December Round-Up
month in review , thoughts / January 3, 2011

This month has been the anomaly of the year. I only finished reading four books, and rarely blogged more than once or twice a week. I did, however, get a chance to post about the Montreal Massacre on December 6th, and also to post a very cute holiday picture of my cat. Here are some quick links to blogger interviews I posted this month, in case you missed them: Reading Roots: Katy from A Few More Pages Reading Roots: Stephen from This Week At The Library Reading Roots: Violet from The Eager Readers Reading Roots: Kristi from The Story Siren And finally, you can see what I read this month below. While I didn’t get to read or blog much this month, I’m hoping to make up for that in the near future. I’m also going to be posting a reflection on my first year of reading and blogging soon. Hope that everything has gone well for you over the past few weeks, and into 2011! What did I read this month? Click on the book cover to see the review post for each title.

November Round-Up
month in review , thoughts / December 4, 2010

This month was a bit crazy in terms of my “real life”, but blogging was rather calmer. I finished off my teaching placement in the first two weeks of November, and then the person whose maternity leave I was covering returned. Right the next morning, I was on a flight out to Vancouver to visit with my partner, who moved out there for work back in September! I had a really hard time deciding what books to bring with me, but ended up with this assortment of reading material for the trip. While I was in Vancouver, I read a lot less than I normally would, but I also got some much-needed relaxation and time with Zaid. I tried my best to be “good” and stop myself from buying too many books, but I couldn’t help drooling over MacLeod’s Books down the street. One night, we walked past a hobbit house – sadly, the picture isn’t great since it was in the dark, but you can still tell how cute it must be during the day! And, during the week, I finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and was really distraught that I wouldn’t be able to find out what happened…

October Round-Up
month in review , thoughts / November 6, 2010

This month was a lot calmer than the last, but still managed to be host to both the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and the Halloween Read-A-Thon. I also participated in a couple read-a-longs (The Princess Bride and Madame Bovary), and guest posted about the Book Read ‘Round the World event over at Little Bookish. Other than that, though, it was a fairly quiet blogging month for me. Mostly I just read and wrote reviews, and otherwise stayed kinda quiet. Here are some quick links to blogger interviews I posted this month, in case you missed them: Reading Roots: Heather from Book Addiction Reading Roots: Iris from Iris On Books Reading Roots: Alyce from At Home With Books Reading Roots: Tif from Tif Talks Books And finally, you can see what I read this month below. I had a fantastic time reading this month, and hope that you did, too! What did I read this month? Click on the book cover to see the review post for each title.

September Round-Up
month in review , thoughts / October 2, 2010

September is always a little crazy in my life, given that I’m a teacher and all. This month seems to have been more of the same in some ways, and yet a bit more relaxed in others. Ramadan (the religious month as well as the event I held) ended about a week and a half into this month, just after I started working at a new school. My partner moved across the country at the beginning of the month for a job, so I’ve had a lot more time to myself these days. This has made itself noticeable in how much I read: for the second month in a row, I’ve surpassed my record for monthly books read (as well as page count). For the record, that meant 22 books this month, coming in at around 5700 pages. This month had a lot of stuff going on. I participated in a book buying ban, Blog Fest, and the Fall Catch-Up Read-A-Thon, not to mention Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Speaking of BBAW, here’s a quick list of my posts from that week, in case you didn’t catch them: BBAW: My Favourite Blogs BBAW: Interview with Laura from Booksnob BBAW: Two books…

August Round-Up
month in review , thoughts / September 1, 2010

This month has been completely crazy, between Ramadan (the month as well as the event I’m currently holding), job hunting, and my partner getting hired by a company across the country from me and getting ready to leave this weekend. I thought that my reading would suffer, but instead, I seem to have gotten some real focus in! I read 19 books this month, more books (and pages – over 5000) than any other month yet this year. So happy about that! Today, I’m featured over on There’s A Book as part of Danielle’s When I Was Young feature. Make sure to head over there and read a bit about how I got into blogging, some of what I do outside of reading, and my favourite book as a child. If you’ve somehow missed it, don’t forget to check out the Ramadan Reading event currently happening on this blog, especially this week’s giveaway of your choice of book. There have been lots of book reviews, some guest reviews, and a few guest posts on related topics! I especially liked author Sherry Jones’ post on Monday about the Park 51 mosque: What part of “love one another” don’t we understand? On…