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May 2018 Bookish Wrap-Up + Book Haul

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Wowzer is this post late, BUT I have a good excuse this time!  I was out of town for 9 whole days of vacation bliss.  My family took a beach vacation to Charleston, South Carolina this past week.  I’d never been to Charleston before, but quickly fell in love with its Southern charm, amazing sea food, beautiful buildings, and great beaches.  A good time was had by all.

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It was a little tough to come home since Ohio decided to regress back to spring like weather.  Today it is 69 degrees and raining… this is not typical June weather.  Take me back to the sunshine & warm weather!

Let’s see which books I read in the month of May…

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Bookish Weekly(ish) Wrap-Up: 4/30 – 5/20/18

 

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Hi, my name is Amanda and I am currently getting my butt kicked by life.

How the heck is everyone?  Sorry for yet again going MIA around here.  My schedule has been full of my kids’ end of the school year activities and continued work on our new home.  Why must there be so much going on at the end of the school year?  Final projects, exams, recitals, conferences, etc.  May is really just torture for parents…  As far as the house goes, we’ve been busy working on the outside of our new home: landscaping, power washing, painting, etc.   All the things we were unable to get done since we moved in during the winter months.  To say May has been crazy, is an understatement.  BUT there is light at the end of the tunnel!  We will be going on vacation the first week of June.  I am counting down the days until I’ll be on a beach with a book in my hand 🙂

Let’s talk about what I’ve been reading this month…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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April 2018 Bookish Wrap-Up + Book Haul

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Happy May bookworms!

Even though we are only 3 days into the month of May, things are already looking up from April.  After 6 LONG months of a hard winter, warmer weather seems to have arrive in Ohio.  Time to break out the shorts & t-shirts and put away the coats & sweaters.

April was an off month for me.  I definitely didn’t get as much accomplished as I had hoped, both in regards to reading & blogging.  Actually, April was my smallest reading month thus far this year.  I read a total of 7 books, which is a tad under my average of 10 books per month.  Despite not having a big quantity reading month, I did have a good quality reading month.  I even handed out four 5-star ratings!  If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I am not one to hand out 5-star ratings lightly.

Which books received the coveted 5-star rating? Read on to find out…

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Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/9 – 4/22/18

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Hello bookworms!

I know I am super late to get this post out, but this is pretty much the first time I’ve sat down all weekend.   Yesterday we spent our day at the lacrosse fields for my son’s tournament, and today we took advantage of the nice weather to get some yard work done.  It seems that spring has finally decided to show up here in Ohio… better late than never I guess 🙂

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.

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Books I Read for #WomensHistoryMonth 2018

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March was #WomensHistoryMonth here in the United States.  What is Women’s History Month?  Basically, it’s a month set aside to honor women & their contributions throughout history.  Much like what I did for #BlackHistoryMonth2018, I wanted to try and pick up a few books that centered around women’s history & women’s issues…

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