The July/August Round Up!

It’s September 11th and I’m REALLY late in posting this round-up – I’M SORRY! Upon returning from my vacation mid-August I got sick for a while and really just got the crap knocked out of me. I’m getting back into the swing of things: reading tons, writing tons, and getting my blog stuff together!

July and August were great months for reading! Being sick and on vacation equated out to a good chunk of reading time.  Between those two months I added another 31 books to my read pile.  I’ve given up on trying to review each and every book I read on the blog, and have taken to reviewing some of them on Goodreads only.  If you check out my book list for 2012 I’ve made notations next to the “Goodreads only” books. YTD total at the end of August was 126. You know what that means? My 110 goal was met and surpassed!! I’ve re-evaluated my goal and have decided to push my new total to 160 for the year (I might be nuts). My favorite reads of the past two months were The Angel by Tiffany Reisz and Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt (expect reviews on both sometime this month.)

Besides lots of reading going on I attended my sister’s wedding, went to Mexico (see recaps here and here), had my second wedding anniversary, attended a fabulous wine festival, made some trips to New Jersey to see our families, went to the New Haven Open (tennis), and went to lots of meetings.  Todd and I kept busy to say the least.

Now that I’m over all my illnesses I’m looking forward to getting back in to the swing of blogging.  Look for some interesting reviews and guest posts coming soon! Adam, Todd, Jess, Christine, and Charlie all have some posts to look forward to as well. It’s a staff of busy bees over here! Leave us a note below and tell us what you’re reading!!

In closing, I leave you with a couple of pictures from my sister’s beautiful wedding!

As always, happy reading!

My sister and I

My whole family! From L-R Aunt Barb, Todd, Mom, Jason, Christine, Dad, Aunt Judy, Grandma, Me

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8 thoughts on “The July/August Round Up!

  1. I personally applaud your lofty goal of 100 a year. I know people in the modern day and age that rarely pick up a book. Even academics. They pick up papers to read, articles sure but not books. There are even times in airports when people see me with one they ask ‘why?’ Usually followed by ‘don’t you have an iPad? You can load a movie..’ When I answer…If you want to open your mind and picture things for yourself instead of enjoy someone else’s vision they sometimes agree and I have even managed one or two converts.

    Plus my firm belief is that if you want to write well you have to read.

    I enjoy your blog! Keep it up!

  2. Oh, Kimberley. You have been busy. As a teacher, my Septembers are always NUTS, and this year is no exception. Good for you for achieving your reading goal and pushing beyond. Although … 160 is surpassing your goal by an additional 60%. Wow!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Such a lovely family you have.

    🙂 Laura

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