Nailed It!

So this is kind of an update on a post from a few days ago.  It’s about my winter season reading goal.  For those who didn’t read that post, here’s a recap.

Starting last summer, I decided to set reading goals for myself each season.  Summer = June, July, August

Fall = September, October, November and Winter = December, January, February (I think you can figure out Spring haha)

Anyways, my goal for this winter was to read 12 books.  A few days ago I was only at 9 books.  I was almost sure that I wouldn’t make it to my goal.  But I’ll be damned if I wasn’t going to try!  Luckily I was able to knock off one that I was partially through.  It turned out I only had about 15 pages left in that book so it didn’t take long at all!  Then I happened to pick out a few books that I could not put down.  I read on the way to work – And before you say anything about reading while driving…. My husband and our friend work at the same place with a 45 minute commute and we trade off driving every other month with the friend.  February was his driving month.  Anyways, back to the point… I read at lunch (hour long break), on the way home from work, and at home after dinner.

Not only was I able to reach my goal, but I exceeded it!  During the winter season, I read 15 books!

My new spring goal I will keep at 12 books because I have been getting very antsy stuck inside all winter.  Once spring weather is here, I plan to take full advantage of that and spend a lot of time outside!

So as promised here are the books I read over the winter season.  Some of them I have read before and felt like reading again.

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Catching_fire_c-330MockingjayThese three I have read before but really felt like reading them again.  I am getting really exciting for the next film to be released.

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This series was very interesting.  The writing wasn’t always the greatest (misspelled words, grammar issues, etc.) but the storyline was very gripping, to me anyways.

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I had read A Farewell to Arms a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  I did not have the same experience with this one.  I was definitely on the bored side.  And the way he wrote conversations between people annoyed me.  It was almost impossible to tell who was saying what.

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This one I had started reading, not realizing that it was more of a short story than a novel.  At only 93 pages, it was not hard to get through at all.  But hey, it was free for my Kindle so what do I care haha.

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This book I very much enjoyed reading.  Downton Abbey has become a new obsession of mine.  This book was really informative on not only the show but also on the time period that the show is based on.  If you like Downton Abbey and/or the history of the early 20th century, I think you would like this book.

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This book was really good.  It was romantic but sad as well.  I actually cried while reading the end of the book.  I won’t tell you why though in case you’ve never read it and want to in the future.

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I enjoy Nicholas Sparks but I had never read these books.  I read another one that I will touch on in a minute.  My friend Nicky borrowed a bunch of them to me.  I read them all but one and I’ll tell you why I didn’t read the other one.  I was reading The Guardian last night until I finished it at 11:30 pm.  Normally I go to bed at 10pm since I have to get up early but I had to find out what happened!  That one was a romance and a mystery/thriller all rolled into one.

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I read this one and after I was done, went to look at the others to decide which one to read next.  I had to choose between The Lucky One, The Guardian and True Believer.  Well what I didn’t realize (and I was blind not to since it says it right on the back of At First Sight) was that At First Sight is the SEQUEL to True Believer.  Oops!  I decided not to back track and read True Believer though because the storyline of At First Sight was a little too boring.

So those are the 15 books I read during the winter season!  I’m looking forward to the books I will read during the spring season but am currently not sure what I want to start off with.  Please comment if you have any suggestions!

 

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