Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lists, lists, lists....

A bit late, but back with my first list of "13 in '13". This one was really easy to compose, quick and painless. The only challenge was not having it turn into 20 or 30. As it happens, I had to omit some books I really would like to read this year in favour of a couple of book club picks.

Why then, is #13 empty? Well, I thought it might be fun to wait for someone to jump in and fill that one for me. I was tempted to add in Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, but I know I'd want to tackle the whole Century trilogy and book three isn't due out until next year. And I'd forget what the heck happened in the first two by then. So I'll wait on that one.

Now, you might be thinking "Thirteen books? Pffft. Big deal." You wouldn't really be wrong. Prior to having kids I could read that much in a good month. But something happened to my brain after having those lovely little people. I have a heck of time concentrating on books. They have to really pull me in and even when they do it can take me six weeks to muddle through a novel that I would have devoured in days, once upon a time.

So, here is my list. And I may or may not be cheating...some of these may be 2 or 3% read on my Kobo. But I still have to tackle the other 97%.

I finished the first book on the list just a few nights ago. A prime example of a book that took me forever to wade through. And then....it ended. Huh? I think I missed something with this one. It was good. It was certainly really well written. It just felt like it never fully got off the ground. And then...it ended. We discussed it at our January book club meeting and most everyone felt the same.

I started book number two last night and it hooked me right away. Funny, I find non-fiction easier to read these days. I wonder why? This one even reads like fiction, but with so much fact stirred in it moves quickly.

Before coming here to post my book list I was procrastinating reading some other blogs. First stop is always Ali's blog. I already knew I was going to be posting again about lists so I was really excited to see she had posted about lists today too! Such a neat sounding project. So of course I clicked on over to that link as well. I'm definitely going to incorporate that into my "13 in '13". Likely under #12; Thirteen new projects. That list isn't complete yet.

Okay, back to tackling lists. Of course this afternoon is more of a to-do list sort of day.
  1. exchange socks
  2. cook dinner
  3. put away laundry (can we talk about laundry?)
  4. jailbreak an iPhone (what?)
Stay warm!!