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Reviews
10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
Angelfish by Laurence Yep
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma
The Best Cat in the World by Lesléa Newman
Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov
The Country Child by Alison Uttley
Donorboy by Brendan Halpin
The Doorbells for Florence by Andrew Losowsky
Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Fullmetal Alchemist 06 by Hiromu Arakawa
Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin
Kraken by China Miéville
Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul
Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead by Albert E. Cowdry
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
The Night Owls by Peter Timony
Nylon Road by Pasua Bashi
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
The Sign Painter by Allen Say
A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
xxxHolic 02 by CLAMP
Yotsuba&! 01 by Kiyohiko Azuma
Yummy by G. Neri

Misc
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 01)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 08)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 15)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 22)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 29)

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

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for August 2011 in Review

August in Review: 08/31/11

In August I finished 44 books, up one books from July. We're back in school and have gotten back into the habit of reading picture books before bed. I haven't finished Fullmetal Alchemist but I've gone through all the xxxHolic volumes I can find. I plan to get back to reading more of Twin Spica and in finishing Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.

My favorite novels were two YAs: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder and The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade. My favorite picture books were On a Windy Night by Nancy Raines Day and Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker.

Twelve of my finished books (or 1/4 of the total reads) came off my wishlist, up from one last month. I had fewer wishlist library books go back unread. My ROOB score is down to a -2.43, putting it right where I normally am in my reading. As always, I'm mostly reading library books.

Books reviewed this month

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Stars:

  1. Angelfish by Laurence Yep
  2. Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma
  3. The Doorbells for Florence by Andrew Losowsky
  4. The Flotsam by David Wiesner
  5. Fullmetal Alchemist 06 by Hiromu Arakawa
  6. Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin
  7. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  8. A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
  9. Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
  10. Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
  11. xxxHolic 02 by CLAMP
  12. Yotsuba&! 01 by Kiyohiko Azuma

    Four Stars:

  1. 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
  2. Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
  3. Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
  4. Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead by Albert E. Cowdry
  5. Nylon Road by Pasua Bashi
  6. The Sign Painter by Allen Say

    Three Stars:

  1. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
  2. The Best Cat in the World by Lesléa Newman
  3. Brain Thief by Alexander Jablokov
  4. The Country Child by Alison Uttley
  5. Donorboy by Brendan Halpin
  6. The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson
  7. Kraken by China Miéville
  8. Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul
  9. The Night Owls by Peter Timony
  10. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
  11. Yummy by G. Neri

    Two Stars:

  1. The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier

    One Star:

  1. Nick of Time by Ted Bell
Genre Source

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection

  1. Bombardiers: A Novel by Po Bronson
  2. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
  3. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
  4. Mind Snare by Gayle Greeno
  5. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

    Library books

  1. The Absolutely Awful Alphabet by Mordicai Gerstein
  2. Angelina, Star of the Show by Katharine Holabird
  3. Animal House by Candace Ryan
  4. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (audio)
  5. Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael Kaplan
  6. Bulldog's Big Day by Kate McMullan
  7. Curious George Goes to a Movie by Margret Rey
  8. Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter
  9. Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner
  10. Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger
  11. Eye of the Crow: His First Case by Shane Peacock
  12. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 23 by Hiromu Arakawa
  13. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 24 by Hiromu Arakawa
  14. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 25 by Hiromu Arakawa
  15. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
  16. If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
  17. I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman
  18. Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
  19. Libyrinth by Pearl North
  20. Monkey Food: The Complete "I Was Seven in '75" Collection by Ellen Forney
  21. Monkey Truck by Michael Slack
  22. On a Windy Night by Nancy Raines Day
  23. The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch
  24. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
  25. Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
  26. Tall Blondes: A Book About Giraffes by Lynn Sherr
  27. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 8 by CLAMP
  28. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 9 by CLAMP
  29. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 10 by CLAMP
  30. Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Volume 11 by CLAMP
  31. The Twelve Bots of Christmas by Nathan Hale
  32. The Wayside School Collection by Louis Sachar
  33. The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
  34. The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock by Stephen Jacobs
  35. Yoko's Show-and-Tell by Rosemary Wells

    Review copy

  1. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
  2. The Days of the King by Filip Florian
  3. That Day In September by Artie Van Why
  4. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

ROOB score

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