August 2012 Reading Wrap-Up
Books Read: 10
Pages Read: 2098
Hours Listened To: 0
- Maybe This Time by Alois Hotschnig
- Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg
- Stockholm by Byrony Lavery
- Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
- Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
- The Clothes of Nakedness by Benjamin Kwakye
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss
- Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both by Laura Sessions Stepp
Bloggers (and other online friends) visited: Rhiannon, Mayowa, Jodie
Places visited through reading: USA, Austria, Finland, UK, Kenya, Ghana
Places visited irl: Toronto, California (Lake Tahoe, Sonora, Sacramento, Napa Valley), Nevada, mini road trip from Toronto to Saint John, NB
Book Purchases: I was doing great all year (kinda anyway) until Jodie visited… and then she convinced me I really needed 5 books from Chapters. I also bought another Kindle book just for fun, but I’m going to blame Jodie for it too Lastly, I purchased three Kindle books specifically for Aarti’s upcoming blog tour, A More Diverse Universe, celebrating science fiction by authors of colour. I’m super excited for this tour!
Thoughts and ramblings: I feel I need to begin by apologizing for being so absent over the past few months. I ran out of pre-scheduled posts, and then got hardly any written to keep up. The other day I finally wrote a few more, and finally responded to comments for the first time in over a month and a half. I won’t make any promises for the coming months, but I hope to stay more on top of things! Also, be warned that all upcoming reviews for the next while are woefully short due to lack of time.
This month has been a very busy one. I was away for two weeks, and spent the other two and a half weeks of the month dealing with health issues, housing issues, a crazy workload, and various birthday parties and going away parties. As well as enjoying the last of the lovely hot summer weather in the city. The books that I read reflect this, being weighted much more heavily toward the fiction than in prior months this year!
This month also had the exciting milestone of getting my first actual blogger visit! While I’ve met some local bloggers, and have met a number of bloggers in their own area or at events such as Book Expo America, this was the first time someone was visiting my city and I got to show them around. I had a really great time hanging out with Jodie, and can only hope that more visit me in the future!
I hope everyone else has survived the month, and that we all have a more restive September (though that seems unlikely looking at my calendar so far!). Today I am at a wedding that required a mini 17 hour road trip yesterday across a large part of Canada – and I get to do it all in reverse tomorrow
Happy September and happy reading!