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It's Sunday, summer and sizzling outside. Our wayward baby mockingbird has disappeared somewhere up in the bushes or one of the trees with its parents in attendance and out of reach of the cats. If the cats get anywhere close to the area, the parents are dive bombing and chasing them away. We no longer have to worry and can get back to normal life as we know it.

I failed miserably with unplugged week and gave up on Thursday. Coinciding with the start of our summer break, dealing with baby birds, life in general and just wanting to kick back and relax, it just didn't work out. I didn't get a bit of writing done, but I did read alot. Different brain cells. As of today I have read 107 books this year, which means technically I've completed J.Kaye's 100+ Book Challenge. However, I'm not going to stop reading so will continue to total up the number of books. It will be interesting to see how many I manage to read for the year. I'm not trying to beat any records or anything, I'm just a fast reader.

I'm debating whether I'm going to continue with MizB's "Read and Review" challenge and still review every single book I read. I have a feeling if I quit the challenge, which has been a good way of holding myself accountable, books would fall by the wayside and not get reviewed and I'd forget what I had read. The reviews are a good way of keeping track and reminding what the books were about. Okay, talked myself into continuing. New books will be indepth reviews and older books will be mini reviews. I feel like I should come up with a fancy title other than mini reviews - it sounds so bland. Since we are going to be learning Latin this year, something like Libri Multus (books in brief) or Mini libri recenseo (mini book review) or brevis libri recenseo (short book review).

Anyway, I need to catch up on my reviews and will be posting a few this week. I'm just about to start reading "White Noise" by Don Delilo for my Modern Lit class. I didn't quite get to it last week so good thing the modules are two weeks long. I'm trying to decide between "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton or A.J. Jacobs "the Year of Living Biblically" to finish Dewey's Reading Challenge. Started reading Wharton's book about three times now and can't get past the 2nd chapter. I'm just about to shelve it and go with Jacobs. I've read a few snippets and it seems quite entertaining. Since I will be done with those challenges, considering Caribousmom's Random Reading Challenge. which starts in August. Sounds like fun.




Comments

  1. A challenge sounds so good in the beginning. I always have the beast intentions...

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  2. I am also in the read and review challenge. I like having to write up a review for every book I read, but I agree that perhaps back list books can be written up as mini-reviews. Good job on reaching your 100+!

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  3. Awww, good news about the birdie and life being able to go back to normal! (I guess that should teach me to read in chronological order, shouldn't it? ^-~)

    I don't think there's anything wrong with the term 'mini reviews' (I think it's cute), but you should call them what you're most comfortable with. ^-^ If you can't get into Wharton, let it go. You've tried and tried and tried again and you two just don't see eye-to-eye. Nothing at all wrong with that.

    And you've read 107 books? O_O I wish I'd managed to read that much by now! (Uhm, of course, my goal is set at 200 for the whole year.)

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