Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fall Into Reading 2012 Wrap Up

So the Fall Into Reading challenge officially wrapped up on the first day of winter.  Which was the 21st.  And today is the 23rd.  I don't think I've every missed the wrap up for any of Katrina's challenges but this was the time for it to be the first time.  Yikes, just too much happening around here.

So how did I do?  Well looking back over my Fall Into Reading 2012 post, I did okay.  Not great, but okay.  Out of my original 13 books, I only finished 7.    And I'm halfway through the 8th, 9th and 10th.  I don't think I've ever had such a poor showing in any of Katrina's reading challenges in all the years I've participated.  Granted a week or so was taken up trying to get into a book that I finally set aside, but still that is just not my normal showing.  Ah well, such is life.

The books I did finish:

Really enjoyed this.  Rated it 8/10

Very emotional.  Loved this story of redemption, hope, love, commitment .  Rated it 9/10.

Wanted to love this but it was just ok to me.  Good, moral and strong main character, the story a bit wordy in parts.  Just didn't capture me the way his other novels have.  Rated it 6/10.

Really liked this.  Another really emotional story of love and committement and living life to the fullest no matter the life journey.    Rated this 8.5/10

Review book that I got a lot out of.  Rated it 8.5/10

For the most part enjoyed this story though I found a few aspects frustrating.  Rated it 7.5/10

A very, very interesting perspective on the Titanic and what happened after it sank and the effects of losing a loved one on the family of the one of the band members who played while the ship sank.  Written by the grandson of the violin player of the band.  Rated this 9/10.

Still Reading:

Set aside:

Didn't like it, couldn't get it to it, finally quite after about 60 pages.

Didn't even get to:

You can read all my full reviews on the books I did complete at my reading blog Loving to Tell the Story.  This fall's reviews are #35 - 41.

Thanks Katrina for creating and hosting the challenge.


Faith said...

oh my gosh!!! Dick van Dyke is one I've been wanting to read!!!! you'll have to let me know how you like it! I LOVED Eternal on the Water...i read it last spring. it was truly one of the BEST books I've read in 2012. I didn't do so well on this challenge either Susanne...just too much going on this time! I'm thankful to be home for the whole week other than a couple of traveling times to extended family so I will be READING and NOT ON FACEBOOK! lol..i just finished Eve's Daughters and the review will post for Wed.

Barbara H. said...

The first two look especially interesting.

You've had a very busy fall! Sometimes reading has to take more of a back seat but I'm glad you got some enjoyable reads in.