The Wrap-Up for July and August 2019

Personal life

travel

Photos from our trip to Seattle:

July was quiet travel-wise except for a trip to Illinois and Indiana to visit our daughters. Always fun to see them and my husband always likes to help them out in the yard if they’ve been too busy to mow or weed whip.

In August I felt like we spent more time traveling than at home though that wasn’t really the case. The first of the month started out with a trip to northern Wisconsin. However, that got cut short when I fell and hit my head on a concrete wall. We went to the emergency room and I discovered I had a concussion. I’m feeling much better now, but that cut our trip short. We drove home where I spent several days sleeping and resting and trying to stay away from electronic devices!

Later in the month we went to visit family in Washington State. Our son is living in Seattle right now plus my husband’s sister and brother-in-law live there, too. My brother and his family live in Oregon. We spent part of our time in Seattle and part of our time with my brother’s family along the Washington coast. It was a wonderful visit, but I felt like I needed a vacation from all that travel! 

 Yard

My daylilies bloomed all of July and I even still had some blooming in August. We planted a new tree (a river birch) and quite a few new perennials as well as dividing some of the existing perennials in the yard.

By the end of August lots of the plants are winding down, but we have a few still flowering including some of our roses, cone flowers and black-eyed susans. The Autumn Joy sedum is ready to start flowering. Next year I hope to plant more plants that will bloom in the fall.

Driveway

My husband spent lots of hours in July and August working on our driveway and made a lot of progress putting in drainage, moving dirt, building retaining walls, planting grass to hold the soil. Lots of work, but the area that used to be a concrete turnaround is looking lots better and we’re hoping this will keep the remaining driveway from developing cracks and creating tunnels under the driveway.

Blog life

Moved blog

I spent the last couple of weeks moving my blog to WordPress.com. I wrote a post about that yesterday. Also with all my travels I haven’t done very much other than setting up my blog again. I still need to add in some of the pages I had and will do that over the next week or so.

Books read

July

Changes by Jim Butcher (audiobook/library) — B+

Part-Time Gods by Rachel Aaron (ebook/purchased) — B+

*Squared Away by Alicia Dill (ebook/purchased) — B-

Walking Back to Happiness by Lucy Dillon (audiobook/purchased) — B+

August

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (ebook/purchased) — B+

*The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan (audiobook/library) — B

*Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (audiobook/library) — A-

*Ascending by Margaret Pechenick (ebook/purchased) — B+

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee (audiobook/purchased) — B+

Cloudy With a Chance of Dropbears by W.R. Gingell (ebook/purchased) — B

*Craks in a Marriage by Barbara Barrett (ebook/purchased) — B

The Bookshop on the the Corner by Jenny Colgan (ebook/library) — A-

Bright Shards by Margaret Pechenick (ebook/purchased) — B+

*The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton (ebook/purchased) — B

*New-to-me author

My Reading Challenges

My reading challenges are mostly going dismally this year, but I’ll continue on with them and see if I improve by the end of the year!

Goodreads Challenge

2019 Goal–95 books  to read

By the end of August I had read 57 books. I’m several books behind where I should be by now if I’m going to read 95 books this year.

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read and review 36-55 books mysteries (mysteries must be over 100 pages)

I’ve read 23 mysteries so far, but have only reviewed 2 of those mysteries.

52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge

I’ve read 14 books so far from the 52 subjects in this reading challenge.

The Backlist Reading Challenge

Goal — Read at least 24 books from my TBR list

So far I’ve read 14 books from my TBR list.

Library Love Challenge

Goal — Read at least 25 library books

I’ve read 18 library books so far.

Review Writing Challenge

Goal — Review at least 70 books this year

I’ve only reviewed 5 books I’ve read  this year so far.

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How has your year been going so far? Both with your reading and your personal life?

The Wrap-Up for Spring 2019

Since I haven’t blogged since the first part of April I thought I’d post about what I was busy doing in April, May and June.

Personal life

Spring travels

San Juan Island, WA

My husband and I traveled different places during the spring–mostly in April and May. We took care of our daughter’s dogs in Indianapolis while she was gone on a trip. Then a week after we returned home we flew to Seattle to visit our son plus my husband’s sister and brother-in-law. I love Seattle. It’s such a vibrant city and we did lots of fun stuff while we were there–took a ferry to one of the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound; did a food tour in the International District of Seattle; ate lots of amazing food!

After we returned home from Seattle we had a few days of recuperation and then drove to Chicago for our niece’s graduation. She received her PhD in midwifery and we’re so proud of her. The time in Chicago was a whirlwind of celebration and good conversations as much of the family gathered to celebrate Bridget and her accomplishments.

Salisbury House in Des Moines–Where we saw an outdoor production of Macbeth

We also made a quick trip to Omaha to visit a former colleague of my husband. He lives in Washington D.C. and was in Omaha to work on a case. It was great to see him.

We also spent time visiting places in Des Moines we either hadn’t been before or revisiting some of our favorite places. I always feel much more energetic in the spring before the weather gets too hot.

Yard & garden

We had a very wet April and May with flooding of a number of our Iowa rivers. June was drier and much hotter, however!

My daylilies I planted last year started blooming the last part of June and they’re beautiful. Daylilies love the heat and humidity of the Midwest and since they’re one of my favorite plants they’re perfect to plant. One of my sisters-in-law came to visit for a weekend and she and my husband spent lots of time in the yard splitting hostas and transplanting them to other areas of the yard. It was great to see them get so much done. We also bought some new plants and got them planted as well. I used to do quite a bit of gardening, too, but with two knee replacements I have trouble getting up and down so I do the planning and my husband does the work!

Driveway

I’ve provided moral support for the major work on our driveway!

We have a long, steep cement driveway which also had a cement turnaround when we bought the house. When it rains water rushes down the driveway into the street which isn’t good for the storm drains. However, the water also got under the cement and began eroding the soil underneath the cement which caused cracking and caving in.

Of course, we didn’t notice this when we bought the house three years ago. (There was snow on the driveway.) Last fall we hired a company to begin dismantling the worst of the cement and pumping a substance underneath the cement slabs that were still in fairly good condition to try to save that cement. We had to stop before they’d finished the work because of snow so they came back in the spring to finish the job. They’ve finished and now my husband is building retaining walls to try to save the soil from washing away. He has spent many hours working on this project and still has many hours of work to finish it.

Blog life

Blog updates and no blogging

April was when I finally upgraded my blog to WordPress 5.0. Since I was doing that I did a few other things that needed to be done and some upgrades I wanted to do. It all took longer than planned and I stopped posting for a while.

Books read

April

The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman (audiobook/library) — B+

*The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley (ebook/library) — A-

Death Distilled by Melinda Mullett (ebook) — B+

*Bloodfire by Helen Harper (ebook) — B-

Bloodmagic by Helen Harper (ebook) — B-

Ambush by Barbara Nickless (ebook) — B+

Slouch Witch by Helen Harper (ebook) — B

May

City of Lies by Victoria Thompson (ebook) — B

*A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A Fletcher (hardcover/library) — A-

Wild Country by Anne Bishop (ebook/library) — A-

All the Different Shades of Blue by W.R. Gingell (ebook/novella) — B

Stars Unchartered by S.K. Dunstall (audiobook) — B

*Cornered Magic by Charissa Dufour (ebook) — B

Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (audiobook/library) — A-

Misguided Allies by Charissa Dufour (ebook) — B

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (audiobook) — B

Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman (audiobook/library) — B+

June

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (audiook/library) — B

Between Floors by W.R. Gingell (ebook) — B+

*Wish by Barbara O’Connor (audiobook) — A-

*Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook/library) — A

*Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman (ebook) — B

Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong (ebook/library) — B+

*The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair (ebook/library) — B+

*New-to-me author

My Reading Challenges

My reading challenges are mostly going dismally this year, but I’ll continue on with them and see if I improve by the end of the year!

Goodreads Challenge

2019 Goal–95 books read

By the end of June I read 43 books and was 3 books behind.

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read and review 36-55 books mysteries (mysteries must be over 100 pages)

I’ve read 18 mysteries so far, but have only reviewed 2 of those mysteries.

52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge

I’ve read 11 books so far from the 52 subjects in this reading challenge.

The Backlist Reading Challenge

Goal — Read at least 24 books from my TBR list

So far I’ve read 12 books from my TBR list.

Library Love Challenge

Goal — Read at least 25 library books

I’ve read 14 library books so far.

Review Writing Challenge

Goal — Review at least 70 books this year

I’ve only reviewed 5 books from this year so far.

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How has your year been going so far? Do you do reading challenges? How are yours progressing?

Aug-Sep 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Personal life

Yard & Garden

August was dry and September got rain. The grass had turned brown and now everything is green again! We have a few autumn flowers blooming.

Family

I was gone for most of the month of August visiting my daughters in Indiana and Illinois. During the time in Indiana we helped our daughter move into her house and helped her build a fence around her backyard so her dogs could roam without being on a leash. They love it.

I spent the month of September back home in Iowa. So nice to be home snuggling with my cats! The weather is cooler and I love that, too. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.

Blog life

I reviewed quite a few books in August, but only two in September. I hope to get more reviews done in October. I do have a few in the works. I read lots of good books in August and September and hope that trend continues!

I’m also trying to get more posts scheduled since the last months of the year are always busy for me. I also am trying to catch up on visiting other blogs and seeing what everyone is up to this fall.

Books read during August

Books read during September

Books reviewed

Reviews

Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson (ebook, purchased) — B+

Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman (audiobook, library) — B+

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (hardcover, library) — A-

Spindle by W.R. Gingell (ebook, purchased) — B+

Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf (audiobook, library) — B+

Blood Hollow by William Kent Kreuger (audiobook, library) — B+

Confluence by S.K. Dunstall (ebook, purchased) — B+

Between Jobs by W.R. Gingell (ebook, purchased) — B+

Mini Reviews

Diamond Girl by Julie Mulhern (ebook, purchased) — B

My Challenges update

I’m doing well with my Goodreads Challenge. However, I need to work a little lot more on the other challenges!

Goodreads Challenge

Goal–90 books read

By the end of September I’ve read 75 books toward my goal. I am 8 books ahead of schedule!

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read 26-35 mysteries 

I’ve read 39 mysteries so far and have reviewed 16 of those mysteries.

Discussion Challenge

Goal — 1 -10 discussion posts

I haven’t written any discussion posts yet. I finally have some reviews written so I can focus more on discussions and hope to get one or two done in October!

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Goal — 40 prompts to the challenge

I’ve read 14 books which match prompts

Swords & Stars Reading Challenge

Goal — 20 prompts for the challenge

I’ve read and reviewed 8 books which match this challenge

What were August and September like for you?

July 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Personal life

A very busy month!

TV & Movies

We’ve watched episodes of The Great British Baking Show, The Indian Detective, Death in Paradise, Father Brown and DCI Banks during July. I especially like the baking show. It’s so fun to watch the challenges the bakers have to complete.

Yard & Garden

July started out with flash floods in Des Moines (one man lost his life when he was swept away from his car) and many people were stranded in cars plus lots of houses and basements were flooded. The rest of the month has been mostly dry and our lawn is brown. We’ve also had some weather in the 90’s so we’ve watered our young trees and new plants to keep them going.

Family

As I mentioned in my June Wrap-Up my daughter has moved to Indiana for a new job with her company. At the beginning of July I went with her to help get her settled, explore the area and to look at houses with her. She sold her house here in Des Moines the same day it went on the market and she found a house in Indianapolis in July. She should close on it by the middle of August. Negotiations have been stressful since she’s been gone from Indianapolis a lot of July (household goods being packed, a family vacation and a conference for her job). That made communications difficult at times. However, I think she’s on track now and due to get back to Indianapolis by the first Monday of August.

A birthday party at Mt. Rainier National Park

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My sister-in-law lives in Seattle with her family and last summer invited the whole family to Mt. Rainier National Park for a birthday celebration this year. My husband and I plus our two daughters were there. Our son stayed in Iowa and took care of our dogs and cats! We stayed at the historic Paradise Inn–built around 1917–for two nights. The rooms were small and the bathrooms were down the hall, but the inn–especially the lobby was amazing with rustic wood furniture built on-site about 100 years ago. We hiked in steep terrain and saw beautiful views. Even though the “easy” hikes were hard sometimes because of the steepness of the trails we all took part in the hikes we could manage. It was a beautiful, fun and wonderful family time.

Blog life

Books read during July

Books reviewed

I reviewed a few more books in July, but still have a lot to review. I’m working to get more reviewed in August.

Reviews

The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman (ebook, purchased) — A-

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (ebook, purchased) — B+

Mini Reviews

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (audiobook/library) — A

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (Ebook, library) — B-

Evan Help Us by Rhys Bowen (audiobook, purchased) — B

A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron (Ebook, Kindle Unlimited) — B+

My Challenges update

Goodreads Challenge

Goal–90 books read

I’ve read 59 books toward my goal. I’m not as far ahead in my goal as I was last month, but still I’m 6 books ahead.

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read 26-35 mysteries 

I’ve read 29 mysteries so far, but have only reviewed 9 of those mysteries so far.

Discussion Challenge

Goal — 1 -10 discussion posts

I haven’t written any discussion posts yet. I have a couple started so I hope to get one done real soon now!

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Goal — 40 prompts to the challenge

I’ve read 10 books which match the prompts.

Swords & Stars Reading Challenge

Goal — 20 prompts for the challenge

I’ve read and reviewed 6 books which match this challenge.

What was the month like for you?

June monthly wrap-up

I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Personal life

Family

My personal life has been on a roller coaster the last couple of months. My father-in-law died the first part of May. It was sudden, but not too unexpected since he was 89 and not in the best of health. My husband is the executor of the estate so he’s been very busy. We’ve made several trips back to his dad’s house as we all try to get the house ready to sell.

Daughter moving to Indiana

Then one of our daughters was offered a promotion, but it meant moving to Indianapolis. She jumped at the chance, because it’s a great job. However, she found out about the new job the first of June and starts July 2. That meant getting her house ready to sell and getting her household goods moved. The household goods won’t get moved until the middle of July and she was lucky to get such an early date. Family members have pitched in to help with painting, decluttering and cleaning. After all the work the house and yard look amazing. Her house is a Tudor style brick home and almost 100 years old, but is in really good condition. It has the original wood floors and lots of unique details. She’s loved living there.

The house went on sale June 26 and she got a full price cash offer at the end of that day! Amazing!!  All the hard work really paid off. The buyers want to close on the house the middle of July which works great. We just hope it all goes smoothly.

I’ve come with her to Indianapolis and will stay until right after the 4th of July. Then I’m going to stay for a few days with my older daughter who lives in Illinois. My younger daughter will be swinging through the second week in July to go back to Iowa so she can watch the movers pack her household goods and I will ride back to Iowa with her. I’m going to miss being in the same city, but I think the move to Indianapolis is a great one for her!

TV & Movies

We got rid of our satellite TV since it doubled in price. Now we’re streaming Netflix, Hulu, PBS and Amazon. We’re slowly getting used to the new set-up.  It seems to work well so far.

Yard & Garden

daylily
Daylily

We’ve had lots of very wet and sometimes very hot days in June, but the plants I planted this spring are growing. One of the daylilies I planted about a month ago has even bloomed! My new rose is growing and has lots of new leaves. We had to put a chicken wire fence around it to keep bunnies and other little rodents from chomping it. The Japanese beetles start coming out in July around here and I’m hoping we don’t have too many since they were terrible last summer. It got very cold during the winter here in Iowa so I hope that killed some of the grub stage. They’ve loved some of the roses when we lived in other parts of the country. My new rose is so small I’d like to give it a good start this first year.

Blog life

Reviews

I got a few more reviews finished and posted in June and quite a few others started. I’m also going to publish a post of my thoughts on the books read during a month. I have the January edition just about ready to post. It will have links to the review posts I’ve completed. I will also do a one or two sentence summary of those reviews. The books I haven’t reviewed on my blog yet will get mini reviews. I’m trying this method out to see how it will work. Hopefully, this method will at least get a few thoughts posted about my books.

I’m also trying to add at least a few sentences to Goodreads after I finish a book. That’s helping me when I sit down to write a review since I don’t always get my blog reviews started right away.

No internet in Indianapolis

I don’t have internet in Indianapolis, but when I get to Illinois I will have it so I’m hoping to work on blog posts as well as visiting other blogs. I didn’t get a chance to post much or visit other blogs and comment very much during the month of June. I’m hoping July will be a little better, but it also looks quite busy with some more travel planned.

Books read during June

Dead Water by Ann Cleeves (ebook)

Between Jobs by W.R. Gingell (ebook/Kindle Unlimited)

Silent City by Carrie Smith (ebook)

The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman (ebook)

Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman (ebook)

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (audio)

Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson (ebook)

The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves (audio)

Books reviewed

Reviews

The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffith (audio) — B+

The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein (audio) — B+

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny — A

Mini Reviews

Twelve Days of Faery by W.R. Gingell (ebook) — B+

Fire in the Blood by W.R. Gingell (ebook) — B

The First Chill of Autumn by W.R. Gingell (ebook) — B+

My Challenges update

Goodreads Challenge

Goal–90 books read

By the end of June I’ve read 54 books toward my goal. I’m still 10 books ahead of schedule!

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read and review 26-35 mysteries (mysteries must be over 100 pages)

I’ve read 28 mysteries so far, but have only reviewed eight of those mysteries so far.

Discussion Challenge

Goal — 1 -10 discussion posts

I still haven’t written any discussion posts. 😦 Perhaps in July or August.

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Goal — 40 prompts to the challenge

I’ve read nine books which match prompts.

Swords & Stars Reading Challenge

Goal — 20 prompts for the challenge

I’ve read and reviewed four books which match this challenge.

What was the month like for you?

April & May Wrap-Up

I’ve decided to do a monthly wrap-up post each month to see how I’m doing on my blog and what’s going on in my personal life. I plan to link-up to a couple of blogs that host wrap-ups and reviews of their months. The Month in Review is hosted at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up is hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

Personal life

The first part of May we  got a call that my father-in-law had had a massive stroke. My husband and I quickly got ready and left to drive the 3+ hours to the hospital. My FIL didn’t want extreme measures taken to keep him alive and the doctors said he wouldn’t regain consciousness due to bleeding in his brain. He died the next day. It’s hard when a loved one dies, but he was nearly 90 and had lived a good life. We tried to celebrate his life and remember the good times we had with him. He loved his family including his extended family and many were able to come to his funeral. He was a veteran and we had a military ceremony at the graveside. It was all very moving and right for him. My husband is the executor of his estate so we stayed longer to sort out the papers he needs and so he could visit local people and businesses. We’ve made more trips as things move along. It’s a big job, but many people are helping.

My daughter who lives in the same city as I do interviewed for another job in her company. She got the job and moves to Indianapolis at the end of June. I will miss her so much, but it’s a great job and a promotion so I’m also very happy for her. She got the job offer at the end of May so she’s very busy getting her house ready to sell and getting ready to move. That means we’re busy, too, helping her when we can.

TV & Movies

We saw a couple of movies in the theater–Ready Player One and Solo–and enjoyed them both. We’re happy Elementary is back with another season and we’ve watched some of that. We watched the short season of Dancing With the Stars, but I was disappointed the season was so short. I hope they don’t have another four-week season. I feel like I didn’t get to know the people at all.

Yard & Garden

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After a very cold spring–we even had a little snow in April–we have gone straight to summer. In May we had a number of 90+ degree days. We’ve planted new plants this spring and the bulbs I planted last fall came up. Yay!  The daffodils bloomed and now Allium is blooming and my lilies will bloom later in the summer. We also planted a few new plants during May.

I love our yard and the crabapple trees are especially beautiful when they bloom in spring. Daffodils are my favorite spring bulb since deer, squirrels and bunnies leave them alone. Plus they are such cheerful plants.

Blog life

I read quite a few books in April and May and am ahead of my Goodreads goal which makes me happy. However, I didn’t get many books reviewed or other posts done and during May about the only things done were posts that I’d scheduled. I had the April wrap-up mostly written when we received the call about my father-in-law.

Thanks to all the people who comment on blog posts. I owe many people comments and hope to visit many blogs during June to see what you all are doing and then leave comments.

I still have to finish a privacy policy for my blog, but it may take a few more days since my husband and I are taking care of more estate business at the end of this week.

Books read in April

The Green Man’s Heir by Juliet E. McKenna (ebook)

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves (audiobook)

Hive Mind: Perilous by Janet Edwards (ebook)

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong (library ebook)

Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves (library audiobook)

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (library ebook) — (new author)

Catseye by Andre Norton (ebook)

Hive Mind: Defender by Janet Edwards (ebook)

Dry Bones by Peter May (audiobook) — (new author)

Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell (ebook)

The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein (library audiobook)

Books read in May

Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren (ebook) — (new author)

The Darkest Thread by Jen Blood (ebook) — (new author)

Dog With a Bone by Hailey Edwards (ebook)

Inside the Echo by Jen Blood (ebook)

Spindle by W.R. Gingell (ebook)

Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman (library audiobook) — (new author)

The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh (ebook) — (new author)

Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes (library ebook) — (new author)

Books reviewed

Review

White Nights by Ann Cleeves (ebook) — B+

Mini Reviews

Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff (ebook) — B-

The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch — (ebook) B+

Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel (graphic novel/library) — B

A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch (audiobook) — B-

My Challenges update

Goodreads Challenge

Goal–90 books read

By the end of May I’ve read 46 books toward my goal. I am 10 books ahead of schedule! Yay!

Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

Goal–read 26-35 mysteries 

I’ve read 22 mysteries so far, but have only reviewed six of those mysteries so far.

Discussion Challenge

Goal — 1 -10 discussion posts

I haven’t written any discussion posts yet. I have a couple started so I hope to get one done in June.

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

Goal — 40 prompts to the challenge

I’ve read seven books which match prompts

Swords & Stars Reading Challenge

Goal — 20 prompts for the challenge

I’ve read and reviewed three books which match this challenge

What were April and May like for you?