I've just finished the 1st quarter's reading and thought you might (or might not!) be interested in my recap.
Books read: 16
Pages read (includes the 3 DNF's): 5,081
4.0 - 1
3.875 - 1
3.75 - 1
3.5 - 2
3.25 - 4
3.0 - 4
2.75 - 2
2.25 - 1
This is a decent, not spectacular, start, both in terms of books/pages read and ratings.
Some Other Stuff:
1. I had a record-breaking day this morning at Recycle Books. I sold 8 books! And I signed up one new member for the RBC. Here's what left the rec table (including one that I grabbed off the back shelf in the store):
Exile - Richard North Patterson
Paris for One - JoJo Moyes
The Last Child - John Hart
My Losing Season - Pat Conroy
Fool Me Once - Harlan Coben
If You Are There - Susan Sherman (RBC)
Mother Daughter Me - Katie Hafner (RBC)
Naked - Betsy Franco
2. Just found out that Kristin Hannah, she of The Nightingale fame, will be coming to the Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books (this is the same place that I saw Vanessa Diffenbaugh about a year and a half ago, which led to her making an appearance at the RBC). This is Kristin's ONLY Northern California appearance. The date is April 29, and the time is 7:00. It's already on my calendar. And I reviewed it on 9/4/15. Gave it a 3.25/4. There is no RSVP and no entrance fee. Buying a book is optional.
3. Also just discovered that Rebecca Skloot, who wrote The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be coming to the Nourse Theater, located at 275 Hayes Street in SF, on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make that one. But I reviewed her book on 1/19/16 and also gave it a 3.25/4. You need to buy tickets for this one - (415) 392-4400. But I don't think the ticket price includes a book. P.S. Did you know that this is an upcoming HBO TV movie? It's scheduled to air on Saturday, April 22, and stars Oprah and Rose Byrne.
Did you notice how I titled this post Quarterly Reading Report, when, in reality, it was another series of quick-hitters? That kind of clever subterfuge is the probable cause of a reduced number of blog readers! As Fagin says in the musical Oliver, I'm reviewing the situation.