Thursday, January 17, 2008

A reading update ...

One goal in 2008, like in previous years, is to keep a list of the books I read. The past two years, I've lost track around the middle of the year and never caught up. Maybe I can do better this year.

So far, these are the books I have finished reading:

  1. Victoria and the Rogue, Meg Cabot (1 January)
  2. Hand of Evil, J A Jance (2 January, library book)
  3. Adventures of an Ice Princess, Liz Maverick (4 January)
  4. 1st to Die, James Patterson (7 January)
  5. Labyrinth, Kate Mosse (7 January, audio book)
  6. Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, Ann Rinaldi (10 January)
  7. Belarus, Lee Hogan (14 January)
  8. Enemies, Lee Hogan (16 January)

I swapped Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons in the January Teen/YA swap at BookObsessed, and I had already swapped Belarus and Enemies in the December SFF swap as TBRs. Now that I've finished reading both books, I need to mail them off to Shaunesay. Also, Adventures of an Ice Princess is offered in the January Chick Lit swap, so when that game is over, I'll need to mail it away.

I'm donating Labyrinth to the Sanger Public Library, and the rest of the books are available for swapping. I've listed all the paper books at BookCrossing, well except for the library book.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Chunkster Challenge

The 2008 Chunkster Challenge has been issued. The challenge, for all those who choose to accept it, is to read one "chunky" book each quarter during 2008. To qualify as "chunky", the book must contain at least 450 pages. I figure this isn't going to be too difficult to accomplish since I'm sitting here with two books I'm eager to start reading, Drums of Autumn and The Fiery Cross, which contain 1070 and 1443 pages, respectively.