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Month in review

Reviews:
All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
Are You Afraid Yet? by Stephen James O'Meara
Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Dead End by Helen R. Myers
Dreamstone by D. A. Hendrickson
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
Farewell Atlantis by Terry Bisson
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Veracity by Laura Bynum

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for June 2010 in Review

June 2010 in Review: 06/30/10

In June I read four review books and posted five ARC reviews. I read as many books as I reviewed, coming in at slightly more than one a day. I had a lot of disappointing books to review, brining my average down to 3.2 out of 5 with the mode being 2. My reviews focused mostly on children's books: picture books and tween fiction making up 49% of all my reviews. I also reviewed a lot of science fiction and fantasy.

Although it's not a #ROOB month, I calculated my score for my reading. As I read through a ton of library books, my score held steady at -2.7.

Books Reviewed in June

Five stars

  1. A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
  2. Farewell Atlantis by Terry Bisson
  3. How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
  4. The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
  5. Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
  6. Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
  7. The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
  8. Veracity by Laura Bynum

Four stars

  1. The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
  2. Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
  3. Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
  4. The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
  5. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  6. The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell

Three stars

  1. A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
  2. The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
  3. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
  4. Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
  5. Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
  6. The Texicans by Nina Vida
  7. Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne

Two stars

  1. All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
  2. Are You Afraid Yet? by Stephen James O'Meara
  3. Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
  4. Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
  5. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
  6. Dead End by Helen R. Myers
  7. Dreamstone by D. A. Hendrickson
  8. The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
  9. Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
  10. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  11. Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
  12. The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra

One star

  1. Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Books and Stories Read in June 2010 (reviews coming)

  1. Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas
  2. Alida's Song by Gary Paulsen
  3. Bone, Volume 6: Old Man's Cave by Jeff Smith
  4. Bone, Volume 7: Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith
  5. The Cats of Roxville Station by Jean Craighead George
  6. Catwings (Catwings, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
  7. Circus by Lois Ehlert
  8. The Dyodyne Experiment by James Doulgeris
  9. "Epidapheles and the Insufficiently Affectionate Ocelot" by Ramsey Shehadeh FSF Mar/Apr 2010
  10. For Biddle's Sake by Gail Carson Levine
  11. Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo
  12. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
  13. In Mike We Trust by P.E. Ryan
  14. Jane On Her Own (Catwings, #4) by Ursula K. Le Guin
  15. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  16. Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
  17. The Little Band by James Sage
  18. Many Bloody Returns edited by Charlaine Harris
  19. My Guy (Laura Geringer Books by Sarah Weeks
  20. Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements by John Emsley
  21. One to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers by Andrew Hodges
  22. Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
  23. Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann
  24. Pure by Terra Elan McVoy
  25. Science Fiction And Alternate History by David Scholes
  26. A Short History of Rudeness by Mark Caldwell
  27. Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine: A Novel by Ann Hood
  28. Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
  29. Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow
  30. A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
  31. Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith
  32. "Waiting for the Phone to Ring" by Richard Bowes (Mar / Apr 2010)
  33. When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden
  34. When Teachers Talk: Principal Abuse of Teachers by Rosalyn Susanne Schnall
  35. Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust
  36. Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Catwings, #3) by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Comment #1: Thursday, July, 1, 2010 at 11:11:47

Freda

Great month once again! Good job!



Comment #2: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10:45:11

Pussreboots

Thank you.