Monday, January 31, 2011

January in Review

As always I borrowed the month in review post from Lily's Bookshelf, because she's awesome. 

Books Read:
The Imperfectionists - Rachman (review)
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - Sedaris (review)
The Crying of Lot 49 - Pynchon (review)
The Winter Ghosts - Mosse (review)
The Odyssey (abridged) - Homer (rant about wishbone)

Total Number of Books Read This Month: 5

Total Number of Books Read This Year: 5

Books Unfinished:
Clara & Mr. Tiffany - Vreeland (still reading)

Most Anticipated:
The Crying of Lot 49

Biggest Let Down:
The Imperfectionists

Favorite Read:
This wasn't a really great reading month for me, but if I had to pick one I liked best it would be Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk 

Overall Reflection:
Over the past few years January has been a very lazy month for me, and this year was no different. I wasn't very motivated to read this month, and the things I did end up reading weren't all that fantastic. 
I just started my last semester as an undergrad last week, and my classes seem both intense and amazing. As I mentioned in a post earlier this week I'm taking a class dedicated to Harry Potter. The other class I am really excited about is Bookbinding for Beginners. So in addition to a lot of Harry Potter rambling, which I'll try to keep down after months of nothing but Potter last summer, I'll try to post about the books I'm making. 

Oh, I also found a bunch of Wishbone episodes on Youtube yesterday, so I think I know how I'll be spending some of my free time in February. 

What have you been up to in January? Read any really fantastic books? 

1 comment:

Lily Child said...

Great group of books! Keep up the momentum in February! :)