Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Year-to-Date Recap

Prancing about the May Pole
Circa 1913
Image: Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) Archives

Happy May Day! Did you ever circle 'round the May Pole when you were a kid?

It's time to take a look at the first four months of 2013:

Books Read - 35

Books Abandoned - At least five and probably more - I am getting pickier and pickier!

New (to Me) Mystery Authors - Six - Lisa Lutz, Laura Levine, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Michael Robertson, Elly Griffiths, Viktar Arnar Ingolfsson

Used Bookstores Discovered - Two - Robie Books in Berea, Ky. and Friends Book Cellar in Lexington, Ky.

Weightiest Tome - How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell

Books Starring Live Things - Three - Counting My Chickens by the Duchess of Devonshire, Honeybee by Marian Marchese, and Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout

Books About the Dark Continent - Two - Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen and West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Books about Famous Americans - One - Abraham Lincoln by George S. McGovern

American Author I Am Glad I Discovered - Walker Percy

Most Outrageous - Moranthology by Caitlin Moran

I Don't Know Why I Bothered - Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott (fortunately it is a short book)

Delightful Armchair Travels - Two - Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle and The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson 

How is your year shaping up?

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