Between a very busy auction week at the other half’s job and a business trip by that same other half, I spent quite a lot of the month alone. Then the other half very kindly brought back a gift from his trip in the form of a very bad cold and awful throat infection, which rendered me utterly useless for a whole week. And boom, bye bye June.
Things are rather stressful at Casa Novel Deelights for the moment. Unfortunately, the other half’s new job isn’t working out as well as we’d hoped and the hunt for a new house is proving to be a real struggle. On top of that, the lovely warm summer days are wreaking havoc on our sleeping patterns (holy cow so tired!) and poor Millie is having a horrid time with Mother Nature.
Mostly she’s been sleeping …
Hmmm … let’s quickly move on 😳.
| WHAT I READ IN JUNE |
Considering I didn’t read for an entire week, I’m okay with this. Some excellent books as well. What is not okay, is that only 5 count towards my 20 Books of Summer challenge, 3 of which I read this past week in a desperate attempt to catch up. Because I apparently always like to make things difficult for myself 🙄.
| BOOK OF THE MONTH |
Incredibly close call between The Dark and Madwoman but in the end Sharon Bolton got it.
| WHAT I BOUGHT IN JUNE |
Only 6. I know, you’re impressed. I just had a look at my wish-list for the next few months, though. It’s all downhill from here.
| RECEIVED FOR REVIEW |
Gah. Bad. Very, very bad!
The one without the cover is The Simple Truth by James Buckler, in case you wondered.
As always, huge thanks to the publishers.
| ON THE BLOG IN JUNE |
Yeah. The blogging is going well this year, innit? 😬
| COMING UP IN JULY |
July 13th : Blog tour | Review | The Woman on the Bridge by Holly Seddon
July 22nd : Blog tour | Review | The Museum of Ordinary People by Mike Gayle
Those are the only two dates set in stone. Maybe I should go back to doing more blog tours? 🤔 (not going to happen!)
There WILL be other reviews! Honestly!
And that’s it for June. I’m kicking off July with a whole weekend of socialising and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it. That was sarcasm, folks. I’m kind of hoping that by squeezing it all into one weekend, I won’t have to see people again until Christmas or thereabouts. Preferably not even this year. 😉
Anyway, cleaning to be done so all those people traipsing through my house can make everything dirty again. And Wimbledon to watch while I can. So all that remains is for me to wish you all a most excellent July. May it be all warm and sunny. Except if you’re in the Southern hemisphere because that would make for a truly weird winter. I’m going now.
Until next time! Happy reading! xx