At the end of July, I talked about wiping the slate clean again, in terms of the books on my Nook. In all, I had 12 e-books and added one to my Nook as one came in from the Free Library of Philadelphia that following week: The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block. Today, I thought I’d give an update on that project.
So far, I’ve read three e-books off the Nook: Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami, Persona Non Grata by Ruth Downie and The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block. Last night I began Caveat Emptor, also by Downie, which, after I’m finished with that, will then leave me with eight (either to read or to ditch, to “wipe the slate clean”:
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
- Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America by Eliot Pattison
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II by Arthur Conan Doyle (partially finished)
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama
- Magyk by Angie Sage
- My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led To An American Tragedy by Nora Titone
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (a reread)
- Tales of Wonders by Huston Smith
In that original post back at the end of July, I said I wouldn’t cry wolf again and would complete this project before moving on to read anything else…or would I? I questioned. The answer is yes, I’m crying wolf again as I’m not going to complete this project before moving on to read anything else, although I will complete this project by the end of the year hopefully. So what is that anything else? Only these:
They are the first five of the Walt Longmire mystery series by Craig Johnson that our library just got in paperback. We already have the last three in hardcover, but didn’t have the first five of the series so our director ordered them to complete the set (so far). Instead of taking one at a time of the paperbacks and depriving patrons of reading the series in order, I decided to take all five at once and then return them one by one as I finish them. I’ll be honest that I don’t know much about the series, other than it’s been made into an A & E series and that Johnson’s book covers have caught my eye for a while, but I am looking forward to see what all the hoopla is about.
Do you ever take detours in your reading plans? If so, where have you ended up? And most importantly, do you get back on track?
To follow what else I’m reading (not just books, but articles from magazines, newspapers, etc.), see my What I’m reading shelf on my supplemental blog, Still Unfinished. And to see what I’d like to read in the future, check out my
“Books ‘found’ while shelf-reading” board on Pinterest.