July is a busy month in the bookish community. This past month we have seen both the San Diego Comic Con that featured authors such as Victoria Schwab. Then there was the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) in London where, I’m told, Jason Momoa meandered through with waves and smiles sending everyone’s cameras flashing. Now, as I live in the middle of nowhere, USA I went to neither of these but I loved seeing everyone’s posts about them. One of these years, folks. One of these years…
Now, what did I actually do bookishly in July? Honestly, not a whole heck of a lot. I spent much of the month in a miserable reading slump and did not get much read at all. But, I still did bookish things! I think it is important to remember that loving books doesn’t mean you have to constantly want to read. You can just enjoy the community, admire cover art, or just day dream about books you’d like to read. Sky is the limit!
Top Ten Tuesday
Down the TBR Hole
First Line Fridays
First Impression Friday
Tags and Awards
Read in July
- Invictus by Ryan Graudin 5/5 (reread)
- The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 4/5 (review to come)
- Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant 5/5 (review to come)
- Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth #1) by L.J.M. Owen 3.5/5
Added to the Shelves
I was in a huge reading slump throughout July. Every book I tried to pick up just seemed stale and boring. Finally, I just gave in and let the slump take me. Things picked up the last week in July when I got through three books. Of what I read this month, Into the Drowning Deep was my favorite. While I was reading it my husband took a of picture of me and I look nervous, scared, and completely enthralled at the same time. When I post the review I will probably add the picture because it is pretty funny. That book totally and completely sucked me in.
Also in July, I published my first book through Amazon KDP. This was a completely nerve wracking yet exciting process and I’m not ashamed to say that I am so damn proud of myself. You can view the title here: Amelia’s Bargain by Amanda Roberts
That was my bookish July! I hope you all had a wonderful month and I wish you happy reading in August.