Mischief Managed!

1st August 2011

It is August in Texas, yet I am looking forward to starting this month more than you can possibly know. July packed a punch, and not in a good way. It was one of the worst months of my life because of some job-related stress. However, apparently stress and no money are really good for reading. I read 16 books in August, and thankfully my Shelfari account, instead of telling me I am behind last year’s pace, now tells me I am ahead of my 2010 reading pace. Yippee! It’s a damn shame when a website can make you feel guilty…

As per the title of this post, mischief has most certainly been managed. Since last Friday, I completed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That’s approximately 3,184 pages in one week, and I also listened to Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming and read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

That’s why reviews have been a bit light around these here parts over the last month. Looking back I only reviewed 5 (five!) books. Don’t hate me. I promise I’ve got a lot in store for you this month, and that’s partly because so many great books are coming out this fall.

So sit back, try to stay cool, and tell me what the heck you’ve been up to.

  • Joanna McBride

    Have you read the British editions? Are they a lot different from the US ones?

    Also, I hope you enjoyed Attachments! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

    • I haven’t read the British editions, so not sure.

      But oh my gosh, yes I enjoyed Attachments. I can’t wait to talk about it.

  • Megan

    Holy cow…that’s a lot of books for one week!! It makes me wish I was a faster reader! Hope everything works out for you at work.

    • Thanks so much! And yes, it was a lot of books for one week. I loved it though. 🙂

  • Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

    I haven’t reviewed any of the books I read in July yet — too much stress with some big life changes coming up. I’m hoping to get caught up in August, but we’ll see what happens. I’m super jealous of your Harry Potter binge — I really want to re-read the series soon!

    • Kim – I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I saw you were changing jobs and moving. Congrats on the editorial job. Such great news. And yes, the HP binge was AWESOME!

  • Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

    I haven’t reviewed any of the books I read in July yet — too much stress with some big life changes coming up. I’m hoping to get caught up in August, but we’ll see what happens. I’m super jealous of your Harry Potter binge — I really want to re-read the series soon!

  • Congrats all on all the reading!! That’s what summer is about!

    • Heck yeah! It was awesome.