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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2009
Ok, so I'm a little late to the game... but I found this group, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, on Ravelry and joined. You challenge yourself to read 52 books in 52 weeks in 2009.
So that's about a book a week. I should be able to do that! My problem is reading and knitting at the same time. I haven't quite mastered that yet. But I did find out that books on CDs count! woohoo!! I can knit during the day and listen to a book. And then, I can read a book at night! Sounds like some good time management to me.
So my plan is to link this post to a picture on the sidebar and update it with the books I've read each month. So check back later to see how I'm doing.
12/30/09 ETA: I'm happy to report I've surpassed the goal of 52 Books in 52 Weeks. My total for 2009 comes to 91 books! woohoo!!
Books read in December: 91. Evermore: The Immortal Series, Alyson Noel, 12/23/09
Books read in November: 90. Larceny and Lace, Annette Blair, 11/19/09 89. Kiss of Fire, Deborah Cooke, 11/15/09 88. On the Edge, Ilona Andrews, 11/12/09 87. A Touch of Dead, Charlaine Harris, 11/9/09 86. Dead Man Talking, Casey Daniels, 11/7/09
Books read in October: 85. Doom With a View, Victoria Laurie, 10/31/09 84. A Harvest of Bones, Yasmine Galenorn, 10/20/09 83. Unhallowed Ground, Heather Graham, 10/17/09 82. Dark Slayer (audio), Christine Feehan, 10/16/09 81. Laced With Magic, Barbara Bretton, 10/13/09 80. Thai Dyed, Monica Ferris, 10/6/09
Books read in September: 79. Max (audio), James Patterson, 9/25/09 78. Never Been Witched, Annette Blair, 9/20/09 77. The Scot, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Annette Blair, 9/18/09 76. Glass Houses (the Morganville Vampires), Rachel Caine, 9/17/09 75. My Favorite Witch, Annette Blair, 9/15/09 74. The Kitchen Witch, Annette Blair, 9/14/09 73. Gone With the Witch, Annette Blair, 9/13/09 72. Sex and the Psychic Witch, Annette Blair, 9/11/09 71. Greedy Bones, Carolyn Haines, 9/9/09 70. Divine Evil, Nora Roberts, 9/6/09 69. A Veiled Deception, Annette Blair, 9/5/09 68. Homicide in Hardcover, Kate Carlisle, 9/1/09
Books read in August: 67. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Janet Evanovich, 8/28/09 66. Dealing With Murder, Elaine Flinn, 8/27/09 65. Dead As a Scone, Ron & Janet Benrey, 8/21/09 64. Summer On Blossom Street (audio), Debbie Macomber, 8/19/09 63. Angel's Advocate, Mary Stanton, 8/18/09 62. Watch the Skies: Daniel X series (audio), James Patterson w/Ned Rust, 8/14/09 61. Secondhand Spirits, Juliet Blackwell, 8/13/09 60. Undead and Unwelcome, Mary Janice Davidson, 8/9/09 59. Once Dead, Twice Shy: Madison Avery series (audio), Kim Harrison, 8/8/09 58. 4th of July: Women's Murder Club (audio), James Patterson w/Maxine Paetro, 8/7/09 57. Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (audio), James Patterson, 8/6/09 56. Dust to Dust, Heather Graham, 8/1/09
Books read in July: 55. Huntress (Omnibus), Jenna Maclaine and others, 7/31/09 54. Marked: House of Night series (audio), P C Cast & Kristen Cast, 7/29/09 53. Scent to Her Grave, Yasmine Galenorn writing as India Ink, 7/26/09 52. Devil May Ride, a Ghost Duster Mystery, Wendy Roberts, 7/23/09 51. Murder Under a Mystic Moon, Yasmine Galenorn, 7/21/09 50. Legend of the Jade Dragon, Yasmine Galenorn, 7/20/09 49. Blood Magic, Jennifer Lyon, 7/16/09
Books read in June: 48. Knitting Bones, Monica Ferris, 6/30/09 47. The Haunted Lady, Mary Roberts Rinehart, 6/28/09 46. Demon Mistress, Yasmine Galenorn, 6/24/09 45. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (audio), James Patterson w/Michael Ledwidge, 6/24/09 44. Many Bloody Returns, Charlaine Harris, et al, 6/20/09 43. Witch Heart, Anya Bast, 6/17/09 42. Odd Hours (audio), Dean Koontz, 6/16/09 41. Plum Spooky (audio), Janet Evanovich, 6/10/09 40. Fleece Navidad, Maggie Sefton, 6/9/09 39. White Witch, Black Curse (audio), Kim Harrison, 6/4/09 38. Ghost at Work, Carolyn Hart, 6/2/09 37. Grave Sins, A Cin Craven Novel, Jenna Maclaine, 6/1/09
Books read in May: 36. Inkheart (audio), Cornelia Funke, 5/26/09 35. Wages of Sin, A Cin Craven Novel, Jenna Maclaine, 5/21/09 34. NightKeepers, A Novel of the Final Prophecy, Jessica Andersen, 5/18/09 33. Dissolution (audio), C. J. Sansom, 5/18/09 32. The Silver Needle Murder, Laura Childs, 5/17/09 31. Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun, Victoria Laurie, 5/5/09 30. 3rd Degree (audio), James Patterson w/Andrew Cross, 5/4/09 29. The Remains of the Dead, a Ghost Dusters Mystery, Wendy Roberts, 5/3/09
Books read in April: 28. Casting Spells, Barbara Bretton, 4/30/09 27. Blood Lite, an Anthology of Humorous Horror Stories, Charlaine Harris & Others, 4/28/09 26. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (audio), James Patterson, 4/22/09 25. Bookmarked For Death, Lorna Barrett, 4/20/09 24. Magic Strikes, Ilona Andrews, 4/10/09 23. You're the One That I Haunt, Terri Garey, 4/8/09 22. Stay the Night, Lynn Viehl, 4/5/09
Books read in March: 21. Night Huntress, Yasmine Galenorn, 3/30/09 20. Dark Curse (audio), Christine Feehan, 3/29/09 19. Eggs in Purgatory (A Cackleberry Club Mystery), Laura Childs, 3/23/09 18. Promises in Death, J.D. Robb, 3/8/09 17. Ghost of a Chance, Yasmine Galenorn, 3/7/09 16. Defending Angels, Mary Stanton, 3/4/09 15. Size 12 is Not Fat (audio), Meg Cabot, 3/3/09
Books read in February: 14. Salvation in Death, J.D. Robb, 2/28/09 13. The Witch's Grave, Shirley Damsgaard, 2/27/09 12. Dark Night, Dark Dreams, Savannah Russe, 2/26/09 11. 2nd Chance (audio), James Patterson w/Andrew Cross, 2/26/09 10. Dark Possession (audio), Christine Feehan, 2/20/09 9. Dead After Dark, Kenyon, Ward, Squires, Love, 2/12/09 8. Maximum Ride: School's Out--Forever (audio), James Patterson, 2/9/09 7. 1st to Die (audio), James Patterson, 2/6/09
Books read in January: 6. Night of the Loving Dead, Casey Daniels, 1/31/09 5. The Death Dealer, Heather Graham, 1/23/09 4. CSI NY: Four Walls, Keith R.A. DeCandido, 1/20/09 3. CSI: Nevada Rose, Jerome Preisler, 1/15/09 2. Acheron, Sherrilyn Kenyon, 1/9/09 1. Mysteria Lane, Omnibus by P C Cast, Mary Janice Davidson, Susan Grant, and Gena Showalter, 1/2/09
My grandmother taught me embroidery when I was eight. When I was ten, she taught me to crochet. I learned to knit (not well) in junior high. In the 70's, needlepoint became my next art. It was while living in Italy, my English friend started me knitting again. Knitting has been my passion ever since.