February in Literary Retrospect

January and February have flown by at lightning speed and I’m not entirely sure that it really is the first of March; perhaps I accidently reset the calendar of my phone (anything is possible with my degree of technological ineptitude) and have lost a couple of months…however, for that scenario to be even remotely plausible I’d have to assume that the TV channels have all made the same mistake, that the date on my computer screen is completely wrong and that my brother’s fifteenth birthday party was a hoax. So, excluding the possibility of such a phenomenal coincidence, I have to conclude that it really is the third month of 2012…already. Oh God.

Looking back on the past two months (which felt like one week) and reflecting on my literary progress, I realise I have quite some reading to catch up on. My ‘Books to Read in 2012‘ list is lengthening at a far quicker pace than I am crossing books off, as more and more fellow book-loving bloggers make irresistible suggestions and as I stumble across new and enticing titles myself.

So far from my list I’ve read:

Looking for Alaska Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

While to it, I’ve added:

A Room of One's Own Catcher in the Rye I Capture the Castle
Scoop Evelyn Waugh Catch 22 Pet Sematary

Two steps forward, six steps back! But a real nerd never shies away from a literary challenge. Let us read.

2012 Reading Challenge

As I posted yesterday, I signed up to the wonderful website, Goodreads. Today, I discovered that you can sign up for their 2012 Reading Challenge, set your own reading goal and then allow it to track your progress. Awesome, yes?

2012 Reading Challenge




Well, according to my Challenge Tracker, I am five books behind! I’ve only read one book in its entirety and that was The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, by Deborah Rodriguez. I have however, read a good part of Steve Job’s biography and am currently in the midst of reading  three other books. Not too bad…is it?

I guess I better get reading!