Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Salon: April wrap-up and Polysyllabic Spree

I had a rather banner month reading-wise. My kids' spring break fell during the month and with the lack of commitments, I powered through a bunch of books I might not otherwise have gotten to so quickly. May isn't very likely too be as productive. I was significantly less productive on the reviewing front for the month, suffering from an odd attention deficit every time I settled in to write a review. Hopefully that problem will dissipate as this month goes along. And despite reading so much, my unread stacks still expanded rather than shrank. Oh well! I am happy to be surrounded by books. For those who like brief stats, I'll take a short page out of Nick Hornby's book and let you know how my numbers stacked up last month but because of space constraints, I won't bore you with so many titles.

Books read: 24
Books bought: 17
Books otherwise acquired (sources include review copies, books from my mother, and from my local pusher friend Carin): 33

So I'm at a net gain of 26 books for the month. Not likely I'm going to reverse that trend for next month either as I've already been less than virtuous and it's only two days into the new month.

So where have my book adventures been taking me this week? I spent time hearing about a traveling show in Ireland. I eavesdropped on neighbors in a NYC co-op building. I revisited the crazy undead and then took a detour into the land of ghosts and their mediators. Finally, I suffered with a mother who tries to rescue her unique son from a deep psychosis.


  1. I wish I read 24 books. But I read only less than half of that. You had a fab month!

  2. WOW...You doubled my month of 12. I LOL when I saw all your acquisitions. You are bad.

  3. It certainly helps reading stats to have vacation time...well, unless your planned reading material goes down with the boat!

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  5. hehehe! Happily feeding the addiction. Sorry, I can't help it - I'm a fellow-sufferer.

  6. Wow you read a ton of books last month. Congrats!

  7. WOW! That is a fantastic month! I didn't even get close :)

  8. You had a great month. I hope you have another great month in May and thanks for linking up to my blog!


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