Monday, July 15, 2013

June Wrap-Up/July Theme

It seemed like I would never finish writing all those reviews for June, but at least I met my absolute deadline, which is the 15th of the following month (I know, I know, I set the bar pretty low). I read a lot of books for the laughter theme, which coincided with Chicago's Just for Laughs comedy festival. It turned out I didn't get too down in June regardless of what I was reading. Rosco had a good, long life and though I think about him a lot, he doesn't make me sad.

I read a total of 11 books in June. The biggest disappointment, of course, was Jen Lancaster's Such a Pretty Fat, but I've beaten up on her enough so let's move on. I had a lot of favorites this month including Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me , Dave Hill's Tasteful Nudes, Laurie Notaro's I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies)., and William Knoedelseder's I'm Dying Up Here. Dan Wilbur's How Not to Read was funny, too.

It's been a long time since I read about rock and roll*, so that is July's theme. I have quite a few memoirs to read, as well as books about the music itself.

* To paraphrase a band I don't like.

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