Reading Challenge Check-in


That's the story of my life, I guess. I stayed up too late last night watching the Grammys. (There were some super weird performances and some moving ones. Enough said.)

Can you believe February is here?

I'm proud to say that I am well on my way in the 100 book reading challenge for 2010. I just started my ninth book of the year -- Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD. I'm 70 pages in, and it is so devistatingly good.

Here's what I've read so far this year:

NO WAY TO TREAT A FIRST LADY by Christopher Buckley
THE MIDDLE PLACE by Kelly Corrigan
MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides
HOW TO BE GOOD by Nick Hornby

(I'm pretty sure I blogged all these titles after I purchased them all at 1/2 Price Books, but you certainly needed a refresher, right?)

I signed up for Goodreads -- now I just need to figure out how to link the little book collage or a shelf to my blog! I'm such a web-novice. Also, I'm friendless on the site. If you are a user, add ambertiddmurphy!

In other news, Hubs said to me the other day, "You read a lot lately."

I wanted to tell him about my 100 book reading challenge, but since it's blog related, I decided to keep it a secret, too. He still has not discovered my blog, which I find amusing and rather daft of him. I mean, I have little trouble discovering his internet activity. But that's neither here nor there.

Happy Monday, blogworld. Are you reading more in 2010? What's your favorite read of the year so far?


Kay-tee said…
Hey Amber, I just added you on goodreads.. As for placing something on your blog if you go to 'my books' on the left hand side there is a list of stuff. In that list there is a tools section. That tool section has a link for widget, which is what you would put on your blog.

hope that helps..

also, for finding books ad a good price look at swap tree. On that site you list everything you own and are willing to part with and make a list of everything you want. The site then makes matches and all it costs is shipping which is a set price. I think its like 2.50 or so. And that gets billed to you at the end of the month. The first month my husband signed up he got a ton of books!! You can even swap movies.

Have a great day!!
THE ROAD is my number one favorite book. I hope you are as moved as I was.
Sorry, too excited about that. I am focusing on YA and middle grade in 2010. I read THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY earlier last month and it was amazing.
jayme said…
i apologize because i'll be honest : i did not read one word past sleepyspice before i made this comment.
Regina Quentin said…
Wow. You are doing a great job at your reading challenge. I too am trying to read more this year.

I've decided to revisit the classics that I love first. This month is entirely devoted to the six Jane Austen novels sitting on my shelf.

What was your favorite out of the ones you've read so far?
Kay-tee - thanks for adding me and thanks for the instructions about the widget and for telling me about swaptree... I am definitely going to check it out.

Jonathon - I am about 100 pages into THE ROAD and it is everything I'd been hearing it was. What an amazing story - but almost hard to read. I feel cold and lonely and heartbroken when I put my bookmark inside it to take a reading break. I can't wait to finish it.

Jayme - go to bookclub, immediately. spice.

Regina - My favorite?! It's so hard to choose! Honestly, I think my favorite was the Nick Hornby. Or maybe the Jonathan Foer. Those were both amazing.
Anna said…
My husband just started reading THE ROAD and he said the exact same thing about it. Once he's done, it'll get bumped to the top of my reading list. Happy reading!
Ashley Stone said…
that is too funny that your hubby hasn't discovered your blog!
pinkflipflops said…
I keep trying to add you on goodreads and apparently it tells me you do not exist.
Elliott said…
I love the idea of a hundred-book year. I find I get distracted, and start reading multiple books at once. (There are four bookmarks on the Reader right now, and I have five more books to add to it...)

If I'm lucky, I'll be doing some more re-reading, it's about time I make it through the whole Vonnegut lexicon again.

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