Monthly Round-up: July 2010

Monthly Round-up for July 2010

Read
Paris 1934 by Paul A. Myers (REVIEW)
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (REVIEW)
Mistress Pat L.M. Montgomery (REVIEW)
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (Read the first few chapters via NetGalley and can’t wait to get the published copy when it’s released. Made me shiver in a wonderfully creeped out way.)
Soulless by Gail Carriger (REVIEW)

Currently Reading
Changeless by Gail Carriger
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson (slowly but surely…)
Daily Life in Victorian England by Sally Mitchell

Books I couldn’t finish
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Dickens and I don’t get along. I will give Bleak House a try one day, but till then…

The Monthly Round-up is a regular feature on things she read wherein I list the books I read each month.

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Monthly Round-up: June 2010

Monthly Round-up for June 2010

Read
Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Goy Crazy by Melissa Schorr
Strudel Stories by Joanne Rocklin
Does my head look big in this? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery (REVIEW)
Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden
April and the Dragon Lady by Lensey Namioka

Currently Reading
Paris 1934 by Paul A. Myers (review book for the Historical Novel Society)
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson (on hold)

Books I couldn’t finish
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

This reminded me of Joanne Harris’s Chocolat, but I just didn’t get into the magical realism that is such a heavy element of the story.

Empress of the World by Sarah Ryan

I just couldn’t get into this story, the characters a little too much precocious teen snark for me.

The Monthly Round-up is a regular feature wherein I list the books I read each month.

Monthly Round-up: May 2010

Monthly Round-up for May 2010


Read

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence
Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea by Joyce Carol Thomas (Children’s book of poems)
An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World’s Largest Amish Community by Charles E. Hurst & David L. McConnell
Just Like Mama by Beverly Lewis (Children’s book on daily life of Old Order Amish women)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin and David Shannon (Children’s book on Native American story)

Currently Reading

Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa


Gave up on

Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

I really enjoyed the first two books in the Jessica Darling series, but the series started to lose some of its appeal after the third book. This one was a disappointment. I could not get into the story at all, it just read like stream of consciousness babble and snark. I tried, but decided it wasn’t worth my time after a few chapters.

The Monthly Round-up is a regular feature wherein I list the books I read each month.

Monthly Round-up: April 2010

Monthly Round-up for April 2010

Reviewed

Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Completed by Jane Austen and ‘Another Lady’
Love’s Shadow by Ada Leverson (for LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
The Watsons by Jane Austen
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

To be reviewed

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Searching For Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Currently Reading

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence

The Monthly Round-up is a regular feature where I list all the books I’ve read during the month.

Monthly Roundup: March 2010

Here’s my round-up of books read during the month of March 2010

Reviewed

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
The Savage River Valley by Pamela de Leon

Read but not reviewed

Sanditon and the Watsons by Jane Austen (Will review Sanditon after I read the continuation by Another Lady)
Web Theory by Burnett and Marshall (read for class; a bit dated, but a very interesting read on the socio-cultural aspects of the Web).
Holding on to Reality by Albert Borgmann (another class read, an intriguing look at the history of information and information theory)

Currently Reading

Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Last Novel Completed by Jane Austen and ‘Another Lady’

The Monthly Roundup: Feb. 2010

I decided that it would be a good idea to post a monthly round-up of the books I’ve read (because I’m an obsessive organizer).

So here they are for the month of February 2010. Titles link to the reviews.

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James

East by Edith Pattou

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter