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June 2016


June was stressful to say the least. I had my finals but I can finally say they went well. Got my results yesterday and I'm very happy indeed; during the first two weeks I didn’t do much reading but I bought a few books to keep me happy. Now, however, I’m in a book buying ban. My TBR is completely out of control and I need to balance things a little bit. Yet, July is my birthday month and I guess I will get a few of them. I don’t mind it though and I know I will buy one or two here and there when I feel like it until the end of the year. The gist of it all is to read more and buy less. Sorry, I digress… and this is a wrap-up.

During the last two weeks of June though I went into full reading mode but of the 10 books I ended up reading, half of them were disappointing reads (and I rated 2 stars the last 3 books of the month...). The biggest disappointment was Ragnarok by A. S. Byatt. The best reads in June were Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies. I reviewed all of them if you’re interested.

I also enjoyed some time with family and friends and I went to see Warcraft which wasn’t as good as I was hoping it to be but it wasn’t a disaster either. I hope we get a second movie and they can fully develop the plot and characters.

I have no plans for July although I wanna read Hero of Ages as to finally finish The Mistborn trilogy. The first two books were great and this one should have been read by now but I kept putting it off. No more. Besides that, I’ll do as I always do: pick my reads randomly.

What about you guys? How did June treat you?
Any plans for July?

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