Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Books from 2010

Alright, I'm back! We had some internet issues at home, so I wasn't able to log online for a few days. But we've obviously gotten the problem resolved, so here I am.

Anyway, I've been thinking about this post for a few days. I got this idea from Two Bears Farm and the Three Cubs and her "Summarizing 2010 Through the Books I Read" post.

I'm not sure how many books I read in 2010, because I didn't keep track. I checked out a ton of books from the library, therefore I can't just look on the bookshelf and refresh my memory on all the books I read in 2010. Just the ones I actually bought, or borrowed from friends. So I'm working from memory regarding the library books.

However, now that I'm thinking about it, I will start a list of the books I've read this year, as I along, because I think it would be cool to see how many I can read in one year, as well as looking back and reflecting on the kinds of books I've read throughout the year.

Okay, so here's the deal on this post, from Two Bears Farm and the Three Cubs:
I first found this Meme from The Raven's Spell, but it originates from The Romantic Life.  I read 81 books in 2010, so this seemed like such a fun thing to do!

Using only titles of books that you read this year (2010), complete the prompts below. Try not to repeat any book titles.

Describe yourself:
The Lion, Nelson DeMille

How do you feel:
No Cats Allowed, Lois Simmie

Describe where you currently live:
Tony Hillerman's Landscape, Anne Hillerman

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
Cross Country, James Patterson

Your favorite form of transportation:
Plague Ship, Clive Cussler

Your best friend is:
The Hummingbird's Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea

You and your friends are:
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

What's the weather like:
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

Favorite time of day:
The Night Journal, Elizabeth Crook

What is life to you:
The Blessing Way, Tony Hillerman

Your fear:
The Postcard Killers, James Patterson

What is the best advice you have to give:
A Simple Christmas, Mike Huckabee

Thought for the day:
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, Vendela Vida

How I would like to die:
In an Instant, Lee and Bob Woodruff

My soul's present condition:
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

Okay, so a couple of these books overlapped years. For instance, I started one in late 2009, but finished it in early January 2010. And I started a different one in December 2010, but I'm still reading (just about finished with it). So I'm counting those two.


varunner said...

Hey Sonya, fun list! I love your thought for the day.
I actually belong to Shelfari, which is a website where you can have a library of all your books, rate them, review them, etc. It'll tell you how many books you've read in a given year and you can go see them - which is what made this activity a lot easier for me. I can't imagine trying to do it from memory! Anyhow, if you decide to join, come find me - I'm Lisa W.

Little Merry Sunshine said...

Eat Pray Love shook my world like nothing I've read in ages. I was reading it when Nana died in July 2009 and then put it down. I just couldn't handle it. I picked it back up in May 2010 when my heart was just beginning to heal from Nana's death and my own heartache from a relationship that ended earlier in 2010.

I remember I picked it back up at the exact place in the book where she spends the night on the rooftop (alone) telling her ex-hubby all the things she'd needed to say to him and healing. I went down to the pier late one night and just sat and spoke all the words to Nana and and the man who broke my heart that I needed to say. I sobbed and sobbed. It helped a lot.

Sonya Heilmann said...

Little Merry Sunshine, that is powerful way for a book to move you, at such a painful time in your life.

Thanks for sharing your experience with that book.

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