Study-Free Summer Reading Challenge - FINISHED!
Anyway, if you'd like to join me in reading as many books as you can over those weeks, then sign up by replying to this post. When June 4th rolls around you can start to post links to the journals of the books you've read so that we can all cheer each other on. I'll leave it up to participants to track their own progress. Also, please feel free to use books that you've read for other challenges.
Great to have you! :-) With regard to journalling: My plan is to write a BookCrossing Journal Entry for each book that I read from my 'To Be Read' list and then post a link to it here. But looking at your profile page, I see you don't have any books registered, so if you'd prefer you can just post a note here to say what books you've read. Whatever works for you. :-)
Great to have you! :-)
I'd give it a 6 out of 10, but just keep in mind that I'm a hard grader.
Editted to add:
Not REALLY off this summer, since I'm work full time (and no college courses since 2006 - yeah!). But the obligations slow down.
I participate in other reading challenges, but I will NOT set any goals for this one...on purpose. It will be a log of ALL that I read this summer. That being said, hold on to your hats (and books) - I'll post what I've gotten through in the past week on a new post!
It was just the therapy I needed. A lost love from my past contacted me after 40 years,said some seriously nice stuff and then disappeared after 2 back and forth e-mails and a re-forwarded e-mail I had written and my phone #.
This book was about a man who remembered his past lives and the one woman he fell in love with over and over again. It managed to explain re-incarnation and still come up with some pretty solid ideas about the nature of love. I may re-read it when I can appreciate the language and not just devour it for therapy. :D
second in the cedar cove series. This time the primary character is Grace - deserted by her husband - and how she's getting her life back together. Along with continuations of Grace's adult children, Kelly and MaryEllen; and her best friend, judge Olivia and the new man in her life - Jack.
2. Early Dawn by Catherine Anderson A Coulter-Paxton liason book set in the 1890's in the west. Eden's ex-fiance spread so many false rumors, that she needed to leave San Francisco. Riding a train to Colorado, to live with her brothers, the Sebastian gang kidnaps her, to see her into prostitution in Mexico. Except Matthew Coulter has been trailing them for 3 years, ever since they raped and murdered his wife. He rescues Eden, but can't drop her off in town without the Sebastian gang taking them both out. So, they live in the wilderness, leading the Sebastian gang on a merry chase, until her brothers track them down. In the meantime, Matthew and Eden have fallen in love.
Interesting ray that bounces between the 1690's and 1991. Connie, a grad student, is sent by her mother to clean out her grandmother's creepy old house over the summer, where she meets Sam, a steeplejack. Her academic advisor is a skunk and wants to steal her research...and she discovers "receipts" for spells which seem to work, because she finds she's from a family of witches! Kind of reminded me of a Jodi Picoult book, where at the end you're not sure what was real and what wasnt'.
4. The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs (available for rabck'g)
Latest in the Series. This time George Bellamy is dying - and he wants to spend his last summer at Willow Lake, and reconcile with his brother. He hires nurse Claire Turner, intending that when Ross returns from his military deployment, he'll settle down with Claire - and George proves to be right. And George is able to mend fences with his estranged brother Charlie by the summer's end too.
Third in series mostly about Zach and Rosie. Olivia has another unusual divorce decree - the kids get the house and the parents have to move in and out to share custody! Olivia's ex - Stan - has his marriage break up and now he's trying to court her. And Olivia's best friend Grace, widow of Dan, finds herself caught up in an on-line affair with a married man, neglecting the local horse farm owner Cliff, who's also wanting to date her. And single Mom, MaryEllen, has fallen in love with the baby's father, Jon, who is skittish about letting her into his life, since he's a convicted felon and doesn't want to give her that information to potentially use it against him.
It's great to see everyone else speeding along! :-)
Christina's divorce decree limits her to 75 miles away from her ex, who shares custody. She willingly gives up the trappings of the wife of a philandering NFL football star, to start over at a law firm in a small Indiana town with her daughter Bella. But she doesn't count on falling in love with the co-lawyer and volunteer firefighter working with her on the court case.
Added to the availables for a July Christmas release challenge!
Next book: 'Seriously Funny' by Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas
Will be part of the Christmas release challenge at the next abxc meetup on 7/11 (if it doesn't get to an OBCZ box in July first!).
A refreshing look at Christian ethics.
Haunting stories about music and the way life can pass you by before you know it.
This is a bookray, traveling already for 3 YEARS! And more participants welcome.
Lovely, lyrical prose that epitomises the idea that nothing actually happens in literary fiction! A page-turner nonetheless.
Now reading: 'Gateway' by Frederik Pohl
A reread - I first read this as a preteen <ahem> a few years back ;-)
Of course, a different take on it reading it as an adult.