Friday, July 3, 2009

June update

I'm doing pretty ok! I've finished 15 books total. Here's what happened in June:

The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields, finished June 6 (review here)

Middlemarch, by George Eliot, finished June 11, thanks to all of you guys who read it here together--without you, I never would have kept plowing through all 800 pages

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, finished June 11

The Hound of Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle, finished June 24, thanks to Kelly, who read it with me

Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki, finished June 26 (we chatted about it a little here)

For the last week I've been working on Anna Karenina, which has been going a little more smoothly than I would have thought (I partitioned it up into eight chunks, the way we did with Middlemarch, which helps me get through small bits feeling a great sense of accomplishment).

Hope everyone else had a good month for reading, whatever that means for them personally!


Kelly A. Harmon said...

Holy Cow! You've finished 15 books already? I feel like such a slacker...

moonrat said...

Alas, I've used up almost all the short ones...

What's with all the "great classics" being 800 pages?! Is that some kind of rule?!?!

Ps we never posted about HOUNDS. What did you think of it?