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1001 Books to Read Before You Die August Update
September 4, 2010, 9:14 pm
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August is the first year anniversary of my book challenge! It has been a good month! I read 4 books so I’m bouncing back slowly, still way behind, but not as much as I could be!

I finished two oldies this month, Eupheses:The Anatomy of Wit and The Unfortunate Traveller.

Eupheses by John Lyly was a little hard to take in, it was far too wordy and long winded for my taste. It was a slow read took me about two months to read it.

On the other hand The Unfortunate Traveller by Thomas Nashe was a real fun read, it was light hearted and fun. In the future I’ll look for more of his works to read.

I also read the Island of Dr Moreau by H G Wells. I’m a fan, I love his books. This was deliciously dark and a truly great book to read. I’d love to read it over again!

I also read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It was a divine book and worth all the awards it received. It told a great story and taught wonderful life lessons at the same time. I recommend it far and wide!

Its a great month when I enjoyed three of the four books I read. I’m currently reading

I stand at 46 books read, I’m 14 books behind.

I’m currently reading Ben Hur by Lew Wallace and On Beauty by Zadie Smith.

I’ve had both from the library for a long time, time to read and send back!


101 Things in 1001 Days August Update
September 4, 2010, 8:59 pm
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A little progress at last! I never gave it a thought but the water bottle I take to work holds about two glasses of water and I drink one a day, so since July 16th, I’ve been drinking two glasses of water a day. I’ve also been busy, so I’ve cut out a lot of snacking and I’ve been making a homemade trail mix that is pretty good for me. I’ve also noticed that my pants are fitting looser so I’m working on my loosing 10 pounds goal as well.

Last weekend we went to another one of the Metro Parks, Oak Openings with two of our dogs, Seranda our Beagle and Viktar our Coonhound. They enjoyed it though it was hotter than we had expected! Tomorrow we are taking a few of the dogs to SideCut Metro Park in Maumee and maybe on Monday since neither of us has to work we’ll head out toward Oregon and go to the small one there as well as Maumee Bay State Park again. So as to going to all the Metro Parks with the dogs, we’re really close on that one. I just checked on the website and we have six more to go, counting the two I hope to go to this weekend. Its good to be making progress again instead of just plans!