October 1, 2010 by

September 2010


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Not only was this the month of the San Francisco Public Library book sale at Fort Mason center but I also held a mini contest on FaceBook for friends to guess how many books I read. Yeah, because I am just that impressed with myself. I feel a little shame maybe.

Maybe. A little.


Books Read: 46 (+7 unfinished)

Books Bought: 49

Books from Library: 33

Books Loaned/Given: 1

Money spent (approximately): $81 Well…..SFPL Big Book Sale, what can I say? Also $25 spent at Amazon. Whoops.

Favorite Books: Gah. I read so many. So many! Let’s see.

D.U.F.F. (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger. All right, I know, I know. The title is offensive and awful but I enjoyed the book. There was a lot of sex in it for a YA novel which was both fascinating (because that’s not normal, let me tell you. Or maybe I’ve just been reading the wrong YA books) and giggle-inducing. Because I’m like a pre-pubescent.

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett which I finally, FINALLY read. It did seem to have a little repetiion which I know I shouldn’t blame on the Alzheimer’s but…well, I dunno. I enjoyed the Patrician and the wizards and Nutt. Plus now I just got his newest book–Tiffany Aching! Yey. So obviously letting it go stale and than finally reading it the month the new one came out wasn’t such a bad plan.

Size 12 Is Not Fat, Size 14 Is Not Fat Either and Big Boned by Meg Cabot. I was re-reading these obviously since I, of course, have already read everything by Cabot. But these were just as delightful the second (ok, maybe third) time around. Unlike the Queen of Babble trilogy–that I also re-read this month–and which were not so great anymore.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. It’s a new series by Evanovich–who writes the Stephanie Plum ones. They’ve got Diesel from the Plum books and are about the seven deadly sins and him tracking users. There’s also romance. And a cat! Annnnd a monkey. Also cupcakes!

Millennium Snow vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori. Sigh. I am annoyed that she stopped writing these to work on Ouran High School Host Club even though I love those. But now I love these too and am sad not to know how they end.

Meagan Meade’s Guide to the McGowen Boys by Kate Brian. Bought this at the sale even though I’d already read it from the library. Still totally liked it.

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby. Not AS great as I was hoping it to be but still pretty good. I think I need to re-read The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale because as stories of famous people becoming friends with ordinary people go that one was killer.

Least Favorite Books: Oh.My.Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs. Should have known better from the title. She’s So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott. Was hopeful it would be about zombies! It wasn’t. Never Slow Dance With A Zombie by E. Van Lowe. Was actually about zombies. Wasn’t actually good. All this talk of zombies…I should be working on my own book.

7 Responses to September 2010

  1. Kristen

    46! PATHETIC. A true friend would have caught up with my estimate of 100 in order to make sure I won the special medal you had made.

    There is a special medal, right?

    Also, about time you read Unseen Academicals. Sheesh.

  2. kim.jordan

    My mom says she saw you on tv, at the library book sale! I forgot to tell you. You made the news, even if you only read 46 books for the month!

  3. michele

    SERIOUSLY?!?!? what news station? i want to see myself on the news! that’s crazy!

    kris! don’t be mean! i am already ashamed enough of my measly 46 books read. i’ll try to do better this month. even if it means reading 20 picture books to evan to bump up my numbers. even though that’s cheating.

    i could make a special medal…

  4. Kristen

    The news was there?! You are famous!

    Man, I used to be so annoyed that there were always news people wandering around my neighborhood whose cameras I would have to dodge. A few weeks away and already I’m all wide-eyed about it. Pathetic.

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    Close to this subject, it’s really very sad to see Terry Pratchett openly discussing his plans for his own assisted suicide. Wish it was a Discworld novel so you wouldn’t have to go to it and open it and deliberately read it if you didn’t want to. It’s hard avoiding it when it’s dominating the news media though.

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