2008: Challenges – July Book Blowout Completed!

book_blowout350 It’s the end of July, and that means it’s the end of the July Book Blowout Challenge.  I set myself a goal of 8 books, and I met it, right on the dot.  Technically I read 9 books, but I can only count 2 of the audiobooks.  Here are the books I read for the challenge:

  1. Homeport (Nora Roberts)
  2. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Lauren Willig)
  3. A Living Nightmare (Darren Shan)
  4. Key of Light (Nora Roberts)
  5. The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
  6. Full Tilt (Janet Evanovich) – audio
  7. Twisted (Andrea Kane) – audio
  8. Driving Force (Dick Francis)

And now, for some follow-up questions from Mrs. S!

Did you discover a new author?  I read several new authors during this month, namely Andrea Kane, Philip Roth, Darren Shan, and Lauren Willig.  Out of those, my favorite was Lauren Willig.

Where was the most unusual place you found yourself reading? I often find myself reading while I’m waiting for my turn to play on APA Pool League nights.  So that means I’m sitting in the middle of a bar or bowling alley with my book out!

Did you read more than usual? I didn’t read more (I usually average 10 books a month), but I did find myself choosing what to read next differently.  I put off Stephen King’s Insomnia because I knew it was going to take me too long.

Did you give up anything in order to read more? Nope. Except maybe sleep.

If you won the Amazon voucher what would you spend it on? Books, of course!  I don’t know exactly which one(s).

Thanks to Mrs. S for hosting!

2 thoughts on “2008: Challenges – July Book Blowout Completed!

  • August 2, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Congrats on finishing the challenge – I too found myself choosing the shortest books on my TBR to try and get through them quickly!

    I hope you can go back to be sociable now at the bowling alley *lol*

  • August 2, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Hope you enjoyed the Pink Carnation book. I read it a couple of months ago and liked it.


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