Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Recap

And the summer is almost over. August was a pretty non-eventful month reading-wise. I spent most of my time slogging through the beginning of Before They Are Hanged and didn't get a whole lot of reading done overall. I did watch 3 seasons of Nip/Tuck instead on the Netflix. That show started out quite interesting, but has been going downhill as the seasons progressed. Still it's entertainment while I am waiting for the fall shows to come back.

I hope in September I'll catch up on some book reading and do less TV watching. My reading pile is running dangerously low now, anyone got good suggestions for fun books to read to get back into the reading gear?


Books read: 2
  1. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  2. Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
Favorite book: The Passage by Justin Cronin


  1. I too had a slow August. And The Passage actually makes it up for you..:)

    Here is my August Wrap Up post!

  2. May was my slow month thus far this year. I hit one book that kinda turned me off from reading so I know the feeling. Whenever anyone ask for a recommendation I always say, The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys.

    If you've already read it, let me know and I'll think of something else. I'm jealous of you 'low' reading pile.

  3. Gautami, looking at your wrap-up, you've finished quite a few books :) I finished The Passage on August 1st, so it barely counts, but it does make my July look better :D.

    Chad, I added the book to my wish list on Amazon, so next time I am ordering a batch I think I'll get it. The blurb looks good too. I am trying to use my iPad for reading these days, but unfortunately it doesn't have as big a selection as I'd like. It doesn't have The Dangerous Lives and it didn't even have The Passage.

  4. I'm jealous of your ipad awesomeness and really surprised The Passage isn't available; it seems to be a big deal in book stores.

  5. From

    I’m not sure the stamp fits the envelope here, but…

    My new novel STONES SKIPPING ON WATER is a sexy reincarnation thriller. Here’s the hook: A drug to remember past lives. Love, lust, envy and murder in the mind-state of total recall.

    The very few reviews thus far (2, to be precise) have been very positive, giving it five star ratings. The reviewers’ comments:

    Jen Thorpe of Book Sandwich wrote, “… so shocking… it literally made me gasp… dying to know what happens next…” 

    Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews said, “Sometimes a book comes along and sticks with you long after you’ve read the last page, this is that book... suspense and mystery is woven throughout... until the shocking ending.” 

    Because STONES is an independent book, getting reviewers to take a chance and read it has been a challenge. 

    Also because it is an independent book (read miniscule-to-nonexistent promotional budget) I would prefer to send you an ebook version of the manuscript in any format you choose. However, if you can guarantee that the book will be reviewed I will send the print version. 

    Will you take a stand for publishing independence and review STONES SKIPPING ON WATER?

    (Wow, am I throwing guilt your way or what? Nah, just review it if the subject or other attribute connects with you.)