I guess the biggest thing that happened in July was that I celebrated my ten year anniversary at work which you can read about here.
Other good things that happened were:
-I’ve been meeting up with a couple of my co-workers every week for a writing session.
-I reached and surpassed my goal of doing 100 volunteer hours.
-I reached and surpassed my goal of reading 104 nonfiction picture books.
Even though, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, I’m quite proud of myself for having kept a cat alive. A couple of my housemates went away so I watched their cat for what ended up close to a month. I don’t like animals and never had a pet before so this was a huge learning curve. I have to say I didn’t come out of it liking animals any more than before nor did I want to suddenly have my own.
So far in 2022, I’ve read 354 books. The breakdown is:
12- Adult novels
6- Adult non-fiction
27- Graphic novels
51- Middle Grade novels (Goal: 52)
249- Picture Books and Board Books
79- Young Adult novels
107- Nonfiction Picture Books (Goal: 104)
37- Audio Books
15- Books by Filipino Authors and/or Illustrators
64- Books by LGBTQ+ Authors and/or Illustrators
I had been trying The StoryGraph for the first half of this year to avoid the Amazon-owned Goodreads. Unfortunately, it didn’t provide the convenience Goodreads offered so I’m back using Goodreads.
I thought I reviewed more of the books I actually read but apparently not.
I really hate the formatting on WordPress. So, apologies for the weird spacing issues.
Hilarious. Fun read-aloud for fans of cooking shows. If Julia Child was a witch and one of her ingredients was out of control.
This introductory picture book on LGBTQ+ leaders was a bit too bare bones for my liking. It’s great to see them but a slightly longer biography for each of them would have been nice.
A fun book for inquisitive minds that may inspire them to continue this train of thought- or to come up with new interesting questions.
Gorgeous illustrations with lyrical text make learning about butterflies easy and enjoyable.
You can view all my reviews over on Goodreads.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!