Monthly Update – May 2012



Well, May was an interesting month. I had jury duty — and still do, until the end of June — which impacted my reading. I bought a new Sony e-Reader, sending my old one back for credit/recycle. I decided to try (again) to check out audiobooks and e-books from the local library. So far, it’s been so-so. I checked out Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison as an ebook — and didn’t finish it (and decided not to count it) — I will give it another try as an audiobook. I’ve got an Agatha Christie short story collection from the library on my reader to read next. Also from the library, I checked out Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie as an audiobook and I enjoyed it. I’m now listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, also from the library.

Books Read

Note: All books count toward my personal “Reading Has Its Rewards ” challenge. Exceptions will be noted.
  • Winging It (Deborah Cooke) {3 May 12} – Year of the Dragon, Off the Shelf, Mt. TBR
  • Firelight (Kristen Callihan) {9 May 12} – By the Dozen
  • Grave Mercy (Robin LaFevers) {13 May 12} – By the Dozen
  • Undercover Princess (Suzanne Brockmann) {17 May 12} – Off the Shelf, Mt. TBR
  • Iron Kissed (Patricia Briggs) {28 May 12} – By the Dozen, Off the Shelf, Mt. TBR
  • Damned (Lisa Childs) {28 May 12} – Off the Shelf, Mt. TBR
  • Exposed: Misbehaving with the Magnate (Kelly Hunter) {31 May 12} – Off the Shelf, Mt. TBR

The backlog — whether from last month or last year.

Note: Audio “pages” will be counted separately.
  • Murder at the Vicarage (Agatha Christie; James Saxon) (mmpb 380 pgs) {8 May 12}

Challenges Completed this month:

Incomplete (Ended in May):

= Will complete; = Maybe; X = Won’t

2012 Challenges:
By the Dozen (personal) – 18/36
Fairy Tales Retold – 0/3
Harlequin/Silhouette Reading Challenge -3/6
Harry Potter Reading Challenge – 0/7
Mount TBR Reading Challenge – 25/40
Off the Shelf Reading Challenge – 25/30
Romance Reading Challenge – 2/5
Sci-Fi Reading Challenge (6-10) – 2/?
What’s in a Name 5 Reading Challenge – 4/6

2012-2013 Challenges:
Year of the Dragon Reading Challenge(personal/GoodReads) – 2

Perpetual Challenges:
101 Fantasy Challenge (Month): 0
101 Fantasy Challenge (Year): 0
Grand Total since 2009: 6
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Georgette Heyer (Month): 0
Georgette Heyer (Year): 1
Grand Total since 2008: 5
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In Death (Month): 0
In Death (Year): 1
Grand Total since 2010: 1
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Reading the RITAs (Month): 0
Reading the RITAs (Year): 1
Grand Total since 2011: 3

Totals (Monthly/Yearly)

Total Read (Month): 7
Total Heard (Month): 1
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 40
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 41
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Total Audio Hours(Month): 7h, 19m
Total Audio Hours (Year): 7h, 19m
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Total Pages Read (Month): 2,248
Grand Total w/o Audiobooks (Year): 13,139
Grand Total w/Audiobooks (Year): 13,519

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