Reading 2017

I wanted to do the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge this year but didn’t get nearly as far as I had hoped. I’m a slow reader and don’t take much time to read. I also have books to read for my tow bookgroups at work. Here’s what I did get to.

Read a book about sports. When the Game Was Ours by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. I was in 4th grade when Magic Johnson and Larry Bird went head to head in the NCAA playoffs. I also became a Laker fan while Magic was there. I liked this book. I even got some respect for Larry Bird.

Read an all-ages comic. Smile I now understand why this book is always checked out from my library. The kids can identify with the characters in the book. I liked it.

Read a travel memoir. Eat Pray Love I liked this book. I like traveling even though I don’t get to do it often. I can’t travel as extensively as she did but I enjoyed her adventures in finding herself.

Read a book that is set more than 5000 miles from your location. All the Light We Cannot See. I cheated on this one. I started the book years ago but did not finish it. I finished it for my other bookgroup at work. I liked it the second time around. It has a hard theme but it has a good ending.

Read a book you’ve read before. I didn’t get to this one. But I reread my favorite book from childhood, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler a couple of years ago for bookgroup. I loved it as much as I did when I was a kid. I always wanted to runaway when I was a kid.

I still read comic books all the time. Read a superhero comic with a female lead is one of the challenges. I have Mrs. Marvel Vol. 1 but I haven’t read it yet. I will get to it. I usually read Supergirl, or Batgirl, or Wonder Woman. I need to read one with an ethnic female lead so that is why I will read this one. I also want to read Miles Morales some time. Once again I read comics with while male leads but not Hispanic. I hadn’t heard of him until I saw a post on him on twitter where a librarian had introduced him to a boy at her library who didn’t like to read. He loved it because Miles is a lot like him. There will be a movie out next year with him.

I also wanted to read some of the books the mysteries on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies channel this year. I read the first one of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, Real Murders. I also read Garage Sale Stalker which is the first one in the Garage Sale Mysteries series. I liked both of them.

I also read all 3 of Debbie Macomber Miracle series and bought the first one in her Angels series which I haven’t read yet. I like her books and as usual they were good light fare.

I want to try and see how far I can get with the new challenge next year. I also should read What Color is Your Parachute and some other career and management books. I also found out about Adult Non-fiction graphic novels that I want to try out.

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