Monthly Review: January 2012

January 31, 2012 Whitney Monthly Review 5 Comments

How did January go so quickly?  It feels like I was just making new year’s resolutions. Well, I guess my progress on my blogging resolutions is as good a place to start, if any.

My blogging goals were:

  1. Turn She Is To Fond Of Books into a classic oriented blog
  2. Comment More
  3. Successfully host a blogging event

Now, how am I doing?

I’m very proud of myself for sticking to my classic promise.  Even though I’ve only read two works thus far I have not stressed over the fact that I have only read two classics yet and have been pretty good about balancing modern and classic reading.

After a blogging hiatus last year I really took a nose-dive on commenting on other’s blogs.  After joining Mother Reader’s commenting challenge I really got a boost in that area and think I’m back up to my previous standard and comment on a least five blogs per day.

Blogging events are still in process,  I’ve announced two read-alongs one for Pride and Prejudice and the second for Doctor Zhivago both scheduled to begin in March.  March will be a busy blogging month for me as I’m also starting a monthly event to highlight classic authors, my first author is Jane Austen, (P&P read-along to coincide).  I think this is all manageable but I hope I’m not spreading too much butter over stretched bread.

Currently Reading:

  1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Books Read:

  1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


  1. The Great Gatsby

Challenge Progress:

  1. Anne Rice: 0/1
  2. A Classics Challenge: 2/7
  3. Back To The Classics: 2/10
  4. Classic Double: 0/4 
  5. E-Book: 1/5
  6. Edith Wharton: 1/22 (ongoing)
  7. F. Scott Fitzgerald: 1/4
  8. Graham Greene: 0/2
  9. Harry Potter: 3/7
  10. Jane Austen: 1/6
  11. Laura Ingalls Wilder: 0/9
  12. Nancy Drew: 6/56 (on going)
  13. Narnia: 0/7
  14. Regency and Vicorian: 2/4 
  15. Roald Dahl: 0/10
  16. Shakespeare: 0/12
  17. Victorian: 0/6
  18. Willa Cather 0/2
  19. Young Adult: 3/12

5 responses to “Monthly Review: January 2012

  1. I think you're doing just great–that's a whole lotta challenges you've signed yourself up for. I have two coworkers who just finished the Stephen King book and I'm very tempted to give it a try–I'm just leery of the time it will take to get through it!

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