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July 2012 Reading Round-Up

It’s funny in a way, the fact that at the start of the month I was reading faster than ever because I wanted to make the most of July and bring my reading count up. I may have ended up reading only my average amount of books but the fact is if I hadn’t made that initial decision to read lots, I would have a grand total of zero books to bring you this time round. I suppose it’s possible that my subconscious recognised that I needed to use my time reading whilst I still could.

Regarding my situation by some miracle I am in the clear, so to speak. I am changed, definitely, but not completely, and in fact I know that I will have to compel myself to remember and to change because I could, feasibly ignore it, and that would be very wrong. I do intend to write about it – give me a few weeks because it is likely to be a very long post, I want to get it right.

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my very open and despairing posts, I had never planned to be quite so open here and I had been trying to decide whether to be so open about my life for years – suddenly it seemed very important to be so with you. Your comments and words helped to calm me down and I don’t mind saying that I came to the site a few times over the course of these weeks when I felt alone.

In addition I would like to let you know that I have unpublished and set to draft the 3 posts that went up automatically whilst I was away. This is because I want to give myself a bit of leeway as I come back to blogging, I feel that going slowly would be a good idea. I know I will get back to being the blogger part of me quicker if I republish them as though new, giving myself the opportunity to talk about content which I am very familiar with. Feel free to ignore them, I am not doing it to increase comments. If you would like a heads up, these posts are my review of Nichole Bernier’s book, my review of Ella Drake’s book, and a thoughts post.

Here are the books I read in July. All books are fiction.

The Books

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Malinda Lo: Ash – After her father dies, Ash moves to the city with her step-family where she meets the king’s huntress. The prince is looking for a wife, and Ash is eligible to apply, but will she want to? Based on the Cinderella story but woven rather out of the tale’s reach, pretty good though a little lacking in pace.

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Nichole Bernier: The Unfinished Work Of Elizabeth D. – Kate receives the journals of her best friend and finds help for her problems and an answer as to what happened to Elizabeth, even if Kate hadn’t known anything was wrong before. Good but could’ve done with more of a change in Kate.

Hello August, there is a lot to catch up on. See you on Monday.



August 3, 2012, 9:20 pm

Welcome back :-)


August 3, 2012, 11:05 pm

Very good to see you finding your way back to the blog, and more importantly, working on the things you feel need and deserve your attention :-)


August 7, 2012, 5:42 pm

Aarti: Thank you :)

Danielle: Yes, I am, I have a better perspective on what is important. I wasn’t able to say it before so I will now, hello and welcome :)



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