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Monday, August 24, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays? - August 24

I've decided to go ahead and throw in the towel on The Brothers Karamazov. Just couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll give it another shot in the future, but for now there's too many other books waiting to be read, so it's time to move on. I only finished two books this week, which is somewhat disappointing, but it did allow me to finish up the Summer Vacation Reading Challenge.

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Reading this week:


Up next:

The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Challenge progress:

1% Well-Read: 7/10
18th and 19th Century Women Writers: 4/5
A to Z Challenge: 22/26
Baker Street Challenge: 1/4
Book Awards 3: 0/5
Chunkster: 2/3
Classics Challenge: 4/6
Decades '09: 7/9
Elizabeth Gaskell: 1/2
Fill in the Gaps 100 Books: 3/100
George Eliot: 1/2
Guardian's 1000 Best Novels: 5/10
Nonfiction 5: 4/5
Orbis Terrarum: 7/10
Summer Vacation Reading: 6/6 ***COMPLETE
Support Your Local Library: 29/50
TBR Lite: 5/6
Well-Rounded Challenge: 2/5
What's in a Name 2: 4/6

999 Challenge (overall): 58/81

999 Subcategories:
  • 1001 Books: 6/9

  • Booker/National Awards: 2/9

  • Through the Decades: 7/9

  • Dewey's Books: 8/9

  • C.S. Lewis: 4/9

  • Biographies: 7/9

  • Travel: 9/9 ***complete

  • Catholicism: 7/9

  • Dewey Decimal: 9/9 ***complete

2 comments:

J. Kaye said...

Hate when that happens! I have learned to just move on though.

Christine Zibas said...

I bought "The Brothers K," but I haven't tried to read it yet. I think it's one of those books you have to be in right mood for. How far did you get before abandoning it?