Tag: monthly wrap-up

My May Reading Wrap-Up

I always love the beginning of summer, and this month saw the release of the Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide, volunteering at my library book sale, and planting my summer garden.  I was in the car more than usual, so between that and gardening, I leaned heavily on audiobooks this month. What I read…

My April Reading Wrap-Up

It’s May, and I’m enjoying the spring, though I’ve been impatient with the cold weather and I’m anxious to begin planting my garden. April was a mostly-good month, with a visit from my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. The Women’s Prize shortlist was announced, but the only book on it I’ve read is Ruth Ozeki’s…

My March Reading Wrap-up

Hello readers! March was a blustery month, with snow and storms and plant-killing temperatures (I know better than to plant this early, I got impatient). But spring is nearly here, and the trees are blossoming everywhere I look. This winter felt very long, but I’m already excited just to be able to sit outside on…

My February Reading Wrap-up

I read a LOT in February, considering it’s a short month, although three of these books were novella length and many were comfort reads. I’m not a cold-weather person and February left me feeling drained (it feels like the longest month). I’m very much looking forward to spring AND getting out into the world more.…

My October Reading Wrap-Up

If September was about vacation, October was about getting back to work and dealing with house and health issues. Our attempt to adopt a pair of cats didn’t work out; unfortunately our older cat wasn’t up to the stress of dealing with newcomers, and our idea to give him some company wasn’t well-timed. We were…

My September Reading Wrap-Up

September was an exciting month, from our two weeks in Hawaii to our search for a pair of cats to join our family.  We’re going through a trial adoption right now, so until that’s official I won’t say more.  But I will share a few pics of our vacation (none of Mr.CG, though, because I…

My June Reading Wrap-Up

June was a month where I concentrated on taking care of myself — I’m doing yoga, meditation, and generally trying to keep anxiety levels at a manageable level. I’m working on appreciating my life more and worrying less about things I can’t control. Easier said than done, but I’m learning some good approaches. Here’s what I…