THE LOG BOOK: The February 2012 ReadaThing Record of.....
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**What book or books are you reading?
**Are you reading a Dickens book or story??
**Where are you reading? (specific or vague is fine) Posting a picture of where you will be/are reading is encouraged
**How long did you read or could you read?
**Doing anything else? food, music, listening to someone snore, watching the sun rise or set...
More Important Stuff:
**Is it a GOOD BOOK? Tell us what you thought of it...
**Did it meet or exceed your expectations? **Do you recommend it? **Was it a fast read or a thoughtful read? **Did it make you laugh or cry or "be afraid, be very afraid"? **Was it boring? **Would you read it again? **Are you going to throw it off a cliff into the sea?
We aren't expecting a full review of the book, although, that's fine... just give us a flavor of the book.. tempt us into reading it or warn us to keep clear!
and have some fun with your reading! There's going to be a good group of us reading along with you... sorta... and we'll be really quiet, except for the tapping of the keyboards as people check in.
The signup page is here: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/ReadathingFebruary2012
You don't have to sign up for a time... the No Timeline Readers is further down that page.
Yes, it is fun!!
officially the title is MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 and I'm doing fairly well on the lesson/chapter quizzes, too!!
YES IT IS FUN!!!
Later on, I'll be reading The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry.
ETA - this is what I've been doing for some time, but this week I'm not allowing myself any rereads.
I'm glad to read that a lot of you already started this weeklong readathing. I'm still working, so I'll have to wait another four hours before starting to read.
For the start I'll intend to read:
- Dürrenmatt oder Die Ahnung vom Ganzen biography by Peter Rüedi
I like reading Dürrenmatt's books. This biography is carefully researched and written. It isn't an easygoing read but it's a brilliant inside of Dürrenmatt's life and thinking.
- Parallel to the biography I'll be reading The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong
I'm reading this one because I was looking for an author starting with the letter X (for my ABC challenge). It's a long time ago that I read a book from China and I hope it will be an easygoing one.
My favourite place where I'm doing most of my reading.
I hope everybody is enjoying their reading.
All the best from Switzerland
Progress: Oliver has just been taken home by the undertaker.
Definitely enjoying it. Certainly different from the only other 2 Dickens I had read: A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol (of course).
I am not the weepy type (in movies, yes, but very rarely in books), but if anybody can make me that way, it is Charles Dickens and it has happened a few times in this book already.
Some humorous parts in the first chapters too. I'm so happy I chose this book!
I did finish my current read of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill last night. And I loved it. Now I am ready to go see the movie sometime tomorrow.
I originally signed up for the no timeline readers but when I actually do a full hour of reading I am adding my name to that part of the wiki. Not too sure if pre-planning will work for me:)
I'm reading Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints by Sam Brower and it's pretty gross and sad. It's very interesting though and now I have less than 100 pages to go.
I also found this piece from the BBC on Dickens' 1842 visit to America rather interesting:
I'm enjoying Sketches by Boz more than I thought I would . . . so far lots of really fun short character and scene "sketches" . . . they really paint pictures . . . I can see how Dickens' might have used the project to think about and play with characters and scenes he would fill out in later books . . .
Hope everyone is having fun!
Welcome & Enjoy!!
Now, I'm reading Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak. I'm reading this one because I was looking for an author starting with the letter Z (for my ABC challenge).
I finished Half Blood Blues yesterday and it was brilliant all the way to the end. Started All Different Kinds of Free and I'm liking that one so far too. Today is another rainy, chilly day so I'll be curling up to read with a warm blanket, a cat or three, and a hot cup of coffee!
Reading Report: I am almost done with The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry. I forget how much I like this series, and historical mysteries in general. I want to continue reading the series, but have other books that are calling to me from my TBR mountain!! I may go to The Night Circus next.
I managed to read a little over an hour's worth of Our Mutual Friend yesterday (some of which, admittedly, was re-reading bits I read almost a month ago, to sort out the characters a little). I've now finished Book 1 and am really enjoying being immersed in the Dickensian world. I also took a brief side-trip to read Of Mice and Men which is one of the brightest little gems of American fiction, despite its terribly sad subject matter.
Now, I'll start reading Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs. It's more than a year ago I've read a Reichs. This one I've got borrowed from Natijovi. She strongly recommended it, so I'm looking forward to having a good read.
One of my favorite places in the house and it's been getting a lot of use this weekend!
Got several hours of reading in today; finished All Different Kinds of Free and have just started an ARC of Enchantments which is rather interesting so far. It's narrated by Rasputin's eldest daughter and set in 1917 Russia just after his death.
Hope everyone is having a good time reading!
How are the Dickens Readers doing with their books??
If you haven't posted, Please let us know!!!
I am reading A Tale of Two Cities for the Dickens of a readathing because I wanted to do a dickens story /and/ I needed to read something for the 12 in 12 challenge group, where the book needed to have two, second, be the second, have elements of February, etc. It was a perfect blending of the two things.
I was already at the end of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin when the readathing started, so I got to finish that as part of my reading. This was a great book, especially if you enjoy Chinese culture. It blended storytelling with "actual life" and made for an all around wonderful time. It's a book for younger readers, of course, but I enjoy reading those as much as "grown up" books so that wasn't at all a problem for me. I had picked this one out because I needed a Dragon-based book for the Year of the Book challenge, where you read at least one book each month that contains the animal of this year in the Chinese Zodiac (this is the year of the dragon) as a major part, either as a character or plot item. If it hadn't been for that challenge, this book would have gone unread for some time simply because I kept passing it up for other things.
While reading the first book I was listening to Relaxing Orient, which is beautiful music for reading to. Most of the time for Tale of Two Cities, I'm having the kindle read it to me, but when I'm reading on my own, I listen to a rain soundtrack. Reading a book on Chinese culture around Chinese New Year was awesome. I love managing to be in the moment like that.
So far I've been able to keep to my schedule, with some extra hours thrown in because I can listen while driving, cleaning rat cages, making dinner, doing dishes, etc.
I'm not allowed to post a picture of where I'm reading at the lunch hour, because there are children involved, but I am reading in my classroom regularly from 1-2 in the afternoon because that is their nap time. I can try and get a picture that doesn't involve the children some time... Maybe when I next update again tomorrow, if I remember...
This is where I usually read at home. Either in that chair, or on the floor beside it, depending on how I feel. It's the same place I always read... I'm very routine oriented that way. I have my spots and I stick to them. :)
For anyone further interested on my experiences in reading, I am part of World Reading Circle, a group that another lt'er and I created here, whose soul purpose is to share quotes, thoughts, experiences, music, comments and more as you're reading. Simply go to the group page and you will find the thread for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon... And my experience with Tale of Two Cities.. once I've posted it from leaving here. ;)
I'm reading Richard Conniff's The Species Seekers, and quite enjoying it.
# 51-- what a view!!! I don't know if I could concentrate on a book for getting distracted by all the beauty around me!
Not much time to read this week due to very long days at work but I'm going to try to get some reading in bed tonight.
and I am so behind!!
Today is the last day of ReadaThing!!
7 hours left!!!
bye!! gotta get back to my books!!
So, it was a amazing week and I was able to finish three books and a couple of chaptres of the Dürenmatts biography. Thanks to my family keeping me reading and the freezing temperature outside there was next to my job not much of any disruption.
skittles :-D thanks a lot for organizing this great week and I'm looking forward for the next ReadaThing :-)
What?! Nearly over already?!!
Back to reading! :-)
If you still have books/reading to 'report', feel free to comment..
but there are three questions at the end of the Announcement thread to answer.... PLEASE??!!??
Thanks to all for a great ReadaThing!!
A week was a good length of time for me. I'll be up for another ReadaThing in April. A theme would be fun, if it's broad enough that I can use one of my BOMBS books.
Thanks to skittles and any other organizers for making the ReadaThing possible.