Thursday, December 13, 2012

July Wrap Up

Yes this is coming late but hey, at least I'm getting it done!!  LOL

July was a blast of a month.  I didn't travel but I did take a nice long vacation.  :P  It was very  much needed.  I also got a new Edge.  My family went to the Stampede again (see above picture- mom, dad and me) and my aunt's friend from Norway was visiting so we took him.  My cousin went off to boot camp.  And we spent a few days at my grandfather's house, which he really liked and Charlie loved.  I've never seen her so tired out.  LOL  It may have been a slow-ish reading month, but lots of other stuff was going on so that's ok.

1. The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien: B

2. Sticks & Stones by Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux: B+

This is the second book in the Cut & Run series.  It picks up with Ty and Zane after the events of Book 1.  They're visiting Ty's family and it definitely highlighted something that I took for granted with the conclusion of book 1, that these guy's have a ways to go in their relationship yet.  LOL  I enjoyed this one.  The dynamics with Ty and his family were insightful.  Very enjoyable.

3. A Dance of Love and Jealousy by Roland Graeme: B+

I like ballet and stories and movies featuring ballet dancers are usually winners with me.  A Dance features an up and coming dancer named Nate Deventer and some of his fellow dancers in a ballet company in New York City.  Nate's world gets shaken up a bit when his hero Romuald Ghent comes to work for the company.  And what do you know?  Nate catches Romuald's eye.  There is so much more to this story than that and I loved all of it.  One thing that didn't really fit and made me giggle sometimes was the dialog in the sex scenes.  Over the top a bit.  But everything was good.

4. Rain by L.A. Witt: B

This is a follow up to Rules of Engagement, Dustin and Brandon's story.  Told from Brandon's POV, it's 2 years since they've fallen in love and they're wanting to get married. Both men reach out to their brothers...brothers who disowned them for being with a man.  This was ok.  It was nice to revisit the guys.

5. After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn: B

6. Birds of a Feather by Allison Lane: C+

*sigh*  I didn't take the greatest notes on this one.  LOL  It's an opposites attract story.  Plain girl, in town to find a husband for her charge, and she keeps running into a very posh, fashionable lord.  It was an ok read but I remember being bothered by the fact that they didn't reveal their love to each other until the very end.

7. The Difference Between You and Me by Madeline George: C

8. Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton: C

9.  Doubtless by Cat Grant:  B

10. Easy by Tammara Webber: B+

11. Off the Menu by Stacey Ballis: A-

12. Fame, Love and Other Lessons by Jo Frances: C-

13. The Hostage Bargain by Annika Martin: B

A - 1
B - 7
C - 4

E-Book - 6
Print - 2
Library - 4

M/M – 3 (mystery/contemp)
Historical – 2
Contemporary – 2
Fantasy – 2
New Adult – 2

I think I read from a variety of genres this month, which is always a good thing.  Ugh, my goal to read more from my tbr pile was an epic fail again.  Only 2 print books?  Yikes!



  1. That particular reading goal of mine is always an epic fail. If it's not on my Kindle, odds of me reading it are way low. *sigh* We'll conquer that damn TBR pile eventually....don't lose hope!

    But it looks like you read a good deal of books, in a wide variety of genres so that's good. Go you!

  2. I'm going to aim for reducing the tbr pile in 2013. But first I gotta stop buying print books. LOL I can't bring it down if I keep adding to it.

  3. Seriously, you got the new Edge in July?! Seems like just yesterday!! And looks like you guys had fun at the Stampede.

    Nice reading month by the way :) Nice variety of reads :)