Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Half Way Mark..

The year's half over..
Didn't summer just start?
Where has all the time gone..sigh.
Not that anyone cares, but I like to take stock occasionally, either to feel good about, or worse about how much time I've been reading instead of cleaning my house..
Book totals so far this year:
35 finished - including:
2 Young Adult
12 Non-fiction
5 are what I might call Romances which means, there may have been kissing..or other stuff..
6 Classics
1 book of Poetry by TS Elliot
1 Play by Tom Stoppard
1 Oprah Book Club pick , yesss, surprise, surprise..
And everything else would probably fall somewhere in with popular fiction, or where ever the wind was blowing me at the time.
My favorite so far?
Regular fiction - probably The Princess Bride. Hands down just as entertaining as the movie.
Nonfiction - I really enjoyed learning about Mary Todd Lincoln. She was a fascinating woman way ahead of her time. A fulfilling yet terribly sad life.
I'm in the middle of -
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver - totally loving this, dirty fingernails and all.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (for bookclub)
Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism edited by Maxine Hanks. I'm reading this essay by essay over the summer
After these -
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Team of Rivals by Doris Goodwin
Because my life isn't complicated enough. Apparently..
Anybody else want to share their favorites so far this year, please feel free. If not, then please go outside and soak up that stinking sun while it lasts! And turn the computer off for crying out loud!


Anonymous said...

Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite books - just laugh out loud funny and so inventive.

I hope you like Bleak House; out of all Dickens novels, this is the one I like the best.

Stephanie said...

I've read 30 books so far this year. I just tried to categorize them the way you did, but my eyes kept glazing over. I blame sleep-deprivation. And general laziness.

Favorite Nonfiction: Game Change
There were so many things going on behind the scenes during the 2008 elections! It was better than any soap opera.

Favorite Fiction: The Hunger Games
Lula's been telling me for ages that I'd like this series. When will I learn that she is always right?

Right now, I'm reading Death by Black Hole and Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, both of which were for book clubs last month. I only got about halfway through each, but I am determined to finish them. As soon as summer stops distracting me.

Mandy said...

I'm embarrassed to admit I have only read 7 books so far this year. :( But, I blame it on being pregnant and being to tired to read at night!

My favorite so far has been The House on Tradd Street. Not the typical book that I normally read and I enjoyed the change.

The Bradfords said...

Lula!! I forgot to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday! Hope it was a great one, and that you spent the whole day reading while your family took care of themselves and made you a beautiful, delicious birthday cake, and cleaned your house. We haven't been to lunch in a while so let's go, you reading fool. You're amazing.

Lula O said...

StephanieD -
Totally loving Bleak House so far. Have you seen the mini? It's very well done.

Stephanie -
I almost included Game Change. It kept me salivating that's for sure. Bad bad lula!

Mandy -
Likely excuse..:D

Suzette -
Yes, I'm afraid I have aged another year.. and it is a bummer. Thanks goodness for hair dye!