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There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

Month in Review - June 2010

 

Boy, we are really halfway through the year, isn't it? Soon, 2010 will be history. When I thought of this, I suddenly remembered that it has been six months since I started book blogging! I am shamelessly as bad now about time management as I was when I started, so far as blogging and catching up with the blogosphere is concerned. I still feed my reader more blogs, as I come across a new interesting one. I'm shaking things a bit in this post. I had a slow first half of June, but caught up with reading in the second half. So here's what my reading this month looked like:


In spite of a slow first half in June, I did read quite a lot more during the second half. It's nice to end a month joyfully! I also got a nook this month and had an awesome weekend getaway to DC! I'm still doing 12 challenges (one perpetual, and one my own summer challenge), and I am finally coming to terms with the possibility that I will not complete all of them by the end of the year.

Other posts
Did you miss my chat with Claire Avery, author of Hidden Wives?
I also listed five of my recent intriguing bookish book-loving characters.

Yay for challenges I am acing at
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 52/100
  2. Support your Local Library Challenge: 30/50
  3. Flashback Reading Challenge: 5/9
  4. Women Unbound Challenge: 4/5
  5. A to Z Challenge: 35/52
  6. POC Challenge: 8/10
And then there are these challenges
  1. Awesome Author Challenge: 2/10
  2. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  3. Original TBR Challenge: 4/12
  4. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 3/10
  5. Summer Reading Challenge: 1/6
  6. Orange Prize Project: 0

June Stats
Number of books: 10
Number of pages read: 2828
Number of Audio Books: 1
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 11 hours, 9 minutes

Zero Re-reads | 7 New-to-me authors | 2 Male authors | 8 Female authors

Comments

The1stdaughter said…
Wow! You are amazing! Almost 3000 words this month alone, and so many great books! Keep it up! I honestly can't believe how fast the year is going...please slow down, really! :o)
I read and/or reading 3 of those books :)

You had such a good June! Congrats! It may have started slow but you finished STRONG!
What a successful June you have had! I am so impressed that you take the time to track all these stats for the month. I don't even think about doing it until I read a post like this one :)

Here's to a great July!!
Care said…
For it being June, I'm very behind on my year of reading goals, but for some reason I'm OK with that. I've had a good month and May was decent. Maybe I can catch up afterall.
Congrats on being half way to 100! Great progress.
Belle Wong said…
What a great reading month June was for you!
It's so amazing how well you keep up with all the stats! And a nook! I'm kind of envious...I have a kindle...the nooks just look so very cool! and the loaning thing you can do with the nooks is fabulous! enjoy!
You had a terrific June and what great progress with your challenges as well!
Vasilly said…
What a great reading month? What was your favorite book read in June?
Athira said…
Danielle, I wish the year slowed down a bit too! It's June already. :-o

Felicia, I'm definitely glad I finished strong, else I might have slipped into one of those nasty ruts.

Molly, I get some kind of pleasure by keeping track of those stats. LOL! There were more, but I thought I was overdoing. ;-)

Care, so long as you have a good quality month, I guess it doesn't really matter how many you read. :)

Belle, thank you! It truly was!

Stacy, I love my nook! I enjoy cozying up to it. I need to get through my current review books, so that I can get to reading it more.

Diane, thank you! I'm glad that my June was better than my May.

Vasilly, I LOVED Still Alice most of all. It was so beautiful!
Aleksandra said…
You did great! I haven't read any of those books, but I'm planning to read Leviathan soon!