Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Maunder: July in Review

Where in the heck did July go?!?  I swear I was just writing June in Review last week, but here we are already into August.  My goodness!  Despite the fact that July seemed to have been non-existent for me, a lot did happen according to my stats.  Here's the rundown . . .

Throughout the chaos of my move, I had a number of fabulous bloggers stop by to share the books that have moved them.  One of these pieces was the TOP POST for the month of July, both in the number of comments as well as the number of hits.  Kristen of We Be Reading shared her list of books, many of which I have read or want to read.  I definitely recommend that you check out her list as well as all the other amazing pieces featured through Moving Books(es).

The TOP PIC this month was actually two.  Both of these pictures tied for the most likes via my Instagram account.  The first is a shot from a day on the largest fresh water lake in the west - Flathead Lake in Western Montana.  We ended up being rained out, but we still had fun while it lasted.

The other picture is from our first visit to our new local farmer's market.  We have only been back one time due to time restraints, but I am excited to go back again.

And, the last little statistic from the month of July was the total BOOKS READ.  This month, I was surprisingly able to finish 9 books.  Not bad at all!
  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  2. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  3. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
  4. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
  5. Future Flash by Kita Murdock
  6. The Walking Dead, Book Nine by Robert Kirkman
  7. The Walking Dead, Volume 19 by Robert Kirkman
  8. The Walking Dead, Volume 20 by Robert Kirkman
  9. Fables #19:  Snow White by Bill Willingham

Last, but not least, the BIG news of the last week, though it occurred officially in August . . . 

My husband was in a car accident on Friday morning.  A large pickup truck failed to yield on a left-hand turn and my husband had no time to stop.  Thankfully, he only walked away with minor injuries, but the little car is likely going to be totaled.  We are waiting to hear more details from the insurance companies, but I can guarantee that my week will likely be spent on whatever they may say.  Wish me luck!!

How was your month of July?  Did you have anything exciting happen?  What were your favorite reads from the month?


  1. Once again, glad he is okay! Hate it about your car!

    I somehow missed both of those Instagram shots!

    You had a good reading month. I thought you would've read a lot less what with settling in and everything!

    1. Becca Lostinbooks ... Me too! Hopefully, we will have the final decision today whether or not it is totaled. UGH!

      I thought I would have read a lot less too, but those Sookie Stackhouse books really grabbed me and were quick reads!

  2. So sorry to hear about your husband's accident! And glad that there were no serious injuries involved.

  3. OK, first off---VERY happy to hear your husband only had minor injuries from the looks of that car! *sigh* Phew!

    And I'm amazed that, with all you've had going on, that you got NINE BOOKS READ! Amazing!

    1. ... Thank you! I was thinking the same thing too when I saw the car for the first time. And, I still can't believe that I read that much last month with all the chaos! :)

  4. I am finally catching up on my feed reader from like, well, pretty much the whole summer. I just felt the need to be offline for a while. It was nice! But I just wanted to say hi as I'm going through everything I missed.

    Hi, Tif! :)

    1. Kristen M. ... Hello!!! I totally understand the feeling of catching up! I just did it over the weekend for the first time since moving at the end of June. Good luck!!


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