July Wrap-up

July Wrap-up

July was a wonderful month. We’ve been to a Guns ‘n Roses concert and to a food truck festival. The concert was amazing and the food at the festival was delicious (I had sushi and Indonesian food). Also we have a new family member, Fancy the budgie! He is such a cute and happy little bird and he makes me smile every day.

Also July was the month of the heatwave.. I live in the south of the Netherlands and while I’m writing this post it’s 36 °C outside and it has been like this for over a week now. That’s just too hot to get things done and I’ve been taking things slow.

Let’s take a look at the books I’ve read and bought in July!

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Shelfie Sunday – Red Books

Red Books Shelfie

Shelfie Sunday is a new blog meme on Cafe Manon. I was thinking about a way to showcase my books, but my bookcase isn’t pretty like some of the bookcases I adore seeing on Pinterest or Instagram.. So, I decided to cheat a bit and create ‘shelf-categories’.

Today I’m sharing my first shelf-category, which is Red Books.

Curious to know more about the books on my Red Books Shelf?

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First Lines Friday – Echoes by Alice Reeds

Happy Friday!

Today I’m participating in the Book Beginnings meme hosted by Rose City ReaderBook Beginnings is a weekly tag that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

What is the first line of the book I am currently reading?

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BookTube-A-Thon 2018 TBR

I’m going to participate in my first ever readathon! I’m really excited to play along in the BookTube-A-Thon, which is taking place from July 30th to August 5th.

What is the BookTube-A-Thon?

The BookTube-A-Thon is a week-long readathon hosted by Ariel Bissett. She describes it as an opportunity for the bookish community to come together, to celebrate reading by creating bookish content and reading lots of books!

I think a lot of participants are active on BookTube, which I am not.. So, I’ll be tracking my progress on Twitter, Instagram and on my blog.

The BookTube-A-Thon Reading Challenges

1 – Let a coin toss decide your first read.
2 – Read a book about something you want to do.
3 – Read and watch a book to movie adaptation.
4 – Read a book with green on the cover.
5 – Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
6 – Read a book with a beautiful spine.
7 – Read seven books.

Want to know what is on my TBR?

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First Lines Friday – Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

Happy Fri-yay!

I haven’t been very active on my blog, Twitter or Instagram last week. This is because we have a new family member, Fancy the parakeet! He is amazing, cute and I love playing with him. Taming a parakeet isn’t that hard, but it does take a lot of time and patience. I’m having so much fun with it and Fancy makes me really happy!

Today I’m participating in the Book Beginnings meme hosted by Rose City ReaderBook Beginnings is a weekly tag that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

What is the first line of the book I am currently reading?

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