Posts tagged ‘Month in Review’

April 4th, 2011

March in Review ~Whole Lotta Reading. Reviewing? Not So Much.

by Gwen

Okay, so I took a step back from posting here to focus on my health, school and other writing, but that doesn’t mean that I stopped reading. Au contraire, my pretties. I read A LOT.

  1. When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley 2011
  2. Gated Grief by Leila Levinson 2011 NF
  3. Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant 1888 (Reviewed On Other Site)
  4. The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 1843 (Other Site)
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conon Doyle 1901
  6. Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith 2011
  7. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1902
  8. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 1803
  9. Poke the Box by Seth Godin 2011 NF
  10. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allen Poe 1844 (Other Site)
  11. The Girl Who Became A Beatle by Greg Taylor 2011
  12. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear 2011
  13. Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac 1833 (Other Site)
  14. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad 1907
  15. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift 1729 (Other Site)
  16. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan 1915
  17. Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allen 2006
  18. Planet Home by Jeffrey Hollender 2010 NF
  19. The Accident by (not going to say because it was a wonderful manuscript)
  20. A Professor, A Meteor, and A President by Cathryn J. Price 2011
  21. Yo Momma So Extraordinary by Zachary Reese and Ethan McCreadie 2011

Wow, I got tired just writing that. My favorite books this month were Gated Grief because it was so powerful and A Modest Proposal because it led to some fun discussions.

What was your favorite book for March?

August 31st, 2010

August in Review

by Gwen

Bookworm by justina kochansky


August books finished 

The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell 2010 432pp

The Tree by John Fowles 1979/2010 NF 112pp

Living Organized by Sandra Felton 2004 NF 224pp

Silent Scream by Karen Rose 2010 608pp

97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman 2010 NF 272pp

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott 2008 400pp

Radiance by Alyson Noel 2010 192pp

Angel of Death Row by Andrea D. Lyon 2010 NF 288pp

Free for All by Don Borchert 2007 NF 224pp

Penguin 75 (Commentary) 2010 NF 256pp

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller 2010 416pp

Blind Man’s Alley by Justin Peacock 2010 480pp

Social Media Metrics by Jim Sterne 2010 NF 272pp

Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard 2010 304pp

Mom’s Guide to Earning Money Online by Barb Webb 2006 NF 224pp

The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett 2003 352pp

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford 2010 384pp

Hiroshima in the Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto 2010 NF 336pp

The Associates by Richard Rayner 2008 NF 223pp

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style by Paula Deen & Brandon Branch 2010 NF 224pp

Think of a Number by John Verdon 2010 418pp


21 books and 6,337 pages of mostly delicious reading. (Art just pointed out to me that War and Peace is only 1296 pages long)

Some favorites-

*If you like a bit of cooking in your history, make sure you check out my Cross-Bloggination post at The Lost Entiwife or the review of 97 Orchard.

*New to YA? You must read The Eternal Ones.

*My review isn’t up yet, but I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED at Johannes Cabal The Detective. Seriously, the sarcasm was so funny that I was grateful that I wasn’t reading in public. Agatha Christie, eat your heart out.

All of that reading left us just enough time to take Murphy Grace, AKA the Beast, on his first trip to the beach. He did well, didn’t pee in the water, and is ready to go again.

Murphy at Pismo