Well, things certainly worked out better in July than they had in June. In a non-bookblog capacity, my finger healed, I went back to work, then I quit work and decided to come home and wait for my new job to start in September. Honestly, that was probably the best decision I could have made, seeing as how shortly after I quit, the HR person who sympathized with me actually got fired herself and I believe is appealing it to the Human Rights Commission.
Yeah, that place was full of crazy. I’m glad to be gone.
As for books and the blog, I managed to do a fair number of posts this past month! 32, in fact! This makes this past July my second most active month on the blog since it started. I think that’s pretty good, really!
What books did I get reviewed this past month? Let’s take a look at the round-up!
Two Moon Princess, by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Alien Contact, by Various Authors
Ashes, by Ilsa J Bick
Digital Devil Story: Reincarnation of the Goddess, by Nishitani Aya
Eutopia: a Novel of Terrible Optimism, by David Nickle
Fail Harder, by the failblog.org community
Phoenix Rising, by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
The Goddess Test, by Aimee Carter
Winds of Fury, by Mercedes Lackey
Storm Warning, by Mercedes Lackey
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Bumped, by Megan McCafferty
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
XVI, by Julia Karr
Digital Devil Story: Warrior of the Demon City, by Nishitani Aya
15 books reviewed! That’s not too shabby either, if I do say so myself.
I also hosted 2 contests, one to raise money for the Kidney Foundation of Canada (which failed miserably; I didn’t manage to get a single donation with that contest) and one to win a signed copy of R T Kaelin’s Progeny (last day to enter this one; the winner announcement will come tomorrow).
I also started up Bibliobabble, a Friday feature in which I give a run-down of book news and blog contests that I’ve found interesting or worth paying attention to over the past week. I managed to keep up a weekly occurrence of In My Mailbox posts, too, which has been nice for me!
So what’s in store for August? More reviews! More of the regular features that are giving this blog some much-needed structure! More fun in the same and enjoying of the warm weather before it starts to cool off!
How was your July? Get a lot of reading done?