Sunday, September 12, 2010

TSS: The I'm behind in everything edition

I am so far behind in everything! I have a couple of reviews to write that should already be posted, I have only done limited blog hopping for the last couple of weeks, I have library books that I am returning unread by the handful, a few other posts that are running around in my head, I haven't even thought about what posts I am going to write for BBAW which is this week, and I still haven't done my August round up! No pressure!

I guess I can only cross one thing at a time over the list, so here is my August reading round up. The books I read were:

A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin 3/5
The Hypnotist by M J Rose  4/5
The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick 4/5
The Reincarnationist by M J Rose 4/5
Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3.5/5
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis 5/5
The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White 4/5
Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas 4/5
Zack: Armed and Dangerous by Cheyenne McCray 4/5
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English 3/5
The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner 4.5/5
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich 3/5
The Dead of the Night by John Marsden 4.5/5
My Fair Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren 4/5
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman 3/5
Emma Vol 5 by Kaoru Mori 4/5

August ended up being my best reading month since March purely in terms of the number of books read. So how did I do with the challenges I am participating in.

Firstly, I had one last book to read for the LJ Smith Reading Challenge, but couldn't manage to fit it in. I do intend to read that book (Reunion) but it was one of the books that I ended up having to return it unread in the last few days. Expect to see it turn up as reloot in a Library Loot post soon.

My August read for the Year of the Historical reading challenge was A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin.

Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon was my 20th and final read for this year's Romance Reading Challenge.

I read The Dead of the Night by John Marsden for the Aussie Author Challenge. I just have one more book to read to complete this challenge.

I didn't realise it until just now, but as at the end of August, I had actually read 99 books towards this year's 100+ Reading Challenge, which means I actually finished it on 1 September! I had signed up to read 100 or more library books for the Support Your Local Library challenge. I am not 100% sure that I am going to make it, but at this stage I have managed to read 73 so far, so I might do!

I did join one new challenge at the end of the month - Carl's Readers Imbibing Peril (RIP) V. In a way I am looking forward to the end of the year when lots and lots of new challenges get announced! I am not reading the books required to finish the challenges I am already signed up for, but some new challenges wouldn't go astray!


  1. Cut yourself some slack, Marg! I think you've done an awesome job.

    Look at all those books you've read in August AND the progress you've made on the challenges.

    I didn't even go in BBAW because... umm... self-confidence problem and too scared of extra work/time on computer etc.

    Anyway, I think you can sit back and admire your impressive list of completions for August.

  2. It's only a hobby Marg so you can relax - we won't be sending the blog police around to your place any time soon.

  3. Well, you've done a lot of work already. I don't know how you keep all those challenges straight.


  4. Wow that is a lot of books read! And yes you sure did well.
    I have some reviews that should have been up day

  5. I'm far behind in everything that concerns blogging as well, but I'm sure we will both manage to catch up!

  6. You remind me of me! I read about 65 books a year and was very proud of that until now!

  7. How? As in wow to the book list there. That's an incredible number! I wasn't aware there was an L J Smith challenge, will have to look that up.

    You may be behind in regards to blogging but you've made up for it in reading.

  8. You may be behind but you certainly had a good month in August!

  9. Its ok! We are all like that! I have read only one book till date in September!

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

  10. Look, we'll let you off this once with a warning :)

  11. Oh sweetie I can so relate! When I dot get time off I am so bone tired, that lookingat the computer screen is the last I want to do.
    Hang in there, and don't sweat it. You'll get caught up eventually. We still love ya :)



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