Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It has been two months ...

... since I've had time to sit down and read a good book! I'm working on the stack of books I brought home from work and the first one I finished is, "When Heaven Fell." It's the story about the 1975 Operation Babylift where more than four thousand Vietnamese children were flown out of their country to homes in America, Canada, Europe and Australia. I have read several other cultural books by this author, Carolyn Marsden and have enjoyed each one.
As I looked over my LibraryThing list I only counted 24 books read for 2009. Usually I read between 35-50 books a year so this is something I need to improve for 2010. I think starting a new job this year and working longer hours has changed my joy of reading. Maybe I just need a fresh start ... try a new author ... new titles ... a new genre. Any suggestions? Leave a comment : )


Anonymous said...

Have you read any of Sue Grafton's books especially the Kinsey Millhone mysteries? They start with A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, C is for Corpse and so on. I'm reading the A book now and I like it a lot.

Anonymous said...

Hey Karen - after reading 40 books - 20 new to me authors in 2009, i have decided my goal for 2010 is 10 Newberry awards (your suggestion) 10 classics, and 10 random reads. Want to join me? your reading buddy-MM