I can't believe we're already halfway through the year, it's gone by so fast!
Well, June's been nice. A lot of positive things have happened during that month.
First..... I did it! I read 12 books in one month! Whoohoo!
You have no idea how glad I am that I achieved this goal. I almost never finish the goals I set for myself, and this one was pretty ambitious. Not only was it 12 books, but half of those reads were book club reads. I know there are some serious readers out there who would look at my goal as "Pff! I can do that in a week!", but it was a tricky one for me, and I'm so proud that I did it!
The Books I Read In June
(click on the cover to read the review)
Second, I had an awesome birthday! Yup, I turned 29 last month, and it was a day of pampering and spending time with family. Here's how it went:
First, because it was a Friday and Dave had to work, I went by myself to get a manicure and pedicure at a new (to me) nail salon, and a lovely massage at a new (to me) spa.
After that, I decided that it was time to try out a new bookstore, since I always go to Barnes & Noble. I ended up checking out Atticus Bookstore in New Haven.
This turned out to be a great idea. The food at the cafe was great, there was plenty of seating at the cafe, and there was a pretty good selection of books for a small independent bookstore. I stayed there for over an hour and re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (yeah, yeah, I know, soooo predictable that I'm reading that book for the 30th time...Yup, 30th). I also ended up buying a couple of journals and a jigsaw puzzle. Good times.
The evening was the best part. Dave wouldn't tell me where we were going to eat for dinner, I just assumed it would be an old favorite. Instead, he took me to a place I never heard of before, called Smokin' With Chris, a restaurant with great barbeque and live music.
So, now it's July and I have to be serious now. There's more reading to do, that's for sure.
This month I'm keeping it small; I'm going to set a reading goal of only eight books. There's a bunch of books I'm hoping to read this month (more than eight, that's for sure), but I'm not going to try and read them all. I'll just do the best I can and go from there.
Books I Hope To Read This Month
(click on the book cover to see more)
Definitely Going To
Planning On It
Want To Read
Like I said, my goal is to read eight books. I'm not going to push myself to read more, but it'll be nice if I can manage 10 books.
I think I've written enough. Have a happy 4th of July everyone!