One-quarter of the year has come and gone, so let’s see if I’ve accomplished any of my goals yet:
- Get back to reading Star Wars novels — In 2009, I did not read a single book. I have a huge backlist of the novels. UPDATE: read one in April!
- Try to read more than one Georgette Heyer this year — I bought a few of her mysteries, so maybe I read one of each (romances and mysteries)
- Finish the backlog of last year’s reviews — I have several left to do. I posted one earlier today, here, with a new format. I’m going to try using this new format for all reviews. UPDATE: I was making progress with this until recently. 🙁
- Finish re-posting the “lost posts” from the last time I tanked the blog — Yeah, that’s still not done.
- Fix, again, the Author Index — goes in hand with the above.
- Track number of pages read — includes remembering to annotate the page # I stop at when I decide a book is DNF. UPDATE: Yes!!
- Try to read more than one “In Death” books — I will never get caught up with this one if I don’t
- Use my Sony Reader more — I bought it mainly to stash books/short stories for the time of the move.
- Look at my “books read” list from 2006-2008 and see if there’s a author I’ve been meaning to read again — and do so.
- Do not get behind on 2010 reviews — even if it means not working on a 2009 backlogged one UPDATE: I was doing so good there for awhile.
Not as good as I had hope. When I set up this post in the beginning of April, I was thinking that I would have posted a least one backlogged review and be caught up with the current month’s by the end of it. I didn’t, and things aren’t likely to improve this month either. The moving company will be coming by to get an idea of how much stuff I really have (majority of which is in storage) and I be packing. Most of what I have to pack is books. One of the important tasks will be putting aside a few to have on hand through July, once the packers come to haul it all away in June.
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Karpyshyn, Drew) — Countdown
- Demonkeepers (Andersen, Jessica) — Countdown, Pub 2010, Romance Reading
The backlogged 2009 reviews posted:
What’s still pending:
- Duel of Hearts
- Time Raiders: The Seduction (Cindy Dees)(Nocturne Bite)
- For the Love of Pete
- Three Bags Full
- “Falling for Anthony” (Meljean Brook), Hot Spell(anthology)
Below is my status regarding the various challenges.
Challenges Completed this month:
Incomplete (Ended in March):
101 Fantasy Challenge: 2/6
Countdown 2010: 14/55
Harry Potter: 0/7
Random Reading: 1/12
Contemporary Romance: 0/10
“In Death” Challenge: 0/??
New Author: 1/20
Pub 2010: 3/10
Romance Reading: 1/5
What’s in a Name 3: 2/6
Year of the Historical: 1/12
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Total (Month): 2
Grand Total (Year): 8
Total Pages Read (Month): 768
Grand Total (Year): 2,723