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1annekiwi
Mrz. 10, 2009, 9:00am

Well, I was going to try and read 100 (and that's still my goal), but I have to be realistic. I have a 3 year old and a demolished house. I was doing great on my reading and then Jan. 17 a broken water pipe drenched my house for 3 hours and drenced my library as well. I currently don't have ceilings or floors in my house and have to live in my mother and younger sister's house with the 3 year old and the husband. Very stressful and not nearly enough downtime for reading! So here's what I've read so far this year...

Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Fish Out of Water by Mary Janice Davidson
If You Could See Me Now by Cecila Ahern
The Burnt House by Faye Kellerman
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Atticus: A Novel by Ron Hansen
Evil Without a Face by Jordan Dane
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
Royally Jacked by Niki Burnham
The Royal Pain by Mary Janice Davidson
Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson

I'm working on SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, TESTIMONY OF TWO MEN, another one by Dane Jordan, and THE BATTLE OF THE VILLA FIORTA (which I don't think I've spelled right). I'm not going to put books into touchstones until I've finished them. So that's where I am. Hopefully, I'll get to add some more classics to my list. I'm going to include young adult books (I wasn't going to originally), but I enjoy them so much that I think they're going to count as I read them so often.

Anne Kiwi

2cyderry
Bearbeitet: Mrz. 13, 2009, 8:51pm

Anne,

I sympathize because I understand. A year and half ago, my husband and I woke up one morning to a broken toilet that had flooded half our home 3 floors on one side. We had no "floors" on two floors and no ceilings on two floors. Then you have to wait for everything to dry out. I felt like I was living inside a jet engine with all the fans that were blowing constantly. Then you have to wait for all the workers to come and put the walls and ceilings back before they can do the floors. Believe me I do understand.
Cheli

3annekiwi
Mrz. 17, 2009, 11:18am

Cheli,
I think the hardest part (besides the destroyed books and being away from my library) is the waiting. It's been 8 weeks and we're looking at AT LEAST 6 more! Everyday it seems they find more problems that have to be fixed. Thankfully, insurance will be covering it, but still. That's a long time for a grown woman (not to mention husband and child) to live with mom.

Anne

4cyderry
Mrz. 22, 2009, 2:23pm

How about a visit to the library for good reading time?
Do they have a children's reading session so that your child could be entertained you could read and chill out?

5annekiwi
Mrz. 23, 2009, 9:27am

I think I'll have to check that out. The only problem is that I'm seriously paranoid about any adults being around my child. Sad but true in this age. I don't know that I'd be able to concentrate on what I'm trying to read while keeping an eye on him. I think that I'll have to try though. I'm in serious need of reading time that doesn't involve my poor son sitting stupefied in front of some idiotic cartoon.