Tag: monthly wrap-up

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 Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse Miracle Creek by Angie Kim A Woman…

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, that last thing isn’t all that noteworthy, but the older I…

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 lot of time into my garden, so we’ll see how it…

My April Reading Wrap-up

April was a great month, ending with a trip to Southern California that included my husband’s college reunion, wine tasting in Paso Robles, and some much-needed time away from work. This month I spent a lot of time preparing my garden, and this year I’m trying to be patient and not plant things too early.…

My March Reading Wrap-up

It’s spring, and this month I finally felt like getting out of the house.  We went to two wine tastings, had friends over for a game night, and we’re planning a trip to California next month for my husband’s college reunion.  That got me thinking about this year’s 30-year high school reunion.  I returned to…

My October Reading Wrap-Up

October flew by, with a week-long work trip to Boston and preparing for our trip to Chile and Argentina next month.  I discovered two new book clubs in my neighborhood.  I learned I can apply for library cards across all the counties in DC and Northern Virginia, which means I get to triple the number…

My September Reading Wrap-Up

I began the month with a first-time visit to the National Book Festival, and ended it with an old favorite, the Antiquarian Book Fair, where I picked up a new book for my Oz collection. I had a great visit with my sister, went to my first professional soccer game, and I signed up to participate…