Thursday, July 4, 2013

Total Chaos: June 2013 in Review

First of all, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all my fellow Americans!  Exert your freedoms and do lots of lazy reading today!  (While eating too many hot dogs, of course.)
Mmmm,  bacon.
Well, as you can tell from all the excitement around here lately, June was totes chaos for the Well-Read Redhead and family.  June 3 my husband accepted his job offer, and since then we have put our house on the market, had our house flood, sold the house anyway, passed the home inspection, bought a new house, gone on vacation, put in my notice at work (last day August 1), continued to keep growing this baby in my stomach, and...I don't even know what else.  I'm sure there's something else.  I can't even keep track anymore.
The Best Big Bro on vacation last month
And yet, somehow I managed to read!  Reading is a very normal part of my everyday life, but in this particular case, I'm doing some back-patting to celebrate my efforts for the month.

The June 2013 Fave/Least Fave honors were hard to choose this month, but they go to:

June 2013 Favorite:  Cooked by Michael Pollan
June 2013 Least Favorite:  Please Look After Mom  by Kyung-Sook Shin

In total, I read/reviewed 5 books:
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Cooked by Michael Pollan
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
Everybody Has Everything by Katrina Onstad

I also posted one new Small Fry Saturday Review of  The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown.

In addition, we chatted about how much I sucked at Armchair BEA, you all got to enjoy The Well-Read Vacay (with awesome guest posts!: Shannon, Cari, Katie, and Jennifer), I actually finished two reading challenges, and I shared two important items of personal news (one and two).

I have another busy month ahead, as I finish up at work and we pack up all our belongings to get ready for our current house to close on August 8.  Then we have to move into a temporary rental until mid-September, when our new house closes.  Eek!!  Not to mention that Small Fry's 2nd birthday is this weekend, and on the 25th we find out if baby #2 is a boy or a girl.  If I can finish at least 5 books again this month, I get more back-pats for my efforts.  I demand it.

Have a great month, readers!


  1. It was a busy month for you, and 5 books is brilliant with all that. Great picture of Small Fry. Exciting times!

    1. Thanks Charlie! Busy for sure, though I do miss my reading when things get crazy around here. :)

  2. He's such a cutie, pretty soon you'll have to rename the meme to Medium Fry Saturdays! ;)

    1. Don't I know it! My husband wants to put a brick on his head so he'll stop growing. Haha.

  3. Sweet pickles! You are the busiest of the busy! Big kudos for being able to fit in any books at all!!

    1. Thanks!! I will be grateful for steady reading time again, whenever that happens...

  4. That sounds like an awesome month considering all the stuff you have going on! I hope July is a great month for you. :)

  5. great month!
    if I may say, your hyperlinks are very hard to read - I think the color is too light on a white background. just a thought

    1. Thanks for the feedback--I will try to change that.

  6. What a great month and filled with exciting news!

    1. For sure! And I'm guessing more is in store for July as well...

  7. Congratulations on the pregnancy!! That's awesome news! Hope you have a great July!

    1. Thanks Athira, I hope you have a great month as well!

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