Harry Potter, Read-a-Long

HP Read-a-Long Mini Challenge 1

Okay. For our first mini challenge, it only made sense for us to be sorted into our houses! I was actually surprised by the house I got sorted into, I’m not sure I really knew which house I would get, but I’m pleased with being placed in ……

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

Your in-depth results are:

Hufflepuff – 17
Ravenclaw – 12
Gryffindor – 9
Slytherin – 7

So I haven’t officially started (re)-reading book number 1 yet. I am in the middle of another book that I have to finish up and mail it out to a friend as part of a multiple book trade I’ve got going.  I wouldn’t feel so pressured to get it finished immediately, except I received an email today from her saying that she had mailed my books today. Have to get this trade out of here! I figure it will be a couple of days before I can get into the Harry Potter book.

For those of you still interested, I’m sure there’s still plenty of time to sign up for the read-a-along!!

FYI: Read-a-Long host: Pretty Deadly Reviews

Monthly Wrap Up

July 2011 Monthly Wrap-Up

Another month gone by! And a great month of reading it was, if I may say so myself! I read 7 books, that’s the most I’ve read all year in a single month. And they were very good books as well. I hope that this means that the reading slump I’ve been in is now past me.


I had no DNF’s this month 🙂


  • Books Read: 7
  • Pages Read: 2,541
  • Rating Breakdown:
    • 5/5 – 3
    • 4/5 – 3
    • 3.5/5 – 1
  • New Authors: 5
  • Fiction: 7
  • Non-Fiction: 0
  • Favorite For the Month: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Least Favorite For the Month: Honestly, I can’t pick a least favorite, I enjoyed them all!
  • Number of Books I Acquired This Month: 36
  • Number of Books I Sent to New Homes This Month: 14
Mailbox Monday, Meme

Mailbox Monday, August 1, 2011

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is on tour, with August’s location being at Life in the Thumb.

Both books this week are from Bookmooch:

 Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone wakes to find an intruder in his Copenhagen bookshop: an American Secret Service agent with assassins on his heels. Narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight, the two journey to the secluded estate of Malone’s friend Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoon has uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires bent on manipulating the global economy. But Thorvaldsen also harbors a hidden agenda – a vendetta – that will force Malone to choose between friend and country, past and present. Starting in Denmark, moving to England, and ending up in the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, Malone is forced to match wits with a terrorist for hire and to plunge into a desperate hunt for Napoleon’s legendary treasure, lost for two hundred years. It’s a breathless game of duplicity and death, all to claim a prize of untold value. But at what cost?

 For caterer Goldy Schulz, who’s been worrying about her cash flow, the chance to work for a high-powered company like Prospect Financial Partners seems like a dream come true. But it turns out to be murder … in every sense of the word. When Goldy is hired to cater a party to kick off Prospect’s latest venture – the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine – she prepares a feast fit for a king. Yet the Tomato-Brie Pie has barely been served, when all hell breaks loose – and the main culprit is Goldy’s best friend, Marla. Marla is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when one of the partners ends up missing, it looks as if she was right. Why, then, are the police treating Goldy’s friend as if she committed a crime? As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up shrimp-studded Plantation Pilaf and Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake, she finds herself drawn into a case of stolen millions and multiple homicides. And only when she can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will Goldy be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend’s dearest asset – her life.