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The What's What
I spend the beginning of July alternating between trying to get ahead of the reading game and trying to get all the behind the scenes blog stuff finished. I really want to cross that off my to do list.
The Reading PileI read 31 books this month.
- Read 31 books in July *COMPLETE*
- Tamora Pierce Challenge: 1/1 books *COMPLETE*
- Rock My TBR challenge: 77/200 books.
- Series Catch Up Challenge: 56/50 books read *COMPLETE*
- July 5th | Medieval Renactors, A Crumbling Tudor House, and None Stop Laughs? Yes Please! | Daring In A Blue Dress | Review
- July 7th | Ancient Rome In Space | Wolf's Empire: Gladiator | Review
- July 8th | We Did Not Click | The Replacement Crush | ARC Review
- July 11th | Let's Take A Trip Down The Rabbit Hole | The Importance of Being Alice | Review
- July 13th | Hello Tall Dark and Handsome | The Black Knife | Review
- July 15th | Who Knew Archeology Could Be Sexy | A Midsummer's Night Romp | Review
- July 19th | Goodbye My Friends, Until We Meet Again | The Raven King | Review
- July 21st | The Guilt Is Immense, But I Did Not Like This One | Nevernight | ARC Review
- July 25th | Originally I Was Not Going To Read This Book | A Court of Mist and Fury | Review
- July 27th | Assorted ARC Previews And Mini Reviews
- July 29th | A Trip To A Fantastical Historical Land | Empire of Dust Review
- July 1st | Hello - Oh - Goodbye June | June Recap
- July 3rd | Biweekly Recap : June 20th Through July 3rd, 2016
- July 6th | The Time I Got Two Owlcrate Subscription Boxes In One Month | Comparing The Two And Are They Worth It?
- July 9th | The Read Is On | Make Me Read It Readathon
- July 10th | ARC August Is Almost Upon Us | I Signed Up, Did You?
- July 12th | My 10% Rule When It Comes To DNFing and Why I Follow It | The Dreaded Did Not Finish Discussion
- July 16th | How to Create a Book Blog in Three Steps and the Importance of Branding
- July 17th | Biweekly Recap | July 4th Through July 17th, 2016
- July 18th | How Did I Do? | Make Me Read It Readathon
- July 31st | Biweekly Recap : July 18th Through July 31st, 2016
Around The Blogosphere:
- I stumbled upon Amanda's slightly older post about Later.com. It sounds like something that would be helpful and would let me get my Instagram game organized. What do you think? Have you used it before?
- Do you take photos with your iPhone? Then here is a tutorial over at PinkPot that is all about controlling the focus and exposure of your photos.
- I am sure you have heard that Sarah J. Maas is writing more books in her Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series. On one hand, this is exciting news, but on the other, I'm afraid of these series being dragged out unnecessarily. What do you guys think?
- Ashley over at NoseGraze shared a few important posts you should read: The Dangers of a Free Blogging Platform and The Difference Between WordPress.com, Premium, and Self-Hosted.
- Cait from Paperfury had several posts that I loved this month: How To Fabulously Get Started on #Bookstagram and 10 Things Book Bloggers Should Not Be Worrying About.
Most Popular Instagram Photo This Month:
Confession Time! I preordered #ACOMAF because I love @therealsjmaas's books. But after #ACOTAR, I was really scared to tackle A Court of Mist and Fury. But I finally read it, and I am still suffering from a Rhys induced book hangover. Is there a cure? Book three perhaps? Find out what I thought about the book on my blog today: http://paperbindings.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-court-of-mist-and-fury.html Hint: You definitely need to read this book. Have you ever been really scared to read a book before? How soon do you read your preordered books after release day? What is your favorite piece of preorder swag?
How was your month? What were the highlights? What was one book you read this month that everyone needs to read?