Well, I've stuck to the schedule for most of this year, but got thrown off this month. I stalled out on my Sea-Wolf review because I just had so much swirling around in my head that I couldn't get it all down (I probably should have done some "in progress" posts on that one... Note to Self: When you start to feel overwhelmed by a book, it's time for Progress Posts!)
And then, since I hadn't made the post, I didn't pick the next book! And now there are only five days left in the month for me to read The Book of Vice. As a side note, I've read about 8 other books in the past month (mostly trash, so no report) -- they just weren't TBR books. Whoops. Oh, yeah -- and I also listened all of the Hunger Games audiobooks. Loooved them!
At any rate... do you remember when I bought this book? It was when we went to see Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Unbelievably, that was in June 2009! Did you ever listen to that particular show later? At the very end, when the audience is cheering, you can actually hear me whooping. I wasn't sure if it was me, so I had Bill give it a listen. He looked at me and said, "That is totally YOU." If you want to hear for yourself go to this page, click on the last segment, "Prediction," and at right about the 1:57 mark, get ready. You'll hear the signature Kelly Whoop right there. Heh.
I'm hoping this book goes quickly as it appears to be short stories. Unfortunately, it is in direct competition right now with two other books I am engrossed in... one is a dumb supernatural YA series that I downloaded for cheap (do you ever read any .99 or 2.99 Kindle books? If so, how has your experience been with that?) and the other is the audiobook version of The Night Circus, which has me completely under its spell, although it's the first audiobook I've listened to that I would maybe have preferred to actually read myself -- there are a lot of characters and a lot of different plot lines and it's difficult to refer back to previous chapters to look people up in an audiobook. But I'm still hooked. Have you read it?
So I may do some "in progress" posts as I read the short stories because I doubt I'll be able to remember them all at the end of the book. (Also ... it may be handy to cover up the fact that I'll actually be bleeding over into November...)
Side note... November! WOW! I cannot believe it's been almost a year since we embarked upon this journey! Ready to do it again in 2012?