I adore the times spent with my fellow members of the Paige Turner Book Club...but I have a literary appetite that simply cannot be sated with just one book a month. This blog is a place for me to talk about more of my reading adventures. Reviews, summaries, highlights, warnings, praises and quotes. Because after all, it can be a jungle...er...savannah...out there.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reading Update

It's about time for another update...don't you think?

Raw Stats:

39 books read.  (up from 12 in March)
18,072 pages.  (up from 5,601 in March)
28 new (72%).
11 re-reads (28%).


    TBR Challenge - Goal:  12 books.  Completed: 5 books.  I'm still on pace to finish by the end of the year.
    Audio Book Challenge - Goal: 20 books.  Completed: 11 books.  I can't believe I'm getting ready for the 12th book of the Wheel of Time!  This series has been a constant presence in my car since January. (You haven't seen any reviews/reports yet because I'm waiting to finish the whole series first.)
    Support Your Local Library Challenge - Goal: 50 books. Completed: 27 books.  I'm in love with the library! 

      Books I'm reading right now:

      Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster - Thanks to a tip from my friend Heather, I get to listen to Zachary Quinto perform this book based on the new movie.  It's fantastic!!
      Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver - a Bible Study assignment.
      All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - Recommended by one of my former students who couldn't believe I hadn't read it when I was in high school.  It's supposedly one of the most loved war novels of all time. 

        Coming up:

        The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan - then I'll be officially caught up!
        The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer - a thriller.
        A Chance to Die:  The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot - from my TBR list
        In My Hands:  Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Opdyke - a book club assignment

        There are seven books I have read but haven't blogged about yet, but that's not too bad.  I'll work on remedying that situation soon.  Is there anything I should add to my list?


        twiga92 said...

        ok, very curious about your blog title. :-) I use twiga as my online persona though I am also known as Debi M. how did you come up with Twiga Tales? Later - a fellow bookworm