Monday, August 2, 2010

July Update

     I've spent the last two days thrilled to have my fifteen-year old back home.  He's been traveling and fishing his way through Wyoming, Montana, Canada and Alaska with his grandparents for  a month!  We've missed him and it is good to have him back.  He's grown taller and his voice dropped a little and he has about 300 photos of their fun. 

     So I'm about two days overdue with my July update.  And turning a black cloud into a silver lining my back injury upped my reading by almost double.  Yeah for crawling around my house, twisted, I don't mean that!  But yeah for the amount of reading the pain pills allowed me to get done during that time.  Other important events during July:  a beautiful baby girl was born over at Janssen's blog, Everyday Reading-check out her posts and photos!   I won not one but two books from Rebecca at Lost in Books.  My friend Tina says has reached 101 followers!! 

38. Devil on My Heels by Joyce McDonald (YA)****
39. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (YA)****
40. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (adult)****
41. Never Change by Elizabeth Berg (adult)***
42. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by e.l. konigsburg (middle)***
43. The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank (adult)****
44. Home to Italy by Peter Pezzelli(adult)***
45. The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman (elementary-middle)****
46. The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (adult-short stories)***** not reviewed yet
47. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow (adult fiction)*****
48. Still Alice by Lisa Genova (adult fiction)*****
49. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (literary fiction)***** not reviewed yet
50. From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between by Elizabeth Atkinson (middle grade)**not reviewed yet

     I have been desperately trying to read The Girl Who Played with Fire so it could have been added to my July total but it just didn't happen.  I'm still about 45 pages from the finish-I love the story and the character, Lisbeth Salander so I guess just enjoying it and adding it as my first August read will be just fine. 

     How about you...did you meet or exceed your reading goals?  Have you read any on my July list and if so, what did you think of them?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You had a great month in books for July. Sounds like your son has had fun as well (great pic).

Tif Sweeney said...

I think I know where that picture was taken!!! Would you like to divulge so I can see if I'm right?!? I think it may be in my old stomping grounds!!

Great month in reading, despite the pain that came with it! I hope you are feeling better these days!

And, last but not least, I'm going to be reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo this month too!! Can't wait to share notes!!