Monday, August 16, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. If you want to let the world know what books you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link.

Still not a great deal going on, on the reading front, last week. I've been doing a lot of playing around with my family history databases, trying to get them transferred from my old Family Origins program to the new Roots Magic program I've got installed on the new Mac. Most of the info made the switch without any problems, but not all. So a lot of my week was taken up with tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth, and trying to figure out how much data is missing and how to get it back.

The bad news is that there's a lot of info that seems to have disappeared. The good news is that it's all recoverable. The bad news is that it's going to take a massive amount of work to get it back. The good news is that it's the kind of work I like doing. The bad news is that I really don't have time for genealogy work right now.


So, anyway, about my adventures in reading:
  • Last week:

    Finished one of the two books I was reading: The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, by Helen Grant.

    Well, OK – I still have a few pages to read in that one, but I should be able to finish it up today, so I'm claiming it for last week. (Shhhhh!)

  • This week:

    Still reading John Verdon's Think of a Number. I'm definitely enjoying this one, and should finish it pretty quickly once I get Katharina out of the way.

  • Waiting in the wings:

    I have several ARCs of books that either have come out recently, or are due out in the next few weeks. So I should probably be starting one of those – most likely Juliet by Anne Fortier.

    Sounds like a good read, but it's something of a chunkster, which makes it another good news/bad news thingie.

    Also need to start taking stock of all the challenges I've been participating in this year, and see how much reading I still need to do for those; I think it's possible that I've already completed a couple and don't even know it!


  1. Sorry about the missing info! Looking forward to your thoughs on Think of a Number. Thought I had Juliet coming, better check on that.

  2. I hope you get all your data transferred and recovered. What a pain! My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  3. Think of a Number interests me!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  4. I hate when that happens - I get very frustrated when I lose date that I've worked on for a long time. I hope you have a great week in books.

  5. Think of a number sounds very intriguing. I think I would like it. Hope you have a great week.

  6. I love the cover for The Vanishing - creative. Hope you have more time for reading this week! :)

  7. I have heard good things about Think Of A Number. I hope you enjoy it :D


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