It's been a few weeks since my last update. Since then, I've been working fairly regularly, doing some fall yard work (still a few things to do there) and last week I travelled back to Ontario to visit my father on his 90th birthday and combined it with a trip down to Kingston to see my daughter. Had a nice time seeing my older brother and sister, my dad, sister-in-law, nephew and my daughter and her boyfriend. Mind you, it had been my first trip alone since about 2009, other than the odd over-nighter for work and I found that quite difficult. I guess I just don't like being away from Jo and the puppies. No bad thing, that.
Actually had some snow in North Bay and it was sleety and cold for most of the trip. Came back to bright sunshine in the Comox Valley, still coolish (0 degrees Celsius) but it doesn't seem to matter much, just happy to be home.
I missed the November Rotary Club Book Sale because of my trip, but I think I made up for that by visiting a few used book stores and adding to my bookshelf. In North Bay, I went to Allison, the Book Man, a store I frequented when I lived there back in the early '70s. Love that store.. In Kingston, I wandered around downtown with Jenn and Martin, hit a couple of more stores; Berry & Peterson Booksellers and Wayfarer Books. I was slightly more successful at the former.
So what books did I find on my journey? I thought you'd never ask.. :0)
Allison the Bookman, North Bay, ON
Berry and Peterson, Kingston ON
Wayfarer Books, Kingston, ON
2015 Reading Challenges
I have been slowly starting to look at what challenges I might get involved with for 2015. It's now mid November and I'm pretty well done my 2014 challenges; more on those as we get into December. I've also been starting to look at my Top Ten lists of 2014; favourite books, favourite actresses, etc. What fun!
As to my reading challenges, I've started putting down some options.
1. Goodreads Challenge - every year I've increased my total by about 5 books. I have completed my 90 books for 2014 (will exceed that by a few), so for 2015, I'm thinking I'll try to read 95 books.
3. Individual Challenges - Rather than pick specific
This leaves me lots of flexibility for just reading freebees, that might satisfy other challenges. If I added everything up correctly, it should leave me 20 extra books. Anyway, that's just for starters, I'm sure I'll adjust as I get closer to 2015. I do enjoy the list making as much as the actual trying to complete it.. :)
Have a great weekend!