Friday, August 31, 2012

Monthly Roundup - August 2012

Fourteen beautiful little ducklings on our pond this week! Spring is definitely in the air.
August was a good reading month. I managed to combine watching the Olympics with reading and finished several lighter books.
Austen in August was another great event (thanks Adam) and I supplemented my reading of Persuasion with Jane Austen's Letters and browsing through several other non-fiction books of the Regency era and enjoyed the whole Austen experience immensely.

Books read in July = 14
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave
Miss Buncle's Book by D.E.Stevenson
Waiting For Time by Bernice Morgan
The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Passage by Connie Willis
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Black Path by Asa Larssen
The Sisters by Nancy Jensen
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Simon Mawer
Fires in the Dark by Louise Doughty

Clarissa in August......I'm not writing any more separate posts for Clarissa until it's finished. Still reading, still a few days behind.....hard work at times!

Fiction = 14
Non-Fiction = 0
Library Books = 11
E-books = 1
Off my Shelf = 2
DNF = 0

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month - a meme from Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise.

Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave

What's ahead in September?

I'm starting the month with a few days off - not that anyone will notice as I have a couple of posts scheduled.

R.I.P VII hosted by Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings runs from Sept 1 to Oct 31........always a popular event so check it out.
The annual Rotary Club Book Fair begins on the 19th and runs for four days which will be fun as always. Last week I packed up my box of donated books and delivered them so I have some gaps on the bookshelf to fill. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful September!


  1. I hope you enjoy your days off :) I just received a used copy of Ngaio Marsh's Died in the Wool :-) That will be the next vintage mystery. Congratulations on your ducklings..I love watching birds!

    1. I will! The ducklings are lovely to watch and mother is so protective. Hope you will enjoy Died in the Wool.