Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Spring Reading Thing 2011...Done
It is done. Finished. Ended. Spring Reading Thing 2011 is over. With the first day of summer upon us, it is time to wrap up and see how we did on our spring reading goals this year.
This was a great spring read for me this year. Between some really great books and a wetter spring allowing lots of evening reading time, I actually accomplished my Spring Reading Thing List and even went beyond adding a couple of review books and a book on my library list. The biggest surprise was that I finished a total of 5, count them, 5, non-fiction books on my list plus added 1 for review for a total of 6 non-fictions and they were all read cover to cover. That is definitely one for the record books. That is, if anyone is keeping track of such things.
here is my Spring Reading Thing list.
The extra's were "To Be Perfectly Honest" by Phil Callaway, "The Bride's House" by Sandra Dallas, and "When Sparrows Fall" by Meg Moseley. Your can go here for reviews on all the books from my Spring Reading. Just scroll down to #6 - 19. (If you choose to comment on that site please mention the name(s) of the book you are commenting on within your comment.)
Did I have a favorite from my reads this spring? The one that stuck out the most to me was definitely "The Kitchen Boy - A Novel of the Last Tsar" by Robert Alexander. It was interesting and gripped me from beginning to end, was well researched to historical facts, had a believable fiction storyline, and had the surprise twist at the end that I love. It was the perfect historical fiction novel.
So did I learn anything new this time around from the Spring Reading Thing? Well I learned that branching out of my usual authors was quite fun. I found quite a few new ones this time around. And I also learned I am quite capable of finishing non-fiction from cover to cover and of finishing more than one a year. And as usual one of my favorite parts about this challenge was reading everyone else's lists and finding new titles to add to want to read list. Thanks again Katrina for hosting.
How did you do on your spring reading goals if you made them?