Thursday, March 22, 2012

State of the Blog: Part One, the Lists

Spring may have sprung on the calendar, but it snuck up on me since it is still very cold, rainy, and even a little snowy here in Portland. 

Four times a year, I review the books I've read to that point and see what kind of progress I've made on my books lists and reading projects.  2012 is still in its early days, so I haven't made much progress yet.  But with all the challenges I joined this year, I have made some.

This is the first of three quarterly blog assessment posts.  This first part addresses the book lists. Part Two, coming soon, will take a look at the author lists.  Part Three will deal with the challenges I joined this year.

My book lists are over in the right-side column. These are now divided into Prize Winners and "Must Reads" and include lists of books I have read or intend to read for some reason or another. Also in the right-side column are lists of my favorite authors. I add to these lists of lists from time to time.

NOTE: If you are working on any of these lists, please leave a comment here or on the post for the list (click on the title below or in the right-hand column) and leave a link to any related post. I will add the links on the list post. 

THE PRIZE WINNERS


Books read in 2012: none so far


Books read in 2012: A Case of Need by Micheal Crichton (as Jeffery Hudson)


Books read in 2012: The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark (reviewed here; read for my 2011 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, challenge).

    Books read in 2012: none so far



    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (reviewed here; for the 2012 Battle of the Prizes, American Version)

    THE "MUST READS"


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    This list is from 99 Novels: The Best in English Since 1939 by Anthony Burgess, which I reviewed here

    Books read in 2012: The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark (reviewed here; read for my 2011 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, challenge).


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (reviewed here)


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: Dracula by Bram Stoker (reviewed here)


    Books read in 20112: none so far


    Books read in 2011:

    LT EARLY REVIEWERS

    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 202: none so far


    Books read in 2012: zero (finished this list a couple of years ago).


    Books read in 2012: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré (reviewed here)


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far


    Books read in 2012: none so far. Who knows if the list will change this year.


    This is a new list that I just created in 2011. I made more progress in 2012 when I participated in the Venice in February Challenge.

    Books read in 2012:


      Books read in 2012: none so far

      2 comments :

      Kathy Martin said...

      Wow! You certainly have ambitious plans for your reading this year. I signed up for only two TBR challenges and am failing miserably at both. I am trying to just keep up with my review commitments so far. I haven't had time to dig deeper into the TBR mountain. Good luck!

      Cath said...

      This is super organized! Looks like you have read some great stuff. I can't be trusted to finish challenges but I do love reading about other peoples' successes. Keep up the good reading!

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