Sunday, June 1, 2014

May 2014 Recap


It would appear that May was not a great month for reading. Even though I took three days off to participate in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, I only finished five books. Some folks read more pages in a day than I did in three! Am I really that slow of a reader? Are others really that fast?

On the up side, I did read two 5-star books this month.

Another up side, I did a massive clean-out of my library and came up with over 100 books to get ride of. This gives me lots of space for new treasures. And letting go of books I didn't enjoy or will never read frees up my mind to explore new topics.

So, perhaps May wasn't such a bad month for all things bookish after all.


The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown


Moneyball, Michael Lewis




The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert




Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan

After Visiting Friends, Michael Hainey


I'm currently reading:

I'm really enjoying The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay. It's about an Iranian-born man who moves with his wife and son to Iran for a year. Good writing, and he does a fine job of exposing the idiosyncrasies and contradictions of Iranian government and culture. (He spends a whole chapter explaining Iranian sulking for example.)

Still. Reading. Mary. Poppins. Having a hard time getting into it, I guess.

For June I have plans to read a lot of shorter, easier books to thin out the TBR shelf a little. And I hope to finally finish Mary Poppins. I also want to finish writing reviews for all the picture books I've read lately.




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