Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012 Wrap-Up

Here's a summary of my book-related activity for July 2012. It's, uh, really long. Very bad month for Operation: TBR Reduction; very good month for my R.L. Stine collection!

Books I read (linked to the reviews)

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (TBR pile)
Xoc by Matt Dembicki (NetGalley)
The Wish List by Eoin Colfer (TBR pile)
Auraria by Tim Westover (NetGalley)
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (re-read [but this time in audio!]) (not quite done, but I'll finish it on the long weekend for sure)

Books I bought

The Cat From Outer Space
by Ted Key

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 8 Volume 7: Twilight
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 8 Volume 8:
Last Gleaming

Full Moon Halloween
(The Nightmare Room #10)
by R.L. Stine

Fear the Fantastic
(Everworld #6) by
K.A. Applegate
Full Moon Fever (Goosebumps
Series 2000 #22) by R.L. Stine
Spike: After the Fall
Jerks-in-Training (Space
Cadets #1) by R.L. Stine
Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the
Sun: Young Women and Mentors
on the Transition to Womanhood

Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space
by Debbie Dadey
Dune: House Harkonnen
by Brian Herbert and
Kevin J. Anderson
Secret Admirer (Fear
Street #36) by R.L. Stine

Sandworms of Dune by
Brian Herbert and
Kevin J. Anderson
Midnight Games (Fear Street
Nights #2) by R.L. Stine
All Night Party (Fear
Street #43) by R.L. Stine

Darkest Dawn (Fear Street
Nights #3) by R.L. Stine
The Good, the Bad, and the
Very Slimy (Rotten School #3)
by R.L. Stine
Heads, You Lose! (Goosebumps
Horrorland #15) by R.L. Stine

Nightmare House: Time for Terror
by R.L. Stine
Haunted Lighthouse by
R.L. Stine
House of a Thousand Scream
(Ghosts of Fear Street #17)
by R.L. Stine

Books I've been approved for on NetGalley

The Blueprint: Averting
Global Collapse by
Daniel Rirdan
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

A Tale of Two Daddies
by Vanita Oelschlager
A Tale of Two Mommies
by Vanita Oelschlager

Books I received as gifts

Organic Weddings: Balancing Ecology,
Style, and Tradition by
Michelle Kozin

Books I won in giveaways

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Books my honey lovingly bought me, because he knows me so well

The Fate of the Dwarves (The Dwarves #4)
by Markus Heitz
(OMG it's finally here!!!)

Progress on challenges

The Mists of Avalon was my July book for the Read Your OWN Library! Challenge.

The Wish List was my July Random Read.

I completed the following letters for the 2012 A-Z Book Challenge: X

I read 2 books for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.

I read 1 book for the 2012 Anne Rice Challenge. You can still sign up!

Operation: TBR Reduction: I added 29 (!) books to my to read list and removed 9 (the number of books I read, plus FIVE that I managed to give away off my TBR pile! Booyakasha!), so my pile increased by 20 this month. Once I realised it was hopeless, I just sort of gave in and bought more books than I normally would! Also, my partner and I did a bit of used book store hopping, and I found a couple of gold mines, so all thoughts of challenges flew out the window!

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