This Month in Reading

Every month we have been reflecting on the best things we read. Here are our best reads for August.

Rachel’s Reads


Books - I read 2 books this month.

  • A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – The third book in A Song of Ice and Fire series (you may know it by the HBO series title, Game of Thrones). Also, as far as I can tell, the best one. It’s exciting and surprising things happen.
  • A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin – This is the fourth book in the previous series. I enjoyed it but it only features about half of the characters.

Jeff’s Reads


Books - I read 3 books this month.

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford. This is the only noteworthy book I read this month. It’s something of a sequel to the one about Genghis Khan, but this one focuses on the huge role that Mongolian women played in ruling the empire. (Hint: there were many times when they pretty much ran the empire) I would recommend it!

What were your best reads this month?

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erin
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 04:10:45

    Oooh, what a great list of food posts. Glad you enjoyed our Tuscany post and thanks for including us.
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  2. Greg
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 12:26:17

    Being one of the least manly dudes I know, I can commiserate with this Pat fellow pretty well (although I am married, so… there’s that). I hope it doesn’t turn into a burden for you and Jeff, but I expect Jeff will be able to let it roll right off his back like it’s nothing at all.

    Are you guys headed into the deep Mongolian wilderness, or are you sticking to more urban-y areas?


    • Rachel
      Sep 01, 2012 @ 22:31:14

      Tomorrow, we are off to see the wilderness in Arkhangai Province – wild horses, the old city of Karakorum, some extinct volcanoes and waterfalls and the like. I’ll be posting about urban stuff soon but basically we aren’t staying in UB much.
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  3. Mark Wiens
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 09:17:53

    Mmm, such a delicious range of different foods in this round-up. I really enjoyed the $2 meals post from Uncornered Market. Thanks for the mention as well!
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