**** 1/2
Very good
**** 1/2
Just okay
Not for me
Definitely not for me

Friday Fill-In

1. Snow is beautiful, and it wouldn’t be winter without it.
2. I’m looking forward to the new year.
3. Beethoven is the best composer ever.
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Star Trek: The Next Generation.
5. I’m done with carpets in the basement. Fake wood here I come.
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is being with family.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to ripping up wet carpet–NOT, tomorrow my plans include feeling sorry for myself because my family is gone to Kentucky and Sunday, I want to read.

Fall into Reading DNF :-(


This challenge was hosted by Callapidder Days, and it is one of the very few challenges that I did NOT complete this year. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to complete Kristin Lavransdatter if I wanted to reach 100 books this year, so I decided to try for 100 books rather than complete this challenge.

Sadly, I wish I would have started on Kristin earlier, because I have finished book 1, The Wreath, and am halfway through The Wife and enjoying it very much. Now I need to stop reading this so that I can go on to finish my 100! Oh well, such is life. I think I was intimidated by a 1100+ page book, but now that I know I’m enjoying this chunkster so much, it gives me confidence to start War and Peace in January.

I’ll still be reading Cricket on the Hearth for the Christmas Challenge, and who knows, I may even be able to get to 100 books and still finish Kristin Lavransdatter!

My choices were:
1. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. This is a 1000+ page book (actually, it’s made up of 3 books) that is on several of my challenge lists. I would like to read each of the 3 books by Oct. 21, Nov. 21, and Dec. 21.
2. Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens. This is an 1840′s book that I’m using so I can have 18 consecutive decades for the decades challenge.
3. Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. Just because it looked interesting.