Over an anniversary weekend away with my husband, I had some time to read in the Lodge lobby by the great big fireplace.
Last week I hit a milestone: 100 books read for the year. And yet, that leaves 75 to go if I want to finish my 14 x 14 in 2014 challenge (and only 2 months to do it in - it seems not humanly possible).
Since the 100th book (which was Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie), I have read a few more:
- Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (Poetry category)
- Slow Family Living: 75 Ways Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy by Bernadette Noll (Parenting category)
- Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems edited by Roger Housden (Poetry category)
This "epistolary" novel (meaning it is written in the format of letters and telegrams sent back and forth between the characters) is the story of the German occupation of the Channel Islands and how the people survived and recovered, as well as a most delightful love story. I'm using it for the G letter of my Around the World in Alphabetical Order category.
The rules of the Reading Challenge do allow me to apply a book to more than one category, so if I pick the books with care I could finish the challenge in less than 75 books - but still I need to get cracking with my reading!