Friday, August 25, 2006

End-of-summer reading roundup

Next week, I'll be blogging about my five favorite books of the summer (none of which actually came out this summer, but I'm always behind the times, worthless at the water cooler).

Four novels and two non-fiction books made the list. Find out next week how I got 4+2 to equal 5.

So what were some of your summer standouts? It was kind of a lame season for movies, but what about books?

(Speaking of books, go vote in the Quills, the awards picked by regular folks like you and me. But not until after you leave a comment.)


I spent the whole summer getting caught up on my to be read pile. Unfortunately, while I have been reading a lot, my TBR pile just keeps getting bigger. I have a whole shelf dedicated to books I have not read yet, and I have more books coming especially in September which is a huge month for me. Some major books that I have been looking forward to for awhile come out in Sept. Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan, Playing With Fire by Gena Showalter and Destiny By Mistake by P.C. Cast just to name a few. I have taken August off with reading though because I have been big time sick and have mostly slept. But I am about to start a book that looks really funny. It's called Moonlight, Wine & Staks by Lynn Warren. So far, my favorite book this summer has been A Bite To Remember by Lynsay Sands. I love her vampire series.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 8/25/2006 10:12 AM

P.S. Staks is meant to be Stakes. Moonlight, Wine & Stakes. Darn typos.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 8/25/2006 10:13 AM

My 3 favs this summer: Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Historian, and Angel's Gambit. No, really. To the horror, I'm sure, of my colleagues, I couldn't finish Love in the Time of Cohlera. But I am reading something by Jorge Luis Borges (without Luis his name rhymes) and enjoying it. I guess that gets me back into the English prof's union. Hey, I like Umberto Eco.


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