Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August reading recap

August is done? Already? Where'd the last 31 days go?

The good news? I read in August. No more one book months for me. No sir. I finished three books for a total of 1,384 pages. That brings the yearly total to 21 books and 7,991 pages. For comparison's sake, I had finished 22 books and 8,080 pages by the end of August last year. So I'm a little more than halfway to my goal of 40 books by the end of the year. Which would be great. Except there's only four months left. Gulp. Good thing I've got my eye on some shorter, quick reads coming up.

So what'd I read in August you ask? Take a look.

Get Lucky by Katherine Center
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Get Lucky was a mindless chick-lit book. But I totally needed it after reading Schindler's List. The Way the Crow Flies had been sitting on my shelf since 2007 when I bought it, so I figured it was time to crack it open and attempt to read all 820 pages. And yes, I finally jumped on the Sookie Stackhouse bandwagon. Loved the first book of the series, just started the second installment and look forward to reading the rest of them.

5 comments:

Mike Russell said...

Hey awesome layout -- we have the same taste. I love how clean it looks...

Do you have a Kindle yet? I am a total book worm and have loved how it has consolidated my library. Just a thought...

Suzy said...

Welcome to the Sookie bandwagon! I've read all 10 and can't wait for more.

Jill said...

I love all the books you've read and then can add them to my list. Whenever I have a free minute :). Thanks!! Happy September!!

lootsfoz said...

I can't wait to talk to you about the Sookie stories. Let me know if you need any, I think I have them all. :)

You should try Charlaine Harris' other series - they are excellent too.
Amanda

Badgergirl said...

Mike: No Kindle for me. Call me old school, but I like the feel of an actual book in my hands.

Loots: Right now the library is supplying me with my Sookie fix. But at some point I may need you to help me out if they're not getting me stuff quick enough. Plus I still have some of your other books I need to return.