Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring Reading Thing Wrap-Up


Wrapping up Year Three of Participating in Callapidder Days' SRT:

FICTION:

[X] Turning the Paige by Laura Jensen Walker (review)
- it was a good book, very enjoyable. Click on link above to read my review.

Nothing but Trouble by Susan May Warren (review) **Began, but then misplaced. I think I packed it when we moved stuff out of the downstairs. I'll find it and read it this summer! **

[X] Waiting by Ha Jin (book club) - It's a good one. We had a spirited book club discussion about this one!

[X] Channeling Mark Twain by Carol Muskie Dukes (book club) - Good, not great. Sort of hard to describe and review, which is why I didn't :)

[X] Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn (Jewish lit challenge) - I have read two of Sharon Kahn's Ruby mysteries, and I enjoyed both. I'll be checking them out at the library again soon!

[X] Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot (review) - Good. My review was for another site and hasn't been posted yet, so that's why no link.

[X] Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (reread before sequel...) - Enjoyed it again!

[X]Knit Two by Kate Jacobs (sequel to FNKC) (TBR Challenge book) - Really enjoyed this one! A satisfying sequel that I just finished today. I'm doing the "Georgia Afghan" pattern in the back of the book. If you want to find that, check out Kate Jacobs' site. Click on the book cover and then the "knit" on the top of the page, for the pattern!

NONFICTION:

The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield (review) **began, then again, packed away and will find and read again later**

Experiencing the Spirit by Henry and Melvin Blackaby (review) **I read about half before setting aside.**

Clutter-Free Christianity by Robert Jeffress (review) **I read the first couple of chapters before setting aside.**

[X]GOD Strong (for military wives) by Sara Horn (advance manuscript! woohoo!) - No review because it isn't published yet. The review will come when it comes out.

I finished 8 of the 12 books I'd set aside for myself to read. What I didn't count on was more review material coming my way in the meantime, which set me back. Plus, I just don't read nonfiction quickly. Overall, I'm disappointed I didn't finish, but overall not unhappy with the challenge results.

Thanks again, Katrina, for hosting this!

2 comments:

Nise' said...

I don't read NF quickly either. You did a great job.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

I think you did a great job. Nonfiction is definitely more time-consuming, and I completely understand having new review material throw off the plan. :)

Thanks again for being part of the challenge!