Thursday, May 10, 2007

Finished my 19th book for the year

Today I finished "Inheritance" by Lan Samantha Chang.

It was just okay, didn't exactly keep my attention and draw me back to it with each free moment I had like other books have. I would give it a B-. I really enjoy books set in China, especially ones that deal with women/mother-daughter relationships. I read one last year called "Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter" that really has stayed with me. It might be my favorite so far in the Chinese Mother-Daughter category.

So, I started "To The Nines" by Janet Evanovich. Should be done in the next couple of days, they are quick easy reads. Then I am trying to decide on reading either "Mirror Mirror" by Gregory Maguire (I have already read "Wicked" and want to see the stage performance next year when we go home), "The Boleyn Inheritance" by Philippa Gregory (still need to get "The Constant Princess"), or "The Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tan.

Recently I finished reading "Hard Eight" by Janet Evanovich - part of the Stephanie Plum series. The book isn't in good enough condition for me to offer it for swapping on Paperbackswap.com, so I am offering it to anyone that wants it. Gratis. Just email me. It has a cracked spine. The pages are all there, it is just a little worn. I think that it has been read by many people before me.

Last year, I read 53 books. I hope to top that this year, even if I only get through 54 books.

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This weekend, we are planning on going to the PAWS Dog Show : The Best of the Worst! on Saturday and hopefully hit the Taste of the Marianas Festival sometime. I am hoping that Lady can bring home the "Booniest" title at the dog show.

Wow, this post has alot of links!

Peace.

5 comments:

Vonna said...

I've been a member of paperbackswap since they started...I'm a "charter" member...LOL! Anyway..it's great isn't it?!
Last year I read 130 books! This year I've read like 10...LOL!
I got a little tired :)

Julie said...

Hi Missy, I read a comment you posted on Cozy Egg's blog (Michelle) and was wondering whether you might consider sharing some PS freebies with me. Email me if you're intersted, Thanks Julie
homerhobbsgracie@sbcglobal.net

Lana said...

Wow! I have a goal to read 50 books this year, so far, I have finished 11 and am very close to finishing #12 for the year, I am SOO behind. It is a good book too, but it has taken me a month to finish, I don't know why! Maybe if you write more about your reading, it will keep inspiring me!
However, DH just signed us up for Satelite TV, so I am willing to bet my reading goals go out the window!! Happy Stitching!

Jenn said...

Your burning though books this year Missy! I don't have anything else to send you that I've thought is good lately. I have about 5 books around the house that I'm in some stage of reading. Nothing seems to be grabbing me lately.

BoReGo said...

Have you read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See?