Sunday, February 01, 2009

Where did January go?

Last week I picked up a few books from the library. I am still doing okay at keeping the number of books that I have out down to around 30, but given how little I am actually reading it won't take long to creep up again. The books I borrowed were:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fish Out of Water by Mary Janice Davidson
Foul Play by Janet Evanovich
Portrait in Death by J D Robb
Snowy Night with a Stranger anthology

I am pretty sure that I have had the last two out previously but I had to return them unread. I want to read them both so I can continue on with the series that I am reading, so I am hoping that I will get to them this time!

Pride and Prejudice is on audiobook, and will be my next classic read. I am trying to use audiobooks to improve on my pretty poor record of reading many of the classics during this year.

Changing the topic a bit, can you believe that January has gone by already?? It's hard to work out where the month has gone. Way back at the beginning of the month I posted about NaJuReMoNoMo - National Just Read More Novels Month.

For the second consecutive month I have read less than ten books, which is almost unheard of for me, so I think it is fair to say that I didn't exactly read More as such, but I did end up starting and finishing five books. All up I finished eight books during January but three of those were books that I had started prior to 1 January and they therefore do not count for the purposes of this challenge.

**Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Alessandra and Eva. Details here**


  1. I recently read Portrait in Death and enjoyed it a lot. Actually, there isn't a book in this series that I haven't liked yet. I've been meaning to read Pride and Prejudice for years now. Hope you enjoy :)

  2. I can't believe January's gone!! I really enjoy listening to classics; The House of Seven Gables was a great audio one. :D

  3. January did seem to fly by for me too. I look forward to reading your thoughts on Pride and Prejudice, Marg.

    Have a great week!

  4. January did fly by. I'm going to read P&P for the Classics Challenge this year. I never did make it to the library this week because of the rain we got. It was way too slippery to venture out on the sidewalks. I'm going to go tomorrow.

  5. Where did January go indeed. I feel like Christmas was only last week, and then suddenly it's the 1st of February.

  6. It's hard to believe it's February already. Interesting to read about you sweltering in Australia--most of January was below freezing for us in the Midwestern U.S.

    I go to the library regularly and always bring home more books than I can read!

  7. Congratulations! I've added you to the list of winners.

  8. I'm always returning books unread to the library! I can't remember the limit on books at my library but I don't think even if it was a lot I could have that many out. I'd feel overwhelmed :)

    Enjoy your library loot!