Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Holiday reading

Morning, folks! Believe it or not, I squandered my week off by not reading at all! Or at least not to the level I'd expected to. Putting a house in order is exhausting. No one room is finished at this point and it ate into my reading big time.

I think I literally read three and a half books and that was it. The first was a Christmas themed book. I usually avoid them (reading them anytime other than Christmas feels wrong, but there's never a guarantee I'll get to it in the right season). For Flavia de Luce, though, I decided to make an exception.

Then I read ahead a bit with Brodi Ashton's Everneath, which you may recall from this pre-pub post a while back. I have to say that I really enjoyed Everneath. It's an interesting twist on mythology. That one's due out officially on Jan 24.

My other read was Lynn Weingarten's The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, a cute teen read with magic and heartache. Literally! It's the story of a girl who gets dumped on her first day of sophomore year. Her heart is so broken that she attracts the attention of three heartbreakers who promise that they can heal her. The twist is that in order to heal her own heart, she must break the heart of another.

It was a fun read. Very light and breezy. One that was great for such a tumultuous time (and by that I just mean the uncomfortable post move time when you can't find anything and just want to tear your hear out for all the boxes around).

But now it's time to get back on track for 2012. I was just shy of my 2011 goal at 145 books read out of 150. I'm going to aim for 150 again this year and see what happens. And the TBR grew with the wishlist gifts I received, so it's definitely time to get cracking!

1 comment:

Kay said...

Happy New Year, Becky! Your reads sound good, even if there weren't as many as you would have liked. Yes, putting a house together is so much work. Sigh. Take care and here's to a 2012 full of good, good books!