Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monthly Wrap-Up & Year-to-Date

Wow, is it time for this already?  Summer must be on its way because my posts have been few and far-between, but my reading totals are looking promising and all challenges seem to be on track...except my poor Back to the Classics Challenge progress bar which I need to get a move on.

Last month, I had a dismal total of 2 books read, the first eating up nearly 3 weeks of time to finish.  May was my "getting back on track" month.  Here's the round-up:

Books Read This Month:  (4)
Rebecca- Daphne du Maurier (for fun) (A)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams (for 1st in a Series challenge) (A)
The Stone Diaries- Carol Shields (for What's in a Name 4 Challenge) (B)
Night Shift- Stephen King (for Stephen King Challenge) (A)--review coming soon

Other Books Reviewed This Month: (2)
The Cider House Rules- John Irving (for fun)--finished in April (B)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- J.K. Rowling (for fun)--finished in April (A)

Currently Reading:  (3)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- J.K. Rowling (for fun)
A Short History of Nearly Everything- Bill Bryson (for What's in a Name 4 Challenge)
My Life- Bill Clinton (for fun)

Books Read So Far in 2011: (25)
*DNFs don't count in this total

How was your reading in the month of May?


  1. You had a good reading month!

    I really need to get my teen son to read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - I know he'd love it!


  2. What an awesome month! I read Rebecca last year and loved it. I have not read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy yet as sci-fi tends to intimidate me but have heard good things about it. I will have to read your review to see if it is worth checking out.

  3. You had a nice month of reading. I have never read Rebecca, I need to see if my library has a copy I could borrow.

    I just started a cozy mystery today.."Hooked On Murder". If I want to get it read this week, I better get back to reading. ; )

    Thanks for visiting My Reading Corner today.