Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Reading Extravaganza

Greetings on my very first blog post! Come on in, sit down in your favorite chair, and follow me into HappySappyBookReaderland... where there are no bad books, just misunderstood ones. Actually that's not where I've led you at all, I've led you into ItIsWhatItIsville where you get to decide if a book suits your fancy after I have blazed sometimes terrifying territory first.

While I have always known I have a slight reading problem (or book problem according to my sister who packed them all for my last move), it has really become apparent this summer after three straight semesters of graduate school. I have a new policy with myself that if I intend to actually escape from graduate school that I am not allowed to read for leisure while school is in session (excepting holidays, mid-semester breaks, long weekends, and the occasional new release I just can’t wait to crack open). I held to this, mostly, last semester and had fantastic grades and a ridiculously long backlog in my TBR (to be read) pile. Seriously, if I weren’t so enamored of my two e-book readers, I would be completely buried in books.

Thankfully I have taken all of the summer classes my program offers, so I have had a blessedly book filled summer. I had kept a list going into the summer of what I wanted to read and I figured a list coming out would be stabilizing to my mental state, and a bit of a souvenir of this literary journey.

The books I have read were either purchased by me (very few in number due to my college broke-ness), checked out from the library (I have 18 libraries in the county I moved to last year, very very exciting), or generously given to me by two very awesome authors as ARCs.   

Coming up are reviews (or at least one or two words) of everything I have read (and will still read since school doesn’t start for a couple weeks still) this summer. Some have been lackluster; but some have been jewels I will read again and again, most fall somewhere between like some happy Bell curve of well rounded reading.

Watch out, here they come...

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