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All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
The Book Supremacy by Kate Carlisle
Booking the Crook by Laurie Cass
The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis
Camp by Kayla Miller
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan
Delicious in Dungeon, Volume 3 by Ryoko Kui
The Dragon Princess by E.D. Baker
Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour by Rob Reger and Buzz Parker
Full Steam Ahead, Felix by Kate Moore
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Giant Days, Volume 10 by John Allison
Gideon Falls, Volume 1: The Black Barn by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Heartwood Hotel 3: Better Together by Kallie George
If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
Kitty Cornered by Bob Tarte
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino and Michelle Wong
Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat
The Penderwicks in Spring (audio) by Jeanne Birdsall
P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy Riverboat Roulette by Carolyn Keene
Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
Weird Birds by Chris Earley

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Almost done with March in August
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 19)
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July 2019 Summary: 07/01/19

Reading report

July was one of my busiest months this year. The first two weeks were taken up with travel — a family vacation. The second week my daughter was at camp. THe third week I was teaching an art camp. The final week was catching up on all the errands I hadn't gotten to.

I have continued to set aside my Mini Nature paintings to work on the cat and turkey painting. I've put about ten hours into it and have at least another ten to put into it.

Last month my reading was almost completely books from my personal collection. There were a few books read for the road narrative spectrum project. While I haven't checked out any library books in a month, I was in a library twice and had some time to read. I should note that I'm not anti-library. I just don't have the time at the moment to go there on a regular basis and I have plenty of books at home I want to read.

I read fewer books in July, only 20, down from the previous months' 28. I made my my diverse reading goal. I also made my diverse reviewing goal. August is the last month of summer break but it's also the month where the schools start gearing up for classes. That will mean more school related errands. That said, I think August will be one of my best months of reading since May.

I still have 3 reviews from 2016 reviews to post. That's down from last month's 5. My 2017 reviews are down to 6 from 8. I have 31 reviews remaining from 2018, down from 37, and 68, dwom from 75, now from 2019.

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