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What Are You Reading: August 01, 2011: 08/01/11
Most of what I finished last week was short. The books were picture books or manga. The only book of any significant length was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — a book I took the entire month of July to read.
My current favorite reads are Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock and the first of the Emily the Strange books by Rob Reger. I'm enjoying Reger's book so much, I'm using one of my favorite quotes from the book on my August archive.
Although it seems like I'm reading tons this summer, I'm still slowing down from my all time high during spring semester. In July I finished 43 books, many of which were picture books, tween books or manga. I'm reading fewer picture books now that I'm not in the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class. Also my youngest can now read and is doing most of her reading on her own, which leaves me free to read something other than picture books.
My goal this week is to finish The Goddess Test, Eye of the Crow and Emily the Strange.
Finished Last Week:
Every week I'm asked how much I read or how I'm capable of reading as much as I do. Beyond reading short stuff with lots of pictures, I don't know what to tell you. So here's a graph:
Comment #1: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 04:56:38
The Book Thief is one of my favourite books, I cannot believe how many books you read at once, keep up the great work ;)
I've also got the Goddess Test in my TBR pile but I'm not that happy with the Australian cover :(
Comment #2: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 12:55:45
The Book Thief is a popular favorite. I will get my review posted as soon as I can. The Australian cover of The Goddess Test is the one where she's in a red dress? I actually like that one better than the blue dress. Red's more befitting her role in the book.
Comment #3: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 05:31:59
I feel so ashamed. Haven't read The Book Thief yet by Mark Zusak. Need to read it very soon. Might get to it in the fall which is almost here.
Comment #4: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 12:58:53
Unless you need to read it for school or work, there's not need to feel ashamed for not getting to a particular book, even if it's a popular one. Happy reading!
Comment #5: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 09:38:12
I'm going to be tackling The Book Thief next week for my book club and I can't wait! I look forward to your review of it - I've heard good things from others so I'm excited.
Comment #6: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 13:00:33
The Book Thief is a popular book. I have my review written but it will be a while before I post it.
Comment #7: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 10:51:37
Wow. I don't think I've ever seen someone who has read that many books in a month. And now I see you've been doing this for a while!
Here's my It's Monday! What are You Reading? for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Readerbuzz's August Giveaway! I hope you will stop by and join in Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!
Comment #8: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 13:02:05
Good luck with the giveaway.
Comment #9: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 13:16:46
Comment #10: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 13:03:31
I am reading slower right now and I suspect I will be finishing even fewer books by next month. I'll be working part time, interning and taking a full load of classes.
Comment #11: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 16:48:31
When I track mine and do my wrap-up, I include book totals for the month and total pages.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #12: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:17:04
I don't post page totals in my wrap-ups. When I remember, I post the total number of books finished but I wanted a graph to see how the different months measured up.
Comment #13: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 18:38:17
Love the chart. Its so interesting to see how our reading months stack up. While I read less books in the summer due to my activity... I increase on the audio because of my activity.
Comment #14: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:19:23
I usually save the audio books for long drives to see relatives.
Comment #15: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 19:12:04
I wish I had time to read that many books each week!
I'll have to click on the links and check them out!
Comment #16: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:21:31
I'm not spending all day reading. I read before bed, while my daughter is bathing, when I'm waiting for my daughter to take her dance class.
Comment #17: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 19:43:52
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! I saw your graph and think it's wonderful! You read so many books monthly...congratulations!!!
Comment #18: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:22:34
But most of them are short. If I were sticking to full length novels or non-fiction books, my number would be about a third of what it is.
Comment #19: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 19:54:11
I'm totally impressed with the graphs; go you!
The Book Thief is one of my all time favorites.
Comment #20: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:26:34
The Book Thief is memorable but it's not on my list of all time favorites. I'll get a review posted soon.
Comment #21: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 20:33:38
i like The Goddess Test, kinda light read with an unexpected twist. love the graph! Me? i read 17 books last July :)
Comment #22: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:27:03
I'm enjoying The Goddess Test and want to finish it this week. Seventeen books is more typical of how much reading I would do in a month before I started book blogging and before I had kids. The picture books pad the numbers.
Comment #23: Monday, August, 1, 2011 at 20:41:47
Even putting in your picture books and manga that's a whole lot of books!
Comment #24: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:29:04
In terms of page numbers, what I finished last week is about the same as three full length novels.
Comment #25: Tuesday, August, 2, 2011 at 02:07:14
I heard that The Book Thief is an amazing book, if a little sad.
And DAMN! That's a hell of a lot of books you've read...make my 40 odd books read so far pale in comparison...like comparing a lantern to the SUN! LOL good for you.
Comment #26: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:35:20
In June I posted a graph of my reading amounts for different years. It's only recently that I've read as much as I do now.
The Book Thief is a popular favorite. I liked it but it didn't bowl me over.
Comment #27: Tuesday, August, 2, 2011 at 12:32:44
Love the idea of this graph, if I read more I would totally be making one too. Fantastic plan!
Comment #28: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:41:23
I've been making graphs of my reading even before I was reading at my current pace. I like graphs and pie charts.
Comment #29: Tuesday, August, 2, 2011 at 12:39:02
Wow, I feel like a slacker..lol. You are awesome. I have to read The Book Thief. It has been sitting in my TBR pile way too long.
Comment #30: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:44:23
I think my copy sat on my TBR for four years.
Comment #31: Tuesday, August, 2, 2011 at 14:01:12
I can believe you read that many books. I just can't believe how quickly you get your reviews up!
Comment #32: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:45:40
If you look at my monthly wrap up you'll see that the books I reviewed aren't the same ones I read. It takes me weeks (sometimes months) to get a review posted for a book I've read. I read a lot faster than I write or blog.
Comment #33: Sunday, August, 7, 2011 at 23:57:34
Considering your smallest month was 40 in February - WHEW!
Comment #34: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:37:35
I suspect August will be an even smaller month. The Book Thief is an interestingly written book certainly memorable.