December 1st, 2008

books

Books that I read in October

53. Clark, Mary Higgins. Where are the Children? (252 p.)

54. Buchheim, Lothar-Günther. The Boat (563 p.)

55. Crichton, Michael. The Lost World (430 p.)

56. Clark, Mary Higgins. While My Pretty One Sleeps (318 p.)

57. Crichton, Michael. Sphere (371 p.)

58. Dereske, Jo. Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance (242 p.)

October total: 2176 pages
YTD total: 17,321 pages

Success! With two months left to go, I've reached my second unofficial reading goal for the year (ETA: due to an accounting error, I later discovered that I'd actually reached it the previous month), and this despite having the amount of time available for reading drastically reduced from what it was before this time last year. (I almost shudder to think how high my totals must have been for some of the years when I constantly had up to three or four books going at once, all year 'round--one at work, one in the car, one on the nightstand, and sometimes one by the couch.) The significant lack of time is most aptly demonstrated by the simple fact that it's now taken me an entire month to get this writeup done.

In any case, finishing two Clark suspenses, two Crichton techno-thrillers, a war (is Hell) novel, and a mystery is not bad for a month's work--certainly not nearly as lopsided a selection as Christie-Myst'ry Month was in September.

Collapse )
Collapse )
Collapse )
Collapse )
Collapse )
Collapse )



Feudalism: Serf & Turf
books

Books that I read in November

59. Christie, Agatha. The Mousetrap (224 p.)

November total: 224 pages
YTD total: 17,545 pages

That's right, I finished just one book in November. Between the holidays and several days off (some planned, some unplanned), I didn't get as much read of the book in my car as I normally would have, and I've been working on other projects in the evenings lately instead of reading books. (Having only one book to comment on does make the monthly writeup much faster to finish in a timely manner, though.)

Collapse )



Feudalism: Serf & Turf