Update #1 – 2009 reading challenge

I mis-counted, and actually polished off 4 books while my internet was on the blink!

1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09)

2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09)

3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read for the 736th time) ****1/2 (Feb 09)

4. The Adventure of English:A biography of a Language – Melvin Bragg(non-fiction, re-read for the 312th time) ***1/2 (Feb 09)

5. Vet in a Spin – James Herriot (non-fiction, memoir, re-read) **** (Feb 09)

6. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – James Herriot (non-fiction, memoir, re-read) ***1/2 (Feb 09)

7. Various Flavours of Coffee – Anthony Capella (fiction, library find) ***1/2 (Feb 09)

8. How to help you child read & write – Dr Dominic Wyse (non-fiction, library find) *** (Feb 09)

9. Before I Wake – John Scott (fiction, library find) (in progress, contemplating giving up!)

10. From Here to Maternity – Sinead Moriarty (fiction, chick-lit, library find) **** (March 09)

11. Dog Stories – James Herriot (non-fiction, memoirs, re-read) *** (March 09)

12. The Planets – Dava Sobel (non-fiction, astronomy, new/gift) **** (March 09)

13. Creative Play for Your Baby – Christopher Clouder & Janni Nicol (non-fiction, Steiner based play & craft, new) ***** (March 09)


The Steiner book really inspired me, lots of projects I want to try out, so consider yourself warned! Now I just need to choose my next book…


Today – I want to finish piecing my D9P quilt, bake a cake & do a couple of little projects out of the Steiner book with the boys. Reading Car’s latest post has inspired me,a dn I’m going to pack as much into today as I can! I also need to figure out something to make for our neice (3 months) for easter – maybe a dolls quilt? I want to make a start on that too!


It’s raining, so it’ll be an inside kind of day, perfect for lots of crafting, dancing, baking, reading, singing & relaxing. Let’s do this!

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