7.01.2016

June Highlights

Hello, readers!
Somehow, it's July! I am not sure where June went, but it sure breezed by this year! I finally decided to start doing these monthly wrap-up things, since they looked like so much fun. ;) I hope you'll bear with me as I figure out how to do them. And I apologize that this is a day late!





 HIGHLIGHTS

// I actually read 16 books this month! That's a record, even for a speed-reader like me. Of course, it helps when you get to go to a bookstore and use all your saved money to but more books :P

// My family picked lots and lots of blueberries! I love blueberries, though, so it was fun.

// I was able to do a bunch of my little "to-do's" that I really needed to get done... not too exciting for you, but it was for me, anyway!

// I have 39 followers! Thank you so much for taking the time to read, comment, and/or follow. I never thought that I would have 39 followers in just 5 months of blogging, so thank you!!




BOOKISH THINGS

As I mentioned above, I read 16 books this month:



I especially liked the Janette Oke books, Do Hard Things and its sequel, The Old River Road, and The Sparrow Found a House. The rest of them were pretty good too, except that I didn't really like The Room with The Tassels. It was a weird mystery book that was rather, er, not to my liking.





BLOGGING 

Some of my favorite blogs had some wonderful posts this month. Here are a few of my favorites, so please check out these wonderful blogs!

Hannah's post about  Motives.

Jessica's post about God's timing.

Hosanna's post about a part of love.

Kara Lynn's post about Commitment. 

Princess Hannah's post about Beauty 





WRITING

At the moment, I am not actively working on a novel or anything, so I don't have any updates for you.  Don't worry, I do have some ideas floating around that will probably appear soon. :D I have been writing a few other things, however, and I added a writings page to my blog also.





COMING UP

// I am participating a blog tour this July, and that will be exciting! 

// I am hoping to really get a start with an idea that I've finally come up with for a short novella/story, so...... ;)






What did you do in June, and what are you looking forward to in July? Comment below! And have a happy 4th of July (to you Americans. ;)


23 comments:

  1. Thats A lot of books!!!!! I love Janette oaks books, she's an amazing writer :D

    Great post!!!!

    ~Kiley
    thecountrygurl.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, yes, it was a lot of books! Janette Oke is an amazing writer, isn't she?

      Thank you for commenting, Kiley! =)

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  2. SIXTEEN BOOKS. *applauds* that's insanely amazing, I must learn from you.

    ~Noor

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    1. Aw, you're so sweet! It was a record, even for me, so don't worry! I am a total bookworm anyway, so it wasn't too hard. ;)

      Thanks so much for your comment, Noor! =)

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  3. Oh my goodness I love Janette Oke too!! Her books are so sweet!!
    -Katie

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    1. That's great that you like Janette Oke's books too! I've enjoyed all the ones that I've read so far. Thank you for commenting, Katie! :)

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  4. Sounds like a delightful month!! :) Wow, you read 16 books?!? That's awesome! I also read Julia's Last Hope & Old River Road this month. :) Ans I've previously read They Called Her Mrs. Doc & The Sparrow Found a House. :) Great books and I enjoyed the post! :D

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    1. Thanks, Faith! That's awesome that you read some of the same books. I have a hard time deciding what's my favorite!

      Thanks for your comment! =)

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  5. Wonderful post, Emily! 16 books is great! I'm *trying* to read like crazy this month because I have a ton of books that have to go back to the library before our trip. =) Eeek. ;D

    Fun post!! I'm glad you're joining the ranks of the monthly highlighters! =D

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    1. Aw, thanks, Hannah! 16 was definitely a lot, so I understand about "reading like crazy". ;) Lol, thank you, I'm glad to have finally "joined" too!

      Thanks for your comment! =)

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  6. I love Janette Oak when it comes to her Canadian West Saga which I first read as a young tween quite a few years ago. It's so beautiful and the TV show When Calls the Heart is almost as good!
    Have you read that series before?
    Blessings,
    Kara

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    1. I have not yet read the "When Calls the Heart" series, although that is definitely next on my list! I've heard so much about the TV show, but I haven't seen it either. Does it follow the books pretty well? I'm rather picky about that. ;)

      Thank you so much for your comments! <3

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  7. acccccccccccckkkkkkkkk. 16 stinking books. NO FAIR. ;) I think I got 4 done..but one was The Giver. Have you read it?? You really should. :D

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    1. Now everyone's making me feel really guilty that I read 16 books!xD 4 is still really good. ;) I haven't read The Giver yet, but I keep hearing about it, so I probably need to read it soon.

      Thanks for your comment! =)

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  8. hey Emily! I tagged you for the By the Book tag! :D If you're interested, details are here: http://fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com/2016/05/by-book-tag.html

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Faith! It looks super fun, so I'll definitely be doing it soon. ;)

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  9. TEACH ME YOUR READING WAYS!!

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    1. LOL! I surprised even myself this month, so what I really need is for someone to help me slow down a bit! I'll make you a deal, OK? xD

      Thanks for your comment, Grace Anne! =)

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  10. It sounds like you had a great month, Emily! :)
    Wow, you were able to read quite a few books! :D I have also read "They Called Her Mrs. Doc" and "Julia's Last Hope". I hope to read "The Old River Road" sometime soon. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rebekah! I did have a good month. :)
      That's great that you've read those Janette Oke books too! I loved both of them. Oh, you definitely need to read The Old River Road soon. It is fantastic! ;)

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment! <3

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  11. Sounds like you had a great June! Wow, that's a lot of books! How do you read so fast! XD
    ~Grace <3

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    1. I did! And yes, that was a record, even for me so don't worry! xD

      Thanks for your comment, Grace!

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