FIR ’10 – More finished and additions

Done:

  • My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult – My other books are not yet available at the library, so I’m adding this one from my personal To Read pile. ~ Added October 7th ~ Started October 7th ~ Completed October 9th
    Wow – what a tear jerker! A really good book. I kind of saw the ending coming, as in I suspected something of the sort, but not that way at all! Yeesh. Recommended read for sure. I’ve placed the movie on my Zip list 🙂
  • Chat : -), by Nan McCarthy – When Miss A was still a newborn, we were at a party at my neighbour’s house, and while I was in the spare room upstairs trying to get her to sleep, I looked at some of her books in the bookshelf, and remember seeing this 3 books series that looked interesting. Busy life, busy times, I kept forgetting to ask her to either a) borrow them, or 2) the author so I could look them up at the library – it’s kind of hard to get a result when you type “: -)” as the search term… ;) Then a couple of weeks ago, just before Miss C came along, I hosted a book exchange playgroup like I often do, and lo and behold, she brings the series to put in the bin! Well then, I sure grabbed them :) This is book 1 of the series, they are short little books, an easy read. ~ Added October 9th ~ Started October 9th ~ Completed October 9th
  • Connect }:-), by Nan McCarthy – Book 2 of the series. ~ Added October 9th ~ Started October 9th ~ Completed October 10th
  • Crash ; -), by Nan McCarthy – Book 3 of the series. ~ Added October 10th ~ Started October 10th ~ Completed October 9th
    A fun & quick little series. I quite enjoyed them, except for the end… totally hated that. Not just because of what actually happens, but because I find it random and very anti-climatic. Like the author needed to finish the story and took a quick way out – as it is indeed pretty final. I feel …a bit cheated: the whole storyline that develops throughout the 3 novels suddenly has no purpose anymore, there’s no real conclusion to it and to the relationship, we don’t know what happens after the “finale”, it’s as if, as readers, the whole story don’t matter anymore. It bugs me 😉

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Added:

  • The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton – Yep, still waiting on my other holds at the library, so I’m continuing to add books. Let’s just say marathon nursing sessions – day and night – gives for lots of reading time! ~ Added October 10th ~ Started October 10th

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FIR ’10 – Finished Books & More Additions

Done:

  • Take the Fight Out of Food, by Donna Fish – I’ve had this book for awhile – we have lots of issues with our oldest and her eating, and good friends recommended that book. Have yet to actually read it, so I’m putting it on my list! ~ Started October 2nd ~ Completed October 7th

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Added:

  • My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult – My other books are not yet available at the library, so I’m adding this one from my personal To Read pile. ~ Added October 7th ~ Started October 7th

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I’ve also finished the April 2010 issue of Today’s Parents, started on May 2010. I may catch up yet!

FIR ’10 – Reading Question #1

As part of the Fall Into Reading Challenge 2010, Callapider Days has reading questions for us to answer, if we so wish, every week. This week’s question is:
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What do you think is the biggest obstacle to your reading? What prevents you from reading as much as you’d like? OR, if you feel like you already read as much as you want to, what choices have you made to make that happen?

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My answer:
Definitely, my biggest obstacle is having young children around! I love them to bits, but it will take away some of your hobby time 😉

Then my second obstacle, is having more than 1 hobby, and therefore dividing my occasional me-times into all 3 of them: reading, knitting/crocheting, and scrapping. Usually, I will knit during naptime while catching up with some TV shows, and evening I’ll do some chores, knit and watch TV with my husband, or scrap, depending how I feel/what needs to be done. And I always read before bed – it’s crucial for me to be able to fall asleep: it clears my mind from all the thoughts of the day. If a book is really good or if I have a deadline (book club meeting book for example), then I might read also during naptime or the evening.

And finally… well a newborn will disrupt my routine too! lol  I find I certainly don’t knit or scrap as much lately, and there’s no “naptime” at the moment (my oldest still naps, but the newborn is anybody’s guest when it comes to sleep or nursing or, crying, at any time in the day). However, marathon nursing sessions and sometimes long nights of arm sleeping and nothing else DOES give me plenty of reading time 😉

OR, if you feel like you already read as much as you want to, what choices have you made to make that happen?