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Comments for On My Wishlist: May 21, 2011
On My Wishlist: May 21, 2011: 05/20/11
I have decided to keep count of all the books crossed off my wishlist. Since I started actively reading books on the list, I've managed to cross off 46. In terms of Goodreads, that's a page and a half of books read. Of course in the same time I've managed to add about ten times as many new wishes to my list.
This week I'm not posting a featured wishlist book. This is the first week where I haven't added any new wishes. Since I'm not in school right now I'm not reading as much. Nor am on my computer as much. Less reading and less computer time means less temptation with new-to-me titles.
When I was reading, I managed to finish two wishlist books: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Spring, the first in the Enola Holmes series, and The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull. I plan to read the rest of the series as time permits. I have the second book to pick up from the hold shelf at my library. The Oz book is a picture book biography of L. Frank Baum. It was interesting but I wanted to learn more about him.
I'm currently reading Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers. I originally had an e-galley of it but I decided I would rather wait for the hardback that I knew my library would acquire. The series is very popular and the library is great about getting the newest books. It's my current carry around everywhere book.
Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):
Comment #1: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 03:22:52
I have Arcadia Falls on my shelf and it does sound like a really good thriller - hope you get to read them all soon :)
Comment #2: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 20:22:32
I will get it read in the next couple of weeks.
Comment #3: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 04:42:44
I seem to remember reading Rebecca's world when I was younger and loving it. Haven't thought about it in a long while...thanks for the flashback! :)
Comment #4: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 20:23:44
I only heard about it last year even though it was published during my childhood.
Comment #5: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 14:05:58
I liked the idea of crossing books off the wishlist. I'm currently concentrating on the books I have for review and am managing to make a good dent in the stack. Of course, I added 4 more last week which didn't really help. I plan to read from my wishlist after school lets out and I have more time for reading.
Comment #6: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 20:27:40
I have pretty much given up accepting review books. I didn't like the pressure. I can get pretty much any book I want through my library without the pressure of providing a review at a certain time.
Comment #7: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 14:22:35
Arcadia Falls sounds like a book for me:) Never heard of it so thanks for mention it!
PS: Thanks for the words about The House of Leaves. I'm extra curious about the book now:)
Comment #8: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 20:32:42
You're welcome re both Arcadia Falls and The House of Leaves. I will get both reviewed on my blog once I've gotten them read.
Comment #9: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 18:35:12
Oh great! I know for me I look at my lists and when I'm in a challenge mode it feels overwhelming. It's nice to have down times like that. 46 crossed off your list is really good too!
I only added one book to my list this week which I think is a record for me.
Comment #10: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 18:35:23
I picked up four more books from my wishlist today from the library.
Comment #11: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 19:28:00
I envy you ... I'm lucky if I manage to read 5 of the books on my wish list in a year :-)
Comment #12: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 18:38:32
I was the same way until I made up my mind to work through my list.
Comment #13: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 20:55:21
Sounds like a whole bunch of good reads. I have so many books, but I can't help adding to the list.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I'm a new follower!
Comment #14: Saturday, May, 21, 2011 at 18:40:05
I keep adding to the list too. Welcome to my blog.
Comment #15: Sunday, May, 22, 2011 at 16:58:22
Oh sounds like you got some good books and that list looks great!
Comment #16: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 20:03:05
Thanks. So far the vast majority of the books I've read off my wishlist have been excellent.
Comment #17: Friday, May, 27, 2011 at 12:19:41
Ooh, I love crossing books off my wishlist. It gives a nice sense of achievement. Happy reading! :)
Comment #18: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 09:28:21
It's such a nice sense of accomplishment. Happy reading.