2009: Challenges – Spring Reading Thing Wrap-Up

I don’t do so great at these seasonal challenges!

Here was my list:

  1. The Kiss Murder – Mehmet Murat Somer
  2. Mixed Blood – Roger Smith
  3. Drood – Dan Simmons
  4. Whiskey Sour – J.A. Konrath
  5. The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
  6. The Love Wife – Gish Jen
  7. Jacob – Jacquelyn Frank
  8. Baltimore Blues – Laura Lippman
  9. The Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
  10. Dead Girls Are Easy – Terri Garey
  11. First Family – David Baldacci
  12. Laura Rider’s Masterpiece – Jane Hamilton Darling Jim – Christian Moerk

The problem when I make a list of specific books to read is that inevitably, something comes up that makes me unable to read those specific books.  I did read 33 books in the three months, but not the twelve I said I would! Basically, I decided that I really needed to focus on my enormous stack of review books, so that’s pretty much all I’ve been reading the last couple of months.  I did start Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank, but didn’t like it.

The lesson I have learned here?  DON’T SIGN UP FOR CHALLENGES WHERE I HAVE TO FOLLOW A SPECIFIC LIST.  I never finish them.

One thought on “2009: Challenges – Spring Reading Thing Wrap-Up

  • July 3, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I tried the fall challenge and ended up with the same problem, so I swore off challenges. That didn’t last long – I just signed up for 2 more. I hope y’all have fun at lunch today – I’ll be thinking about you.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: April & Oliver =-.


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