Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Blur/2010 Monthly Wrap-up

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June has just sped by and I have a sinking feeling July will do the same. Why is it whenever you get any time off that it seems to go by way too quickly. Slow down Summer!

This month I did get quite a lot of reading done, which probably helped with the month blurring by. I also managed to write several reviews, but this is still an area that I really need to work on.

Books read and/or reviewed:

Karma Club by Jessica Body
Zan-Gah by Allan Richard Shickman
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Whispers by Phoebe Kitanidis
Spy Glass by Maria Synder
Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country by Allan Richard Shickman
Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKyser
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Amiee Bender
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Pony Whisperer:Word on the Yard by Janet Rising
Ivy's Ever After by Dawn Lairmore
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The  Compound by S. A. Bodeen
Middleworld by J&P Voelkel  
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Libyrinth by Pearl North
i so don't do mysteries by Barrie Summy 
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok 
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

I also reviewed:

The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzales
Whisper by Phoebe Katanidis
School of Possibilities by Seita Parkkola

I fully participated in Bloggiesta #3  and really learned lots of cool stuff. The most helpful was getting my reader organized to a point where I can use it effectively to visit the hundreds of blogs I am following, but I also learned how to do gravatar, and favicons, posted a review and disclaimer policy, and cleaned up my labels.

I also joined in on the 48 Hour Read-a-Thon hosted by Mother Reader reading a total of 25 and donating $2 for every hour I read to a school in need of books.

I completed three challenges this month although I am still adding to  two of the challenges:

I read some great books this month and picking one as my most favorite reads is difficult since there are four that really stick out: My Name is Memory by Anne Brashares, Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Girl in Translation by Jeannie Kwok, and Libyrinth by Pearl North. Each of these books are very different in what they offer, but as Duncan McCloud always says, "There can be only one." So my June pick is My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares. I loved the historical aspects of this book and epic love story that spans centuries. Brashare's prose was dazzling too. Definitely an amazing read.

 Some goals I am setting for July:

  • post some discussion posts 
  • line up some author interviews
  • write more reviews.
Yep, June was a blur for me, but I enjoyed every minute of it!


CarlyB said...

Well done! Looks like you got loads done in June - hope you enjoyed Whispers and Glimmerglass!x

Ayesha said...

you done great this month i hope you enjoyed them all

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

You did great in June! Happy further reading!

Aleksandra said...

You did great!

Cindy said...

Just stopping by to say hi! And I follow your blog!
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