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2012 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

The challenge was to read 52 books in 52 weeks – and I decided that to actually make it challenging I should triple that. Therefore,  I was aiming for a total of 156 books for 2012. In the last month of the year I only had 13 books outstanding to make target – hooray, and I did […]

November’s reading challenge books

Now we’re getting to the sticky end – 2 months to go, 27 titles to meet my challenge of 3 x 52 books in 52 weeks. So here are the books I read in November: #130 Clemency Pogue Fairy Killer by J.T. Petty (Read 7/11/2012) This is an odd little fairy tale, which can’t quite […]

52 books in 52 weeks – November

103: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson One of the few books I can say I enjoyed reading, but couldn’t recommend widely to others. Essentially, this is a novel and its sequel, intercut with each other and pretending to be a single book. Each is a good story on its own, but the intertwining creates a codex which is so […]

Reading challenge books for October

As usual, Timothy’s challenge update has prompted me to get my books reviewed and posted. I spent most of October finishing up titles that I’ve been dragging around for a while, which was a relief. Also, because I was knocked over by a nasty virus I ended up with some extra reading hours which is […]

Three quarters of my reading challenge – September 2012

The end of September always catches me out – I’m amazed as ever to realise that we are three quarters of the way through the year. I had an unsettled month of reading again – I  somehow managed to accumulate a ridiculous number of books being concurrently read – up to eight at a time […]

52 books – 52 weeks: September

Still making slow and heavy work of the reading challenge this month.  I’ll get to 104 books by the end of the year, but Loupie’s dramatic attempt at 156 is perhaps beyond me. Two books in a month?  Too much Skyrim, clearly… 96: The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde, reviewed at length here. […]

Books for August – reading challenge

OK, so I’m aiming for 52×3=156 books for 2012. Here’s what happened reading-wise in August: #94 Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute by Maggie Groff (Read 2/08/2012) It took me a while to get into this book – the main character “guffaws” quite early on, and then self-consciously tries to look girlish […]

52 books in 52 weeks – August

This month has been a bit of a dead loss in the reading challenge stakes. A few new children’s books aside, this is the first month where I have not read anything at all. Part of it is that I’m now a dad, which is lovely, but it means I read the same books over and […]

Reading challenge – July books

I’ve been cracking along with my reading, if not with writing up my reviews, averaging three books a week, and staying on track for meeting my reading challenge of 52×3=156 books for 2012. Here, finally, are my reviews of the books I read in July: #80 Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Read 3/07/2012) This is […]

52 books in 52 weeks – July

79-82: The Hippopotamus Pool, Seeing a Large Cat, The Falcon in the Portal and He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters I’ve expressed misgivings about this series in previous monthly updates. Now that Rameses has grown up, though, this is a far superior series. Structurally it allows the author to swap between storylines, to break up the […]