Sunday, September 30, 2018

How Many Books Do You Have to Read to Call it a Good Week?



How many books do you have to read to call it a good week? One? Two? More? Does it make a difference if the books were good books?

No matter how you define it, anyone would agree last week was a good reading week for me. I finished four good books. Not only were they well written, but they gave me hope for the future. That is big for me in this dark world.








Happy book-ish moments last week:

Georgia commented on a book review I posted at Goodreads: "Deb, I always read with eagerness your reviews. While I've just begun an outstanding book, after reading your reviews of Kingsolver and Wolitzer, I want to dash to the library and get started on the books today--in spite of writing assignments, three or four book reviews to write and other daily demands. I love your description of what you do when you are falling in love with a story--it's so real! Thanks for writing." 


And this from my friend, longtime writing teacher, Joyce Boatright:







How about you? 
What are you reading today?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've
wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound
 journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens
at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their
own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly,
mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read”
book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted at The Book Date.

24 comments:

  1. One good book is enough for me. I really want to read Unsheltered and The Good Neighbor.

    Kind words really do go a long way, don't they? I try to make it a point to say kind, meaningful things to people.

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    1. I am going to make it a point to say more kind, meaningful things to people.

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  2. These days I'm happy to finish one book a month! I'm excited to read Unsheltered and The Good Neighbor.

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    1. I was so glad to find out that Mister R is just as good of a fellow as he appears.

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  3. My goal is to finish 2 books a week, but lately that hasn’t been happening. I’m lucky if I finish 1 a week. As long as I’m reading, I’m pretty happy. Numbers shouldn’t matter, even though they feel like they do.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I hope to finish two per week, but my average is about one. I work full-time, have 3 teenagers, care for my dad and sister, and watch too much television! Ha! The last thing on my list is really what is keeping me from reading more I'm sorry to say. The rest were just excuses! :)

    LOVED your review of Unsheltered. I'm not sure I can wait to get my hands on it!!!!

    Sherry @ Ubiquitous Grace

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    1. I gave up tv in 2003 and I have never really looked back. I still watch now and then, but not every day.

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  5. That is a great week!! For me, two books is a good week. I usually make it through one these days though. Lol.

    The Mr. Rogers book. I don't know if I can read it! Too many heartstrings there. :)

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  6. I love reading 1 to 2 adult books a week, but if I am in a YA stream, it feels like I should read 3. I am currently feeling stuck in the book I'm reading so I hope to make some progress on it today.

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    1. If I finish one good book a week, it’s a good week. It does feel like I should read two YA or kids’ books.

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  7. I think any week you are satisfied with your reading is a good week. Looks like you had a good week, Deb. How nice that you got those comments on your reviews. It's a good feeling to know that your thoughts are 'speaking' to others in a good way isn't it? I concur with them! About the things you share, I mean. LOL

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    1. I need to keep a little file of the positive comments to remind me that I’m not sitting in the dark talking to myself. Which is how a blog feels, most days.

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  8. Barbara Kingsolver will be reading from Unsheltered at the next Inprint series on Oct. 22. Really pumped!

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    1. Me, too! I am very happy about Barbara Kingsolver coming to Houston.

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  9. I am re-reading THE UNCOMMON READER. Finding it as silly as the first time I read it but there are some tasty little quotes about the value of books and reading.

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  10. Hi,
    Great list of books. I'll be checking them
    out. Have a great day!

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  11. It's so wonderful when people take the time to tell you how much they appreciate you! If I had time to read at all, I count it a good week. :)

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  12. I used to be a 2-3 books per week person. Now it is more like 2-3 per month, depending.

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  13. Such a great reading week and love those positive responses to your writing and reviews. Very heartwarming for sure.

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  14. One or two. To be honest, I've never thought of it that way before. My weekly update

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  15. I like to read 2 books and listen to one audiobook. I want them all to be great but of course, they are in a range. I'm lucky to get some great stuff and don't have too many DNFs since I have access to the best authors. But I try new things and I read Kindle freebies so I do get a few which don't work for me. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  16. I used to read about four books a week. Now I am lucky to finish two or three. It's not the quantity that I care about, though, so much as getting to read a really good book. Right now I am reading Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins.

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  17. My unofficial goal for a week of reading is 4 books. Usually, one is an audiobook, and one or two are middle grade.

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