Yep. It’s still almost July. Which is basically crazy.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Light Between Oceans was chosen as the June Group read for the Read All the Books Facebook group. We usually do challenges but decided to do our second group read. I think this had been on several member’s TBR list for a while so it seemed like a good pick. I read this via audiobook on Overdrive.
What I had to say about it.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I saw this topic on a blog that was really cute and interesting and made a note to myself to write about it. I would love to credit that blog but I haven’t the foggiest idea what/ where/ who, nothing! Whoever you are, mysterious stranger, thanks for the topic idea!
I’m going to try for 10 words for a Freebie Top Ten Tuesday post.
Obviously, some of these are Buzz phrases, but let’s not get too technical, okay?
I think you’ll recognize the pattern pretty quickly:
Monday, June 27, 2016
I can't believe that we are already halfway through 2016. That is crazy! Here's how my reading challenges are going so far. I'll post an update about blog challenges separately. Can you tell I'm trying to reach a goal for posts before the end of the month?
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I don’t think I’ve read 10 books that were released in 2016…
June 21: Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year (hosted by Broke and Bookish)
When I read the topic I thought I was totally screwed. I didn't think I had read 10 new releases this year.... but almost!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Firstly, let me just say that I love this cover. I'm basically a big sucker for the orange and teal combination right now. Like, ridiculous. But I also love feathers... basically, the only reason I lifted this off the bookshelf was for the cover. I have to tell you, the whole judging a book by it's cover thing has never gone badly for me. Well, not that I can remember.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
I’m not sure what’s going on that’s kept me from the blog this month, so far. Oh well. I try to go with the flow of how I feel. Blogging is a hobby for me so I don’t want to stress about it too much. I have been able to get some books into my head though. Maybe I’ll squeeze some longer review posts out of some of these.
It's really been a Diverse Books kind of month so far with almost every novel I've read being by or about the people of color or from a marginalized group. I hope that means that this is becoming so common the people don't have to try so hard and will just automatically find themselves in the diverse stories of the world! I just eye rolled myself, y'all.
Some Highlights from June so far:
Monday, June 6, 2016
How many days past the beginning of the month is a “last month’s wrap up post” considered late?
Total Books Read: 22 (More than usual because of the reading challenges)
Total Blog Posts: 16
Friday, June 3, 2016
I read this book because it’s been on my Overdrive #TBR list forever and when I was looking for a book it was available. Yay! It also seemed liked a good “counterbook” because I had crammed 10 young adult books into my head the week before to meet a challenge goal.
Here’s the Goodreads summary:
There is no problem that a library card can't solve.
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there.
See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much.
But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from -- one another, their small hometown, and themselves -- might offer more than they ever expected.