Monday, August 2, 2021

Blog Break + Month in Review: July 2021

 
Just a quick note that I'll be taking a brief break from the blog this week!  Now, onto what happened in July!

We celebrated an early 4th of July at my mom's house - my sister, aunt, uncle, and a couple of my cousins and their families came, too, so it was a full house!  The weather was a little cooler, which was nice, and we all had fun catching up, playing cornhole, and watching the kids play some water games.

My sister had a delayed birthday/pool party for her daughter (our niece), Luna.  Her birthday is in January, so it definitely wasn't a great time to have everyone over.  She was able to have it outside now, so everyone was able to spread out and the kids (and my stepbrothers!) enjoyed the pool.

I attended my second bookish event of the year when I watched Penny Reid on Amazon Live.  I've only read a couple of Penny's books, but I have a couple more on my Kindle and I just think she's a really fun and smart author and person.  I love this bookish world she's created and how she's expanded it to allow other authors put their spins on it.  Smartypants Romance is a really cool publishing vehicle.  The live event was a lot of fun, as Penny was interviewed about her newest release and viewers could submit questions and comments.  She even shared some top-secret info!

Lastly, we went to our local movie theater to see Black Widow - it was the first time we were in a movie theater this year!  The movie was great, and it was nice to be able to see a Marvel movie on the big screen again!
 
 
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24 comments:

  1. Going to a theatre to see a movie sounds so decadent! It used to be something I did all the time!! I am glad that you are having some fun with family and friends as well.

    Lots of great titles on your list! I am hoping to read Malibu Rising one of these days, too. I hope that August is just as wonderful for you! :)

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    1. Thank you! It was really fun to be able to go back to a theater!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great month. We haven't ventured out to a theater yet but did order Black Widow on Disney Plus and had a small watch party with members. We all enjoyed it and are so curious as to where Marvel is taking things next. Hope you enjoy your blog break!

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! Yes, after watching some of the Marvel TV shows, I'm interested to see what happens next!

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  3. I went to the movie theater in July for the first time in forever too. It was amazing!

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  4. Enjoy your break! I hope you have a great August!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Hope you enjoy your break - and these books, too! :) Thanks, as always, for the visits to Finding Wonderland.

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  6. Enjoy your blog break! It sounds like you had a nice July. I really loved Malibu Rising and Beach Read. I hope you enjoyed them too.

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Loved Malibu Rising, definitely one of my favorites of the year!

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  7. Have a great break! Sounds like you had a great month! I hope to visit the movies for the first time in forever soon as well, glad to hear you enjoyed Black Widow. Have a great August!

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  8. Have a great break!

    I loved Black widow!

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  9. Nice to be able to have some family gatherings. With the way Florida is leading the country in Covid, I'm about to become a hermit again. Ugh. I really loved Malibu Rising, and The Invitation was fun. And Ever After Always is on my TBR this month. Just as soon as my audio hold comes through. Enjoy the break! :)

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Yes, cases are rising here in NJ again, so we'll have to see how things go!

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  10. July sounds like it was a great month for you! So glad you got to go do some fun things. :) And it looks like you read a ton of awesome books-I still need to check out Goldilocks, and of course I'm hearing amazing things about Malibu Rising.

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! It was definitely a great month for reading!

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  11. I read Malibu Rising too and loved The Friend Zone when I read it.

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    1. The Friend Zone was different from what I expected, but I enjoyed it!

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