Ah, a rather boring title, but logical. ;)
I find it both crazy and a tad bit thrilling to see July pass by. It actually went quite fast, which brings us one more step closer to fall! ;) And the latter half of this month has actually been manageable weather-wise. The first half was ridiculously hot and humid and yeah. But lately we’ve had some cooler days, which is surprising for July, but I’m not complaining! In fact, one day last week was 65 degrees. Sweatshirt weather. The mornings have been chilly as well. I know August is still to come, and with that more hot hot hot weather, but I’m enjoying this respite for now. ;)
In life updates….
I’m sure other stuff happened this month (in fact I know it did), but I’m moving onto the book section of things because I like books. ;)
These are the ones I read this month:
By clicking on their covers you will be brought to my reviews of the books. :)
And these are the books I acquired:
And let us not forget my new book cozy!
Other posts of this month include….
How was your July? Have you read any of the books I read or received this month? Any recommendations? :)
June was an extremely busy month – I felt that I barely had time to breathe sometimes. Summer began in earnest, though there were a few days of cooler weather tucked within the June days. Not as many as I would like, but then I would gladly have a longer Fall and Winter ;)
The heat really has been sweltering lately, and without air-conditioning…I feel like I’m going to melt away. Haha.
We started selling at our local farmer’s market again once a week, which has been going well, but takes up a lot of our time in prep-work. I’ve added to my necklaces – now in addition to the Pixie Dust and ‘Drink Me’ ones, I have some “Message in a Bottle” necklaces, “Dragon Scales”, and “Wishes”. They look pretty cute if I do so say myself. ;) I need to update the blog site I created for them at some point….
June was just filled with life-stuff, as usual. We got butcher chickens, and they are quickly becoming annoying and ugly. XD We got the garden in, and spent a whole day weeding (I got sunburned, of course), re-fenced the horse pasture (still need to add the wire line but so far the tape keeps Pepper and Adora in), and other life stuff happened.
I was happily introduced to the amazing movie, “The Greatest Showman”, and that has been a near-constant high. ;) It really is a remarkable movie, and probably shouldn’t even get me started on it… ;)
So! Among the busyness and constant running, I managed to actually read a decent amount this month. My sister and I read before bed each night, which helps immensely with that. ;)
If already reviewed, you can click on the covers to go there. :) I will have the remaining reviews posted soon, hopefully!
Added to my collection:
Isn’t that cover of “Anne of Avonlea” stunning? And I found it at a Free Little Library! So cute.
Oh and see that little Paris lamp to the right? I found that at a garage sale and was so thrilled because I’ve been wanting an Eiffel Tower figurine thing and this is perfect. :)
Main Monday Posts from June:
Yeah, I know. I should’ve resisted it. Too easy, right? But I just couldn’t. Not when it is just asking for it….I mean, it’s MAY. ;)
Which is now over. The beginning of the month was fair, temperature wise, but towards the middle and end it turned scorching hot…I’m dreaming of winter. ;)
This month consisted of reading, a visit to a park with family and extended family (wherein I remembered the joys of swinging. So freeing!), yard and garden work, and some more reading in between. Besides the heat, it was enjoyable. :) Not without its trials, but what life is?
The books I read:
The first three you can click on to read my review, the next two have reviews that will be posted soon, same for “Enchanting Nicholette”, and the SMW books – my reviews are on Goodreads. :)
Books added to my already-too-big collection:
Three are review books, one is from Tyndale Rewards (where you can sign up to earn points towards FREE books! <3), a couple were book-swaps, and the rest were garage-sale and library sale finds, besides “Ain’t Misbehavin'” which I purchased on a FB group. :)
Yep. What else can I say than that I love books?
May Post Sum Up:
And a Cover Reveal HERE.
And here’s to June, right? May we survive the heat. ;)
How was your May, readers? Any exciting news to share? Books read? Feel free to comment and we can chat!
The last day of April. It feels like, for me, that this month flew by. I don’t really know why – it was just…busy I suppose. :)
I think we actually got the most snow of the year in the beginning-mid of this month, which is quite funny. At least I think so XD Being the snow-lover that I am, I didn’t mind it at all, though I can’t say that for everyone.
I will give that this nicer weather is enjoyable too though – I wish Summer would be full of temperatures such as Spring, because then I don’t think I’d dread it quite as much. ;) Do you have a favourite season?
My month, bookish-wise was rather small. The books I read were:
“Until We Find Home” and “Julie” I’ve both reviewed, and you can click on their covers to read them. My review for “The Heart Between Us” shall be coming along shortly (secret: I loved this book!), and technically, I am still sort of working my way through The Backcountry Brides Collection – I’ve read 3 of the 8 novella’s so far, but have enjoyed those and look forward to the others! :)
The books that came into my possession this month:
That old copy of “Emily of New Moon” by L. M. Montgomery has 1923 dated inside the cover – so cool! And I found it at a little thrift store for only 50Cents! I was so pleased, to say the least. ^.^
“What A Girl Wants” by Kirstin Billerbeck, “Escape from the Vikings”, and “The Pickwick Papers” were all really cheap thrift-store finds too. “The Theory of Happily Ever After” by Kristin Billerbeck and “The Backcountry Brides” by various authors are both review copies. :)
So, that is my bookish month. :)
Posts from April:
And coming up for May is another great Author Interview and Character Introduction!
How was your April, friends?
Hello! And surprise – this post is actually being posted while it’s still March!! I must say, I’m rather impressed with myself. ;) Just kidding.
So, March. We had the lovely opportunity of visiting the Aquarium this month, and met up with some friends there too, which was very nice. We all enjoyed ourselves, and it was a very good time. :) I’m still sad the Aquarium no longer allows visitors to pet the stingrays as they have in years past, but what can you do?
In our spare time, my Mum, younger sister, and I have been watching Season Six of Little House on the Prairie. If you’re familiar with that show, you’ll already know that’s when Almanzo enters the scene. ;) I love watching Laura Ingalls try to prove she’s not a little girl anymore, and fail horribly at doing so… ^.^ Though I will admit there are a couple episodes I am not fond of because of the unrealisticness of them…the writers just want drama (and no, not the original book author, Laura herself. The tv show writers). But anywho!
I read quite a bit this month, which was nice:
Clicking on their covers will lead you to my review of the book. (The one without a cover is “Pop Tops and Smiley Faces” by Ann Naedele”). All of them have been reviewed, except for “A Light on the Hill”, which will be posted soon! :)
My favourite of the month? It’d be a close tie between “The Sea Before Us” and “A Light on the Hill”. Both so good and highly recommended!!
I got a few books this month. Unfortunately our camera also decided to stop working this month, so I couldn’t take pictures. But here are the books I got:
- “To The Farthest Shore” by Elizabeth Camden//Thriftstore find (only 50Cents!)
- “Refiners Fire” by Sylvia Bambola//Goodwill find
- “Always On My Mind” by Susan May Warren//Giveaway win from author Valerie Howard
- “An Elegant Facade” by Kristi Ann Hunter// BetterWorldBooks
- “It Had to Be You” by Susan May Warren//BetterWorldBooks
- “The Wonder of You” by Susan May Warren//BetterWorldBooks
- “The Reluctant Duchess” by Roseanna M. White//BetterWorldBooks
- “Chasing Jupitar” by Rachel Coker//BetterWorldBooks
- “Troubled Waters” by Susan May Warren//Bought of a facebook group
- “My Heart Belongs in Superstition Mountains” by Susan Page Davis//FB group buy
- “All the Tea in China” by Jane Orcutt//FB group Book Swap with a gal.
- “Stealing Home” by Allison Pittman//FB group Book Swap with the same gal.
- “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett//Blogging for Books review copy.
I requested my last review copy from Blogging for Books (the Karen Barnett book). I’m so sad that BfB is closing its doors. That was one of my top favourite review-programs, and my first – good ol’ Blogging for Books is what started me into my reviewing journey! <3
So yes, quite a few…needless to say, I don’t have much book-spending money at the moment. ;) But it was all worth it. BetterWorldBooks has fair prices and free shipping which is amazing. The condition of the books are often a bit rough, but still readable!
Have you read any of these books?
I also was super pleased to review a Booksleeve this month, and you’ll see it in future pictures too, because it’s just so cute!
As for other blog posts…
And there were also some book-reviews posted between the Mondays. :)
Be on the lookout for a new Author Interview Post this Monday!! It’s a great one too :D
How was your March, friends? Happy Passover/Resurrection Day :)