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Jul 1, 2012, 2:44pm Top

I cannot believe that it is July already! Soon "The Dark Knight Rises" will be in theatres and I will be squealing like a helium affected fangirl. This will definitely be a good month.

Books always makes things better, though, so what are we all reading? I am plowing my way through Crime and Punishment and am now 100 pages away from completion.

Jul 1, 2012, 10:39pm Top

I finished Ender's Game which I loved!!, The Reptile Room which was really nice and light and today I finished One Day which I though was ok, not amazing but not horrible either.

I am going to start Mistborn 2: The Well of Ascension, City of Fallen Angels and The Night Circus since I've heard so many positive things about this book.

Jul 2, 2012, 12:07am Top

I started Thief's Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure. So far, so good.

Jul 2, 2012, 3:10pm Top

I'm reading Shadow of Night, the sequel to A Discovery of Witches, and it's great fun! I have several other reads going, but am ignoring them in favor of vampire-witch drama. :)

Jul 3, 2012, 3:55pm Top

Well, I found The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody in the Kindle store for a dollar, I'm currently reading that. It is stupidly hilarious, if that makes sense.
I am currently re-reading the Artemis Fowl series in preparation of The Last Guardian being released on the 10th. I'm currently on 4 out of 7 - The Opal Deception.

Jul 3, 2012, 6:43pm Top

I am reading Death Comes to Pemberly which is not bad, considering I had very low expectations.

Jul 3, 2012, 8:24pm Top

Reaper Man since I can't currently get any of the Pratchett books in order at my library. Going to search Mobius when I get back in the country next month. I hate that I'm reading them out of order, but C'est la vie.

Jul 3, 2012, 9:28pm Top

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Jul 5, 2012, 8:49pm Top

Still working on all my Hugo stuff; Jar Jar Binks Must Die and Fables: Rose Red are what I'm working on right now. I should finish the Jar Jar Binks book tomorrow and I'll move on to The Steampunk Bible.

Jul 7, 2012, 10:09am Top

Just finished Well Witched by Francis Hardinge. I'm listening to The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown on audiobook, and just picked up Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck, which I've been meaning to read for a while now.

Jul 10, 2012, 7:05pm Top

I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain and would recommend it to all dog lovers. Great book!

Jul 10, 2012, 7:23pm Top

I'm going to be a graduate assistant in the fall, so I'm getting my "education fix" now. I finished A Brief Course in the History of Education and I'm currently reading Live Language Lessons. I'm hoping to glean some information from each book that I can incorporate into the classroom. To top it off, these books are about 100 years old-- published in 1914!

Jul 10, 2012, 9:42pm Top

I finished The Night Circus and I can say it was a beautifully written book, the writing felt magical and ethereal. I started on the third Lemony Snicket The Wide Window and I'm still reading City of Fallen Angels and The Well of Ascension

Jul 11, 2012, 10:26am Top

Reading the "Short Form Editor" submissions now. The first one is Brave New Worlds a collection of dystopian short stories. I was excited at first, because I generally enjoy a good dystopia, but it turns out reading one depressing future after another, not so good for the mental health. Thankfully the rest of the category is more SF/F magazines (Asimov's, Clarkesworld, etc.) and should have a bit more variety.

Jul 11, 2012, 4:53pm Top

#13 - Ron, I'm so glad you liked The Night Circus! As you know, I found it enchanting!!!

I am still reading Shadow of Night, which is very fun, but not quite as good as A Discovery of Witches. I do think part of why I'm enjoying the second book in the trilogy a bit less is because it is taking me longer to read it, with more breaks between. Nevertheless, it doesn't disappoint, and I'm selfishly glad I was able to get a copy a few weeks in advance of it's release yesterday, as I am not now anxiously waiting for the library copy (or deciding if it's worth buying the hardback).

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Jul 17, 2012, 11:58pm Top

I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I thought it was ok, a friend of mine highly recommended me to read it but somehow it wasn't my type of book. I am still reading City of Fallen Angels and The Well of Ascension and I will start Life of Pi since there is the adaptation coming up soon and I have wanted to read it.

Jul 19, 2012, 11:42pm Top

Hey, Ron! I'm also reading City of Fallen Angels, but I just can't get into it.

I'm also reading The Eyre Affair, The Historian, The Becoming. I picked up Awakened a few weeks ago, but I think I might have skipped a book, so I stopped reading, though I've read enough to spoil if indeed I skipped a book by mistake. Dang, has this happened to anyone else???

Jul 19, 2012, 11:53pm Top

I'm reading Among Others -- recommended by Bib, I think? Anyhow, it's really good!

Jul 20, 2012, 12:00am Top

I was just praising her impeccable taste in another thread!! Three cheers for Bib!!

Hip Hip!!

Jul 20, 2012, 12:05am Top

#18: Yeah suge!...I'm forcing myself to finish it too, doesn't it feel like the same story all over again??

Jul 20, 2012, 12:09am Top

I haven't even gotten far enough to determine that!! Ha ha ha. I'm on page like 10. Ha ha ha. I read to escape and this book just isn't doing it for me right now.

Jul 20, 2012, 8:33am Top

#19: Yep, that was me! Glad you're enjoying it!

Jul 20, 2012, 1:07pm Top

Finished Shadow of Night and Words to Eat By last week, and am now halfway through The Kitchen House.

Jul 20, 2012, 7:40pm Top

I am reading A Jane Austen Education and really enjoying it. Lots of great insight into her novels. I think Cat recommended it?

Jul 22, 2012, 1:40pm Top

I'm starting to feel a little panicky about finishing everything in time to vote, so I've spent much of the weekend reading. Yesterday I finished 3 graphic novels: Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom, Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication and Unwritten: Leviathan. Now I'm working my way through some SF/F magazines and Eclipse Four. Voting closes on the 31st.

Jul 22, 2012, 4:39pm Top

I just finished The Kitchen House, an amazing, haunting story dually narrated by a white indentured servant and a slave. The anguish of life and depth of love captured by the author gave fresh empathy and reality to the horror of slavery.

Jul 22, 2012, 10:48pm Top

In the last 2 weeks I've read Cinder, Golden (Once Upon a Time), Cloaked in Red, Crossed, and several books for school . Right now I'm working on The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #5: The Asylum. I'm getting ready to read the Guys Read Funny Business stories to see which ones are appropriate to read out loud to my 2nd graders.

Jul 24, 2012, 4:40pm Top

I finished Among Others, which I really enjoyed. Now I'm rereading Lilian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who..." mysteries (at least, until I get tired of them!).

Jul 24, 2012, 6:11pm Top

#29: I read your review earlier today, I totally agree with you! (Except that I love sci-fi!)

Jul 24, 2012, 11:17pm Top

I've been reading Un Lun Dun and listening to The Amulet of Samarkand.

Jul 25, 2012, 12:12am Top

31--> I really enjoyed Un Lun Dun and the Bartimaeus trilogy!

I'm really enjoying The Eyre Affair. My only complaint is that I haven't had that much time to read lately.

Jul 25, 2012, 1:48pm Top

I'm now reading Memoir of the Sunday Brunch. It's funny, if a bit slow.

Jul 25, 2012, 9:22pm Top

I am reading The False Prince. Good so far!

Jul 26, 2012, 12:01am Top

#32: Yeah, I finally pushed them up on my to read list. I hope you find more time to read The Eyre Affair! It's really good, although my personal favorite in the series is Something Rotten. :o)

Jul 26, 2012, 12:23pm Top

Aside from the Cat Who series, I'm also listening to Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. I am really loving it so far -- it's a fairy-tale mashup that reminds me at times of Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, and Robin McKinley, so I'd recommend it to fans of any of those authors.

Jul 31, 2012, 11:57am Top

Well I've placed my votes for the Hugos. I didn't quite get through everything, but I happy with what I did get through (Everything was electronic, so I don't know pages for sure but I'd estimate I read somewhere around 7,000-7,500 pages in the last two months.

More than that, it gave me the idea to continue my SF(/F) education by reading all the past nominated works too. I'm starting with the novels, Double Star to be exact. I also started a blog to keep track of my progress and share thoughts. I'd love to see everyone stop by!

Jul 31, 2012, 3:50pm Top

#37--> Goodness, Bib! I think we were separated at birth. I had thinking of doing the same all year: reading and watching classic sci-fi and fantasy shows and books. I guess you are the twin that actually does things while I just think about doing them. For the project, I started watching Star Trek and last week I moved Speaker for the dead to my bedside. Good luck with you blog!!

Jul 31, 2012, 5:17pm Top

#38: I am reading Ender in Exile suge!!

Aug 2, 2012, 4:27pm Top

Coowelllll!! But that's the last Ender book I actually own. I´ll have to get the rest of the series.

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