Monday, August 1, 2011

For the Record: July 2011

As I type, the end of July is 6 minutes away.  That means that I get to start my first book for the Art of the Novella Challenge as soon as I get this post done.  I'm a night owl, so don't worry about me.  There's still good reading time to be had.  Before I get onto the madness that will be August (my kick-off post and giveaway announcement will be up tomorrow!) I need to put July's reading into perspective.  Here's what happened this month:

7 Books Read in July: (69 year-to-date)
1 ARC:
  - The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (loved it!--5)
1 Read Aloud for my kiddos:
  - DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul (fun for all ages--3)
1 for Book Club:
  - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (quite a read--4)
3 for Challenges:
  - Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather (for my personal Cather challenge--3.5)
  - Magic in the Park by Ruth Chew (reading the books on my shelf: JF--3)
  - Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Back to the Classics Challenge--4.5)
1 Just Because:
  - Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapmand (What a journey she's had! --3.5)

Magic in the Park

1 DNF:
Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison--this book is mostly a casualty of July ending before I finished it. August is the month of classic novellas, so this memoir (which isn't really my thing anyhow) is getting set by the sidelines.  I did read 100 pages of it, none of which really grabbed me.  Cute cover though!

That's about Current Reads (Story of Christianity, Newspaper Blackout) are getting put aside until September unless I happen to have sudden urges to pick them up.  The only thing on my nightstand for the foreseeable future are lovely little novellas.  Stay tuned for my Kick-Off post announcing the winner of four pretty novellas!


  1. Okay - I'm so excited for you! Post often on your Novella challenge. I'll be reading your updates.

  2. Things have been so crazy busy around here that keeping up with the challenge will definitely be a challenge! I'm hoping to be able to post after each book, but we'll see how it goes. :)


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