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A Month in Books: August 2012

August: the dog days of summer … and high wedding season if you’re in your late 20s/early 30s. Luckily road trips/weekends away leave lots of time for reading, and very little time for writing or reviewing. I’m trying to take advantage of what time I have left for pleasure reading since I start school on September 10th (more on that later!)  I have a sneaking suspicion that school’s going to take up all the time I had tucked away for pleasure reading. 🙂

Now that summer has drawn to a close, what was the best book you read this summer?

For me, it was hands down Carrie Lofty‘s Starlight. Damn that woman writes a good book!

(Links take you to full reviews on Goodreads.  Go ahead and click. Sometimes the snark is worth it.)

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A Month in Books: November 2011

Got in a good mix of historical fiction, literary fiction, mystery, romance and sci-fi this month. My tendency is to go straight for historical mysteties or historical romances, but I’m trying to consciously branch out. Being part of a book club will help with this goal. Our first book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford was a big success.

Question for Perusers: are you part of a book club?  If so, what do you read? A specific genre or anything that looks interesting? How to do you choose what book to read next?

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