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Another month has flown by.  Can’t believe we are heading into August.  Won’t be long now for the retail stores will be decorating for Christmas (it seems to me that it gets done earlier each year).  I am pleased with my progress this month and my goal for August is to do the same or better.  As for challenges, not so good.  Back in Nov/Dec 2009, I signed up for many challenges being that this would be my first year participating.  I really thought I could get the majority completed, thinking that review requests would be far and few between.  I was mistaken but in a good way.  I have quite a few books in my “TBR Review Schedule” as you can see on my right sidebar and plan on cutting back a bit for the rest of the year until I get caught up.  I am amazed and never thought my blog would reach the level it has in 8 months, but enjoying every minute of it.  So on to the numbers:
READ:
Returning Injury by Becky Due  (Rating: 2)
Through Hazel Eyes by Heather Hummel  (Rating: 3)
Muffins & Mayhem by Suzanne Beecher (Rating: 5)
Living In The Hope Of My Imagination by William D. Simpson  (Rating: 2)
Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara  (Rating: 1)
Damaged by Pamela Callow  (Rating: 4)
Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress Of The Game by Tilly Bagshawe  (Rating: 4)
Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy  (Rating: 4)
Revenge Served Cold by Jackie Fullerton  (Rating: 2)
Sweet Dreams, Miss England by Iris Blobel  (Rating:  4)
CHALLENGES:
Lisa Jackson  5/5
Awesome Author  0/3
RYOB  1/10
Romance  3/3
EBook  1/6
Reading from my Shelves 20/20
Thrillers/Suspense  12/12
Books Won  1/6
100+  39/100
FOMA 37/?
Buck A Book  39/100
Reagan Arthur 2/ongoing
50+  27/50
Summer Reading  11/12

Thoughts/Question for 2011: 
The 50+ Challenge was created by Reading By Sea blog.  However, last month she announced that she was leaving the book blogging community.  I was excited when I originally saw this challenge because even though I signed up for the 100+ Challenge, I knew that it would be out of my range.  So I am wondering if I should offer it for 2011 but not sure how to go about it…setting up a challenge, place for postings, place for reviews, challenge button, etc etc. 

What do you think?  Would you be interested?  Anyone want to assist me to become a host and get me started?  Or have you heard that another blog will be hosting?  I will be discussing this again for Slapdash Sunday but thought I would throw it out there today.

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  4 Responses to “July Monthly Wrap-Up (3 of 3)”

  1. Hosting a challenge would be tough I think. You read a lot this month–great job!

  2. I'd be interested in a 50+ Challenge for next year, certainly. Let me know if I can be of any help. (My blog is http://notjustlaura.wordpress.com – I'm commenting via Google as OpenID isn't working properly this evening.)

  3. Damaged is on my wish list!

    Here is my post: TSS: What Books I Read in July

  4. Hi I also signed up for the 50 Book challenge but I didnt know she left, yikes! lets keep it going, and would love to help for next year!
    My blog is http://joannsbest.blogspot.com
    Good luck on your readathon!!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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