My blog break was lovely but it barely feels like I had one. I'm still feeling frazzled with the goings-on in the word and want to crawl under a rock and hide for a while longer but it's ever more apparent that we're not going to catch a break from the chaos and uncertainty for a long while to come so I just need to suck it up and learn to deal with it.
My reading took a massive hit in June. I wish I could say that I filled the non-reading time with tv or movies or even gaming but I didn't. I mean, I watched some tv and movies and I did play some computer games but nothing more than usual really. I also wish I could say that I got lots of posts scheduled (as was my plan) and blog visits caught up on but I can't say that either because I didn't... In fact, I have no idea what the heck I actually achieved or did in June beyond playing around with my kitchen (and even that isn't finished).
You may remember that I mentioned a while back that my MIL was diagnosed with breast cancer (early stages). Well, it should have been a "simple" matter of lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy but nothing is ever simple when it comes to cancer... Mix that with covid and it's a massive nightmare.
Long story - and about 4 mini surgeries later - they're talking full mastectomies and lots of other not so fun stuff and we can't be there to help or properly support her because she's in Ireland and we're not. It's really really getting to my husband (as it would since it's his mum) but with the current arrangements here, and work, we're stuck.
Fingers crossed for us/him that we can get over there some point in the summer!
One re-read (Wait For It), one audiobook, two novellas, three kid's books and one novel.
My favourite book of the month The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
My least favourite read was Snow Song (and it wasn't that bad... Just very basic even for a kid's book.)
It's safe to say that progress towards this year's reading challenges is very mixed!
Beat The Backlist, New Release and Audiobook challenges are going fine. I'm happy with my discussion challenge (because I've actually shared a couple!) but the rest are not really happening. There's time to turn them around though!
Audiobook Challenge is at 6/20
I loved this book! It was beautifully written.
New Release Challenge is at 31/31
Bossed it! I hit my personal target (of 31) but since the tier I selected ("New release pro") is 31-60 books, I'm going to see how high I can push it.
Bookish Resolution - Nuke Netgalley (pt.2) 3/21
Bookish Resolution - Read The Series 1/12
Bookish Discussion Challenge 2/10