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Monday, July 6, 2009

June '09 Recap

This first month of summer was a killer for me as far as reading goes. I only completed a small number of books (although I've got a few others almost finished) and really don't feel all that accomplished at the moment. But I DID have a great vacation and I AM enjoying the warm weather, so those are good things.

Here's a recap of my June ...

Books - 3 (992 pages)
  • A Sense of the Mysterious (224 pages) - fascinating collection of essays on science and personal creativity
  • Belong to Me (390 pages) - had some great characters but I didn't love it
  • The Last Queen (378 pages) - LOVED this book
  • I'm also steadily working on Gone With the Wind but since it has over 800 pages I won't be finished for a while (and I'm not including those pages in this month's count as the book isn't finished yet).

Audio Books - 2 (27.5 hours)
  • Wuthering Heights (11.25 hours) - this is an all-time favorite of mine and I tremendously enjoyed revisiting it
  • The Egyptologist (16.25 hours) - an odd book but I enjoyed it
  • I'm also working on both Moll Flanders and Tides of War ... just a few cassettes to go in each book.
Mom & Son Book Club -
  • We didn't read together at all this month but Kiddo did read some of a Star Wars book on his own while we were in Disney - that's a big deal for him!
Other Stats

I gave up on several books this month:
I added 6 books and a movie to my TBR list, had lunch with a fabulous blogging buddy and wrote a post commemorating D-Day. And of course I visited Disney World for about a week - ah, heaven!

How did June treat all of you?


marie said...

June? Did we have a June? It went by so quickly!
I celebrated my 54th birthday though - so I guess it didn't go by quickly enough!!

I also had a new fence installed and a laundry re-modeled so those are good things ~ I even read a book! Have you read The Shack? Katie and Mandy read it in book club and I was curious about it.

I'm so glad you went to Disney World ~ it is such a wonderful place to be!

Thanks for your blogoversary good wishes! I really do like it here.

Heather J. said...

Marie - Happy belated Birthday! I can't wait to see the pics of the finished laundry room. :) And I haven't read THE SHACK but you'll have to tell me what you thought of it ... I've heard both good and bad things, and I really don't want to read it, so you can go ahead and spoil it for me! ~LOL~

Lisa said...

I don't keep track by month, but my June was much like your first paragraph- not a lot of reading but a nice month anyway.

Dave said...

Heather, you didn't even crack 1,000 pages last month? The horror!! You must be slowing down, now that you've had another birthday. :)
I suppose we can grant you a Disney World exemption, but only this once.

Heather J. said...

Lisa - I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)

Dave - I know, embarrassing, right?! July is off to a great start though, so I'm sure I'll make up for last month. ~LOL~

ANovelMenagerie said...

Heather, you're the reading queen!

So, this comment is unrelated. I have lost many of my fellow bloggers/readers due to a change in my feed address. As you're one of my favorite blogs, I wanted to let you know about this change in my feed address and URL. The post about it is here: I just didn't want to lose touch (although, you're on my reader... so we're golden, there!)


Anna said...

June certainly did fly by, but you had a great month!

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