Half over, half left

Life is busy lately–nothing bad, but I haven’t gotten posts done. I’m hoping to fix that and start posting more, but our summer is a busy and wonderful time.

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My daughter adopted a new dog and named her Juneau. She was abandoned by someone and is a real sweetheart. Hard to imagine someone abandoning her. Bailey and Juneau seem to get along well which is really important. My daughter also got a new bike and has enjoyed biking. We have great bike trails.

We’ve had a number of visitors which I love and lots of activities–barbecues, baseball games, a birthday, visiting gardens and garden centers. It’s all fun, but also tiring. When I’ve had time to myself I’ve tended to read which is what this blog is all about–except I haven’t come here to talk about that. And sometimes there wasn’t even time for reading. 😦 However, when I did read I read some really good books.

Books I read in June:

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor–science fiction, time travel

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen–historical mystery, audiobook

But for the the Grace by Peter Grainger–mystery, police procedural

Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell–historical mystery

And what I’ve read or am reading in July:

As the Crow Flies by Damien Boyd–mystery, police procedural

A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmondson–historical mystery

White Hot by Ilona Andrews–urban fantasy romance

I’ve missed my blogging friends, but am loving summer. Hard to believe June is over already and half the year is gone, too. I’m still struggling to get reviews written so I plan to work on that and write at least a few lines about the books I read. We’ll see how it all goes during the next half-year . . . .

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

6 thoughts on “Half over, half left”

  1. Enjoy your summer! It’s what gets us through the doldrums of winter. You seem to be having a great time and love the face on Juneau– a perfect match for Bailey, too!

    I’m on extended hiatus while we move from SoCal to N.C…. hopefully our retirement home, lol. I’m weary of the gypsy lifestyle. My son is taking the Bar in Maryland and hopes to work near Silver Springs or outer DC for the first few years, anyway. Didn’t you live in MD before? Just curious.

    I just jotted down a couple of your book titles. Yes, it’s all about the reading, and that has to come before blogging. I’ll be a presence on GR over the next couple of months, but blogging would be too much right now.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer. It looks like you live in a wonderful part of the country, and always have such pretty scenery to share! 🙂


    1. Thanks, Rita! I hope the move goes well. It’s such a tiring process, but also exciting to know you’re retiring and going to have some family close by. Yes, we lived in Maryland, but in southern Maryland (where we could afford to live…lol). Good luck to your son taking the bar and finding a job and place to live he’ll enjoy.

      I hope you’ll enjoy NC and the rest of summer. I understand about not blogging for awhile. You have to get moved and settled in. I hope you’ll find some good books to read during this whole process.

      We are loving this area we live in–though it’s very hot and humid at the moment (95 degrees today) so I’ve stayed inside most of the day!

      Keep in touch, Rita.


    1. It’s a beautiful summer here. I hope you’re enjoying your summer, too, Stormi. And enjoying some good books.


  2. It sounds like you are having a wonderful summer – and it must have been helped along by the likes of ‘Second Chance’ which I loved:). I hope that July is as busy and enjoyable as June, Jan!


    1. I’m trying not to read the Jodi Taylor books too fast, but have the next book and want to read it soon. I hope you’re having a great summer, too, Sarah. Summer is such a great time of the year.


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