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1001 Books to Read Before You Die June Update
July 1, 2010, 7:16 pm
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June has flew by! The scramble for the end of quarter exams and preparing my externship ate up quite a bit of time. I only completed two books this month. Orroonoko by Aphra Behn and The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius. Both were a fun good read.

I’m making inroads on the Pre 1700 catagory of my book challenge. 13 books in the category, 3 read, 10 to read, 3 to find and have 5 in my possession. Not too bad.

I’m still working my way through For Whom the Bell Tolls, its the best Hemingway¬† read so far out of 4. I can not find To Have or Have Not, its proving illusive. I even talked to to my favorite bookseller and she hadn’t heard of it. So wish me luck there!

I’ve also just started Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit by John Lyly. Its going to be a ponderous one.

I’m in a bit of a bad place with two slow reads and I’ve taken up writing again at night so that’s when I read quite a bit, so I’ll have to discipline myself to read for a bit then write.

I have currently from the library to read:

Ben Hur Lew Wallace

White Teeth and On Beauty Zadie Smith

The Unfortunate Traveller Thomas Nashe

The Light of Day Graham Swift


American Pastoral Philip Roth

I have a ton of books on my list that I’ve picked up second hand but I’m trying to get through my library books before I start them. I have the goal of at least getting Hemingway done this month, I’m about half way through. Euphues, well I’d like to get halfway through at least. I may be surprised and it will be a fast wonderful read. Ever optimistic! Happy reading!


101 Things in 1001 Days June Update
July 1, 2010, 7:02 pm
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Well, again no progress this month. Though I am one gigantic step closer to graduating from college. I finished all the class room work this quarter and now I only have a 100 some hours to do in my externship with a law firm. On Wednesday I had an interview with my supervising attorneys, I think it will be a great experience. I officially graduate in September with my associate’s degree.

I’m re landscaping the front yard, I know backtracking. I had completed this goal last summer, but it needed real help and I’m going to lay down mulch this year. I still have plans to paint the front porch this summer, which also means scraping the porch.

I have two good sized cabbage plants to plant this evening when it cools down. So I’m adding to the garden, also two sad looking tomato plants. The main garden is at my parent’s house since they have more space and my dogs have proven that the back yard is a no plant zone.

So again a bad month though I’m getting close on some of the really big or long term goals. I have another USO breakfast this month so I will be two out of three for that goal.

Hopefully July will bring better progress as the deadline looms and I’m woefully unprepared to meet it.