Friday, January 3, 2014

A New Year

Time to catch up for the end of 2013 and look forward to 2014.

I never did post a November Book Report, so will list those books here for the sake of good order.  If you're interested in my short comments or in a description of the book, the links are to my Goodreads postings.  

TWELVE ACROSS by Barbara Delinsky; Romance, 3.5/5
SEARCH THE DARK (Ian Rutledge #3) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 4/5
DOG SONGS by Mary Oliver; Poetry, 5/5
DARK WITCH (Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts; Romance, 4/5
WHEN WE TOUCH (Whiskey Creek #0.5) by Brenda Novak; Romance 3/5
WHERE WERE YOU?, Gus Russo & Harry Moses, eds.; Nonfiction, 3.5/5
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by Fiona, Countess of Carnarvan; Nonfiction, 3.5/5
THANKSGIVING by Janet Evanovich; Romance, 3.5/5
THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO by Mary Jo Putney; Romance, 4/5
COLD COMFORT (an Ian Rutledge short story) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 3.5/5
MY OWN MIRACULOUS (Prequel to SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY) by Joshilyn Jackson; Fiction, 4/5

And the December books:
A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS (Hamish Macbeth #16) by M.C. Beaton; Mystery, 3.5/5
PLAY DEAD (Andy Carpenter #6) by David Rosenfelt; Mystery, 4/5
THE RATTLE BAG, Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, eds.; Poetry, 4/5
SURVIVAL LESSONS by Alice Hoffman; Nonfiction, 4/5
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY by Truman Capote; Fiction, 5/5
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by Susan Wiggs; Romance, 3/5
CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews; Fiction, 3.5/5
A SEASIDE CHRISTMAS (Chesapeake Shores #10) by Sherryl Woods; Romance, 4/5
CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET (Fool's Gold #12.5) by Susan Mallery; Romance, 3.5/5
A YEAR WITH RILKE, Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, eds.; Poetry/Essays, 4/5
LEGACY OF THE DEAD (Ian Rutledge #4) by Charles Todd; Mystery, 4/5

And a 2013 summary:
My Goodreads goal for 2013 was 100 books, and I finished with 114 books and a total of 30,595 pages. Fiction and Mystery topped the genre listing with 38 and 32, respectively. Kindle was the top Format at 62 books, and 70 books (print and Kindle) came from the library. In the ratings game, I gave eight books a 5/5 rating, and my average rating was 3.62. LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole and DOG STORIES by Mary Oliver tied for my favorite books of the year.

Looking forward:
Reading resolutions aren't really my thing because I just continue to read what I want to read when I want to read it (library reserve list position notwithstanding).  And for 2014, I look forward to sharing bookish thoughts with those who visit here at Owl's Feathers as well as friends at the Yahoo Group, On the Porch Swing and on Goodreads.


Nan said...

I'm so glad you listed them. I am so very interested in the Fannie Flagg, and I do admire how much you read. My own resolution is to take more time during the day and/or evening to read. I've got two great spots now right by the wood stove.

Linda said...

Great list Marcia! You done good!!
Wish I could say the same for myself - ha!

Linda in VA

Marcia said...

Thanks, Linda & Nan. I fear my reading time will be dwindling down as Master Teddy becomes more active. Gone will be the days of sitting quietly and reading while he slept. :)

Nan said...

But now you can read books to him, and jot notes down on your blog about them!! Maybe someday we can set up playdates for our grandchildren. Maybe at a RS game. :<))

Marcia said...

I often think about our grandchildren meeting, Nan. I picture a bookstore with a wonderful children's collection midway between our homes and a nearby park where the children could run and play. There would be, of course, a comfy bench for the grandmothers to sit and chat. :)

Nan said...

Sounds perfect!!