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Sandi Shilhanek | January Reading

February 1, 2009

It’s extremely hard to believe that we are at the beginning of the second month of 2009. That leads to the question of how did your resolutions pan out so far?

Most of my self improvement resolutions have gone by the wayside, but my reading resolution to watch the personal outlay of cash for new books has held firm, though my TBR has grown a lot thanks to a great DFW Tea trade, and a very generous gift card from Amazon. I also belong to another trade site that has added a couple of books. Of all the new books in my pile only one was personally paid for with cash out of my pocket. Not bad!

Then I had resolved to participate in two more reading resolutions. One was to read the EYE SPY Challenge Word that one of my yahoo groups is doing. The word for January was Snow, and I read Not So Snow White by Donna Kauffman. While the story was enjoyable I personally liked Dear Prince Charming better.

Then I needed to read a title by the author of the month for the DFW Tea Dinner Group. January’s author was Laura Griffin, and I read her first book One Last Breath. I was totally hooked, and need to work the follow up book One Wrong Step into my reading schedule soon.

I only read 5 books in January, and I think One Last Breath was my favorite, and the one I’m going to recommend to all my friends. So, how are your book resolutions going? Got a book to recommend that shouldn’t be missed?


  • penney February 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for the updates Sandi. I’ve ordered the One Last Breath but they canceled it (out of stock) so I’m getting it from Amazon themselves can’t wait to read it.

  • Christa February 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    well guess I can say not doing well on book resolutions. My goal was to TRY and buy less, but I ended up buying 49(29 of them were delivered in a week, the week I was out of town. Then my other book resolution was to TRY and order from halequin once a month but that didn’t work out either. Think my willpower is took off on vactation in a warmer climate LOL

  • Cady February 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Well, last year I didn’t do so well on the buy less than you read, but I am trying again. I did well in January, buying 8 and reading 12 books from my TBR. Hopefully, I can keep it up for the year.