Where'd April go? Actually, where'd the first four months of the year go?
Even though I'm not quite sure where the last 30 days went, I apparently spent some of those minutes reading. I finished 3 books in April for a total of 1,048 pages. That brings the yearly total to 8 books and 3,298 pages.
Given what I've been able to read so far, I'm on pace to finish 24 books and 9,894 pages this year. Not exactly the 40 books I set out to read at the beginning of the year. Hmmm. Maybe instead of the swine flu, I'll catch a reading bug and put a dent in the 40-book goal this month.
Anyway. What'd I read? Take a look:
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor and Unwavering Hope by Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
I was actually looking forward to reading Mistaken Identity. It's about the Taylor University student who was misidentified after a bus crash on an Interstate in Indiana back in 2006. It was a bit weird when it happened, and again when I read the book, since I could vividly picture the crash scene. It was about a half hour from where I lived in Indiana and I drove passed it many times when I was living in the Hoosier state and on my way to high school sporting events for work. It was a good, quick read. Inspiring too.
And Jasper Fforde? A friend recommended I try the Thursday Next series, which book of the Jasper Fforde books I read this month are part of. And she was right. I really enjoy them. I'm currently trying to get my hands on the third book in the series.