July in Retrospect

July turned out to be a pretty good month for me, when it comes to Bibliotropic. It feels like one of the most positive and productive months I’ve had since starting this blog, and though a lot of it was behind the scenes and the effects of it will only be seen down the road rather than immediately, I still feel pretty good about it all.

So let’s get down to business and recap what was what on the blog this past month.


Inheritance (Heir to the Blood Throne), by Tim Marquitz
Mist, by Susan Krinard
Kojiki, by Keith Yatsuhashi
Extremities, by David Lubar
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M Valente
The Future is Japanese
by various authors
The Steel Seraglio
, by Mike, Linda, and Louise Carey

Around the beginning of the month, I had a personal readathon for myself while my roommate was away and during a time when I would have few to no distractions. I didn’t accomplish everything I set out to, but I still did pretty damn well, if I do say so myself.

I wrote about why I, personally, won’t be seeing the Ender’s Game movie when it comes out, and also refrained from posting a bit of a rant as a reply when people flat-out called me an ignorant bigot for saying so. (Consider yourselves lucky…) I did, however, have a nice little semi-sarcastic go at a guy who felt that YA books are too adult for teens and are the cause of gang violence.

I’ve also read through the first 28 chapters of George R R Martin’s A Game of Thrones for Mithril Wisdom’s ASOIAF Book Club. Here are the questions and answers we did amongst ourselves for chapters 1-14, and 15-28.

So, 7 books reviewed (and 10 read) , 2 articles written, and 2 posts for the ASOIAF Book Club.

Next Month

So what can you look out for here in August? Among other things, 2 most posts for the ASOIAF Book Club, starting a readalong for Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards series (the first book is The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I believe the readalong will start this coming month, anyway, but don’t quote me on that), my participation in a virtual book tour for Tad Williams’s The Dirty Streets of Heaven, and the usual 6-8 book reviews. And if you look closely, you might see me around a few other blogs, too. I return to work later this month (for the first time since February, and I’m more than a little nervous), so my reading time will get somewhat curtailed, but I do still have a hefty backlog of reviews to get written, so content here won’t be lacking.

Hope your July was as good as mine, and here’s to an awesome August for us all!

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