It’s hard to believe, but that is the first month of 20 Books of Summer nearly over!
So, how are we all doing?
I need to apologise to everyone taking part as I have been very slack the last few weeks and haven’t been managing to keep up with all the brilliant blogs and tweets. I haven’t even kept up with my own reviews. I’ve been doing great on the reading front though and I am way ahead of schedule.
I’ve read, but yet to review:
- This Is How – MJ Hyland
- Blue Nights – Joan Didion
- A Spell of Winter – Helen Dunmore
- Sister – Rosamund Lupton
I’m also half way through Apple Tree Yard and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, so that is A LOT of reviewing to catch up on. It does mean though, that I’ve read about 9 books in the first month, so I must be able to do this, right?
I may have to do a round up post with mini-reviews instead, but that would be a shame, particularly as I LOVED the MJ Hyland and am looking forward to raving about it to anyone who’ll listen!
The main reason I haven’t been able to give 20 Books my full attention is that I have been preparing for a job interview, which I am happy to say I got! As of August, I am the Arts programmer for the brand new Seamus Heaney HomePlace Arts Centre which is opening in his hometown of Bellaghy in September 2016. I am so excited for this opportunity – it’s like the best bits of my current job, with added books! What could be better? If any of you are in Northern Ireland in the autumn, please come and visit!
Hopefully though, from here on, I’ll be able to devote a bit more time to keeping up with you all and getting my reviews up to date. I’ll get back to reading and commenting and sharing on all your great blogs, I promise!
So, how is everyone else doing? Are we swapping books? Keeping on target? Throwing in the towel?
Do let me know, even if I have been a bad challenge host so far 🙂
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!