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July in Review: 07/31/08

I read and reviewed 45 books in July. With my kids going back to school in August, I am planning to pare back my reading further, aiming for 31 reviews.

  1. Academic Discourse at Havana by Wallace Stevens (July 14)
  2. All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor (July 11)
  3. Arabella by Georgette Heyer (July 14)
  4. The Big Pony Race by Erica David (July 1)
  5. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton (July 18)
  6. Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold (July 18)
  7. Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley (July 15)
  8. Camp Buccaneer by Pam Smallcomb (July 4)
  9. Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks (July 6)
  10. Child of the Owl by Lawrence Yep (July 16)
  11. Creole Ladies, Marti the Smuggler, Bullfighting by Maturin M. Ballou (July 11)
  12. Cuban Sketches (excerpt) by James Steele (July 5)
  13. Dancing Above the Waves by Susan Walerstein (July 29)
  14. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (July 17)
  15. Evergreen by Belva Plain (July 2)
  16. Enfant Terrible by Scott Dalrymple (July 30)
  17. Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor (July 7)
  18. Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas (July 3)
  19. The Frog Prints by B. L. Harwick (July 21)
  20. Fullbrim's Finding by Matthew Hughes (July 23)
  21. A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis (July 10)
  22. Havana Letter by William Cullen Bryant (July 15)
  23. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff (July 1)
  24. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (July 8)
  25. LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin (July 9)
  26. Marlin off the Morro by Ernest Hemingway (July 2)
  27. The Minister's Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe (July 28)
  28. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (July 22)
  29. My Pet Virus by Shawn Decker (July 26)
  30. Nana Volume 1 by Ai Yazawa (July 12)
  31. Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen (July 10)
  32. The Penthouse Mystery by Ellery Queen (July 20)
  33. Reader's Guide by Lisa Goldstein (July 25)
  34. Red as Blood by Tanith Lee (July 23)
  35. The Roberts by Michael Blumlein (July 27)
  36. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason (July 31)
  37. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (July 13)
  38. Sea Gift by John Ashby (July 20)
  39. Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott (July 13)
  40. Singing to Cuba (excerpt) by Margarita Engle (July 9)
  41. Spiders and Scorpions: A Look Inside Series by P. D. Hillyard (July 24)
  42. Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda (July 17)
  43. Unholy Domain by Dan Ronco (July 19)
  44. Virus Games by G. L. Sheerin (July 24)
  45. Zen of Fish by Trevor Corson (July 5)

With two young children who love being read to before bed, children's books dominate my reviews. Science Fiction, most in the form of the short stories I read in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and non fiction are tied for second. My "other" category mostly includes the excerpts I read in Havana: Tales of a City.

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Academic Discourse at Havana by Wallace Stevens
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Arabella by Georgette Heyer
The Big Pony Race by Erica David
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley
Camp Buccaneer by Pam Smallcomb
Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
Child of the Owl by Lawrence Yep
Creole Ladies, Marti the Smuggler, Bullfighting by Maturin M. Ballou
Cuban Sketches (excerpt) by James Steele
Dancing Above the Waves by Susan Walerstein
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Evergreen by Belva Plain
Enfant Terrible by Scott Dalrymple
Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor
Flight of the Goose by Lesley Thomas
The Frog Prints by B. L. Harwick
Fullbrim's Finding by Matthew Hughes
A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
Havana Letter by William Cullen Bryant
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
LoveHampton by Sherri Rifkin
Marlin off the Morro by Ernest Hemingway
The Minister's Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
My Pet Virus by Shawn Decker
Nana Volume 1 by Ai Yazawa
Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen
The Penthouse Mystery by Ellery Queen
Reader's Guide by Lisa Goldstein
Red as Blood by Tanith Lee
The Roberts by Michael Blumlein
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
Sea Gift by John Ashby
Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott
Singing to Cuba (excerpt) by Margarita Engle
Spiders and Scorpions: A Look Inside Series by P. D. Hillyard
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
Unholy Domain by Dan Ronco
Virus Games by G. L. Sheerin
Zen of Fish by Trevor Corson

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