Sunday 31 July 2011

July in Review

Another month gone, eek! Unfortunately I didn't get many reviews done this month, mainly because I spent two weeks trying to slog through A Romanov Fantasy by Frances Welch and didn't do any other reading in that time. It's not a bad book, but pretty slow going, and when I finally made it half way through I decided not to force the rest and instead pick it up here and there while I'm reading other books. I don't usually like to have more than one book going, but it's non-fiction so it makes it a little bit different, I suppose. Anyhoo, it's still been a busy month!

I read and reviewed...
I swooned over...
The reading icons I admired were...
I listed my top five...
Some bookish things I wanted to buy...
Other fun stuff: I celebrated reaching 200 followers with my first giveaway (which is still open!); Got addicted to Tumblr; Had some hilarious incoming search terms; Compared the two upcoming Snow White adaptations; Loved Emma Stone in Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly and Mila Kunis with Justin Timberlake in Elle; and had Crystal from The Uniblog pop by for two guest posts on Batman (read part one here and part two here).

How was July for you?

Image via We Heart It. 


  1. Happy last day of July Belle! You've had a really busy month. Looking forward to blog stalking you in August :)

  2. I know what you mean by a book taking so much of your time, that happened to me this month too and I am also like you, I don't like to read more then one book at a time. Overall looks like you had a nice month!

  3. That sounds like a successful month :)

    I can't really concentrate on more than one book at a time either. I had a similar experience to you whilst reading Anna Karenina - it took three weeks and I loved it, but by the end I was definitely ready to read something else!

  4. You've had a very, very busy month, Belle! Too bad Romanov Fantasy was disappointing. There should be tax penalties for bad books.

    Here's my Sunday Salon for this week:
    Sunday Salon: How to Read, Use, and Abuse Beautiful and Pointless Novels Like a Professor

    And a reminder: Today is the last day for you to throw your hat into the ring for my July Giveaway! Win a $25 Amazon gift card!

  5. Guess what? I swoon over those guys too thanks to your posts! And I really need to stop resisting Anna and the French Kiss. Everyone loves it so why am I afraid that I wont?

    Great month Belle!

  6. Missie, ever since I finished Anna and the French Kiss I've been shoving it into all my friend's hands and forcing them to read it (they thank me later) - now I'm virtually shoving it into yours! :D

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