July 2019 Summary: 07/01/19
July was one of my busiest months this year. The first two weeks were taken up with travel — a family vacation. The second week my daughter was at camp. THe third week I was teaching an art camp. The final week was catching up on all the errands I hadn't gotten to.
I have continued to set aside my Mini Nature paintings to work on the cat and turkey painting. I've put about ten hours into it and have at least another ten to put into it.
Last month my reading was almost completely books from my personal collection. There were a few books read for the road narrative spectrum project. While I haven't checked out any library books in a month, I was in a library twice and had some time to read. I should note that I'm not anti-library. I just don't have the time at the moment to go there on a regular basis and I have plenty of books at home I want to read.
I read fewer books in July, only 20, down from the previous months' 28. I made my my diverse reading goal. I also made my diverse reviewing goal. August is the last month of summer break but it's also the month where the schools start gearing up for classes. That will mean more school related errands. That said, I think August will be one of my best months of reading since May.
I still have 3 reviews from 2016 reviews to post. That's down from last month's 5. My 2017 reviews are down to 6 from 8. I have 31 reviews remaining from 2018, down from 37, and 68, dwom from 75, now from 2019.