Reader yesterday, or the other day, or whenever, I'm using GoodReads to track my progress over the year, and it is helpful.
One year I wrote down the title of every book I read, and that might not have been even over one year, but over a couple of months.
I liked doing that.
It sure doesn't help, though, when you have friends, you know who you are, who suggest even more books for you to read.
My to-read list is at 20 right now, but after I hit the library today to pick up three books she suggested, it will be obviously larger by that many.
I need a vacation so I can read.
Or have someone come read to me so I can knit at the same time.
I'm not necessarily reading quality books yet, but I did start The Magician's Nephew, Book One of The Chronicles of Narnia series.
I am classifying that as research for my thesis, the topic is still undecided, but it will be about young adult literature in some way.
This past week I've finished two books, inter-library loans both, so I can get them back to Bayport NY and Topeka KS, if you can believe that.
I love that the books come from such far off spots just for my reading pleasure.
Love it.
It literally thrills me to no end.
Sometimes I just sit and look at the facility stamp and think about how the book came here.
I live in a backwater place here, not much happening but the cold so I have to entertain myself somehow.
So this week's books are both by Tom Holt, Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (10) and Falling Sideways (11).
The first was the final book in a trilogy about Paul Carpenter who works at J.W. Wells as a junior clerk. They do magic there. He's a nebbish, but outsmarts everyone.
After reading five books by Holt in one month, I think I'm ODing on nebbishy protagonists.
In Falling Sideways I found out we're descended from frogs.
It's fantasy, folks, not theology or science.
Interesting, but another nebbish who conquers the situation.
One more Tom Holt book to read and I'm through for a while.
No offence to Tom, just in case he's reading this blog.
Not likely.
(But if you are - love your books!)

1 comment:

KnittingReader said...

I'm sorry! But at least you have wonderful benefits at the library--I usually have to give up on finishing all the books that I get from them.