The end of August ... *sigh* ... means the end of summer. :( I had big plans for this summer but few of them came to be. Ah well, we still had a great and safe time, and that's really all I can ask.
Below are my measly stats for this month. Ok, so my audio book total isn't that measly, but my "real" book total certainly is! As always, the links take you to my reviews.
Books - 3 (953 pages)
- Golden Boy (337 pages) - a memoir of growing up in 1950s Hong Kong - I loved this book
- Old World Daughter, New World Mother (224 pages) - reconciling feminism and family - well written and interesting
- The Lightning Thief (392 pages) - for online book club and Mom & Son book club - read aloud to Kiddo who really loved it
Audio Books - 6 (83.25 hours)
- The Iliad (16.75 hours) - the epic Greek poem by Homer - this classic was the perfect kind to experience as an audio book
- A Study in Scarlet (4.5 hours) - the first Sherlock Holmes story - I liked it but not as much as other Holmes adventures
- The Voyage of the Narwhal (13.25 hours) - a fictional 1850s polar expedition - a bit slow but the ending made it worthwhile
- Jane Eyre (18 hours) - the classic tale - still loved it after all these years
- Agincourt (16.25 hours) - a novel of the historic battle - I didn't really like this one
- Beside A Burning Sea (14.5 hours) - a fictional tale of a shipwreck during WWII - somewhat predictable but still very enjoyable
Mom & Son Book Club
- As I mentioned above, we read The Lightning Thief this month. You can check out our joint review here - it includes a video of Kiddo. :)
- I wrote about some of my favorite books from the preblogging days as part of the weekly meme "My Favorite Reads". This month I shared books by Fantasy author Melanie Rawn.
- I picked up an audio book of some Sherlock Holmes stories but gave up on it once I realized it was a radio dramatization - NOT what I was looking for at all.
- My TBR list gained 12 titles this month and I added 3 to Kiddo's list.
Now Kiddo is back to school, we are getting into our "normal" routine, and our fall schedule is heating up. Let's see how this affects my reading time!