February 2023 in Review

The moving finger writs, and having writ, moves on, and now another month is gone. I think I quit myself reasonably well in February, making steady across across most of my challenges.

Do you anxiously wait all year for my big books-read pie chart, divided into genres? Do you long for graphical representation of strangers’ bookish data? Then behold! A bar graph!

I don’t think this is exactly what I was intending, but it’s close enough for the moment. Ideally, over the course of the year the grey bar will fill the orange bit. Goals for science, Dixie, and Classics Club are 2 a month or 24 all told: the goal for Climbing Mount Doom is 80. That may sound crazy, but I also have the option of casting TBR books into outermost darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth (i.e. Goodwill), so it’s conceivable. The TBR titles also contain some science & cc titles among them, so I can double dip.

The Big Reads:

The Jewish Annotated New Testament: I’ve completed reading the Gospels and Acts, and have started on the essays that relate to basic background. Planning on posting the first recap at some point in March.
The Shahnameh: I didn’t even look at it. I took it down from the shelf and now it’s wandering about in the mini-piles. I will commence a search, rescue, and read operation. My hope would be to post the first-third review on March 20th, the first day of the Iranian New Year.

Climbing Mount TBR:
My Antonia, Willa Cather
Darkest Hour, James Holland
The Joyful Christian, C.S. Lewis
DISCARDED: Roads to Liberty, F. Van Wyck Mason. Or rather, returned to the friend who lent it to me last year.
PROBABLY DISCARDING: The Four: The DNA of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. The subject matter is interesting, but the author is too informal for me to take him seriously so far. I’ll give it another look before it goes in the box.

The Science Survey:

The Human Experiment, Jane Poynter. I also began reading Waters of the World

The Classics Club Strikes Back:

My Antonia, Willa Cather
Go Tell it on the Mountain, Jams Baldwin

Readin’ Dixie:
Sean of the South: Whistling Dixie, Sean Dietrich
Hidden History of Chilton County, Alabama, Billy J. Singleton
Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to Alabama’s Formative Years, Mike Bunn
Monroeville and the Stage Production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, John Williams

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2 Responses to February 2023 in Review

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    I was aiming @ 10 Classics this year but I think I’ll exceed that quite handily. Two reviewed so far, one more in my review pile (I think you’ll like the follow up to THAT one), and one being read now….

    In non-book related news: As its ‘Mad March’ @ my place I’ll be posting pix of weird vehicles scattered throughout the month. Some will definitely appeal to you! [grin]

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