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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

9 / 30 books. 30% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
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- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*


- Australia (3)
- Canada (6)
- England (12)
- France (1)
- Ireland (2)
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My Progress:

26 / 51 states. 51% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

19 / 25 books. 76% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

32 / 50 books. 64% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

36 / 52 books. 69% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

41 / 52 books. 79% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

15 / 40 books. 38% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

9 / 25 books. 36% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

19 / 25 books. 76% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

57 / 109 books. 52% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Friday, October 22, 2010

An I-Swear-I'll-Wipe-The-Keyboard-Down-With-Two-Coats-of-Windex-When-I'm-Done Update

I hadn't planned to post again today, but my husband's at work, my older kids are at school, my baby's at Grandma's and my house is quiet as a tomb. It seemed like the perfect time to sneak down and play on the computer. I still have to be careful about spreading my radioactive germs around, so I can't do housework or cook or anything (hurt me, hurt me bad), but my eyes need a break from reading. Who knew absorbing six books in three days would leave my peepers this bloodshot and sore? I will, of course, wipe everything down so well that not even Grissolm and his CSIs could find evidence of my being here (yes, I know Grissolm left the show - guess who's not quite over it yet?). It's just nice to leave my bedroom. And, I have to say that not being able to take care of my family for a week, even by doing little things like folding socks, makes me even more eager to kick cancer to the curb and get everything back to normal.

'Course, I'm so behind on life now that I seriously will never catch up. I know reviews are posting automatically, so you can't even tell how behind I am. Oh well. I'll get 'em written when I get 'em written, but I have to tell you that I may have just finished my favorite book of the year: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. It's similar to James Dashner's The Maze Runner, just with more complexity and depth (literally). And originality. It's reminiscent of The Hunger Games, too, but still its own thing. Hard to describe. Anyway, I loved it. The only problem is the sequel, Sapphique, doesn't come out until the end of December. I'm pretty sure I can't wait that long. My first-born may be available to the first person who can get me an ARC (well, he's pretty sweet - maybe my second-born or third- ...). Seriously, anyone have a copy??

Did I forgot to mention that my review of Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Latter-Day Woman magazine. Check it out here.

I'm looking foward to a quiet weekend - more resting, more reading, more taking three showers a day and flushing twice every time I use the toilet ... Things should be back to normal by Tuesday, when my body will have expelled enough radiation that I can hug my kids again and get back to the grind that I have somehow missed this week.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Oh, and just because I'm skipping out on the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday this week, doesn't mean you should. It's a great way to find new blogs, drive traffic to your own, and strengthen this big, fun book blogging community. Enjoy :)


  1. I've always been curious about Incarceron!

  2. I'm sure you're going stir-crazy, but I'm glad you're getting so much reading time!

  3. You are brave!! What a great attitude. It makes me smile....kicking cancer to the curb!! I'll help!

    Hang in there - - it is weird that reading can be so hard when there is nothing else to do. I guess it is true that can be too much of a good thing.

    Yeah for a great book though. What a terrific discovery. I was not even aware of it. I guess I am more off the radar than I thought.

    Keep reading, washing AND flushing - they're all a girl's best friend!

  4. Wow. I think I'll read it!

    And hang in there! Wow, it sounds like you have the best attitude ever.

  5. Isn't it amazing how tired you can become if all you've been doing is reading? It amazes me.

    I know you must be frustrated but you're being a trooper. Keep it up.

  6. I LOVED LOVED LOVED Incarceron. So, I'm totally looking forward to your review. I've really got to make the time to read my ARC of Sapphique.

    Hope you are still surviving!

  7. I also quite enjoyed Incarceron!!! I'm afraid my first born isn't going to get me an ARC though... because no-one in their right mind wants an extra 15 year old boy around the house :)

    putting the release date for the sequel on my calendar a.s.a.p.

  8. I'm so glad you found a great book to balance out the not-so-great things in you life right now. I think you're amazing!
    I've been wanting to read Incarceron for a while now. It sounds like something I would love.


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