My Books. My Life.

"Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." ~Voltaire~

Books: August 2009 September 2, 2009

Filed under: Monthly Recap — Michelle @ 4:38 pm
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Books Read:


  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy

Full list can be found here.

Books Purchased:


  • Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
  • Jane Austen by Carol Shields
  • America, America by Ethan Canin
  • Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

Full list can be found here.

The last four books are actually from July but I’d forgotten about them and incorrectly reported that I hadn’t bought any books.  I have a 3:1 books bought to books read ratio if you exclude those.  I think I need a moratorium on buying anymore until I read more.  If only I hadn’t recently discovered

Not sure how Gatsby always manages to sneak into the shot the second I take the picture.

PS – The reason this post is so timely this month (it’s only September 2!) is because I really should be packing for Michigan.  So far I’ve put the suitcase on the bed and load of laundry in the machine.  Then I started doing this.

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