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June 6, 2007

A Month in Review - May

Wow. This has got to be my slowest month of reading EVER! I only finished 3 books. What can I say? Between work, the yard, my new kayak, and a sundry of other excuses, I wasn't able to get a lot of reading time in. It's definitely time to pick up a stack of mysteries! They never fail to pull me in, no matter how tired I am!

Click on the titles to read my reviews.

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg

A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

The Birth House by Ami McKay

The Granny by Brendan O'Carroll

Favorite of the Month: A Three Dog Life
Books Read 3
DNF 1
Male Authors 0
Female Authors 3
New-To-Me Authors 2
Across the Borders 1
Fiction 2
Nonfiction 1
Classic 0
Poetry 0
Young Adult 0
Sci-Fi 0
Fantasy 0
Mystery/Thriller 0
Series 0
Re-read 0
Challenge 1
Mine 2
Library 1
ARC 0
Gift 2
Keeper 1

Note: Only books completed are counted in the above totals with, of course, the exception of the DNF category.

15 comments:

  1. Ah well there's always next month. And, I'm right there with you, mysteries always get me back on track. Enjoy the kayak. That just looks so fun.

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  2. A little mystery never hurt anyone. Sounds like a plan to me. Of course, the mysteries are my favorites anyway. Ha!

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  3. I'm relieved to see you've "only" read four this month. I was starting to feel like a real slouch when I saw I'd only read four myself. But, it's hard to work and keep up with one's pleasure, n'est ce pas?

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  4. p.s. Mysteries are never fail to pull me in either, and I just picked up one that Rocks The House (to quote my class). It's called End of Story, by Peter Abraham: a thriller to end all. I'm not done yet, but I can't put it down, and it's been along time since a book has captured me thus. I'll post on it soon, and let you know if it lives up to all it represents so far.

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  5. I had heard of "A Three Dog Life" so was glad to read your glowing review.
    I just started two mystery challenges this month. There was a time not too far distant that all I read was mysteries. It'll be good to read a few more.

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  6. Nothing to do with anything you said, just wanted to let you know I read A Thousand Splendid Suns based on your review. I loved The Kite Runner but this new one is something else altogether. I loved it.

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  7. Iliana - This month is starting off fairly well. I already have 3 books ready to review.

    I'm enjoying the kayak! I had hoped to get out this weekend, but the weather looks iffy today and we took a little day-trip yesterday.

    Kay - I agree. Mysteries rarely disappoint me. I just finished Harlan Coben's latest and need to post my review.

    Bellezza - I suspect 4-5 a month will become the norm for me. Gone are the days of 3-hour reading jags while babysitting!

    Thanks for the recommendation for End of Story. I'll take a peek at it tomorrow at work.

    Framed - I decided to skip the mystery challenge since I'm already feeling a bit over-commited with other challenges. However, I do think I'll focus more on mysteries this summer and save the more "literary" works for fall.

    Katya - Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed my review and that the book lived up to my hype. I sold two copies at work on Friday after chatting with a customer about how much I loved it.

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  8. No worries Les, I'm probably going to have a slow summer (reading wise) as well...enjoy your kayak and the outdoors!

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  9. Okay, here's the problem with three hour reading jags: I start to fall asleep now! Goodness sakes, it's so embarrassing.

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  10. Good luck with June!

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  11. Some months are like that. Getting outside to kayak is a good reason not to read as much.

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  12. Kristina9:46 AM

    I see you are reading gods in Alabama. I really enjoyed that book, and I'm looking forward to reading what you think of it :)

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  13. Lotus - This month seems to be going better as far as quantity. I've already finished 3 and will probably finish another tonight. I think I just need to remember to pick lighter books during the busier summer months.

    Bellezza - I used to fall asleep, too. Especially since I was reading after lunch! Now I read in the evening and when I start to feel sleepy, I get up and check out my favorite blogs. I've yet to fall asleep at the computer! ;)

    MyUtopia - So far, so good! Thanks.

    Bookfool - Between the kayak, daytrips with Rod (Mini & motorcycle), yardwork, housework, and entertaining, I'm just going to have to let the reading slide a bit. Having said that, this month is shaping up nicely.

    Kristina - I finished it a few days ago. Should have a review up in the next day or two.

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  14. When did you get Spare Change?! Did you buy it? I can't wait to read Parker's latest.

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  15. Bellezza - I borrowed Spare Change. Just finished it an hour or so ago. Review coming.

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