May 1, 2007

A Month in Review - April

Another so-so month. I'm definitely not reading nearly as much as I used to, but life is busy and full. Have I mentioned how much I love my new job at Barnes & Noble?? Of course, I come home with long lists of new books I want to read.

Click on the titles to read my reviews.

The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand

The Piano Man by Marcia Preston

Weather Central by Ted Kooser

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Favorite of the Month: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Books Read 7
Male Authors 3
Female Authors 4
New-To-Me Authors 2
Across the Borders 3
Fiction 5
Nonfiction 0

Poetry 2
Young Adult 1
Sci-Fi 0
Fantasy 1
Mystery/Thriller 0
Series 1
Re-read 1
Challenge 1
Mine 3
Library 3
Gift 1
Keeper 2

Note: Only books completed are counted in the above totals with, of course, the exception of the DNF category.


  1. You have some really fabulous book selections and you write great reviews.

  2. You did a bajillion times better than I did, les. Somehow, I was able to complete very few books this month. I like your way of listing, then categorizing, what you've read each month. I'm going to try that myself, instead of just recording each title in the back of my journal. I'm glad your job at B and N is going well! I can only imagine how must fun that must be. Plus, those lucky customers; they have the joy of a very literate source to whom they can go.

  3. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I hear you about coming home with long lists. HA! I will never in this lifetime have enough time to read everything I would like.

  4. That job is getting in the way of reading time isn't it? :)

    Hope May brings you lots of good reads.

  5. Les - I'm glad you like your job!!! I would love to work in a bookstore. It seems to me the perfect job!

    Thanks for your reviews this month - especially A Thousand Splendid Suns...I'm salivating waiting for it..

  6. Kristen - Thanks! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Bellezza - Well, I may have done better than you, but I'm certainly not reading nearly as much as I have in the past. But I'm not going to complain since I really do love my job! I just need to figure out a way to survive on less sleep so I can read later at night. ;)

    Iliana - It is, it is! But that's ok. The perks are worth it.

    Lisa - It really is a perfect job. I loved it when I worked at Borders when we were in Texas and while I enjoyed taking a few years off to be a nanny to my two nieces, it's great to be back in the book biz.

  7. Kay - Maybe we'll get lucky and live past 100! I just hope my eyesight doesn't give out on me before I read all the books I want.


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