Not a great start; I'll have to try to do better over the weekend, or my goal will get out of reach very quickly.
Read on Day 1:
‣ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
‣ The Road from Coorain
‣ Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten
Nonfiction; McCarten wrote both this book and the screenplay of the film. Not registered yet.
- I bought this at Costco after seeing the movie (other movies that would fit in nicely with this one are The King's Speech - which I haven't seen - and Dunkirk). As usual with nonfiction, I'd like more pictures. I'll get back to it eventually, but this is on a back burner while I read Australian. Time's article about the movie pointed to me to this resource for Churchill's speeches: https://www.winstonchurchill.org/---/1940-the-finest-hour/
‣ Firestorm: A First Responders Novel by Radclyffe
Lesbian romance set in Montana. Not registered yet.
- Wilderness firefighting ✓
- Montana setting ✓
- Might work for a bookbox ✓
- $1 for the Friends of the Library ✓
- Romance books, lesbian or otherwise: not my usual thing, but I guessed what it was before I picked it up, due to the author's name. Story's ok so far.
‣ Honolulu Prepares for Japan's Attack by Rodney T. West
Nonfiction; apparently self-published. Not registered yet.
- How could I resist buying this little history book on a Saturday afternoon just after we'd had a (thankfully false!) incoming missile alert? The lack of an editor does show. :s
‣ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Autobiography; unabridged audio download read by the author.
- Fascinating, wonderful to hear it in her voice, and I might count this as my Arkansas book for NancyNova's challenge. Also borrowed a print copy from the library to follow along with. The unabridged audio is over 10 hours, so I can see why there are abridged versions out there...
‣ Math: A Book You Can Count On! by Dan Green, illustrations by Simon Basher
Cute drawings to introduce math concepts. Not registered yet.
- Reading this one in small bites; it's fun, but I haven't figured out what the target age group is supposed to be.
‣ The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
Autobiography by the woman who became the first female president of Smith College. Not registered yet.
- Might go to the winner of the Australian Lit sweeps; we'll see. So far, good stuff.
‣ The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
- Not bad, but not really sucking me in, either, at least so far. South America is usually tough for me. :(
Day 1 (Fri 1/26): 56 mins
Running total for January: 56 mins
Goal: 24 hours in 7 days