I’m enjoying my last day at my parents’ house with my family today. I haven’t gotten much reading done; there has, instead, been much eating, watching football, and hanging out. It’s been wonderful!
I’ve spent a little time over the past few days looking back over 2010. I’m on track this year to hit 100 books. It’ll be the first time I’ve read 100 books in one year, and while I’m not obsessive about numbers, I’m kind of excited about passing this particular milestone. I didn’t have any reading goals for myself at the start of 2010, but I am pleased with where I managed to end up!
I’ve also been looking ahead to December. I was pleased to discover my reading plate is relatively clear. I will be reading a book set in Greece for the World Party Reading Challenge. I’ll also be reading American Rose by Karen Abbott, a biography of Gypsy Rose Lee that comes out at the end of December. Other than that, my reading is up to me! I think I would like to read Room by Emma Donoghue, just so that I can stop feeling left out of the loop. I’ll also be starting a classic for my classics reading project, which will most likely be launched this week.
In non-reading news, December means the official start of the holiday season for me. I do love Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t have its own music the way Christmas does. So now that Thanksgiving is over and Jenners can no longer cite me for premature holiday celebrations, I’d like to share with you my very favorite “Christmas” song arrangement, from the amazing a cappella group Straight No Chaser. I can listen to this song over and over and never get bored — it’s so clever and fun!
How is the end of the year shaping up for you?