Half way through the year and plenty of hot summer days to come hopefully. Nothing like lying on the grass surrounded by Daisies.
There has been plenty to keep me occupied in June, which included a week in Sivota in Greece with friends, which was very hot, pretty and relaxing, and plenty of time to read.
Here is my June reading roundup...
Read - 3 and a half books
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Currently Reading - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
TBR Pile - 5 added, now at 61
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
The Vintners Luck by Elizabeth Knox
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett
Challenges - Completed #11 of the 2009 Mini Challenges to read a book that is out of your comfort zone. I read The Woman in Black for that one.
Also on my way to completing #4, to read 2 essays from the same collection. Using an old unread course book on Modern Literary Theory that I had, I have read and blogged about an essay by Helene Cixous, and have read and will soon be blogging about an essay by Edward Said.
Wishlist Additions -
The Angels Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Brodeck by Phillipe Claudel
The End of the World as we know it: Scenes from a Life by Robert Goolrick
The Little Country by Charles de Lint
Discoveries - 3 new interesting websites...
My holiday in Greece where I read lots of books in the sun by the sea.
We had another bookswap in work on friday, for staff to stock up on their summer reading. There were probably about 40 - 45 books and only 11 left at the end, so another successful swap. I got 2 new books...the Michael Chabon and the Andrea Barrett.
Let us see where July takes us...