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June Wrap-Up

July 1, 2008

Oh my goodness, how did it get to be July already? Wasn’t it just April?

June was kind of a strange month, reading-wise; I was super busy with labwork and rather sleep-deprived for most of the month, which led to quite a lot of audiobook listening and not nearly as much physical-book reading. All told I managed 13 books in June, bringing my total up to 84 for the first half of the year, which is well on-track for my goal of 150 for the year.

Audiobooks
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
MirrorMask by Neil Gaiman
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Fantasy:
Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay
Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage (also check out my Q & A with the author, and chance to win a free copy!)

Non-Fiction:
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments by François Delamare & Bernard Guineau
The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon

Historical Fiction:
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Rumors by Anna Godbersen


June was a good month traffic-wise, as well, with my best numbers yet. Many thanks also to everyone who left a comment this month:

If you’ve stopped by but don’t see your name on this list, first, thanks for reading, and second, leave a comment and let me know you’re here!


Finally, I thought I’d throw in a few of the search terms that made me laugh this month:

message of all quiet on the western front
War’s bad, mmmkay?

lord of emporers free book
free copy all quiet on western front
read the work of cornelia funke inkspell
read beowulf, seamus heaney

May I suggest your local library?

bad monkeys ending
sweet far thing ending synopsis
well of ascension spoilers
extras” the book ending

EVERYONE DIES.

edward cullen emotionally abusive
Yes, I certainly think he is, although I’m definitely in a minority. Friends, parents, and bosses have all learned not to get me started on this topic, because I get angry and then refuse to shut up about it.

amber’s book blog
Nope, sorry. I go by Fyrefly, or occasionally Nicki, but not Amber.

wine in the book outlander
Yes, there was, although I can’t really give you any specifics. I also recommend wine with the book Outlander.

are jean plaidy and philippa gregory the
If the end of that question is “same person?”, the answer is no, definitely not. In fact, I think the only end of that question which has a “yes” answer is “authors of the two biographies of Katharine of Aragon that you have read?”

george rr martin, special topics in calamity physics
Sheesh, that’s a random combination. The first I love, the second…. well, not so much.

dava sex problem
personal blog sexual

Man, I bet these folks were disappointed.

Not nearly so many “book report on X” searches as usual, but I guess school’s out for the summer, eh?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dawn permalink
    July 1, 2008 9:10 pm

    I love the out-takes on the search terms; unintended humor is always the sharpest!

    Yes, where did June go? My kids reminded me today that:
    1. we’re halfway thru 2008 (guess I should really stop dating my checks “2007”)
    2. we’re about as far away from Christmas as possible … but getting closer!

    Where are their priorities?

  2. July 2, 2008 8:38 am

    Ugh! What is this July you speak of? I know it not!! ;-)

  3. July 2, 2008 9:06 am

    Dawn – My brother’s birthday is almost exactly halfway around from Christmas, and he’d always brag about his even distribution of presents.

    Lisa – No kidding! Shouldn’t it still be slightly before Memorial Day?

  4. July 10, 2008 5:07 pm

    Great month reading wise (or audio wise I should say). I’m going to do much better on commenting this next month. I think I was a little burnt out but now I’m back and ready for more!

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