July was entirely devoted to school stuff. Seriously, I spent so much time researching, reading, and writing that I barely left the house. On July 4th we ate hamburgers, and the neighbors shot off fireworks all night. My poor, stupid mutt Butch-Kiera is convinced that fireworks are a sign of the apocalypse.
I learned that it’s disconcerting to wake up to something giant crawling around under your bed in the middle of the night. But, under-the-bed is the only place that’s safe from fireworks.
While I was working on school stuff, I listened to the Planet Earth TV series. It made me wish I could be a nature photographer, even though I’m terrible at photography. So, one day when I really needed to get away from the computer, I took my camera out in the yard to find some nature. I found a toad, but Butch-Kiera also found the toad, so instead of toad pictures, I got dog-trying-to-eat-toad pictures.
Then I found this weird bugger. I think it’s a larval moth.
Basically, July taught me that my yard nature sucks, and I’m not cut out to be a nature photographer. Back to the school stuff, I guess.
Books I Read
In July, I read 10 books and DNFed 1.
I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America – Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Say You’re One of Them – Uwem Akpan (DNF)
I also made some progress on my reading challenges. Click here to see how I’m doing.
Best Books Of July
My three favorites of the month:
3. Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America – Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The reviews you clicked in July:
Everything else you clicked in July:
2. June Wrap-Up
Tentative August TBR
Right now, my life is severely lacking spontaneity, so I’ve decided to let a random number generator pick what I read in August. The generator will choose a number, and I’ll count along my TBR shelf. My August TBR will be a surprise to everybody, including me.
All The Things
All The Things (AKA my TBR pile) = 26 books.