Week 4 Fifty/Fifty check in! Can you believe that January is almost over?
This week, I’m again experiencing the books vs. movies conundrum. I read three books. I watched … zero movies. I’d planned to watch a movie last night, had it all picked out and everything. But then I weighed my options and realized the wiser decision was to finish Rita book #2.
And it was the wiser decision; it really was. If I keep pace at one book a week, then I’ll finish up before the deadline with a few days to spare. After I’m done, I’ll have to have a movie madness month to catch up on the challenge. Or maybe I could get the flu and watch an endless stream of them (she says optimistically).
So, here’s my check in for the week:
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild (War Through the Generations challenge book)
First book for the WWI War Through the Generations challenge and it was a good one. I won’t say much about it here, because I’ll be writing a longer review for the challenge, but I really enjoyed this.
iDrakula by Bekka Black
I picked this up at the library on a whim and read it while I was sitting poolside at Kyra’s swim lessons. It was cute, quick, and fun–a modern retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with text messages, emails, web pages, and so on. It was the perfect thing to read in between Rita book #2 and Rita book #3.
Rita Book #2
Finished this one last night. Onward with book #3.
2 responses to “Fifty/Fifty check in: week 4”
Wow! That’s amazing! I don’t think I’d be able to read one book a week, although I probably could watch an embarrassing amount of movies in one week 🙂 Good luck!
That challenge book looks interesting — looking forward to your review.
On the movie front: if Tinker Tailor is still showing in your area, consider taking a long lunch hour and fitting in a matinee; Gary Oldman as Smiley is definitely worth seeing. And, of course, there’s Colin Firth.