Thursday, September 8

August Wrap-Up!

August is over, which means summer is pretty much over, which means there is only 4 months left of the year and I'm a little behind on my reading! Doh! I will reach 100 books this year, but I was hoping on reading at least 125 and I'm not sure I will at this point. Still I've read some fantastic books so, that's what counts. This month I attended a Sci-Fi convention which had a lot of authors, I talked about it in this post BTFMH - And other bookish stuff. I'm also making changes to the blog. I've added a link to BTFMH to the header links as well as a navigation list on the right hand side (although it's been disappearing an re-appearing). I'm also going to clean up the side bars a bit, removing things and adding things. So things may be a bit messy for a while. But I want to clean up the blog and make things a little more organized. (Photo on the left is my cat sitting on my bookshelves - Tonnks (named after Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter.)

The Books
This month I read 7 books, which isn't bad, but I was hoping to read a couple more books for the month. My favourite book of the month was Fire in the Blood by least favourite was Pao.

1) The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood - 8.5/10
2) The Pearl of China - Anchee Min - 8.25/10
3) Sisterhood Everlasting - Ann Brashares - 7/10
4) The Lost (SGA 17) - Jo Graham and Amy Griswold - 7/10
5) Pao - Kerry Young - 5/10
6) Fire in the Blood -Irène Némirovsky - 9/10
7) Wake - Robert J. Sawyer - 7.75/10

The Challenges
I'm still doing fairly well with the challenges, the only one that I may not finish is 11 in 11. But otherwise I should be able to finish the others. I'm very close to completing a couple and should have the done in a month or so.

11 in 11 - 66/121 
100+ Challenge - 67/100 
1001 Books Challenge - 7/16
2011 Count Down Challenge - 52/66 
A - Z Challenge - 43/52 
Book Blogger Bucket List - 13/26
Canadian Reading Challenge V - 7/13
Chunkster Reading Challenge - 4/8
Fantasy Reading Challenge - 7/12 
Futeristic and Sci-Fi Challenge - 7/8
Global Reading Challenge - 12/21
Ireland Reading - 3/6
Mental Illness Advocacy Reading Challenge - 2/16 
Take a Chance III Challenge - 4/10
War Through the Generations - Civil War - 2/5

Countries Visited
This month I visited Jamaica, a brief visit to Australia (but I didn't count it officially), France, USA and Ancient Greece. I'm liking this new map I'm using, because it also lets me keep track of which provinces of Canada I've visited.

Bookish Events

This past month I went to Fan Expo, which is a massive sci-fi (and other genres) convention. This year it had a lot of authors and author panels. You can read my experiences here at this post - BTFMH and Other Bookish Stuff. I didn't go for the books, but ended up doing a lot of bookish stuff! Hurrah!

Books that Followed me Home
Here's where I list all the books that followed me home, including the books from the failed attempt to make a video at the beginning of August! (For some reason it didn't record sound)

1) Men of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
2) Tales from the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
3) Waking the Witch - Kelley Armstrong
4) The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
5) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - A trilogy of four - Douglas Adams
6) Incarceron - Catherine Fisher
7) Out for Blood - Alyxandra Harvey
8) End of Days - Max Turner
9) The Mirror Prince - Violette Malan
10) Watch - Robert J. Sawyer

And that's it for this month! Even better I managed to get this post up in good time! Only a week into the month! Go me!


  1. You seemed to read some pretty good stuff this month, and had a lot of great new ones follow you home too! I hope this month treats you very well too!

  2. Zibilee - this month is treating me very well. BIG GRIN!