Nov 022015
October 2015 in review

I’m just a few days late with my October review, but I actually got some reading done, so I wanted to share my stats anyway. Books read: In October – 10 Year-to-date – 106 Yay! I actually felt like I accomplished some reading this month. If I keep up this momentum I might be able to reach my goal of 125 books this year. It’s looking like it’s going to be close though. This month had a lot of audiobooks, so we’ll see how that goes since I don’t have a stockpile of them waiting for me anymore. Stats: This […]

Sep 302015
September 2015 in review

It’s been quite a while since I did a monthly review. I did a small review in July, but the last full one was in May. Books read: In September – 5 Year-to-date – 96 As you can see, my reading has been very slow the last few months, but I’m still on track to meet my goal of the year, mostly due to audiobooks. This is a great way to sneak in reading when you can’t, or don’t want to, read an actual book, and it’s definitely boosted my numbers this year. I’m slowly getting back into my reading […]

Aug 022015
July 2015 in review

I have been feeling out of sorts all month. It actually started just before my vacation in June, and doesn’t seem to be going away. I’m finding it extremely difficult to write reviews, and I’ve barely been reading at all. Everything just feels all wrong. I’ve had slumps before, both reading and review writing, but this one seems the worst ever. It seems to be a spiral as I’m not motivated to write the reviews in my backlog, and I don’t want to read and create more of a backlog. So round and round I go with no books and […]

Jul 052015
Week in review July 5

Boo to vacation being over. Also, boo to not getting any of my review written before or during my vacation. That was quite a bit of silence for the last few weeks, and now I have several books to review that feel like I read ages ago. Oops. Oh well. It was a great vacation. Books read: Boundary Crossed – A thrilling start to a new series. Forever Grace – A perfectly sweet romance. Thirty Days of Red – Not so good, this felt very rushed and forced. The Memory Game – A sad story that was still really good. […]

Jun 212015
Week in review Jun 21

Vacation! So nice. I managed to get a lot of reading done last week since I had several travel times. I don’t expect to get much done this week, so it balances out. Books read: Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces – Another fun adventure, and one I’m happy to report that I enjoyed, unlike the last book in the series. The Book of Speculation – A very sad feeling book, but one that has some intriguing magic woven in. Bad Will Hunting – I started off really disliking the main character, but her growth was phenomenal to […]

Jun 142015
Week in review Jun 14

Vacation countdown: only 2 more work days left! Then it’s a quick overnight trip to Vancouver, and then off to Ontario for 2 weeks. So excited! I was back for a visit in November, but this is the first time my son’s been back since we moved 2 years ago. I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly. I still vividly remember our drive across the country. Books read: Rogue – Dark and still humourous, this was a great trilogy ender. The Library at Mount Char – This was like someone asked a high person what should be […]

Jun 072015
Week in review June 7

June is flying by so quickly. I’m loving it since it means my vacation, and trip home to visit family, are almost here. I’m definitely in countdown mode already. Not really in book or reading mode, but I am still getting some books read, so at least there is progress, even if it feels like a snail’s pace to me. Books read: Shadow Scale – I’m going to be the odd man out here, because everyone has been loving this book, but I found it slow and almost boring. I did read it all, but my only real impression is […]

May 312015
May 2015 in review

My reading has really slowed down this month. Summer has definitely arrived here, and we’ve been spending a lot of time outside, enjoying the weather. So it’s natural that my reading speed is slow. To offset that, I’ve been really enjoying the books I have been getting to, so that’s good. Books read: In May – 11 Year-to-date – 68 (halfway to my goal of 125 with a month to go before halfway through the year!) Favourite book of the month: This was a really hard choice this month because I read a number of great books. I usually pick […]

May 242015
Week in review May 24

I mentioned last week that I thought summer had arrived, and I was right. Most days this week were hotter than average, reaching 26-27 Celsius (78-80F) every day. That is really warm for here. We spent a lot of time outside, often at the beach or waterpark, so I didn’t get much reading done. Books read: The Dragons of Heaven – I really wanted to like this, but it had a dual now and then narration that felt more like 2 different people, and I found it hard to follow the now story without the background provided in the then […]

May 172015
Week in review May 17

I think summer is here. I had to pull out my capris twice this week, and switched to my lighter duvet. Yay for summer! Although we are supposed to have a really hot summer, so that’s not so welcome. Books read: Gwynneth Ever After – Such a sweet and satisfying romance that featured actual, realistic children. Two for the Dough – This was a rare case where the audio version seemed to hurt rather than enhance the story. It was still funny and amusing, but the voice just didn’t click with me. Books received: I’m still in a romance mood, […]