Monthly Review (August 2010)

Man, I miss blogging. I’m doing what I wanted and keeping up with my schoolwork, but I miss blogging and reading and interacting with bloggers. I’m enjoying my classes (for the most part) and I know I’ll be glad I cut back on blogging when all my papers and tests start happening around the same time, but right now? Right now I’m kinda sad.

I had no idea blogging would be SUCH a large part of my life! I’ve been doing it pretty steadily for nearly two years now, and while I’ve taken some breaks before I’ve never consciously cut back on blogging altogether before. I’ve got MUCH less to do now, and since there’s not a whole lot to do at school yet I’ve actually been sitting around staring at my computer wondering how to occupy myself. I’ve so far solved that problem by watching the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series (I haven’t seen episode three yet so DON’T SPOIL ME) and old American movies, but what’s to stop me from BLOGGING? Eh? Except myself, of course. Because I said I wasn’t going to as much as I did before. Right.

But I DO miss blogging. Maybe I can blog instead of watching the same TV shows over and over again (I’m seen Sherlock episode one about four times already). Maybe I can post a bit more and it’ll be okay! So I guess I’m trying to say: a) I miss y’all, b) I have slightly more free time than I thought I would have, and c) look forward to more frequent posts from me for the time being (although still no memes. I’m tired of meme). I guess I’m lonely? However silly that makes me sound.

Reading Stats
11 total books read
25 total books reviewed
0 ebooks
0 audiobooks
11 pbooks

8 were by authors new to me
0 were rereads!

Top 3 Books
172. Countdown – Deborah Wiles [rating: 4/5]
179. The Meaning of Everything – Simon Winchester [rating: 4.5/5] %
180. Mexican Enough – Stephanie Elizondo Griest [rating: 4/5]

Books Read
170. Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood [rating: 3.5/5]
171. A Desirable Residence – Madeleine Wickham [rating: 3.5/5] R
172. Countdown – Deborah Wiles [rating: 4/5]
173. Ring – Koji Suzuki [rating: 2.5/5] %
174. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey [rating: 4/5]
175. A Quick Bite – Lynsay Sands [rating: 2/5] %
178. The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells [rating: 3.5/5] %
179. The Meaning of Everything – Simon Winchester [rating: 4.5/5] %
180. Mexican Enough – Stephanie Elizondo Griest [rating: 4/5]
181. The Kingdom Keepers – Ridley Pearson [rating: 3/5] %
182. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats – Mario Acevedo [rating: 2/5]

Books Reviewed
116. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County – Tiffany Baker [rating: 4/5]
123. The Lost Conspiracy – Frances Hardinge [rating: 5/5]
128. Magic Under Glass – Jaclyn Delamore [rating: 3.5/5]
131. The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea – Barbara Sjoholm [rating: 4/5]
137. A Dirty Job – Christopher Moore [rating: 4/5]
138. The Risks of Sunbathing Topless – Kate Chynoweth (ed.) [rating: 4/5]
139. Medina Hill – Trilby Kent [rating: 2/5]
140. Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years – Michael Kurland (ed.) [rating: 3/5]
141. The Veiled Detective – David Stuart Davies [rating: 2/5]
142. I Am Spock – Leonard Nimoy [rating: 4/5]
144. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons [rating: 4.5/5]
145. The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh [rating: 2.5/5]
146. Unlikely Destinations – Tony & Maureen Wheeler [rating: 2/5]
147. A Madness of Angels – Kate Griffin [rating: 3/5]
148. Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? – Thomas Kohnstamm [rating: 2/5]
149. All the Fishes Come Home to Roost – Rachel Manija Brown [rating: 5/5]
150. Mimus – Lilli Thal [rating: 4.5/5]
151. Malice – Chris Wooding [rating: 3/5]
152. Scat – Carl Hiassen [rating: 2.5/5]
153. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams [rating: 4.5/5] %
154. Magic Moon – Wolfgang and Heike Hohlbein [rating: 1/5]
155. Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moons #1 – Sunao Yoshida [rating: 2.5/5]
170. Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood [rating: 3.5/5]
171. A Desirable Residence – Madeleine Wickham [rating: 3.5/5
172. Countdown – Deborah Wiles [rating: 4/5]

Affiliate Earnings
Amazon: $7.22; pretty good! Only one book sold, but someone else bought some expensive electronic stuff. Thanks, whoever you are! Now I can buy a paperback…eventually.
Powell’s: $0 again, which is kind of disappointing. Why isn’t anyone buying stuff from Powell’s through me?
Total for the year so far: $52.11
Results: My earnings from February to June finally managed to get the pay balance up past $10, so it was deposited into my account a few days ago. I’ve got some spending money now! I think I’ll buy a guidebook. Or possibly the new Triskellion book when it comes out.

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0 thoughts on “Monthly Review (August 2010)”

  1. I WILL NOT SPOIL YOU but the third episode is quite good. It totally chagrined my dazzle that they’ve only renewed it for three more episodes. Next year. Britain seems determined to make my wait for the start of American fall TV incredibly long. :p

    Also, I am glad you will be blogging!

    1. I knoooooooow! Why only three more episodes? I mean, if they’re 1.5 hours long again that’s great and everything, but SIX episodes would be even better! y/n?

      Silly Britain. I hope some other good TV show starts between now and then so I can distract myself from not having more Cumberbatch and Freeman running around together.

  2. I never miss blogging exactly. I usually think of lots of things to blog about when I can’t get to a computer, but then I don’t make time to actually write a post when I have the laptop in front of me. So I feel guilty about not blogging more than actually missing blogging.

    You read 11 books in August? Good for you! I usually jump up and down if I get four books read in a month :-).

    1. Haha, that happens to me. I think of a really good topic for a post and then when I get a chance to actually WRITE it I can’t get up the energy. School is very tiring.

      11 books isn’t bad but then I did read nearly 30 last month. So, y’know. School.

  3. Awww it doesn’t make you sound silly at all. I’m guessing you must have really liked the first episode if you’ve seen it four times, but how did you feel about the second one? (boo, hiss, but the third one is a huge improvement)

    1. I enjoyed it, although not as much as the first because the first one is VERY high-paced, with lots of action and awesome BC!Sherlock and WATSON and omg, so exciting. Second episode seems to be more about character building and everyone being mean to Sherlock (with a bit of action), which is fine but doesn’t make me want to watch it more than, I don’t know, five times.

      I’m looking forward to watching the third episode! I was going to put it off for a few more months but I think I’ll watch it this weekend instead because I feel like crap and still have homework to do. I need an enticement.

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