Thursday, July 03, 2014

June Reading Wrap-Up!

Not much to wrap up here, kids. Not much to wrap at all! I can't complain too much, though, because June was a month of fun with my kiddo and it was a month of great developments writing-wise. So yay!


While I only managed to complete three books this month, they were all EXCELLENT. I gave Ruby 5/5 stars on Goodreads and Delancey and The Book of Life both nabbed 4/5 stars. 

July is a month of big reading plans! 


My book club chose East of Eden for our July discussion, so I'm off and running with that. I'm also feeling the need for some short, quality reading, so I jumped into the third volume of Sweet Tooth called "Animal Armies." And y'all know I love me some Gene Luen Yang, so I grabbed The Shadow Hero

It was also a pretty good month for BookTubing! I managed to work up five videos in June...
And since I'll be spending time with family, cooking out and having a few cocktails for the Fourth of July tomorrow, I bid you adieu until next week! Be safe and have a great weekend!








26 comments:

  1. Is your child on summer vacation? My three are and wow, does that affect my reading time sheesh :)

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    1. He's not. He's four, so he goes to the pre-school at the university where I work and pretty much stays in year-round. Although, he is "off" this week and spending time with his dad having a blast. I bet having yours at home REALLY puts a dent in the ole reading!

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  2. Congratulations - I always prefer quality over quantity!

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    1. Yeah, I get a little weird about numbers, but I definitely can't argue with the awesome quality this month.

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  3. Happy 4th of July to you too!

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  4. Happy 4th of July to you too - for tomorrow. I have that Steinbeck book and I'd love to read it, but we'll see :)

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! I hope you have time to join us for East of Eden!

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  5. Happy July! The Book of Life has a gorgeous cover. Great to hear that it holds up!

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    1. Isn't it? I love the cover, for sure. And the reading was good, too! Win!

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  6. Gene Luen Yang hooray! Didn't know he had a new one out. Will look out for it!

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    1. I just love him, don't you? I'll read anything he publishes!

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  7. I didn't realize there was a new Gene Luen Yang either! I just finished up Of Mice and Men (my first reading of it!!) so now I'm all ready for a longer Steinbeck. After I finish Room, first. Have you read that one? Intense!

    Hope July is awesome for you! Both reading AND writing wise. (weird--there's no subscribe to comments button...)

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    1. Well now it's there. Double weird.

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    2. Yes ma'am! I am loving it so far. I'm really enjoying East of Eden, so I hope you do, too. Room is soooo intense! Heather assured me I should try it a few years ago when I was really hesitant. Glad the subscribe to comments button popped back up! lol

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  8. I like the looks of all 3 of those. East of Eden is my favorite Steinbeck read.
    Happy July reading!

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    1. I am absolutely loving East of Eden. Such beautiful but accessible and quick-reading language. Such vibrant characters. Can't wait to get further into it.

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  9. awesome! I hope you enjoy East of Eden, it's my favorite by Steinbeck. My reading was slow in June as well, but busy blog month: http://wordsandpeace.com/2014/07/03/2014-june-wrap-up/

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    1. Thanks! I really like what I've read so far. I'm about to kick back with it now. Here's hoping July is a more plentiful reading month. :)

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  10. Yeah, but that one book is about FIVE books in my world. :) In my world, though, I read five books, which is about ONE book in your world. :) Hope you and your family have a good Fourth.

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    1. LOL, it is a chunkster. It all pans out the same. :) Happy fourth!

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  11. Happy 4th, Andi! I'm super excited for all your new developments, you keep on keeping on, girl!

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    1. Thank you, darlin' Katie!

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  12. So glad the books you read this month were phenomenal! Quality over quantity :)

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  13. For some reason, East of Eden is intimidating to me. Anyway, you say quality over quantity - amen to that ;) Im putting your 4/5 recs on my TBR ... when I get to them, who knows :)

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  14. Yay! I needed to see this post after my poopy reading month. :)

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