The Sunday Salon – March 7, 2010 (the “February in review” edition)

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I didn’t do a February wrap-up for last Sunday’s post because I was hoping to finish two more books that evening, which I did. Here is the final list of books completed in February:

Book started in 2009 but finished in February:

Sailing Alone Around the Room: Poems by Billy Collins

Books started this year and finished in February:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – 5 out of 5 starsmy review

Spellbinder by Helen Stringer (read-aloud) – 4 out of 5 starsmy review

Wounded: A Love Story by Claudia Mair Burney – 3 stars

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby – 4 starsmy review

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (audiobook) – 5 starsmy review

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – 4 stars

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (audiobook) – 4 stars

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman – 5 starsmy review

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher (audiobook) – 4 starsmy review

Almost Home by Pam Jenoff – 4 starsmy review

Candor by Pam Bachorz – 4 starsmy review

The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen – 4 stars

The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington – 4 stars

Nine Horses: Poems by Billy Collins – 3 stars

The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg – 4 starsmy review

Reading challenge progress:

100 Shots of Short Challenge:
Goal: 100 short stories
Finished: 89
Deadline: none

100+ Reading Challenge:
Goal: challenge goal is 100; personal goal is 150
Finished: 26
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Art History Reading Challenge:
Goal: 3 books
Finished: 1
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Audiobook Challenge:
Goal: 20 audiobooks
Finished: 5
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Christy Awards Challenge:
Goal: 3 books
Finished: 0
Deadline: 12/1/2010

Clover, Bee, and Reverie Poetry Challenge:
Goal: 5 books of poetry
Finished: 2
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Countdown Challenge:
Goal: 55 books
Finished: 42
Deadline: 10/10/2010

Harry Potter Challenge:
Goal: 7 books
Finished: 2 and a half
Deadline: 7/31/2010 – not sure if I’ll make this one.

Historical Reading Challenge:
Goal: 12 books
Finished: 4
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Essay Reading Challenge:
Goal: 30 essays
Finished: 26
Deadline: 11/30/2010

Ireland Reading Challenge:
Goal: 6 books
Finished: one half
Deadline: 11/30/2010

New Author Challenge:
Goal: 25 new authors
Finished: 13
Deadline: 12/31/2010

POC Reading Challenge:
Goal: 7 to 9 books
Finished: 2
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Read the Book, See the Movie Challenge:
Goal: 2 books and film adaptations
Finished: 0
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Reading From My Shelves Challenge:
Goal: 20 books read and then given away or sold
Finished: 6
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Sookie Stackhouse Challenge:
Goal: 9 books
Finished: 1
Deadline: 6/30/2010 – not sure about this one either.

South Asian Author Challenge:
Goal: 3 books
Finished: 0
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Speculative Fiction Challenge:
Goal: 12 books
Finished: 8
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Support Your Local Library Challenge:
Goal: 50 books
Finished: 11
Deadline: 12/31/2010

TwentyTen Reading Challenge:
Goal: 20 books
Finished: 8
Deadline: 12/31/2010

War Through the Generations Challenge:
Goal: 6 books
Finished: 1
Deadline: 12/31/2010

What’s In a Name? Challenge:
Goal: 6 books
Finished: 1
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Women Unbound Challenge:
Goal: 2 books
Finished: 0
Deadline: 12/31/2010

YA Reading Challenge:
Goal: 25 books
Finished: 9
Deadline: 12/31/2010

Other bookish posts this week:

~ Cover issues: plus-sized characters
~ Bedtime reading rituals
~ Mini-review: Nine Horses: Poems and The Diary of Pelly D
~ Book Review: The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
~ Blogsplash: Thaw by Fiona Robyn

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8 Responses to The Sunday Salon – March 7, 2010 (the “February in review” edition)

  1. Harvee says:

    Congrats on having entered so many reading challenges! Do I need to wish you good luck on doing them? Have a great week of reading!
    .-= Harvee´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon: Out of Hibernation =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Harvee – yes, luck would be helpful! I’m sure I won’t complete them all, but I’ll certainly have fun trying. :)

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful February, Carrie. Lots of books read and so many challenges to participate in. You’ve been (and will be) busy!
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: The Fairest Portion of the Globe by Frances Hunter =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – it was a good month! Not all of them will be that good, I’m sure, but it was fun.

  3. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422
    says:

    Wow, it looks like you are having a great year for reading! It’s nice to see someone else with as many challenges as I have. And I can’t seem to stop adding in more.
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Giveaway: Drama =-.

  4. Eva says:

    I love Hornby’s writing on books, and I really enjoyed At Large and at Small too! :)
    .-= Eva´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: the High Gear Post =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Eva – I have one more Hornby non-fic to go (Shakespeare Wrote for Money). I was so excited to hear that he’s going to start writing those columns for The Believer again. Now I just need to scrape together the $45 for a subscription!