I participated in a number of events during the month of July. There were a couple of readathons (results here!), a readalong (a review of the book, The Fireman by Joe Hill will be coming soon), and Sit Down & Write. This last event was a month-long writing event. I had big plans to get back to writing, to catch up on blogging, and return to journaling on a regular basis. Honestly, the month did not go as planned -- because it flew by -- but I did make some progress. I have been blogging more than previously. I have written a bit on the side. I'm hoping that this is a start to a daily writing routine, so I will consider it progress! Now, let's move onto the usual July details . . .
The TOP POST was twofold; June 2016 in Review received the most comments, yet A Slew of July Events received the most hits. I believe there is one post that needs more attention though; afterall, it was my first review that I have written in far too long and it is for a book that is really fun. If you haven't checked it out yet, here it is: Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer.
The TOP PIC was a fun one! We spotted this beauty during a day fishing on the river. My picture of my new reading nook almost took the cake, but not quite!
My month of BOOKS READ was good. I finished a total of seven (7) books during the month!! I still have some catching up to do, but I am totally happy with this number.
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
- Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
- The Fireman by Joe Hill
- The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
- Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
For all that know me, my FAVORITE READ seems to be pretty obvious ... Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I really enjoyed diving back into the wizarding world, but I will save my full thoughts for a review in the near future. In the meantime, I will also share my second favorite ... Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian ... because it was an exceptional read. I hope to share my thoughts on this one as well very soon!
August is filled with a LOT, and I cannot wait! I will be continuing on home renovations. If all goes as planned, or as I hope they do, I will finally get to start on the renovations for my new library! I will also be going on a little adventure, attending some back-to-school trainings, and of course, returning to work at the end of the month when school resumes. Whew! I have a feeling that August will fly by faster than July did!!
What were your July highlights? What are you most excited for in August?