Monday, February 28, 2011

February Reading Summary

Total number of books read: 12

Monthly reading goals:

  1. 1 new-to-me author each month -- Lindsay Buroker
  2. 4 genres/sub-genres each month (I'm adding to that at least one book a month must be non-fiction and/or writing related.) -- Non-Fiction (GMC by Debra Dixon) -- yay me I got it in this month, Mystery (High Fiveby Janet Evanovich), Urban Fantasy (Shadowfeverby Karen Marie Moning), Fantasy (The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker), Fantasy Romance (The Bloodgate Guardianby Joely Sue Burkhart)
  3. 4 release years each month -- N/A
  4. 1 book from glommed author (A glommed author is someone whose books you’ve bought a bunch of after reading one or two that you love.) -- N/A
  5. 1 book from unfinished pile till depleted -- N/A
  6. Alternate male and female authors (I will say at least one male author per month.) -- Moses Siregar III
  7. Write a note to 1 author each month -- see #1

7 comments:

Liz Fichera said...

You are WAY more organized about your reading than I am. I am not worthy! ;-)

Sherri said...

LOL, I'm not usually other than my spreadsheet, this monthly accounting is new this year.

Maria Zannini said...

I think it is so amazingly gracious of you to write a note to the author you're reading. It says a lot about you. :)

Sherri said...

Thanks Maria, wish I'd come up with it by myself, LOL. If you look at the comments in that first post my friend George mentioned it. He even sends a note to the publisher (where applicable) and the cover artist!

Maria Zannini said...

Still, you actually do it, and that says a lot about you.

i.love_nyc said...

George here - Sorry about the deleted comments. I have no idea why my regular account isn't coming up.

Anyway, You rock! I suck this month...

I read the Comix Toolbox (adding comic overtones to stories) and sent the author a note.

I read Weird Michigan (haunted, weird or bizarre places to see in Michigan) and sent the publisher a note to forward to the authors

I read the first two Harry Potter books (YA fantasy and yes, I finally gave in and this is the first time I've read anything remotely Harry Potter). I sent NO note to the author. I thought I'd wait until the whole series was read, which might take me a while.

In lieu of being able to buy new e-books, (and in celebration of discovering the Harry Potter world) I read 28 "Snarry" (Harry Potter/Professor Serveus Snape) slash fan fics, ranging anywhere from 12k - 35K and left comments on all the stories. Let me state right here - I am totally in love with Professor Snape.

I did re-read the Bay City Paranormal M/M series back to back (6 e- books) by Ally Blue. I sent her a note again, because it's been a couple years since the last one. LOVE that series.

And I read 12 pirate books from the Juvenile section of the library for upcoming story ideas.

No American classic author for February - though I do have two picked out for March.

Now, I am off to find out what happened to George Allwynn's account...

Sherri said...

Yay George! That's not a bad list at all. Still waiting for one of your stories though :)