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When you are LOST in a book | Weekly Snapshot

I have just spent a bulk of my past 24 waking hours racing through the book Big Little Lies. Gosh, it feels amazing to be so consumed by a book that all you want to do is read it at every small or big opportunity. It was hard putting the book down or not thinking about Madeline, Jane, Celeste, or their terribly convoluted lives when I was supposed to be doing something else.


Last Week We drove back from Nashville on Monday morning after two full fun days at the Gaylord resort and one morning at the Hermitage, President Jackson's house. The house itself was glorious (and huge!) - we all enjoyed a good amount of history that day. The resort was a feast for the eyes - all those trees and gardens inside the massive building!

On our drive back home, we had couple of hours to kill so we took the kids to the Dinosaur World in Kentucky. That turned out to be a good decision as the kids had a blast and the adults also had fun learning something new.

Currently This weekend is so far turning…

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!

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