June Wrap Up


Another month of 2017 has passed us by. Here, summer is upon us with long, warm days by the pool and watching fireflies at night. My daughter thinks that the fireflies are tiny little faeries and it is adorable watching her chase them in the evening. Of course, then the dog tries to eat them which leads to a bit of a meltdown but it is still adorable. Other than the first day of summer, June was a fairly productive month after I got over the reading slump at the beginning…


Books Read

Golden Son by Pierce Brown – rainbow starrainbow starrainbow starrainbow starrainbow star

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – rainbow starrainbow starrainbow star

Morning Star by Pierce Brown – rainbow starrainbow starrainbow starrainbow star

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – rainbow starrainbow star (review coming July 7)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas – rainbow starrainbow starrainbow starrainbow star (review coming July 14)

And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White–  DNF (I may try this one again some other time)


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Added to the TBR

Top Ten Tuesday – Father Figures in Literature

Top Ten Tuesday – Series I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday – Best Reads of 2017

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – June 7

WWW Wednesday – June 14

WWW Wednesday – June 21

WWW Wednesday – June 28

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – June 1

Throwback Thursday – June 8

Throwback Thursday – June 15

Throwback Thursday – June 22

Throwback Thursday – June 29

Other Posts

My Life in Books Tag

The Ultimate Book Tag

Mini Review Friday

Book Life Tag

Books I Won’t Be Reading

Unique Blogger Award

Down the TBR Hole #1

What Cats Do – Book Tag

Outside of Books

June included my fifth wedding anniversary! I got married on June 24th, 2012 in Groton, Connecticut. My now husband had just joined the Navy and he wasn’t permitted to live off base or given a housing allowance unless he was married. So, standing on a rocky beach looking out at the water on a sunny morning we were married with only the priest and my parents in attendance.

Now, to the part that makes me chuckle. The 24th rolled around this year and my husband suggested going kayaking on the lake. Sure! Sounds fun. So the three of us head to the lake and besides a small incident where my husband and daughter fell out of the boat we had a great time. I ended up with a horrible sunburn on my shins and ankles but it was still fun. The day passes, we come home, I’m making dinner and he STILL has not mentioned our anniversary. It was curious but not particularly odd as my husband isn’t exactly emotionally outspoken so I let it go.

My husband LOVES shellfish, especially lobster, but we don’t get it outside of special occasions now. Living so far from the water (I miss the ocean) it is just too expensive. When we lived in Connecticut it was cheaper than beef! So when he comes down for dinner and sees lobster he seems confused as to why. The big dolt thought our anniversary was the next day. I gave him a hard time but it was a good laugh. He went out to the car and brought in my present which was a new FitBit Charge 2 as my old FitBit Charge HR was literally falling apart. All in all, it was a memorable day.

Look at me sharing personal stuff. I never do that! But it was a really great day so I wanted to share it with you wonderful folks.



That is all for this month! I hope you all have a wonderful July!




11 thoughts on “June Wrap Up

    1. I had to laugh at him about it. He argued with me for a good ten minutes that it was me who had the wrong day. Apparently he had thought it was the 25th for five years. I’m going to be picking on him about that for years.

      Golden Son is completely amazing. I loved every last word of that book. I hope you love it, too!

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  1. Your husband sounds so adoringly clueless hahaha! I’m glad you guys had a lovely time 🙂
    And I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy Throne of Glass all that much. I did love Crown of Midnight (it’s sooo much better) and I’m hoping you’ll like the rest of the series as well, even though I didn’t.
    I have And I Darken and Pierce Brown’s trilogy in my TBR so I want to get to those soon!

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    1. “Adoringly clueless.” Yes. I’m using that. Perfect description.

      I haven’t made up my mind whether I’m going to pick up next next Throne of Glass book or not. Crown of Midnight was good but from what I’ve heard it’s the best book so far in the series and it wasn’t THAT good. I’m not sure I can take much more of the “I love you! I adore you! Oh, nevermind. I changed my mind” moments.

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      1. Hahaha 😛
        Well, to be honest, I’m only continuing the series because I want to know what happens next. Not because I’m thoroughly invested in it as I was with the first two books.
        I totally agree. Celaena’s fickle nature drove me insane sometimes. But it seems to be a pattern with Maas’s heroines, which I’m not too happy about.


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