MONTHLY WRAP-UP: July 2018

Hello there, lovelies! Wellllp, it’s the beginning of August, which means it’s time for my July 2018 wrap-up. Besides completing 7 books, July was also a good month for social interaction and personal goals!

If you know me in real life, you know I’m very introverted and easily would rather spend time by myself — reading, studying, spending quality time with my animals, etc. However, my Dungeons and Dragons group recently started our new campaign, so for five hours every Saturday, I get to go have fun with my friends. Other than that, I’ve also started personal training. Luckily, my best friend is my trainer, so spending an hour every couple days weightlifting feels more like fun than work.

August marks the beginning of my last semester of undergrad at Marshall, so it’s bound to be a bit busier, but I’m hoping to read at least as much as I did last month. Speaking of, let’s get into it! My favorite book that I read last month was Street Magic by Tamora Pierce. Briar Moss is one of my favorite characters of all time, so any book that he plays a major role in is likely to become my favorite. My least favorite was Chosen by P.C. + Kristin Cast. The HOUSE OF NIGHT series is a guilty pleasure for me, but I was quite a bit younger the last time I read it. The writing style is obnoxiously juvenile and the attitudes of the main characters leave a sour taste in my mouth. Hopefully the rest of the series picks back up.

If you’d like to see everything else that I read, keep reading!

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ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Alex

NM ALEX

  • general info: 1Y | male | rabbit
  • health: special needs — in foster care awaiting enucleation (right eye); it won’t be an ongoing medical problem, but he will need extra care while it heals | neutered
  • personality and behavior: house-trained, happy-go-lucky, likes attention
  • adoption fee: $75.00

If you are interested in Alex, please contact his foster mom, Liz (pelletinpelletout@yahoo.com). Regardless, please consider donating to replace some of the funds that are being spent on his health care.


HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY NM

address:
Albuquerque, NM

contact info:
kirstin@newmexicohrs.org
tel: (505) 435-9916


Is Alex not the right fit for you? See other rabbits available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in New Mexico. Thank you!

READING GOALS: August 2018

Hi, lovelies.

I had a pretty decent reading month last month (though I only finished ONE book on my TBR, holy moly), so I’m hoping to continue the trend through my last 19 days of summer. Still trudging my way through the GRE Prep book, but I’ll be taking the test at the end of the month for the first time, so I need to finish this up fast. Cross your fingers for me.

There are three (technically four, because one book is co-authored) new-to-me authors on my list this month — the first of which is the same as in July. A Theory of Love by Margaret Bradham Thornton is a book I need to get to because it was sent to me. I’m going to try and start it first, but you know how that goes. I picked up a copies of And She Was by Jessica Verdi and Always Never Yours by Emilly Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka in an attempt to read more books outside my preferred genres (read: me no likey contemporary).

I’ll be continuing on with books from two series: THE CIRCLE OPENS quartet by Tamora Pierce and the HOUSE OF NIGHT series by P.C. + Kristin Cast. I’m currently on Cold Fire and Untamed, respectively.

What are some of your goals for the month? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you again on Monday with more posts!


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ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Dolly

NJ DOLLY.jpg

  • general info: 5Y | female | dog — pit bull terrier mix
  • health: healthy — vaccinated, spayed, microchipped
  • personality and behavior: house-trained, crate-trained; playful, loves people
  • compatibility: not good with dogs; good with cats and children

IT’S A RUFF LIFE RESCUE

address:
Hamilton, NJ

contact info:
aruffliferescue@gmail.com


Is Dolly not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in New Jersey. Thank you!

 

ADOPTABLE PET OF THE DAY: Trooper

NH TROOPER

  • general info: 13Y 3M | male | cat — domestic short hair | ID: 38294607
  • health: special needs — neutered | recently diagnosed with kidney failure, seeking a special person to care for him during his final few months or years of life
  • personality and behavior: housetrained; calm, confident, loves attention and affection
  • compatibility: INDOOR ONLY
  • adoption fee: SPONSORED

LAKES REGION HUMANE SOCIETY

address:
11 Old Route 28
Ossipee, NH 03864

contact info:
mfichter@lrhs.net
tel: 603-539-1077


Is Trooper not the right fit for you? See other animals available from this shelter. If you are not currently looking for a pet or live in a different state or country, please consider donating to the organization so that they can keep caring for stray and abandoned animals in New Hampshire. Thank you!