Monday, January 31, 2011

January Book List

So sorry for my lack of posting.  I am in full auction mode, just like last year.   The twins' quilts are languishing, which is a serious problem since the shower is in 7 days!  EEEK!!!

So I haven't been doing much quilting, but I have gotten a few other things accomplished.

One of my resolutions that I didn't blog about yet is to read at least a book a week in 2011. I don't think it will be difficult, but I've never kept track before.  I really have no idea if that is a lot, a little, or about average.

Do you keep track?  Do you have a number of books you'd like to read this year?  Any suggestions?

In January I read:
  1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - initially I had no interest in this series.  Then Gracie asked if she could read it.  I asked several friends what age was appropriate, and got as many different answers as friends!  I decided I'd have to take one for the team and read at least the first one for myself.  About halfway through Twilight it started snowing.  During my week of house arrest I managed to finish all four books.  Thank goodness for the Kindle!  I'll admit that I got sucked into the storyline and enjoyed this easy read, downloading them one after the other.  Sadly for Gracie, she won't be reading these anytime soon.  
  2. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  5. Angel of Death Row:  My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea Lyon - I read this one because it was free on the Kindle.  As I've mentioned before, I'm a true crime junkie.  I love fictional law and order as well, but true crime is my first love.  It started when I sneaked my mom's copy of Fatal Vision to read late at night when I was 14.  Oddly enough, I can't watch a horror film or read Stephen King, but I can read an autopsy report or watch In Cold Blood while eating Chinese food.  Go figure.  Anyway, I've been faithfully following the Caylee Anthony case, and Andrea Lyon was briefly a member of the defense team.  When I saw that this book was free, I was intrigued enough to download it.  It was a pretty good read and left me with some interesting personal opinions about why she left that case.  Which I will keep to myself since I have no interest in getting sued over something I said on a quilting blog. 
  6. The First Rule by Robert Crais.  Another crime thriller by an author I love.  I have to say that, although this was a good one, I have decided I prefer the Elvis Cole novels to the Joe Pike novels.  Don't get me wrong.  I adore Joe.  I think it's just that there isn't enough dialogue when he's the main character with all the strong, silent type thing he has going on.   
What are you reading? 


  1. Cute comment about the Chinese Food! I am almost finished with Eat, Pray, Love. When I reached the 2/3 mark of the book, I went ahead and watched the movie.


  2. Amazing. I wish I could read a book a week. Keep up the great work. I'm probably lucky to read one a month.


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