Hello! Sorry about not posting a review today. There won’t be one tomorrow either. I took a week off last week and haven’t got reading or writing done. I visited my family up north, spending time with them at a seaside cabin. Now I’m charging batteries from the trip and getting back to my regular rhythm. Also, I started an online tutorial for Amazon ads. Today was the first lesson with homework, so it will take up my time for next week. Exciting stuff, but sometimes I wish I was traditionally published and didn’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty of publishing and marketing. I would have my goons to do it for me. Okay, now I want two things simultaneously: to read Goons and have my own goons. Today’s post was sponsored by Goons, get your own to fix all your problems—only 9.99 per hour.
June was a bizarre month. It was hot here, and because Finland lifted most of the restrictions, people were buzzing around; thus, I was on the go. I got some reading done, as well. Here are my favorite three books in June:
- The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben. This was definitely the best book I read in June. While it was semi-scientific and anthropomorphized trees, I found it highly informative, engaging, and mind-altering. I cannot look at trees the same, especially the “young ones,” those that are barely my height (5.2 feet), yet older than me by far.
- Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. A reread, but always a pleasure. This time around, after reading all the Discworld books in order, I think this is one of my top Discworld novels. Going Postal has it all. Great characters, coherent plot, satirical humor, and well-placed criticism into our economy and how businesses are conducted.
- A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. More rereads. This book deserves its spot. Tiffany Aching series is full of wisdom, kindness, humanity, and humor for readers of all ages. The first time I read it, I squirmed because of the embarrassing situation Tiffany was forced in, but now I could take the magic in and see what a valuable lesson Pratchett was teaching.
Thank you for reading and have a bookish month!