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Month in review

Reviews:
Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory
Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass
Destination Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks
The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry
Explorers on the Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Stories by Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Firehorn by Robert Reed
Fishing, for Christians by Tim Roux
The Girls by Helen Yglesias
The Glenn Miller Conspiracy by Hunton Downs
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Harriet's Hare by Dick King-Smith
I Spy Fantasy by Jean Marzollo
Land of Black Gold by Georges Remi Hergé
The Motorman's Coat by John Kessel
The Mouse, The Cat and Grandmother's Hat by Nancy Willard
Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman
Mysterious Magical Circus Family Kids: The Chocolate Cake Turkey Lip Crumb Trail Mystery Adventure by R. Hawk Starkey
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
One Bright Star to Guide Them by Mark C. Wright
Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
Retrograde Summer by John Varley
The Second Ship by Richard Phillips
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt
Warrior from Heaven by Kermit Zarley



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Comments for July in Review

July in Review: 07/31/09

I only went over my quota of review writing by one this month. My favorite books this month were all from the library: Bronte's Book Club, The Egyptian Box, Ramona Quimby Age 8 and The Postman Always Rings Twice. My least favorites were She and I: A Fugue, The Vicar of Nibbleswicke and Warrior from Heaven.

This month the hot topic among book bloggers was how we choose which books to review. There's concern among some that we book bloggers are only doing reviews for the free books. I have listed where the books came from for this month's reviews. While most of them were free, most were actually from the library.

  1. Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory (July 13) library book
  2. Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass (July 26) library book
  3. Destination Moon by Georges Remi Hergé (July 20) library book
  4. Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks (July 01) personal collection
  5. The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry (July 29) library book
  6. Explorers on the Moon by Georges Remi Hergé (July 22) library book
  7. Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Stories by Dawn Beaumont-Lane (July 05) review book
  8. Firehorn by Robert Reed (July 11) personal collection
  9. Fishing, for Christians by Tim Roux (July 24) review book
  10. The Girls by Helen Yglesias (July 16) bookcrossing
  11. The Glenn Miller Conspiracy by Hunton Downs (July 27) review book
  12. Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (July 06) personal collection
  13. Harriet's Hare by Dick King-Smith (July 25) library book
  14. I Spy Fantasy by Jean Marzollo (July 03) personal collection
  15. Land of Black Gold by Georges Remi Hergé (July 17) library book
  16. The Motorman's Coat by John Kessel (July 18) personal collection
  17. The Mouse, The Cat and Grandmother's Hat by Nancy Willard (July 21) library book
  18. Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman (July 10) library book
  19. Mysterious Magical Circus Family Kids: The Chocolate Cake Turkey Lip Crumb Trail Mystery Adventure by R. Hawk Starkey (July 14) review book
  20. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (July 08) personal collection
  21. One Bright Star to Guide Them by Mark C. Wright (July 04) personal collection
  22. Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel (July 31) personal collection
  23. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (July 12) library book
  24. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (July 28) library book
  25. A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison (July 23) personal collection
  26. Retrograde Summer by John Varley (July 25) personal collection
  27. The Second Ship by Richard Phillips (July 07) review book
  28. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson (July 30) library book
  29. She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown (July 02) review book
  30. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl (July 15) library book
  31. A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt (July 19) library book
  32. Warrior from Heaven by Kermit Zarley (July 09) review book

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Comment #1: Saturday, August, 1, 2009 at 21:51:59

Anna

Wow! I'm lucky to read 10 in a month. That's great that you have a lot of reading time. Personally, it doesn't bother me where a book comes from.



Comment #2: Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 15:19:26

Pussreboots

It doesn't bother me where books come from either for reviews. But I had readers express interest in that piece of data so I decided to include it.

I haven't always read as consistently or as fast as I do now and I doubt I'll always be able to keep my current pace. I'm just in a point in my life where I can read this much.



Comment #3: Sunday, August, 2, 2009 at 06:38:27

Shanra

Your graphs look so organised... It sounds like you've had a great reading month! I'm just a touch envious of the amount of books you've read...



Comment #4: Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 15:22:23

Pussreboots

Thank you! I try to keep my reviews spread evenly across the different genres of books I read. The pie graph is my way of seeing how well I did in maintaining that balance.