Monday, June 21, 2010

Spring Reading Thing – Wrap Up

Well today is the first day of summer!  It's felt like summer here for a few weeks.  With the beginning of summer comes the last day of the spring reading thing over at Callapidder Days.  I had a blast reading this spring!  Since its Monday and I'm tired from being up a few time the past few nights with a sick kiddo.. I am going with the simple approach for my wrap of just answering the questions provided!

  • Did you finish reading all the books on your spring reading list? If not, why not?

*ahem* No, I didn't!  I took some weeks of from reading here and there and I have 3 books left on my list!  I didn't finish The Lucky One (however I started and I'm liking it so far), Barefoot (I haven't even started this one), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I am finally getting into this book after reading about a quarter of the book).  I am setting a goal of finishing all of these books by this time next month!

  • Did you stick to your original goals or did you change your list as you went along?

I did stick to my original goals just didn't reach them :-P

  • What was your favorite book that you read this spring? Least favorite?

My favorite was either Watch Over Me or Keeping Faith.  My least favorite was Have a Little Faith.

  • Did you discover a new author or genre this spring? Did you love them? Not love them?

I pretty much read the same authors I have read in the past.  Some I loved some I didn't.  I did however read a new author/genre with Watch Over Me and really loved the author and decided to give Christian Fiction another chance.

  • Did you learn something new because of Spring Reading Thing 2010 — something about reading, or yourself, or a topic you read about?

I love to read however, I seem to read a bunch at one time and then go into a little reading slump.  It doesn't matter if I am in the middle of a good book or not.

  • What was your favorite thing about the challenge?

I love getting new book recommendations and seeing how everyone did with their lists!

Thanks so much Katrina for hosting this challenge I really had a lot of fun reading and participating this spring!


Clare said...

i've read some good books lately! i will have to send them to you on my nook;) xoxo, c

Susanne said...

I've never read Christa Parrish. I'll have to give her a try.

Jenny said...

i have been reading a lot lately and i think that i read some on your list. my rule is if i cannot get into by page 40...i do not read it.
right now i am reading family history and it is really good!

DaintyDecker said...

Good job reading this Spring! I love to read also. I found a couple of books on your list that I have been wanting to read also. I want to try The Time Traveler's Wife the most I think.

Bonnie said...

I ebb and flow with my reading also. Right now I'm listening to a book on tape "The third angel". I'm enjoying it but it's kind of slow. I'm also reading "Women, Food and God" by Geneen Roth. I'm learning a lot about comfort eating.

Jolanthe said...

Glad you liked Watch Over Me. :) I have a bunch of fiction to share with you if you want. :)

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Aw, hope your little guy feels better soon. You did a great job! I really liked Watch Over Me, too. And I know what you mean about reading slumps. :) Hope you enjoy your reading this summer!

Theresa said...

Wow, that's a lot of book reading!

You'll have to let me know how The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is, I have been wanting to read it!

Go Lindsay go, I know you can power read all of your books before next month! :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

You did a great job with your list! I've heard good things about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but haven't read it yet. Sounds interesting!

amanda said...

my night stand is overflowing with books right now - i too go in reading spells. some nights i can stay up all night reading a book cover to cover and other nights i can barely read a whole page!!

kewkew said...

Wondering if you would like the books by Kathy Herman that I read during this challenge. My review for these books is over at my book blog
She has other series out that I am planning to read soon.

Mari-Ann said...

I know just what you mean about reading a lot and then going into a slump - I do it too. I read sooo much last summer, but haven't read anything (non-educational of kid-related) all year. :(

Rana said...

Great job with your reading this Spring. I was introduced to a new Author and that just messed up my whole reading goal. I read about four of her books instead of what I had on my list.