Just five more days left to the month of April --can you believe it? I spent most of my free time this week (and there wasn't that much of it) assessing everything bookish. I withdrew from 5 of the 15 challenges that I so impulsively jumped into, and now I feel much much better. I also looked through one bookcase and selected about (25) books to donate to the our library's May book sale (need to make room for the new ones I am sure to purchase there).
I also decided to focus my reading, moving forward on (Beginning in May) with----"reading the best books first", because life is just too too short for so so books. So what does this mean? For me, reading the best books first means: award winners, books that other readers and bloggers have raved about and, favorite authors who have rarely disappointed me. It also means not always reading the newest books first --this will be a change for me as I tend to gravitate towards new releases. I also plan to listen to more audio books as they work so well for me, especially in nice weather. I love audio books while driving, walking, gardening, ironing, cleaning etc. I just doesn't seem like work when you get to read at the same time.
How was your week in books? I finished, but still need to review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Skloot (excellent); Caught; Harlen Coben (audio book - good).
I am currently reading: How High the Moon; Sandra Kring very good) and listening to The Post Mistress; Sarah Blake (audio-very good). Have you read any of these? What did you think?
I also wanted to post a photo of the cover art for Kate Morton's (Nov 2010) book. Isn't the cover fabulous?
The Distant Hours; Kate Morton
I've yet to read The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden by her, but since I own them, I will be sure to read both before this book is released.
Well nothing exciting happened this week, but the 4th week of my library job was also a great one, and I feel like I really am into a routine as far as the juggling goes. I did not enjoy having to spend yesterday morning at the hair salon, so next month it will be a weekday, after work appointment. (Weekends are too precious now). ...and with that final though....enjoy yours everyone!
BTW: Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY. Drawing next Saturday.