Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Month Just Gone

The Seattle Great Wheel, night and day

Normally, I would write a nice #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks post since it's the last day of November but today I have no progress to share toward my goal because, well, I didn't read a single one of my own books this month. I'm about 2/3 through Suite Fran├žaise but I took a break between the two parts to read other things, including a couple of review copies I had around that fit more with my current reading mood than anything of my own. The two best reads of my month were for the Top 100 Chapter Books Project at The Estella Society (which I've only got four months left on!) -- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Number the Stars. I don't think this is a bad time to brush up on what life was like in the pre-Civil Rights Era and during WWII and these were both stellar middle grade books.

I'm not sure if I'll read 10 more books from my TBR/home library in December to reach my goal but I still feel like I made great progress on the project. It was well worth paying attention to where the books I read come from.

Do you tend to read more during the winter holidays or less?

Calling for a November do-over,
K

4 comments:

  1. I didn't read. Ugh over the holiday weekend, either. Idk why, there was literally nothing going on

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    1. Same! I always end up just sitting and watching tons of tv and movies. That's what I did over Thanksgiving weekend and I'm guessing Winter Break will be the same. I do better reading when I'm supposed to be doing other things. ;)

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  2. I think I tend to read more during the winter holidays? Not less? I at least ardently intend to read more during these upcoming winter holidays. I have had a rough year (as have we all) and I just really need some time to cuddle up with blankets and books.

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    1. I usually read less because my little sister always comes up for Christmas and most of the time it's been a full year since I last saw her. Also, hubby's birthday is the 23rd so we have lots to do besides just the standard festivities. I need like a month off to have time for family AND time for relaxing with a book!

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