Sunday, January 2, 2011

Total number of books read in 2010?


This is so funny to me:  For the past several years that I've been keeping track, I always end up reading either 68 or 69 books throughout the year.

Crazy, I tell ya. How do I manage to be so consistent? I have no idea.

I can tell you, though, why I don't seem to get higher than that number.

Games, darn it. Games.

Sudoko. Every Word. Panda Poet. Scrabble.

I get addicted and then I can't stop for anything. I'm not kidding about that either. Nine nights out of ten, Scott has to force my beloved Kindle out of my hands and turn out the light. Usually I'm already asleep.

The nights I'm almost asleep, I protest mightily. "I'm not done yet! One more round! Turn the light back on!"

At least that's what my brain is saying. It could be coming out as "Noatghntaaf danhyghn eklikfl! Ohendl rund! Lghntbt bakorj onthao!"

Let me ask Scott....

Yup, I'm usually not making sense.

Hey! Wait a minute! Does he mean I don't make sense when he takes my Kindle away late at night or in general, as in all the time?

Harumpph. I don't think I like that very much.


Books books books books books.

I had two favorites this year... The Help by Kathryn Stockett (I approve of your spelling of Kathryn, Ms. Stockett) and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

The Help is simply phenomenal on so many different levels. The writing is suburb. Character development? Fantastic. Story line? Un. Be. Lieve. Able. As in unbelievably good.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I think about every single day. I honestly miss the characters. They are real people in my mind and I feel like I could pull out of a sheet of onion-skin paper and write letter after letter to them and actually get responses back.

I just lent my mom my copy of the book and I'm fairly sure I felt physical pain as I handed it over. I didn't want to let go of my friends. I know she'll take excellent care of the book and return it next time I see her, so it's not a big deal. And I'm always willing to share friends. But still. She better read fast. LOL

After I finished GLPPPS, I posted about my desperate desire to now move to Guernsey. In case you missed the post, click here....

Happy reading to all of my Delicious Cyber Friends out there during 2011! Definitely let me know if you come across a must, must, must read this or die book!


Barbara said...

Hmmm - I may not get around to reading it until I finish "Queen Mother." I started that yesterday and it's only 1100 pages.

Anonymous said...

I looked at your list...Where was Janet Evanivich rep[resented?? :) Love to you friend!!!

Kate said...

Ms Anonymous... I know who you are!!!
"Lean Mean Thirteen" is Ms. Evanovich's contribution to the Kate D. List of Books Read in 2010.

Love you too! Can't wait to see you!

Kate :)

Kate said...

Mom/Barbara... better read fast. LOL

Kate :)