"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

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"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I've actually read them all!

The S of the S'n'H 2010 Book Challenge posted an update on her progress. So, I figured I should post mine. It has been one crazy and busy summer, yet I still found time to read! (Or should I say listen?) I know you can see progress on the sidebars, which I find fun to keep up when I remember. But what's the point of the challenge if I don't share what I'm reading, right?

Right.

So, first, the other challenges updates.

The 1st in a Series Challenge
Going for Fascinated: read 6
Actually read so far: 9
Books Read:
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
The Scream Museum by Paul Zindel
The Dangerous Days of Daniel by James Patterson
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The 2nd Reading Challenge
Going for Addicted: read 12
Actually read so far: 17
Books Read:
Thwonk by Joan Bauer
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
Searching for Dragons by Patricia Wrede
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Jane and the Man of the Cloth by Stephanie Barron
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin

Finish that Series Challenge
Going for Obsessed: finish 10
Actually finished so far: 9
Series Finished:
Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman
The Best Ever... trilogy by Barbara Robinson
Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter (so far--#4 still not available to me, yet!)
The Brian Saga by Gary Paulsen
Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins

Audio Challenge
Going for Obsessed--3 times over: read 60
Actually read so far: 58
Books listed later


YA Challenge
Going for Super Size Me: read 75
Actually read so far: 59
Books listed later


And last, but certainly not least
S'n'H 2010 Book Challenge
Categories (letter categories counted individually): finish 50
Actually finished so far: 33
or
Categories (letter categories counted as one): 25
Actually finished so far: 17

Points earned: 690.5
Points + Picture Books (.1) Points earned: 718.1

Books listed...maybe later

4 comments:

Sara Lyn said...

Wow, you've read quite a few pictures books. :) I read quite a few to my nieces and nephews, but didn't write them down, so no points for me. :) Fun reading!

bricolorful said...

You just reminded me how much I love Patricia Wrede! I had forgotten about her!

ldsjaneite said...

SaraLyn-yes. LOTS of picture books. I doubt I would have read so many if I weren't always preparing for storytimes! But I'm glad we're counting them. You should give yourself a guesstimate on what you read.

Bri-I do enjoy Patricia Wrede's writing!

Sara Lyn said...

Bri - I love Wrede's writing also. I didn't discover her until college and what a great find that was for a relaxing read! :)