Hello and happy August! There’s something about changing the calendar (I totally still have a proper calendar hanging on my wall!) over to August that really makes me feel like we’ve turned the corner into the slide to the end of the year (which is wild right? There’s still so much year to go!). July was another weird month, with other states in and (mostly) out of lock downs around us, back to school for term 3, and a lot more wet weather than i can remember for some time!
August is looking like a fab month books/reading-wise – there are so many great titles coming out all the time (like the ones in the stack there, that are out from Allen and Unwin next week), and I’m kicking of a readalong of one of my most anticipated new books of the year next week too, but before we get into all of that let’s do a little wrap up of what’s been going on here over the past month.
My FRIDAY FAVOURITES post continue to be a lovely little end to the week. I had a few favourites in July that were sort of repeats from previous months, and I am kind of pleased with myself for keeping up with them each week (even if I do occasionally do a sneaky back dated post if I haven’t quite got to it by Friday. My favourites in July were:
- 2 July – getting away to visit my family
- 9 July – bookish events, like the launch I was part of with Words and Nerds podcast
- 16 July – the return of my painting class for another term
- 23 July – a weekend away
- 30 July – the Olympics
I’ve continued to drag my feet a bit with REVIEWS (why?!) posting 3 during July. I’m determined to crack 4 in August! Perhaps a reviewathon is in order soon! Here are the links for the reviews I posted
- Love, in Theory by Elodie Cheesman
- When Days Tilt by Karen Ginnane
- The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn
Something I did do a bit of in July was posting book stacks (who doesn’t love a book stack?!). Here they are…
And that was July! My main goal for August is to catch up on my reviews! I really do think I might try for a reviewathon. Also, the MS Readathon is on this month and my daughter is participating – I might see if I can twist her arm to write me a review or two,
Wishing everyone a happy August ahead!