Wednesday, January 01, 2014

December Reading



  It started a couple of years ago as a New Year's Resolution to keep track of the books I read each month. So here I am again in 2013 with a list of the books I read each month. If you subscribe to my posts, they will come directly to your email inbox --just enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the screen. And now for the books:


Books I read in December

Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery Now, I have read Anne of Green Gables probably 20 times or more and the first 3 books in the series a dozen times at least, but Rainbow Valley is number 7 and concerns Anne and Gilbert's children, so I have only read it once before. But the stories are cute and sweet, it is an extremely enjoyable escape
Nothing to Lose by Lee Child Jack Reacher in the middle of nowwhere, kicking butt
61 Hours by Lee Child I quite enjoyed this one
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery Now I don't remember reading this one as a kid. It concerns WWI and the Canadian involvement in that war. Downton Abbey fans might enjoy this one. The Canadian point of view of WWI had me riveted.
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay (library) great thriller
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (library) homeless folks feature in this one
The Wild Duck Chase by Martin J. Smith (library) enjoyed this very much
The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon (library ebook) this is a novella, and the first "book" that I have read all the way thru on an ebook, it's a Lord John Story. Liked the story, hated the ebook experience, but several authors now have books and such that are ONLY available in the ebook format. I almost want to just download them and print them out!! LOL
The Bookman's Tale by Charles Lovett (library) fun read, it has romance and mystery and Shakespeare
Die Trying by Lee Child finally gave up waiting for a library copy when I found this at a thrift store!!
Storm Front by John Sanford (library) fun and fast read, Virgil Flowers story
The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld great coming of age story
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead (library) a kid wakes up and the only clue to his identity is a copy of Walden.
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (library) Another YA story, this one was a fun, fast read
Looking for Anne of Green Gables by Irene Gammel (library) another ebook and I got frustrated because there were sections that I would like to photocopy...how do you do that with an ebook? This was about the writing of Anne of Green Gables. Where Ms. Montgomery got her ideas and what was going on in her life while she was writing the book. very very interesting

Only 15 books read this month (should give you an idea of how busy I was this month!!) 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Anne of Green Gables! :) Such great stories.

Chrissy

Ceci said...

I am glad to see that you liked The Wild Duck Chase - the author was a good friend of mine in high school. When I read his books, I can still "hear" his voice, even though we graduated almost 40 years ago!
Red Paisley Quilter

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I look forward to your posts every month--glad you'll keep it going. We read "A" through "V" of Sue Grafton's books. They got 'shakey' at "S" and we've totally refused to read "W" or any of the rest. Obviously someone else writing them which is very common with 'famous' writers. Amanda, you're the first person I've known who hates e-books! Even my hard-core paper-book loving friends acquiesce after a couple of e-books! Me? You'll never see a paper book in my hand again. Happy New Year!

Amyrica said...

Wow! You WERE busy!
--Amyrica

Amanda from Seattle said...

Wow, Red Paisley Quilter, how cool, I actually have put two of his other non-fiction book on my queue, Poplorica and Oops.

Amanda from Seattle said...

And I abhor ebooks. And believe me, keeping the weight/bulk down would be nice. I routinely carry with me 4 or more hardback books from the library when I travel. The 2 ebooks that I just finished....one was only available as an ebook and the other I could only get at my library thru ebook. And I really really did not enjoy the reading on the device. I have another library book on the device that I need to read before it "disappears" but I keep putting it off.