Monday, February 1, 2010

January Reading Recap

Remember when I started off the year last year with a big fat zero for the number of books I finished reading in January?

Yeah, I was hoping I wouldn't repeat that accomplishment this year. And luckily I didn't. In fact, I finished three books in January for a total of 1,226 pages. Not a bad improvement over last year's zero books and zero pages. Of course I'm neglecting to mention that I was midway through Gone With the Wind and it only took men a month and a half to finish it.

What'd I read this month? Have a look:

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal by Lance Armstrong
Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

There was a lot of hype surrounding Dan Brown's latest book. I liked the first two (Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code) so I thought I'd give The Lost Symbol a read. It was good, don't get me wrong, but it pretty much followed the formula of the first two - secret cult-like organization with a mystery to solve and putting the pieces together while some group/person is after Robert Langdon and his female sidekick. But it was an entertaining read.

7 comments:

MCM Mama said...

I enjoyed the Lost Symbol as well, but it was entertaining to see how they butchered DC's geography.

Marlene said...

Nice job on the books! I'm hoping to read 50 this year, so almost one per week. We'll see!

teacherwoman said...

I heard that The Lost Symbol wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Suzy said...

Good job on the books! You were too nice about The Lost Symbol. Can't wait to read what you finish in February.

Mark said...

Good! I'm already behind on my reading!!! Lazy!!

J said...

I am reading The lost symbol right now and I am so into it! If I could run on less sleep I would stay up and read it more!! I have read Lance's first book but not the one you read! Ill have to put it on my list!

lootsfoz said...

I'm reading a hilarious book on college pranks right now, and Audie Murphy's "To Hell and Back." Oh, and I'm finally diving back into "Population 485."