And my July reading slump continues. This is annual. I only read 5 books in July. Seriously 5. I knew I was slumping but that’s a bigger slump than I though. I did one review post of two mini books reviews. So at least it wasn’t a review goose egg month.
Paperweight by Meg Haston
Bully by Penelope Douglas
Up in Smoke by Tessa Bailey
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat
Shockingly, I made no progress for the Read Harder Challenge from Book Riot this month. In total I have 16 complete out of 24, but everything left is proving very challenging. I started (slowly) reading All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith so hopefully I’ll be able to check off two more categories in August.
On My Blog Roll
Vox.com has had several articles lately on how we view meat and the ethical consequences of meat consumption. I’ll never be a vegetarian – I’m a 34 year old who struggles to eat vegetables – but I still found these really thought provoking.
Emily Henderson is always good and this month had an bookish post.
In Other News
I rewatched Jurassic Park a couple weeks ago and came away with two observations: the soundtrack is iconic and it’s too scary for me. Yes I’m pathetic.
Lot of purging of excess stuff lately. I’ve taken several loads to Goodwill lately and Salvation Army is coming for bigger stuff today.
I’m still traveling for work and the town we’re in now has quite a few antique shops. I hit one of them over lunch last week and found some really interesting pieces. Hopefully I get a post with pics up soon. AND I only bought a set of candlestick holders. I need to NOT replace all the stuff I’m purging. At least not right away.