So …. did you catch my big announcement this week on the blog? Ah, I can breathe freer now! While it seems kind of daunting to have no drafts (except for the outlines of my monthly recaps) and no scheduled posts (except for the Book Bingo posts), it’s just so refreshing to have a bit of a new start on the blog. It’s been long overdue!
What’s not refreshing — and what’s actually kind of hilarious — is my Goodreads challenge as of the half year mark:
I was actually going pretty strong at the beginning of the year, which I attribute to the fact that the boy and I didn’t really have any mommy and baby friends, so we spent a lot of our days at home, relaxing. Now we’re just go go go ALL the time and our weeks are full of playdates and fun! Since July is here, I’ve tried to slow down on all the scheduled fun, like baby dance or other things that fall weekly and at certain times. I like to be more open for spontaneity.
At any rate, it feels so weird to be BEHIND a book! It’s been years since I’ve been behind a book!
Other than my obvious lack of reading, this month has been filled with lots of walks, lots of playdates, baby massage, Kindermusik, baby dance classes … lots of fun! I can’t believe I have a 7 month old!
What is also awesome is my boy’s love of reading! Well, he’s not reading yet, but when bedtime comes and he starts to get super angry at his pajamas (because pajamas are just the meanest thing ever) he will always, ALWAYS calm down when we crack open a book. He loves to be read to! A boy after his mama’s heart. :)
Is it sad that I was super excited to see that I actually read THREE books this month instead of the one I initially thought I read? Remember when I would read 30+ books in a month? SO STRANGE!
- City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare
- The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass
- Just One Night (Just One Day, #2.5) by Gayle Forman
I’m actually finishing series books this year, which is amazing. Really, City of Heavenly Fire SHOULD have been on this list, but it was such a huge book and I was getting sick and only managing about 5 pages a night, so I put it on hold. I’m hoping to squeeze in more reading time in July!
In May I was on a book buying binge, it seemed! I thought June was going to chalk up to be similar when June 4th hit and I had 4 new books already, but I managed to check myself and only got 5 new ones this month — one of them I’m reading right now!
I also got a few books in the mail:
I’ll bet you all a million dollars that the motherhood one was sent by Diana Davidson, a local author who wrote the amazing Pilgrimage, a book that starts out with a birth that kind of terrified me since I read it while pregnant. She also has a story about postpartum depression in the 40 Below anthology of stories — my favourite story of the bunch!
On the Road to Find Out was sent by Raincoast Books — thanks, guys!
How was your month? Have you read anything good lately?