Friday, August 5, 2011

Monthly Wrap-Up

My summer is 5 days away from being over.  My kids go back on Wednesday, to a modified traditional school year.  Modified since they get the whole week of Thanksgiving off, three weeks at Christmas and two weeks of spring break.  Works well for me, they've been home since June 2nd, though getting up at 6:30 does NOT make me happy.  I like to sleep in and tend to stay up later.

July was a bit of a quiet month for me and so will August.  I have been planning my daughters bridal shower and don't have that much time to read.  What I did read was pretty good though.  This month my book club is going to the movies for August instead of reading a book.  We read The Help this past winter and we all decided to see the movie since we LOVED the book so very much and I can't wait.  I will blog about it and tell if it was as good as the book.  My review of The Help is *HERE*.  This was just a fantastic book, it moved me so very much and I can't wait to see how all the ladies are portrayed.

I read book three in the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris, Ice Cold Grave and liked it.  Book four will be the last *pout*.  I really love this series and will be sad to see it end, my *REVIEW* Read Chelsea Cain's fourth in her Archie/Gretchen series Night Season , not any Gretchen but a brief glimpse, pretty good, not quite the thriller that the others were, that Gretchen knows how to get ya.  I'll review at another time, but the buzz is January Jones will play the beauty killer herself!  Great choice!  Read a couple of kindle freebies for my TBR challenge, Flowers For Elvis and A Little Death In Dixie.  Both were pleasant surprises, I only reviewed Flowers *HERE*.  Would recommend them both.  Could not finish The Sacrifice (forbidden) another Kindle freebie, just didn't do it for me at all.  I am now reading Ceremony In Death, and I think that'll be it for a while with Eve Dallas and Roarke, they're kinda boring me.  It's not that the story isn't good, it's just how much more can you do with this, obviously a gagillion according to Robb since there's like 40 of em!  But I may pick and choose which ones sound really good from now on instead of reading in order.

Here's my list for this month, maybe all maybe one or two all depends on how my month goes busy wise -

Ceremony in DeathMaybe This TimeThe Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
The Dragonfly Pool

Not too ambitious, the last is our August book club choice, and to be honest, I don't know if I'll get to it.  I'm not a YA reader at all, can't get into it feel there are just too many books on my shelf that I'd rather read than to dabble in YA.  I know the bloggisphere is filled with YA junkies, but I'm not one of em, nor do I wish to be.  I'll see how my month goes and decide if I want to do it or not.  In the meantime, enjoy August it's lazy days, September will be here in a blink, time flies way too fast!!!


  1. I thought the intent of the book club was to read genres that we might not otherwise read. You know, stretch us a bit. I don't think I get the idea of this book club at all. I was going to suggest that we share it with a young person in our lives and kind of make them guest bloggers for the August discussion. I don't feel bad so much that you are choosing not to dabble in YA as I do that you will miss the "I" selection in your own book club. I feel like a book club killer! I'm sort of interfering with your original intent to form this club. I've got that odd duck feeling. And I will not feel at all bad if you feel like I'm not a good fit for your club. I can disappear into the night ;-) (No hard feelings at all, I promise!) Just curious, do you have an "I" author on your shelves that you would read? Belle

  2. Hey Paula! Your daughter's bridal shower, huh? How exciting!

    Hope you ahve a wonderful month....

  3. Belle, the gist is most certainly to read a genre you might not necessarily read, and I don't want you to think because I choose to step out, that Marce and Christine won't join in. This month is a packed month for me. My dd's br. shower is on the 28th and it's in my home and I am doing the whole shebang myself, from invites, to the food and favors, and I don't know what I'll get to read, that said, I have tried YA many times and have a very hard time with it.

    You are NOT a book club killer :) Again, I just might be able to do it, and read it to my younger children (7 & 11) I do have an I author on my shelf, but it's the 3rd in the series, Larissa Ione, and none on my kinde. The only other author I can think of is Greg Iles.

    Don't change your book choice for me please, Marce and I are psycho thriller fiends, the bloodier the better, and at some point I would think one of us are going to choose one of those to read and fully understand that not all can handle that heavy thriller. I have said before and will say again, give it a shot, but if you can't hack the book, close it and move on.


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