I succeeded in reading my four books in January although when I finished them I decided to read 253 by Geoff Ryman instead of Do Andriods Dream Of Electric Sheep. It seemed a more appropriate choice when I was going to be reading it on a train.
I have dutifully written up my thoughts of them all in my little writing journal and even written a line or two on some of them on my GoodReads profile.
Talking of GoodReads, I have also decided to have another go at the reading challenge on there. Last year I struggled to make my target of reading 15 books in the year. Which was pathetic for me – I used to read that many in a couple of months – and reflected how much of a rubbish year I was having mental-health-wise. But as I am feeling much brighter and more positive this year I have challenged myself to read 30 before the end of 2012. I am trying to squeeze in as much as I can before Summer though as my Olympic Adventures may well eat into my reading time come August and September. (I am so excited/terrified about that. Still.)
Now for February. This month I am hoping to finish/read the following books:
253 by Geoff Ryman
Storm Warning by Jack Higgins
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
And if I manage to get through all of those I will start The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan.
my read shelf:
New year, new start. I’m not one for resolutions usually because I’m rubbish at keeping them but that doesn’t mean I haven’t got a few aims and hopes for the year. I have filled in the Day Zero 7 x things for 2012 which are sort of resolutions and on top of those I would add that I want to get (and stay) a bit fitter.
One of those 7 things is to keep a book record and I have a reading journal winging its way to me in the post right now. They key point to this is that to keep a record I need to read. So here we go, this month I have read/am hoping to read at least the following:
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Shadow Catcher by Michelle Paver
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
As I have already finished the first two in the last week – Long Lankin was AMAZING and I couldn’t put it down and War Horse was equally brilliant and also quite short – I feel I should add another book to the list as 2 books in 3 weeks should really be quite manageable.
So my ‘if I finish all the above’ book is: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Which I am reading purely in the hope that it will make Blade Runner make some kind of sense…seriously, what on earth is the unicorn all about??!)