Friday, January 1, 2010

December books

This month found me once again spending more time with Bob than with the good books of the world. I did manage to read a few good ones though. At the end of the month I did start reading Persuasion and I am having a hard time getting into it. I did however get about 20 new books between my birthday and Christmas, so once I put Bob down, I can get a lot of reading done.

I did make my reading goals for 2009. I finished a total of 31220 pages. I made the goal to first make it to 25000, and then I upped it to 30000. I think that for next year I am going to keep the goal at 30000. With having a baby later in the year I am not sure how many pages I will get done, but here goes...

Prophecy of the Sisters - 352
Michelle Zink
This was an interesting tale of sisters who as the title stats are part of a prophecy. The prophecy is a world ending type and they each must learn of the part that they play in either the fulfilling or the ending of it. Overall, the story was good and I look forward to the sequels to see where the author takes us.

Dreamhunter - 384
Elizabeth Knox
In this tale there is a place that only certain people can enter, while in there they receive dreams that they can they project and share with the world. As usual the government intervenes and causes all types of problems in this. The story is fun and I am looking forward to seeing how it ends.

The King in the Window - 416
Adam Gopnik
I received this book at our book club party in December and found it to be an enjoyable book. Apparently there are wraiths that live in the windows and villains that live in mirrors. An American boy living in Paris is chosen as the new king of the Window Wraiths and has to save the world from the man in the mirror. The story had it's flaws in some of the execution, but the overall story was pretty good.

Total for December: 1152
Total for 2009: 31220

Total books for 2009 - 85
Average of 7 books a month


Michelle Zink said...

Thanks for the nice review of Prophecy! You have a beautiful family!


Mary Jones said...

I am plodding through Persuasion as well, but I'm hopeful.

Debbie said...

My friend just wrote a book that came out this week! It's called Fearless Happiness and she says it's about living the Atonement. She's doing a book signing tonight.I plan on reading it soon and I'll let you know how it is.

Amberly said...

Wow! You got an author to comment on your blog! Lucky!!!

James said...

I wish I could finish two books a month, let alone seven. But at least I won't run out of books to read since I buy books faster than I can read them.