You would think that I would get more read this month. I was on a week long cruise down the Mexican coast with lots of ‘dead’ time. 4 books went in to my suitcase, didn’t even finish one of them.
Still, was able to read through 4 books and listen to an audiobook for a total of 5 books this month. Since February only has 4 weeks, this will be a successful month for my book a week challenge.
I only was able to post one review. I believe that puts me about 8 books behind on writting up what I have read Hopefully in March I will set aside some more time to read and write.
So, what did I read in Febrary?
- The Magician\’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Summary: Great book on the power of hope and improbability
Reason: Borders Books Most Popular Children’s Book
Started: 01/24/2010 — Finished: 02/02/2010 — Source: Library
- Kindred by Octavia Butler
Summary: Slavery and prejudice leave scars.
Reason: Recommended as better than Time Traveler’s Wife
Started: 02/02/2010 — Finished: 02/04/2010 — Source: Library
- Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin Bearss
Summary: All Civil War battles were fought in National Parks — wish I could visit them with Bearss to narrate as he does in this book.
Reason: LibraryThing Early Review copy and I am fascinated but can’t get my mind around all the civil war details.
Started: 01/24/2010 — Finished: 02/08/2010 — Source: Owned (LibraryThing Early Review)
- The Children of Men by P.D. James
Summary: Even with the end of Humanity people seek security over freedom.
Reason: Liked the movie and book was recommended by others.
Started: 02/05/2010 — Finished: 02/15/2010 — Source: Library
- The Calligrapher\’s Daughter (audiobook) by Eugenia Kim
Summary: Korea comes of age with the fall of the Japanese Empire which dominated it Reason: Borders Book for Original Voices Award
Started: 01/29/2010 — Finished: 02/17/2010 — Source: Library
My 30 minutes of audio Bible reading each morning:
- Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, & Habakkuk
- 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
My Book Queue is set for March. Since I will not be on vacation I will hopefully find a little bit more time to read.