July 2012 Reading Wrap-Up
Books Read: 12
Pages Read: 3730
Hours Listened To: 0
- Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt - Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
- Daughters who Walk This Path – Yejide Kilanko
- Flock – Wendy Delsol
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
- Witchcraft: Tales, Beliefs, and Superstitions From the Maritimes – Clary Croft
- Jane Doe No More: My 15-Year Fight to Reclaim My Identity – A True Story of Survival, Hope, and Redemption – M. William Phelps with Donna M. Palomba
- Rebels by Accident – Patricia Dunn
- Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & the Hidden Powers of the Mind – Alex Stone
- Son – Lois Lowry
- The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: Why We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves – Dan Ariely
- Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York – Robin Shulman
- Dinner: A Love Story – Jenny Rosenstrach
Book Purchases: This month I picked up a book of homemade ice cream recipes, as well as a Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison, which sounds amazing.
Thoughts and ramblings: July was another busy month, starting on July 1st with Pride weekend in Toronto, as well as Canada day celebrations. Pride was amazing this year, lots of friends I’ve met over the past year and a bit that I’ve been here, and lots of new friends made as well. I think that the year should run Pride to Pride, because it really is a better year-end celebration then any New Years party I’ve been to. This year I was lucky enough not only to celebrate Pride all weekend long, but also to still get a bit of Canada Day celebrations in with some fireworks at a local celebration.
The rest of the month was definitely a lot slower. Some beach days, hanging out with friends, kayaking, food events around the city, and practising new recipes from Dinner: A Love Story. I love that Toronto is right on the lake, and we do have quite nice beaches for which I am very glad. The kayaking is also great, especially on those days (and there have been a lot) when the temperature is in the high 30s (100 and up, for the Americans reading). I’ve been loving the heat, but also loving having the opportunities to cool down!
I had a week, as well, in Virginia, right around Virginia Beach. If I hadn’t been with co-workers and had checked it out earlier to see how great it was, I would have been at the beach every day! Instead, I only realized how great it was on my last evening in the area.
Definitely a fun month, full of great summer activities. I hope you all enjoyed your July as well, and that August is even better! Bring on the hot weather