Wednesday, April 28, 2010

5-5-10 Day Four

I finished The Unwritten (it was a pretty short graphic novel).  I'm .... not sure sure how I feel about it.  It was interesting, but I actually think I would have enjoyed it more just in prose.  The artist's style really didn't do much for me.  But more importantly, the story involves a lot of literary references, quotes and such, and also quite a few horrific scenes which I don't really care to see depicted visually.

The book is based on a very intriguing idea, and I think I liked it well enough to continue reading when the next installment comes out.  But I definitely wasn't blown away or even very impressed so far.

But check book one off my reading challenge.  Now to select the next choice....   :-)


These flowers showed up today with no spacial occasion a all other than to let me know my husband loves me. How cool is that!

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5-5-10 Day Three

Whoops. Not so good--didn't get any reading in. Was too caught up with random computer puttering last night. Shall have to make up for it tonight.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

5-5-10 Day Two

About halfway through The Unwritten.

From the Jason's favorites category I started listening to Bright Lights Big City on audio but the narrator was irritating me so it appears audio won't work for that one.

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5-5-10 Day One

I started my first book fr the challenge last night. It's a graphic novel called The Unwritten about a guy whose father wrote a series of popular books about a boy wizard with the same name as the son. The father disappeared some years ago and now strange things are starting to happen to the son. Pretty quickly intriguing already. I don't know if I really like the art in this one but it is definitely uniquely stylized it seems to me.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

5-5-10 Reading Challenge

Okay, I've decided to join a reading challenge.  Sort of.

From my favorite podcast, Books on the Nightstand, I read about the 10-10-10 Reading Challenge where readers challenge themselves to read 10 books in 10 different genres of their choosing by October 10, 2010.  This challenge is definitely too much for me.  First, I certainly can't keep up with a 2 book per week reading pace.  Second, I'm hearing about the challenge halfway through.  But I really like the idea of picking a few genres that have been "background" goals of mine for a while and using a challenge like this to help motivate myself to dig into those areas.

So, my modified reading challenge for myself will be:  5 books in 5 different genres by the end of 2010.

My 5 genres will be:
- Graphic novels
- Jason's favorites
- Mysteries
- From the to-be-read shelf
- History (nonfiction)

So here goes Day One!  :-)