Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ramblings and Week to Come 30JUN13

Feeling tired:
This whole month has been kind of exhausting to me-I feel like I am out all the time doing stuff (for example, I went out every night Tuesday through Friday after work.) Now they were all activities I enjoyed doing but it was too much for me. Therefore I am spending this weekend relaxing, blogging, and reading (I need to finish two more books to stay on track with my reading goal.)

Sadly we endured our first loss this week :( It was to the best team in the league though and we held our own through the first three innings. Then I tried to catch a ball with my right hand (despite the fact that the glove was on my left) and our pitcher got a ball hit right to his ankle and had to leave the game because he couldn't stand. So hopefully we can regroup this week and end strong to return for the championship game. We're also already planning for the Fall Season which starts in August (technically that is still summer but who's paying attention?)

Amazon Vine Goodies:
On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman
Battleship by Dorothy Ours
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay
I'll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton

I was also approved for Red by Alison Cherry on Netgalley-I'm excited to check out this YA title and plan to review it closer to its release date in October.

Plans for July:
As you can see, I received a lot of adult books, which means that Saturdays in July will be devoted to reviews of adult books. I am hoping there is some YA crossover appeal but I haven't read any of them yet so I can't guarantee that. Otherwise weekdays will feature loads of great 2013 YA releases, some ARCs, some from the library, some I've won. 

Week to Come: It is super busy-I am not letting the holiday deter me from my typical posting schedule especially as I made a commitment to myself to read a ton this week and next.
Monday is the latest section from War and Peace; we're halfway through our year! I will also be posting about my fave reads of the year so far-there are quite a few and it will be fun to reflect.

Tuesday, I'm marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a review of Lisa Klein's Two Girls of Gettysburg.

The rest of the weekdays feature reviews for 2013 releases: Burning by Elana K Arnold, The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf, and The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis.

Saturday is a review of On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman, recommended by Christina T at Reading Extensively.


  1. I have A Hundred Summers for review and need to read it soon. I am also curious about I'll Be Seeing You. I almost requested it from Vine but decided to get something else instead. I can't wait to read your review of On Sal Mal Lane :)

    It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of June. I am heading to Canada for my annual trip to visit family on the Fourth of July of all days :)

    1. I love when we get similar books :)

      Enjoy your holiday-can't believe you're leaving America on her birthday! Have a fantastic time!

  2. Sorry you're feeling tired! A Hundred Summers sounds interesting

    1. This weekend was very rejuvenating and I hope the holiday helps too since I'll just be kicking back.

  3. I totally get the tired. I'm exhausted! Summer's wonderful but there's so much going on and all I really want to do is read. My pile is massive -- lots of adult books, too. Hope you win your next softball game!

    1. I just want to read too-hoping to finish one more book tonight!

  4. Even though my work schedule is lighter in the summer, I always feel more tired because of the heat. I'm not sure if it's already hot where you live, but we're still in the middle of our first heat wave and that's sapped a lot out of me--maybe that's partly the case for you, too?

    1. I wonder if the heat is partly to blame as well. We actually had slightly cooler weather this weekend and I felt better but I also relaxed and watched my diet more closely. Maybe it's a bunch of factors?

  5. Aw, sorry about the loss… but you're still doing great.
    I'm really tired lately too. This summer has not proved to be relaxing yet!

    1. It is certainly not meeting my expectations of what summer should be like-I guess that's just what it means to be an adult!


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