Tag: monthly wrap-up

My May Reading Wrap-up

May was a troubling month, I’m not going to lie about that. I’m deeply disturbed by the events of the last week, and I’m constantly disturbed by my country’s leadership and reactions to the pandemic. I had hoped (naively) that the pandemic might be…

My April Reading Wrap-up

How was your April?  This month moved a lot quicker than March — life at home is feeling more normal.  I guess I like having a routine, and we’ve been keeping virtually busy, actually (online wine tasting, book clubs, zooming with family).  Our cat,…

My March Reading Wrap-up

How is everyone? This was a strange and terrifying month, one that seems to have lasted forever.  Which is scary in itself, because we have at least a couple of months of this ahead.  There are things I’m liking about staying home.  In some…

My February Reading Wrap-Up

Happy Leap Day everyone!  Right now our house feels like a construction zone because we’re renovating our bathroom.  It’s messy and disruptive, and our cats aren’t happy, but I’m really excited for the results. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to the coronavirus…

My January Reading Wrap-Up

I read so many wonderful books in January.  I started out the month determined to just relax and read whatever came my way, rather than trying to plan things out too much.  Without a doubt, the most powerful book I read this month was…

My November Reading Wrap-up

This month I focused on knocking out the Reading Women 2019 Challenge.  I had four books to read: a book about nature, a play, a book about a female athlete, and a Lambda Literary Award winner.  Challenge completed!  I had a lot of reading…

My October Reading Wrap-up

I’m a little late with my wrap-up, but it’s been a busy week, with work trips to both Minneapolis (brrr!) and Tampa (80 degrees and on the beach), and a friend’s retirement party in-between. I read so many great books in October: Daughter of…

My September Reading Wrap-Up

In September we traveled to France and Portugal.  We revisited one of our favorite places, Saint-Emilion, and toured wineries around Bordeaux.  We explored Lisbon and Porto with four of our friends.  We saw cows and windmills, castles and convents.  I ate octopus, sampled port,…

My August Reading Wrap-Up

Farewell, summer!  In August I read three books for book clubs and blog events, met a local author, and finished out the 20 Books of Summer challenge,  reading 12 of the books on my original list. Here’s what I read in August: Storm of…

My July Reading Wrap-up

July was a fantastic reading month, much better than June.  Here’s what I read: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (audio) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (audio) The Calculating Stars…

My June Reading Wrap-up

June was a busy month — I saw my niece graduate high school, I went to Harry Potter World in Orlando, I joined a new book club, I presented at a national conference, I saw two of my sisters, and I turned 48.  Okay,…

My May Reading Wrap-up

May was a mostly good month and a very good reading month. I love summer, and soon I’ll be posting my 20 Books of Summer List, one of my favorite challenges.  I discovered audiobooks, for one thing, which are helping me get into better shape.   I put a…

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