Here it is December 1st, and I thought: "Where did 2009 go, and what would I really like to accomplish in the month of December"? Here's my list and how I hope to get it done.
- Complete a few book challenges that are in arm's reach
- Read several review books, that I just have not gotten around to
- Complete (15) books in December to make my self-imposed goal of 200 books in 2009
- Complete my holiday shopping.
Next Question ...."How am I planning to do this?"
- Devote (3) days during the month for my own mini-read-a-thons. (I'm not working right now so this should not be that difficult). We also do not have very many people to buy gifts for, so the "avoid the mall" part is easy too.
- Stick to mini-reviews until at least until the end of 2009. (Many of you have commented that you prefer shorter concise reviews--thanks)
- Do the rest of my holiday shopping on-line, with minimal trips to an actual store (Avoid Mall at all cost)
- I made a list of the books I hope to read this month. I plan to refer to this list on a regular basis. (I selected 20 books, but will be thrilled if I can read 15 in December).
Half Broke Horses; Jeannette Walls (review book) - 5/5
The Girl on Legare Street; Karen White (book tour 12/9/09) - 4/5
- Prima Donna; Megan Chance (review book)
- Rainwater; Sandra Brown (review book)
New World Monkeys; Nancy Mauro (review book) - 3/5
- Climbing the Stairs; Venkatraman ( War Through the Generations WWII Challenge - Final Book for Challenge)
- Quietus; V. Schilling (A-Z Challenge - final book for challenge)
Amen, Amen, Amen; Abby Sher - (review book) - 4/5
- Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort; Davis (review book)
- Remarkable Creatures; Chevalier (review book)
- Alice I Have Been; M. Benjamin (review book)
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt; B. Hoffman (review book)
- Cowboy and Wills; M. Holloway (review book)
- Pirate Latitudes; Crichton (review book)
- The Lacuna; Kingsolver - (review book)
- Amigoland; Casares (review book)
- When She Flew; Shortridge (review book)
- Saving Cicadas; Seitz (review book)
- The Gift; Ahern (review book) - Christmas Challenge - final book
Holiday Grind; Cleo Coyle (review book) - 4/5