I loved July. I think I spend more time reading this past month than I have in, well, as long as I can remember. Thanks to our two-week vacation by the sea, I had plenty of opportunities to settle down with a good book just about everywhere: outside on the porch of our little bungalow, by the pool, sitting on the shore while the kids made sand castles and got pulled around on a float by their dad. It was lovely.
In July, I finished (drumroll, please)…11 books!
Life as We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Forged in Blood II by Lindsay Buroker
Two of these that I haven’t reviewed yet but which are excellent reads are Boy Meets Boy and The Glass Castle. I need to review the former, in particular, because I loved it so much that I need to share what it meant to me, so look for that one soon.
Two of these–the ones with Paris in the title–counted for the Paris in July event, which I always enjoy. And coming up in August, I’ll be taking part in Austen in August hosted by Roof Beam Reader, so you can expect to be hearing a lot about my love for Jane in the next month.
Hope everyone is having a nice summer and staying cool-ish. For me, it’s back to work, but as everyone in France takes the month of August off, it should be very quiet around the office. My youngest daughter is turning 6 this month, too, so I have a birthday picnic extravaganza to plan. I haven’t decided yet what to get her for her present. Any great ideas for 6-year-olds that live in a tiny apartment (hint: nothing big)? I think if I asked her she would say she wanted one of these.
Happy August, everyone!