Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up for October 3, 2010: Glad September is Over

I am so glad to put September behind me. It was a month where nothing seemed to get accomplished!

In reading news, I finished a grand total of ONE book. And it wasn't even a book off my list. Instead, it was a book I grabbed out of frustration off my shelf one night. So, no progress was made towards my goal.

In some ways, that makes me feel like a failure, but it was bound to happen. I just kind of sputtered to a halt, and hopefully that is at an end.

As for Villette, I finally finished it this morning. It took me over a month to read it, and I am so glad to be moving on to some other novels. I really did love it, but you'll have to wait for my full thoughts on it.

I still have Bleak House waiting for me on my nightstand. I haven't touched it in awhile, but I know I need to finish it in time for the end of Amanda's readalong.

I have a few other titles lingering on the nightstand that have been there for awhile: Lolita, On the Road, A Separate Peace...One of those might be read first.

Anyway, I hope to get at least ten titles read this month, including a spookier read in honor of Halloween. Wish me luck!

Happy Reading!


  1. I can totally relate! I am undergoing a reading slump. Nothing is holding my interest. Everyone says, it will come. When, I ask?

    I wish you luck too.

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

  2. We all have reading months like that. Happens to the best of us, y'know? No need to feel like a failure.

    Hopefully October is a better month for you!

  3. My review for Lolita will be going up later today and my review for On the Road a few days after that so I'll be interested to see what you make of those!

  4. I think everyone has months like this. I was rather surprised that you kept up for so long without a month like this! Here's to October being a better month :)

  5. Bleak House. Ugh. Well I guess it's better to read it during the readalong than some other time, no? But oh man. I sort of wish I'd never started the readalong... :D

    Here's to a better October!

  6. That's a good idea! Maybe I should read Dracula after Anne Frank...

  7. Good luck with your reading in October. I started reading Villette awhile ago but got stalled on it. it's a great book, but a little slow to go through.

  8. Lolita! I loved it. Well, I enjoyed it. Such interestingly complex characters. Can't wait to see what you think.

    On the Road was such a disappointment for me, but I hope it works for you. I'll be on the lookout for your thoughts.

  9. Good luck with getting 10 books read this month..I'm sure you can do it!!

  10. I've had a couple of similarly frustrating months, so I know how you feel. I'm ready to be moving on as well.

  11. As everyone has said, don't worry it happens to us all. The great thing about books and blogging is at the end of the day you don't owe anyone anything. We read and blog because we love it, not because of deadlines or obligations! Maybe pick up a fun no hassle read to get you back in the spirit, that always seems to help me!

  12. Some months are a bit less than others, so definitely don't think you're a failure! You have a lifetime to read.