Tag: monthly wrap-up

My November Reading Wrap-Up

Here we are in the last month of 2022 – and I’ll be okay seeing this year go by. November was a busy month, with two visits to see family, plus Thanksgiving. This is always a busy time at work because we have to prepare for people taking lots of time off in December, so…

My October Reading Wrap-Up

Better late than never, here’s my reading wrap-up for October. It was a busy month, as I traveled to Phoenix last weekend to visit my family, plus two of my sisters came out earlier this month to visit my dad. It was wonderful to reconnect with my mom and my three sisters, and we also…

My September Reading Wrap-Up

September was a challenging month, between getting COVID on vacation, getting back to work, family health issues, and just generally easing into fall. I love summer so this time of year is always a bit sad for me.  I’m gradually taking down my garden and pulling out my warmer clothes.  Of course there are bigger…

My July Reading Wrap-Up

In July, life felt a little bit more normal — I was able to take more time for myself and even went back to working regular hours. Since we couldn’t go on our vacation in June, we’ve planned a trip to California around Labor Day. Coastal drives, sunsets on the beach, and wine tasting —…

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…