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Welcome to my Monthly Wrap Up!

Well July just flew by for me. I started off at a good clip with reading and reviewing. I took the last week of July off from blogging, kinda accidentally as I went on vacation to New Orleans. If you have ever been there, then you can probably understand how bewitching the city is. If you haven’t ever been there, you should definitely add it to your list of places to visit. I had so much fun and fell in love with that town. I have to admit I didn’t even pick up a book the whole time I was gone. So not only was this a break from blogging for me, it was also a break from reading.

My Miguel and I returned home yesterday and were greeted with the muggy, rainy weather that is summer 2017 in Connecticut. It has rained here so much that mostly my motorcycle just sits in the garage taunting me. Between work and rain I just haven’t been able to ride much.

I didn’t complete all my goals for July. I still haven’t done that bullet journal post, I didn’t review as much as I had hoped (probably due to taking a week off), and I didn’t get back to working out. I did a ton of walking though and that’s something. I also did pretty good with commenting, except for this past week. I do have a bunch of starred emails in my inbox from blogs I subscribe to, and a few comments to approve and return. So I’ll probably be visiting y’all very soon, if I haven’t already.

How is your summer going?

I reviewed 8 books in July (click the cover to see the review)


My favorite book of the month was Now I Rise. That whole series is amazing. Like I said in my review, if I gave 6 star ratings, this series would get it from me.

My least favorite book was The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I was just so disappointed with this book by Rae Carson. Her latest series was so much better.

I published 14 posts in July. I did three weekly Wrap Up posts. In July I also published 2 discussion posts, Why I Hate Series Enders and Weird Things Only Bloggers Do. I actually finished reviewing one whole book series this month, Seven Black Diamonds.

COYER Summer Reading is still happening. I have until September 12, 2017 to get those books read. I have 11 read and reviewed so far toward my 30 planned reads. No pressure there because this is a no-pressure challenge. I am still feeling a bit behind, though.


July Book Haul


For Review

What’s next?

My plans for August are:

  • Review at least 12 books
  • Host a giveaway
  • Comment on at least 7 posts a week
  • Post 2 discussions
  • Post a Bullet journal update
  • Get the kids ready for school
  • Help my Mom recover from surgery (knee replacement scheduled 8/24)


Your turn…

How was your May? What was your favorite read? What are you most looking forward to in June?

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