Wednesday, 4 August 2010

July 2010 Recap

July has been a pretty tough month for me, but reading has been a good distraction so I've managed to get through quite a few books.  I've got a lot going on at the moment after splitting up with my fiance at the end of June & it's been hard being on my own after spending the last 9 years together.  I'm currently in the middle of trying to find a new place to live as I can't afford to stay where I am now he's moved out so I'm probably going to have some offline time sometime in the next couple of months while I'm moving but at the moment I have no idea when that is going to be.  I've ended up getting very behind replying to comments and returning blog visits but hopefully I'll get back on top of things when I start to feel better.  I'd like to say thanks to everyone for their comments though - they really do help brighten up my day when I read them :o)

Here is the list of books I read in July. (The links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  2. On The Prowl - Anthology
  3. I Married A Dragon - Beverly Rae
  4. Circle of Fire - Keri Arthur
  5. Ex Appeal - Cari Quinn (Novella)
  6. Fallen - Lauren Kate
  7. Speak of the Devil - Jenna Black
  8. Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony
  9. Circle of Death - Keri Arthur
  10. Dear Dylan - Siobhan Curham
  11. Spirit Bound - Richelle Mead
  12. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner
  13. Night Game - Christine Feehan
  14. Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder
  15. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night - Kresley Cole
  16. The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams
  17. Tempting Evil - Keri Arthur
  18. A Safe Harbor - Moira Rogers (Novella)
  19. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
  20. Claire de Lune - Christine Johnson
  21. Circle of Desire - Keri Arthur
  22. The Alchemyst - Michael Scott
I was lucky enough to attend the Random House Children's Books Blogger Brunch on 17th July.  It was a really fun day and we got to find out about all their new releases and have a snoop around their offices.  They were incredibly generous and I came home with far too many books but I'm really looking forward to reading them all.  You can read my event report here if you missed it earlier in the month.

With everything I've got going on at the moment I've not got time to organise a post for my Author's Animal Antics feature every week so I'm just going to try and post when I get a chance.  (You can find out more about the feature here).  I've still had a couple of lovely posts this month though (you can click on the link below to read any of this months posts):
  1. Lauren Kate
  2. Siobhan Curham
I'm doing well with all of my challenges this year apart from the Terry Pratchett & Vampire Diaries ones.  To be honest I'm probably going to skip the Vampire Diaries one for now but I might decide to pick it up again later in the year.  I'm going to start making progress on the Terry Pratchett challenge this month though as I was lucky enough to get copies of quite a few of his books at the RHCB event.

100+ Reading Challenge - Read 143/200
Paranormal Reading Challenge - Read 50/50 COMPLETE
Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge - Read 24/24 COMPLETE
NAC April Mini-Challenge Battle Royale - Read 5/5 COMPLETE


  1. WOW Sarah, you're doing well reading wise!! ;)

  2. Jeez! I read like four books last month! How do you have time to read so much?

  3. That is totally awesome!22 is freaking awesome!I'vve Dear Dylan and it was great and I love it.

    by the way, I linked your review of Shadow Kiss at mine ;p

  4. love ya hun!

    keep up the excellent reading!!!

    excellent month :D


  5. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that things have been so rough for you, I'm glad that you have reading and blogging to help you through it. If I could send you hugs, I would.

  6. @ Lynsey - reading has been my salvation this last month or so lol. If I can get into a good book it takes my mind off things for a few hours which is something I've badly needed lol

    @ Critica - I suffer with agoraphobia so I spend a lot of time at home on my own which gives me plenty of reading time. When I'm well enough to go back to work I doubt I'll be able to read anywhere near as much!

    @ Darlyn - thanks for linking to me! I'll add your link to my review now! If you have any other links you'd like me to add just leave a comment with the link on my review & I'll add them for you :o)

    @ Wings - Thanks hun, hope you're having a fab month! Hugs xx

    @ Clover - Thanks so much, it's been a rough month but I know I'll come out stronger on the other side :o) It's been so nice to have support from blogging friends all over the world though - it makes a big difference!



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