Wrapping up August 2010

Howdy all!

It’s time for the August recap, and whoa, it’s been quite a month! Health wise, I’ve had to live with a laryngitis that wouldn’t go (I even did a comic about it), and when that finally got better, I burned my hand with sauce while cooking… very hot sauce! It’s bandaged well and healing now though, so I can type without hurting. But hurt it did, so much that I fainted – and I wasn’t even wearing a corset!

Being sick means I spent a lot of my time resting on the couch, and of course this means I got quite a lot of reading done. Though it was great in quantity, I am disappointed to report it was a not so good in quality. There were some good books (Boy Meets Boy, Poison Study, Love Walked in, Mockingjay, Story of Art…), but in the end I was left with a “meh” feeling. It might have just been my general mood though.

What I read in August :

  1. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  2. Here’s the Deal : Don’t Touch Me by Howie Mandel
  3. Frontalités by Michaël Lachance
  4. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
  5. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
  6. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
  7. TMI by Sarah Quigley
  8. Gravity by Leanne Lieberman
  9. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  10. Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
  11. After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr
  12. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  13. Libyrinth by Pearl North
  14. The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich
  15. Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner

I will be posting a review of it soon, but The Story of Art will count as part of my “Summer of Chunksters” project. At 600+ pages, it will fit right it! It was a fun read though, definitely something I’d recommend as an introduction to the history of art or to refresh your memory. I think it was a good idea to read it just before I go back to school, too!

What I reviewed in August :

  1. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  2. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  3. The Girl who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
  4. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
  5. Libyrinth by Pearl North
  6. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

How was your August? What was your best read in the past month? And what are you planning on reading in September?

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7 responses to “Wrapping up August 2010”

  1. bermudaonion says :

    Despite being sick, you had a great month! You read a book every two days.

  2. christina says :

    You had a great month and read a handful of books that I absolutely adore.

  3. Vasilly says :

    Too bad the month left you feeling ‘meh’ about the overall quality of your reading. Hopefully September will be a great month reading in quality and quantity.

    I’m thinking that September might be a graphic novels month for me. I’ve already read two graphic novels and right now I’m in the middle of a third, Blankets. Have a great week!

  4. teenagersmom says :

    Great month. Sorry about the bad luck in the healthy dept.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-monthly-news.html

  5. kay says :

    Kathy : It’s true! A book every two books isn’t bad at all. I’m usually very happy if I read about one book every three days.

    Christina : Now I’m curious to know which books are those! 😛

    Vasilly : I’m hoping September will be better, too. I think that feeling better and going back will improve my mood, too.
    I really should make more place for graphic novels in my reading, I don’t read that many of them anymore. Blankets was one of my favorite books this year, I hope you enjoy it too!

    Freda : Thank you! I’m confident that things will be better from now on.

  6. alitareads says :

    Congrats on completing the chunkster project! You sure had your work cut out for you.

    During September, actually in the next couple days, I will be completing my reread of the Harry Potter books. I’m actually kind of sad about finishing it again. At least there are those last two movies to look forward to!

  7. Tara SG (25 Hour Books) says :

    I often worry that I didn’t like a book as much because I was sick or didn’t feel well. :/

    Looks like you had a good reading month though! I really enjoyed Poison Study and while I read Magic Study, I couldn’t bring myself to read the last one in the series.

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