July Rewind

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Hello, all.

How’s your weekend so far? We have a long weekend here so I have an extra day to get things done before I go back to work. I’ve been on vacation for a week. We didn’t really do anything besides pig out, thrift store shopping, and laze around the house. And while some people would’ve taken advantage of the time off to read and get ahead on blogging, I mostly watched a lot of movies. I just finally got caught up with Bloglovin’ (I’ve neglected that, too) and with this post, I’m hoping to keep the inspiration coming.

A New Thing

This week, I started a feature on the blog where I talk about books on a more personal level.  While rearranging my books in the basement, I was overcome with the memories that certain books brought out. I started thinking about the beginning of my love affair with reading right to this point of my life. It’s very therapeutic in a way.

July and Goodreads

July has been a great month. I got caught up on my challenge; cross-posted all the reviews I’ve written, and have managed to get a little bit ahead on the blog. I’m bummed, though that I wasn’t able to take advantage of my vacation. I could’ve read more, written more. Anyway, here are the books I’ve read this month:

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Only 12 books this month. But I’m good with that. My inbox is pretty scary, to be honest, so that’s why I skipped INBOX/OUTBOX this month. It’s so depressing and I figure why dwell on the stuff that will only get me down? Needless to say, my TBR differential for the month isn’t where I want it to be.

My favourite read for July is a toss up between Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner. They’re great reads in their own right. Dark Matter is a Sci-Fi, while The House at the Edge of Night is a Historical Fiction that spans right through the present. Amazing stuff.

The blog is turning 5 on August 6. I’m still thinking about what to do to celebrate this momentous occasion. I’ll keep you posted, but it has been a while since I’ve hosted a giveaway so might do something but not too extravagant.

I wish you all the best of August and I hope you’re keeping cool or warm depending on which side of the globe you’re on. 🙂 Happy reading!