Friday, May 4, 2012

Reading Is Pure Bliss For Me

Today, as I'm working my way through another book for my book club of which I will write a review of around the 23rd of May I realized just how many books I've read since the beginning of the year.  Sixteen books, and not all for the book club either.  Most of the reads have been selected by me from my ever growing stack of books that I pick up used and put into my want to read pile.

On Monday I have a review for a book due that I finished last month.  I think that many in the infertile community will appreciate one of the themes in the book since its directly related to us.  But I'll leave that for Monday's post.

Reading is my way to escape from the world and its stresses.  For me curling up with a book to read is pure bliss and it envelopes my "me time".

So without further ado here is my list of books I've read thus far:

Quiet; The Power of Introverts in a World that can't stop talking  by Susan Cain  (book club)

The Inheritor by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Witchlight by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The House Between The Worlds by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister by Gregory McGuire

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker  (book club)

Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor  (book club)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver  (book club)

Up by Patricia Ellis Herr (book club)

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits (book club will be posted 7 May)

The Time Traveler's Wife  by  Audrey Niffenegger

The Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo  (currently reading and half way done...for book club)

I think that perhaps the only reason why I was able to read 16 book since just this year is that I have no children to occupy my time.  I would gladly give up the majority of my reading time to spend it with a child of mine.  If only I had child....


  1. I have read 20 books so far this we are keeping about the same pace, and I agree--I would trade reading books for children without a second thought.
    I keep track of my books read and want to reads on Are you on there as well?

    You can find me here if you want to "friend" me on the site

    1. Just signed up and just added you as a friend. Now I have to figure out how I use the site though it shouldn't be too difficult from the looks of it.

  2. I've read a ton so far this year. I usually fall prey to reading when I should be doing the dishes. A book is just so much more fun though ;) I liked Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, I didn't really like his book Wicked though. I'm weird! Time Travellers Wife was hard to read with the losses, but it was interesting.

    1. I'm currently making my left hand go numb clicking with the mouse as I enter every book I can ever remember reading into Good Reads! Ugh its going to take forever.

  3. I imported my library from LibraryThing (and *most* of my reviews also). Almost by definition anything that I've got cataloged into LT I've read at least part of, but I can't remember much about so many that they seem to be new when I read them again. You'll note I have a ton tagged 'read' - but I can't remember enough about particulars at the time to give the book a fair rating.


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