||[Aug. 13th, 2010|02:56 pm]
NaNoReaMo ~ National Novel Reading Month
First four books and first 1000ish pages read! Not too shabby, eh?|
Book 1: Billy and the Bubble-Ship by Elwy Yost - 141 pages
A childhood favourite and a fun reread.
Book 2: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - 330 pages
I absolutely loved this book! A fascinating and inspiring story. I'm not sure I would like Greg Mortenson much if I met him IRL, but he deserves great credit for all he's doing.
Book 3: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs - 332 pages
Another fascinating book about a guy who tries to follow the laws of the Bible literally for an entire year. Very interesting!
Book 4: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester - 230 pages
Interesting topic, but unfortunately the writing was somewhat boring at times. But I was completely captivated by the description of how the Oxford English Dictionally was written. Very impressive!
1033 / 5000 pages. 21% done!