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Reviews
Alida's Song by Gary Paulsen
The Arrival
by Shaun Tan
Bird by Rita Murphy
Border Town (边城) by Shen Congwen
Catwings Return by Ursula K. LeGuin
Circus by Lois Ehlert
Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26) by Mary Pope Osborne
Guy Wire by Sarah Weeks
Harold's ABC by Crocket Johnson
High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House #28) by Mary Pope Osborne
Horns by Joe Hill
Jane on Her Own by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography by Jenni Bidner
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
Mary Modern by Camille Deangelis
The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef by Meomi
Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4) by Mary Pope Osborne
Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck
Science Fiction and Alternate History by David Scholes
Size Eight in a Size Zero World by Meredith Cagen
The Tarot Cafe Volume 2 by Sang-Sun Park
Tea for Ruby
by Sarah Ferguson
Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Un Lun Dun by China Mié
Walter Wick's Optical Tricks by Walter Wick
When Teachers Talk by Rosalyn Susanne Schnall


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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 August 2010 in Review

August in Review: 08/31/10

In August I read 35 books and reviewed 33 I had finished in previous months.

In terms of my ROOB score, my score continues to slide as my library numbers increase. I'm up to a -2.43.

Review wise, it was another month with almost two-thirds of the books earning a 4 or a 5. As is typical for my reviews, half of the books were either picture books or tween fiction. Three quarters of my reviews were of library books. The remaining quarter came from review books and my own collection.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (library book)
  2. Border Town (边城) by Shen Congwen (library book)
  3. Catwings Return by Ursula K. LeGuin (library book)
  4. Flanimals by Ricky Gervais (library book)
  5. Harold's ABC by Crocket Johnson (personal collection)
  6. The Octonauts and the Great Ghost Reef by Meomi (library book)
  7. Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell (library book)
  8. A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (library book)
  9. Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck (review copy)
  10. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (library book)
  11. Un Lun Dun by China Miéville (personal collection)

    Four Star books

  1. Alida's Song by Gary Paulsen (library book)
  2. Guy Wire by Sarah Weeks (library book)
  3. Jane on Her Own by Ursula K. Le Guin (library book)
  4. The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography by Jenni Bidner (library book)
  5. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (library book)
  6. Mary Modern by Camille Deangelis (personal collection)
  7. Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault (library book)
  8. Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson (personal collection)
  9. Walter Wick's Optical Tricks by Walter Wick (library book)

    Three Star books

  1. Bird by Rita Murphy (library book)
  2. Circus by Lois Ehlert (library book)
  3. Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26) by Mary Pope Osborne (library book)
  4. Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4) by Mary Pope Osborne (library book)
  5. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (personal collection)
  6. Size Eight in a Size Zero World by Meredith Cagen (review copy)
  7. The Tarot Cafe Volume 2 by Sang-Sun Park (library book)
  8. Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola (library book)

    Two Star books

  1. High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House #28) by Mary Pope Osborne (library book)
  2. Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee (personal collection)
  3. Science Fiction and Alternate History by David Scholes (review copy)
  4. When Teachers Talk by Rosalyn Susanne Schnall (review copy)

    One Star books

  1. Horns by Joe Hill (library book)
Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. City-Makers: The Story of Southern California's First Boom by Remi A. Nadeau
  2. Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book by Rufus Butler Seder
  3. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
  4. Mary Modern by Camille Deangelis

    Library book

  1. American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub
  2. The Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
  3. At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner
  4. At Home with Books by Estelle Ellis
  5. The Avenue of the Dead by Evelyn Anthony
  6. The Best Cat in the World by Leslea Newman
  7. Bone, Volume 5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith
  8. Bone, Volume 9: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith
  9. Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up by Cynthia Rylant
  10. Coast to Coast by Catherine Donzel
  11. Cook-a-doodle-doo! by Janet Stevens
  12. Crow Call by Lois Lowry
  13. The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
  14. The Function of Ornament by Michael Kubo
  15. Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr.
  16. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
  17. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
  18. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  19. Northward to the Moon by Polly Horvarth
  20. Pink Brain, Blue Brain by Lise Eliot
  21. Raiders' Ransom by Emily Diamand
  22. San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne
  23. The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
  24. Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee
  25. Three Little Kittens by Tanya Linch
  26. Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
  27. Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester
  28. What Do You Love? by Jonathan London

    Review copy

  1. Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
  2. Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
  3. Gerry Tales by Gerry Boylan

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Comment #1: Wednesday, September, 1, 2010 at 13:50:55

Freda

Awesome month in review!



Comment #2: Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 21:19:35

Pussreboots

Thank you. September probably won't have as many books read now that I'm in grad school again.



Comment #3: Saturday, September, 4, 2010 at 09:04:00

gautami tripathy

You did extremely well!

Here is my August Wrap Post.



Comment #4: Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 21:20:09

Pussreboots

Thank you. September will be very different now that I've got homework.