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Monday, July 11, 2016

IMWAYR- 11/07/2016

 Hey everyone! I'm back with another IMWAYR post. As you all know, I've recently come back from a trip to Singapore. That has slowed down the number of posts I've been publishing, but the flights gave me an opportunity to read another Big Book for the Big Book Challenge. 
 I finished reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown, the third book in the Robert Langdon series, and I quite enjoyed it. The book was fast-paced, and full of suspense. Science and symbology were more prominent in this book than Christianity, although religion was one of the major themes as well. I'd recommend this series to anyone who likes mystery, and is able to keep up with sudden twists and changes. Look out for a review of this book soon!





  I'm currently reading  "Set in Stone" by Catherine Dunne. The main character Lynda, is a married woman with two grown up kids. She lives in a great part of  Dublin, and she's perfectly content with her life. Until one of her son's college friends shows up. He seems too perfect, calm and collected, and her mother's intuition is telling her to protect her family from him. So far, I'm enjoying the book. The writing is simplistic, but packed with emotion. I can't say anything with certainty though, because I haven't finished the book yet.
  I just started reading "The Golden Rendezvous" by Alistair MacLean. It's not a book that I would choose for myself, but it was gifted to me by another avid reader. I've barely read 20 pages, so I can't say much yet, but hopefully I enjoy this thriller.
I haven't updated you on any of the challenges I've taken on this year, and so I thought it was appropriate to do so now. I've taken on the challenge of reading 100 books this year (Goodreads Reading Challenge), unfortunately I'm around 8 books behind. I've read 44 books, so I haven't even finished half of the challenge. But I'm working on that. Hopefully by next week, I'll have finished 48 books.
 I was aiming to read between 5-10 classics this year, so far I've read 3. I don't think that's so bad, considering that I have 2 more waiting on my shelf. I was also aiming to read 5 non-fiction books this year. Unfortunately, I've only read one, but I have some more on my to-read list. My overall performance hasn't been that great. I'm only pleased with the progression of my Classics Challenge. Anyway, that's all for today, I'm heading towards the books!

8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the Dan Brown books. I was so excited when someone donated a copy of The Lost Symbol to my Little Free Library. Of course I read it first! Good luck with your challenges!

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    1. Little Free Libraries are a great concept! Unfortunately, we don't have any here... Thanks!

      Thanks for stopping by

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  2. I and my students loved the Dan Brown books, and Set In Stone sounds interesting. Good luck with all your challenges!

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    1. Thanks! I only have one Langdon book left, and I can't say I'm happy that the series is ending...

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Dan Brown is a great recommendation for readers who are looking for something fast-paced and exciting!

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    1. Thanks! On my way to your blog.... right now!

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  4. Dan Brown's books are definitely quick fun reads. I can't wait to see how they Young Adult-ified The Da Vinci Code.

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  5. I've read The Lost Symbol last year and enjoyed it a bit. Love that part of the setting is in Istanbul. :)

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