Sunday, July 12, 2009

TSS June in Review

Salon Sunday may be found here.

Books read:


60.The Accordionist's Son**** by Bernardo Atxaga (US)
61.Hard Rain**** by Janwillem Van De Wetering (Netherlands) mystery
62.Carpentaria**** by Alexis Wright (Australia)
63.The Italian Girl**** by Iris Murdoch (UK)

64.Last Night in Montreal**** by Emily St. John Mandel (Canada)
65.Wanting***** by Richard Flanagan (Australia)
66.The Great Lover**** by Jill Dawson (UK)

67.The Pages**** by Murray Bail (Australia)

68.Belong to Me**** by Marisa de los Santos (US)
69.The Fifth Child**** by Doris Lessing (UK)
70.Becoming Abigail***** by Chris Abani (Nigeria)


Pages read: 3,065


Books Reviewed:


The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani
Ex-Cottagers in Love by J. M. Kearns

Giveaways:
Testimony by Anita Shreve

Challenges completed:


Spring Reading Thing

The 2nd Canadian Book Challenge Eh?
Themed Challenge

Pub Challenge 2009

Do Re Mi Challenge
Unshelved Challenge

New Challenges posted:


Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009
The Four Month Challenge

Special events:


Bloggiesta June 19 - 21

18 hours of blog improvement and writing over 2 days


48 Hour Book Challenge:

8 hours of reading, 1 1/2 books read, illness prevented more


Books and Reading Memes:

What Are You Reading On Mondays? 4

Mailbox Monday 4
Library Loot 3

New Crayons 3

Weekly Geeks 2 (Reviews Catchup)
Musing Mondays 2
What's on Your Nightstand? 1
Cover Attraction 1
Booking Through Thursday 1 (15 books that have stuck with you)

July's upcoming reviews:


Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing (sequel to The Fifth Child)
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (The Other Hand in the UK)

No Such Creature by Giles Blunt

My best month since January, no complaints here.


Questions, opinions, reading recommendations or links to reviews are welcomed. I'd love to read them.

7 comments:

  1. You did really well with your challenges this month.

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  2. Congrats on the great month! You're a fast reader.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  3. You read some real good books! Hope July is just as fruitful!

    Here is my TSS post

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  4. Hello,

    You are one of my winners for a copy of JANEOLOGY!

    Please email your address to me at kharrin2003 AT yahoo DOT com

    Thanks!

    K. Harrington
    author, Janeology

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  5. June was a great month for you!! I hope July works out the same and you're doing great on all of those challenges!!

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  6. I'm blown away by how much you get accomplished. Love coming here.

    New 9 book giveaway at Color Online. Come by.

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  7. Wow! the best month really for you! :)

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