July 2017 Wrap Up
My month in review. Let’s see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I’ve only read 3 books this month and my cushion is quickly disappearing:

  1. MatchUp edited by Lee Child
  2. Goodbye Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
  3. Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrald

July Reviews

Blog Goals

Focused on fixing the Photobucket fiasco this month. Slowly working my way through old posts and updating the missing pictures. Once that’s done, going to take a look at my old template to see if it can be salvaged. If not, will look into finally buying a custom template. Maybe. Hoping I can salvage the old one as I’ve had it so long that I’m kinda attached.

Around the Blogosphere

Have noticed quite a few book bloggers mentioning their bullet journals recently. This makes me unbelievably excited for some reason, as I started my bullet journal back in February. It’s mainly lists and trackers, but I’ve started branching out and trying to get more creative. Anyone else have a bullet journal? Do you follow the “official guidelines” or have you made it your own the way I have? Let’s compare BuJos!

Read a fun post over at Avalinah’s Books about how we sometimes never seem to get around to actually reading the book we’ve been desperately craving. I’m totally guilty of neglecting my Must Have books, so glad to find out I’m not alone!

Marie over at The Boston Bibliophile is celebrating her upcoming 10 year blogiversary with a Bookish Bucket List. Love this idea!

Speaking of blogiversarys, Ryan at Wordsmithonia is celebrating his 9 year blogiversary! Love his Favorite Fictional Character posts!


Started off strong, then life happened. Hoping to do better in August.


*sigh* You know what they say about good intentions, right? I still haven’t started the Blogger Shame Challenge, which is kind of ironic in a way. Oh, the shame! ha! On the other hand, I’m totally rocking the eBook Challenge!

Blogger Shame Challenge:  0/16
eBook Reading Challenge:  42/25
Goodreads Challenge:  57/100


Had a strong start and was just getting back into the blogging groove when I had to leave town for a family emergency. Then got surprise visitors once I was home and recovering from the trip.

Gave myself a good talking-to about the importance of blogging ahead so I at least have published posts when life happens, but I’m not 100% sure I was paying attention.

How was your July? Doing well with your challenges? Staying cool during this insanely hot summer? How about a gratuitous doggie picture?

Waffles is helping!
Waffles “helping” her aunt work on a new quilt
Here’s to a great August!
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