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Books read in January 2007
Somewhat belatedly, I have decided to follow various people on my f-list and do the read 50 books during the year challenge. I doubt there'll be anything of particularly high quality or of the classics on my list, and it'll be interesting for me to see what kind of mix, genre-wise there is. I do know that there will almost certainly be a high number of crime/mystery/detective novels, as that is by far my favourite genre.

Anyway, we'll begin with the books I've completed during January.

JANUARY (8)

Crime For Christmas (Short stories) - Edited by Richard Dalby (278 pages)
The Other Side Of The Dale - Gervase Phinn (276 pages)
Over Hill Over Dale - Gervase Phinn (340 pages)
Head Over Heals In The Dales - Gervase Phinn (321 pages)
Up And Down In The Dales - Gervase Phinn (341 pages)
Crewel World - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
Framed In Lace - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
The Dead Of Jericho - Colin Dexter (224 pages)

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS READ THUS FAR in 2007: 08

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doylebaby From: doylebaby Date: 1st February 2007 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Oh you've done very well the past month. This is going to be a very long list at the end of the year. Well done!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2007 14:47 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. But don't expect the same amount in other months. I had more time to read in January, due to the virus I had, plus most of them were extremely untaxing, the kind you can really zip through.

read_warbler From: read_warbler Date: 1st February 2007 13:35 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to the challenge! Actually, I'm not officially doing it this year but mentally I think I still am. ;-) What my chances are I don't know as time is, and may contimue to be, a bit shorter than normal, but I can but try.

And eight books this month! Very good. I only managed three but it has been a particularly trying month. :-S

P has read the Gervase Phinn 'Yorkshire Dales' books and rates them very highly. We've got one or two so I must get around to them.
read_warbler From: read_warbler Date: 1st February 2007 13:37 (UTC) (Link)
I meant of course last month - it being the 1st. Feb. today. :-)
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2007 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
:-) Where did January go to!?!?!?!?!?
caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 5th February 2007 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
Where did January go to!?!?!?!?!?

I'm clueless. I know we were busy but even so... And here we are well into the first week of February with the light beginning to change and Spring in the air. And as yet, no proper winter. I reckon it's there just around the corner. As you mentioned somewhere else the end of February can be quite harsh.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 5th February 2007 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
It's been a lot colder up here the last couple of days and we've had a few sprinklings of snow, so maybe . . .
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2007 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much. Oh, yes, I'm sure that mentally you are doing it.

I read two months worth in one month, I reckon. I don't expect that number again. Most of the books were zip through ones, really light reading, and I had more time to read and none of the problems and stresses you've had.

Oh, it's good to hear that P and I share the same taste in those books. I'm sure you'd enjoy them. They are easy reading and great fun, very relaxing too.

*Sees Caffy add them to her in-danger-of-toppling-over pile of books*
caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 5th February 2007 13:41 (UTC) (Link)
I think you read more when you're ill don't you? Somehow it feels like a lovely excuse to curl up with a comforting book.

My tbr pile is in danger of taking over the house. I'm eyeing up the dining room at the moment - the only room without a bookcase. It's full of J's stuff but when she moves out there'll be a nice spacious corner ready to be filled. ;-) Mind, I haven't told P yet. ;-))))))
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 5th February 2007 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
You do indeed.

Oh, I do like your plans. Very sensible indeed. How clever of you, your secret is safe with me.

J says 'Do it first and tell P afterwards' :-)
caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 7th February 2007 14:11 (UTC) (Link)
J says 'Do it first and tell P afterwards' :-)

Heehee. I shall do that thing. And when I get into trouble afterwards I shall say, 'It's all J's fault'. ;-)))
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 7th February 2007 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
ROFL.

I like it. I like it.

He's not here at the moment, but I'm sure he won't mind ;-)))
sharpiesgal From: sharpiesgal Date: 1st February 2007 16:18 (UTC) (Link)
You read an Inspector Morse!!!

I didn't know you liked him. Learns something new about Nikki today...lol

*hugs*

I haven't picked up a book in ages. Something the biblophile in me cringes about...sigh

*wanders back under rock*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd February 2007 12:13 (UTC) (Link)
Expect to see more Inspector Morse as the year goes on. I have all the books and am working my way through them in publication date order.

So you like Morse too, I assume? I never knew that either *files away info about Chris*

*Tugs Chris out from under rock to hug*
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 1st February 2007 17:01 (UTC) (Link)
I am so behind with my reading but now I feel the urge to read which is good.

My mother and grandmother love Gervase Phinn's books you can always tell they are reading them form the giggles ;-)

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 1st February 2007 17:19 (UTC) (Link)
Reading is always good. And now you are surrounded by books every day.

Oh, another couple of Gervase Phinn fans, that's good. Oh, less they are hilarious. I certain giggled my way through them.
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 1st February 2007 17:31 (UTC) (Link)
Reading is always good. And now you are surrounded by books every day.

I know but it's like being in a sweet shop and not having the chance to nibble the sweets. Seriously me shelving fiction takes ages because I get carried away reading the blurbs and thinking - oo this looks good...

Oh, another couple of Gervase Phinn fans, that's good. Oh, less they are hilarious. I certain giggled my way through them.

And apparently what he describes happens all the time according to my mother (the tales she tells abotu the nursery kids).
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd February 2007 15:51 (UTC) (Link)
I know the 'sweet shop' feeling ;-) Also, don't be worried if at some point you go through a hate the sight of bookshops or even lots of books, that happened to me. When you're with them day in, day out, you tend to go through a 'OMG, I never want to see another book again'. J used to despare, as I didn't want to go into second-hand bookshops for a while :-)

I know the feeling about reading the blurbs when shelving ;-)

It doesn't surprise me to hear that this kind of things happens all the time. Like the child who asked him to spell 'sex' for him, she was writing a story about a bug.

He kept suggesting things like cuddling, etc. and she was getting quite agitated, until the teacher came up and the child told her that she wanted to spell insects, but as she could do the 'in' part, she'd just asked the man to spell 'sex'. So she then turned to him and said 'you're not a very good speller, are you'?

And later, when one of her classmates is struggling she tells him, 'It's no good asking Mr. Phinn, he can't spell either'.
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 2nd February 2007 18:43 (UTC) (Link)
I know the 'sweet shop' feeling ;-) Also, don't be worried if at some point you go through a hate the sight of bookshops or even lots of books, that happened to me. When you're with them day in, day out, you tend to go through a 'OMG, I never want to see another book again'. J used to despare, as I didn't want to go into second-hand bookshops for a while :-)

Oo I shall bear that in mind. I suppose it's like people who work in chip shops not liking the sight of chips. I can udnerstand why J would have despaired I can't imagine you without books.


It doesn't surprise me to hear that this kind of things happens all the time. Like the child who asked him to spell 'sex' for him, she was writing a story about a bug.

He kept suggesting things like cuddling, etc. and she was getting quite agitated, until the teacher came up and the child told her that she wanted to spell insects, but as she could do the 'in' part, she'd just asked the man to spell 'sex'. So she then turned to him and said 'you're not a very good speller, are you'?

And later, when one of her classmates is struggling she tells him, 'It's no good asking Mr. Phinn, he can't spell either'.


LOL! Oh that's fantastic. Out of the mouths of babes...what do you do when facd with a question like that?

Reminds me of a case I heard where a little boy came into the library and asked for a book on nude fishing. When asked what it was for he said it was for his sister's college course. He meant nutrition. ;-)
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd February 2007 10:47 (UTC) (Link)
Oo I shall bear that in mind. I suppose it's like people who work in chip shops not liking the sight of chips. I can udnerstand why J would have despaired I can't imagine you without books.

Or people in chocolate factories. No, I can't imagine without books either (looks around home).

LOL! Oh that's fantastic. Out of the mouths of babes...what do you do when facd with a question like that?

I know. It really made me chuckle and indeed, what do you do!

Reminds me of a case I heard where a little boy came into the library and asked for a book on nude fishing. When asked what it was for he said it was for his sister's college course. He meant nutrition. ;-)

LOL. Oh, that's great too. I can see the face of the person who was asked.
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 3rd February 2007 14:37 (UTC) (Link)

Or people in chocolate factories.


I do feel so sorry for them.

No, I can't imagine without books either (looks around home).

Hee hee there are never enough shelves.

I know. It really made me chuckle and indeed, what do you do!

Blush and stammer?

LOL. Oh, that's great too. I can see the face of the person who was asked.

Hee hee yep it was rather funny.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd February 2007 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
I do feel so sorry for them.

Quite!

Hee hee there are never enough shelves.

Tell me about it!

Blush and stammer?

Which is pretty much what Gervase did :-)
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 3rd February 2007 16:19 (UTC) (Link)

Which is pretty much what Gervase did :-)


Hee hee I odn't blame him.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd February 2007 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
Nor do I!
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