July Wrap Up

Hello hello, and welcome to the July 2021 Wrap Up here on Literary Weaponry. I talk frequently about my yearly reading slump that happens, without fail, every summer. This year it started creeping up on me in June and really had it’s claws in me throughout July. What amused me most, however, was that despite this being my least productive reading month of 2021 it is right on part with my average reading in previous years. I don’t know what 2021 has done to me but here we are. I’ve been a reading machine.

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Most Anticipated Releases | Third Quarter 2021

Here we are once again, time for another quarterly look at my most anticipated reads. I feel like I just finished writing the 2nd quarter post and 3rd quarter snuck up on me and smacked me right in the face. For a year, March 2020 – March 2021, it felt like the world was at an absolute stand still and time wasn’t passing in any way. It was a weird purgatory. Now, since COVID vaccines have rolled out, it seems as if the world has started moving again and it had an entire year to catch up on. Everything is moving so fast. Ya’ll, I’m tired.

But, you didn’t come here to hear me whinge. You came here to look at some books. As this is a book blog that makes sense, right? Well then, let’s take a peak at upcoming releases for the 3rd quarter of 2021 that have me excited!

All release dates listed correspond to their US release

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2nd Quarter Wrap Up

I don’t know if it is because I am busier than I have been in quite some time or because I have a Big Thing coming up that I am focusing or what is going on but I swear to you this year is going by more quickly than any have before. Maybe it is getting older that is making me feel that way. What I do know is that I have continued to read more in 2021 than I ever have before in my life.

Let’s take a trip together back over the last three months of reading and see, well, what there is to see!

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Mid Year Goals Check In | 2021

I, like many people, set myself some reading goals at the beginning of 2021. For me it was actually the first time I had done so. I’m very much a mood reader and in previous years had just let the reading mood take me wherever it so wished. Something I had noticed the last couple of years, however, was that I just was a little bit dissatisfied with my reading. It wasn’t bringing me the same joy and satisfaction that I longed for. So, in an attempt to change that, I decided to set some reading goals so I would pick out things outside of my normal comfort zone.

What better time to check in on those goals than here, mid way through the year? Let’s take a look back at the goals I set for myself back in January and see if I’m actually accomplishing them and if they are helping.

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Mid Year Freakout Tag | 2021

It is time once again for that most sacred of book blogging activities, the Mid Year Freak Out Tag. Now, I’ve done this every year since I started Literary Weaponry and I have to admit my answers each year are nothing short of laughable. I just looked back on the last few years and not only does my post style change but apparently my tastes see-saw widely as well. What a joy. I look forward to looking back on this post in years to come and wonder what I thought I was thinking.

Anyway…here is my 2021 mid year tag. There have been some real highs and lowest lows but overall it has been a great year.

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