Quick note: I am taking everyone’s advice and not forcing myself to read this week. Instead I will watch massive amounts of guilt-free television. I think I will spend today going through the 1000+ posts in my reader to see if any of you can send me some inspiration as well.
On to real business. June ended up being a normal reading month for me despite my late-month reading funk. My biggest accomplishment was FINALLY finishing East of Eden. At the halfway mark of 2010, I am on pace to read 72 books this year which far exceeds any other year. So here they are, my June books:
- The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin
- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (audio)
- America, America by Ethan Cain
- The Everlasting Now by Sara Harrell Banks
Other reviews will hopefully be coming soon. Happy July!
You seem to have had a wonderful reading month! Congratulations! Hope you are enjoying watching TV and browsing through your Google Reader.
Congratulations on finishing East of Eden. I saw you mention it quite a few times on twitter and it seems to have been a hard one to finish for you. (I haven’t read it, so I can’t share my own experience of reading the book).
Enjoy doing whatever you like in the upcoming week(s), it’s good to take a break sometimes.
East of Eden is one of my favorites. Great month!
Looks like you had a pretty good reading month despite your rut. Well done on finishing East of Eden! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.
Wow, congrats on reading East of Eden, that´s quite a feat! 🙂
Checking your reader after a while is scary, isn´t it?
One day I’ll finish East of Eden. I really like it so I’m not sure why I haven’t finished yet…
Random question – Do you use a particular program to get the book covers like that? Or is it just Paint? I have the hardest time making things line up right when I review multiple books and want to include the covers.
I use Picasa. I actually use it to host all my pictures but I LOVE the collage feature.