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Month in review

Reviews
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo
Babymouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Babymouse Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
For Biddle's Sake by Gail Carson Levine
Fullmetal Alchemist 03 by Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal Alchemist 04 by Hiromu Arakawa
Ghostopolis by Doug TenNaple
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald
The Lost Elephants of Kenyisha by Ken Altabef
Mercury by Hope Larson
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc
The Odyssey (All Action Classics 03) by Homer and Tim Mucci
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Twin Spica 01 by Kou Yaginuma
Twin Spica 02 by Kou Yaginuma
Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantock
The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar by Robert Silverberg
West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton
Writers of the Future by Charles Oberndorf

Miscellany
Canadian Book Challenge 5
Twenty-four Years of Reading
Why YA Matters to Me

Previous month

Rating System

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


Comments for June 2011 in Review

June in Review: 06/30/11

Although I feel like the last week I've been reading like a maniac, I read two fewer books in June than I did for May. I did however read five more review books, for a total of eight, the most I've read in a long, long time. I credit some of that increase to the fact that I upgraded my computer and Digital Editions now runs properly.

With my son home on summer vacation my manga reading has switched from being primarily Fullmetal Alchemist to xxxHolic. He and I are reading through the series together as our two-person book club.

Most of my reading though came off my wishlist. I crossed off 18 book from that list. I'm not keeping track of how many I added to it though.

My ROOB score improved, dropping to -2.59, making it one of the best months for reading from my TBR list.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Stars:

  1. Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo (personal collection)
  2. Babymouse Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (library book)
  3. Bite Me by Christopher Moore (personal collection)
  4. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (personal collection)
  5. For Biddle's Sake by Gail Carson Levine (library book)
  6. Fullmetal Alchemist 03 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  7. The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc (library book)
  8. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  9. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (library book)
  10. Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantock (library book)
  11. Twin Spica 01 by Kou Yaginuma (review copy)
  12. Twin Spica 02 by Kou Yaginuma (library book)
  13. Writers of the Future by Charles Oberndorf (personal collection)

    Four Stars:

  1. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (library book)
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist 04 by Hiromu Arakawa (library book)
  3. Ghostopolis by Doug TenNaple (review copy)
  4. Meanwhile by Jason Shiga (review copy)
  5. Mercury by Hope Larson (review copy)
  6. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (personal collection)
  7. The Odyssey (All Action Classics 03) by Homer and Tim Mucci (library book)
  8. Tuesday by David Wiesner (library book)
  9. West Coast Journeys by Caroline C. Leighton (personal collection)

    Three Stars:

  1. Bumped by Megan McCafferty (review copy)
  2. A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle (library book)
  3. The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald (library book)
  4. The Lost Elephants of Kenyisha by Ken Altabef (personal collection)
  5. Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed (library book)
  6. The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar by Robert Silverberg (personal collection)

    Two Stars:

  1. Baby Mouse Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (library book)
  2. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve (library book)

    One Star:

Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. "About It" by Terry Bisson in Sept/Oct 2011 FSF
  2. The Arcanum by Thomas Wheeler
  3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  4. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
  5. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  6. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
  7. "Uncle Moon in Raintree Hills" by Fred Chappell in Sept/Oct 2011 FSF

    Library books

  1. All Blacked Out & Nowhere to Go by Bucky Sinister
  2. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
  3. Art & Max by David Wiesner
  4. Babymouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm
  5. Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck
  6. Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi
  7. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 20 by Hiromu Arakawa
  8. The Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand
  9. The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi
  10. I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems
  11. Jam & Honey by Melita Morales
  12. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
  13. Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis
  14. Little Bo in Italy by Julie Andrews Edwards
  15. Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
  16. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
  17. The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato
  18. Navajo ABC: A Diné Alphabet Book by Lucy Tapahanso
  19. The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
  20. Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  21. Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems
  22. Rebecca's World by Terry Nation
  23. Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan
  24. Secret Letters From 0 To 10 by Susie Morgenstern
  25. Slog's Dad by David Almond
  26. Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
  27. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Volume 4 by CLAMP
  28. Twin Spica, Volume: 04 by Kou Yaginuma
  29. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
  30. xxxHolic Volume 08 by CLAMP
  31. xxxHolic Volume 09 by CLAMP
  32. xxxHolic Volume 10 by CLAMP
  33. xxxHolic Volume 11 by CLAMP
  34. xxxHolic Volume 12 by CLAMP

    Review copy

  1. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
  2. Blood Fruit by James E.M. Rasmussen
  3. The Bootlegger's Secret by Michael Springer
  4. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  5. Cara Mia - Book One of the Immortyl Revolution by Denise Verrico
  6. Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro
  7. Junonia by Kevin Henkes
  8. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

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Comment #1: Friday, July, 1, 2011 at 11:23:21

Freda

You had a great month as usual!
Happy July reading!



Comment #2: Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 22:36:12

Pussreboots

Thank you. Happy reading.