June is over, and it is July! Where did it go? I was so excited for the book convention I have next weekend, but I guess I should have been patient, because now it also means my summer break is half over. I am looking forward to my family’s 4th of July get together tomorrow at my brother’s house too!
Monday was a kind of slow day. I went and had breakfast at Panera and took my laptop and just got some blogging and things done that are harder to do at home. Plus I didn’t have anything to eat at home for breakfast. It was another day that was nice weatherwise, in the low 80s. Then I went and saw a movie that night.
Tuesday I headed out and had breakfast at IHOP and enjoyed their Minion breakfast items. Then I had to drive to my last school district to get some paperwork filled out. The weather was back to upper 80s and normal summer heat, so it was nice to stay inside most of the day. I had the guy come take care of the big branches that had fallen in the couple of storms we had since he’d cleaned my yard up back at the beginning of June.
Wednesday I had a dental cleaning at 10 am. Then had to go see my endocrinologist about some bloodwork. She also did a sonogram on my thyroid. It was weird, I’ve always had to go to like a radiology place for that, but she did it herself in the office. She didn’t find any changes, so just did more bloodwork to compare the numbers to those from February. Depending on what they say, I may have to start medication for my thyroid. Other than that I hung out around my house with the dogs for the day.
Thursday I got up and started some blogging and more preparations for Book Bonanza next week. Saw a couple narrators I was excited to meet are no longer attending. Sad face. But I did get my end of June post finished and posted. Decided to DNF a book I’d started yesterday because it just wasn’t holding my attention, and as I’ve said before, too many other books to read to waste time on something I’m not enjoying. I also finished watching the Amazon Prime series The Summer I Turned Pretty. And oh my gosh, that last episode was so sad! And then the very end made me so mad! I need to read the books since I don’t know if I can wait for the second season I guess.
Friday the plan was to take my niece and nephew to see the new Minions movie. Neither have really been big movie fans, it used to be a joke with my niece about asking her to go see a movie with me and she never wanted to. My nephew has kind of been the same way. But when I told him I was taking his sister to the movie, he decided he wanted to go too. Most of the previews were kids’ movies. But they did have one for Thor, it was much tamer than others I’ve seen though. My nephew, he’s 4 years old, covered his eyes during that because it was too scary. There was actually one part in the Minions movie I thought was kind of scary so I leaned over and asked him if he was okay, if it was too scary, and he told me it was okay because the minions would be there to save them. LOL He also kept telling me after that it was a really good movie!
Saturday morning I woke up to a little rain, no big storms. But when I took the dogs out, I found that another branch had fallen out of the tree from last time. And I could see where at least one branch was split and now is hanging down. I guess maybe it must have gotten damaged in some of the last storms, but now any wind or rain is knocking branches down that were maybe hanging there?
Finished the first one and reviewed it on Monday. The second one was an audiobook novella that I finished up early in the week. The third was a review book that I had to back off of last month I think and had some time to finish and did! Sadly the author is having to postpone the rest of the series till 2023. And the fourth book was a review novella that I read in a day, posted my review on Friday. The 5th book is one that I read in between review books, instead of a DNF I had, and also meets one of my challenge goals! The 6th book is for a review this week. It was one I sped through to finish because it wasn’t bad, but I had some issues with it. Since it was for a tour I went ahead and finished it so I could review it though.
New Additions to My Library
These two were part of the Sync summer free audiobooks. You can get them this week for free, until Thursday, if you go sign up HERE.
I got the blog button stickers I ordered from Shutterfly! Also the last of the 5 freebies I got came, a little notebook with my blog button on the cover.
I also bought a smaller rolling cooler to take with me for my road trip to Book Bonanza next weekend. I keep saying I need one, and then I saw this cute pinkish colored one at Target and gave in and bought it. You can see one of my dogs on the side sitting up to check out what might be on top of it, which was nothing. lol
This is for a blog tour later this month.
Free (or cheap) E-books:
The first one was pretty cheap, but only available through the SmartyPants Romance because it is considered just fanfiction and takes the universe in a different direction that what it is standard for. I started reading in the email newsletters, but just gave in and bought it. The second was through a newsletter for The Steamy Book Club I think, third one was for signing up for the author’s newsletter. The rest were free on Amazon.
I purchased this a couple weeks ago before the 100 days of summer writing challenge. Now to find time to read it!
What I’m Watching
I’m continuing with Evil and The Summer I Turned Pretty tv series. Monday night I went to see a scary movie called The Black Phone. It was really good and I loved seeing previews for more horror movies coming soon!
Friday afternoon I took my niece and nephew to see the Minions movie. It was fun, and I love the whole Mini-boss!
And I almost forgot the final episodes of Stranger Things season 4 hit Netflix.
- Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop – This giveaway goes clear until September, and I will also have a few smaller giveaways after I go to Book Bonanza pulled from the rafflecopter before September too!
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: June 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in July
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Rise of the Snake Goddess (Samantha Knox #2) by Jenny Elder Moke – I think this ends tomorrow?
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Can you believe it’s already July? If you live in the US, are you planning any kind of celebration for the 4th?