Fall Into Reading Wrap-upDecember 22, 2008 at 7:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Popping back in quickly to post my wrap-up – then back to getting ready for Christmas!!!
Here are my answers to Katrina’s suggested questions about the books for the wrap-up:
- Did you finish reading all the books on your fall reading list? If not, why not? - I read or at least tried to read every book on my list except A Midwife’s Story by Penny Armstrong. I always check to make sure my library has a book before I put it on my To-Be-Read list, but I guess from the time I put it on my list until the time I wanted to check it out, they got rid of the book.
- Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along? I didn’t change any of the books on my list.
- What was your favorite book that you read this fall? Least favorite? Why? Favorite fiction (I read 3/5 on my list) is a toss-up between Winter Haven and Summer Snow – I think I would give the edge to Summer Snow. My favorite non-fiction (only read 2/5) is definitely The Non-Runners Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais.
- Did you discover a new author or genre this fall? Dawn Dais is an author I didn’t know about. I never read a book about running a marathon. Did you love them? YES! She is so funny.
- Did you learn something new because of the Fall Into Reading challenge — something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about? - I learned a lot about how to prepare to run a marathon and how to laugh about it.
- What was your favorite thing about the Fall Into Reading challenge? – Probably getting myself to read a few books from my 2007 TBR list.
- Would you like to participate in another challenge here this spring? - YES!
The books I finished:
Winter Haven by Athol Dickson 5/5
Summer Snow by Nicole Baart 5/5
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult 4.5/5
The Non-Runner’s Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais 5/5
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman 4/5
The ones I couldn’t get into:
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall (sorry Jane! I don’t know if I wasn’t in the right mood or what, but it was just so slow and didn’t grab me – I’m sure it’s a wonderful book!)
The Year of Living Biblically by A.M. Jacobs
The one my library didn’t have:
A Midwife’s Storyby Penny Armstrong