Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hedgehog Life: 6/15/15 - 6/21/15

I think I've finally gotten back into the swing of things! Some of you are probably wondering: "Where's that BookCon post you promised?!" Well, don't worry - you are going to get it. It is actually going to take the form of my June Book Haul, because I discovered that after getting back from BookCon, I didn't have money to buy any more books. So I can actually fit it all into one video rather than having to do two separate ones! Yay!

This Week I Read
- Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan (1/5 strawberries)
- Undertow by Michael Buckley (4/5 strawberries)

This Week I Reviewed
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
- Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

What's In Store for Next Week
Monday: Review of Undertow by Michael Buckley
Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Top Ten Tuesday Topics
Wednesday: Waiting on Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
Thursday: Review of Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan
Friday: To Be Announced

Now that I'm back in the swing of things, I've been pretty busy. Summer is officially here and with it, summer plans! My extra dance classes have been going awesome. I really feel like I'm actually getting good and my dancing muscles are getting honed. Let me tell you, though: Lindy Hop is probably the best dance workout ever. And it is so much flipping fun!! I am nowhere good at it; mediocre, but not good. Nevertheless, I love it and have every intention of keeping it up!

I recently reorganized my library, and while a full-blown bookshelf tour is still far in the future, I do plan on doing a semi-short "overview" video for you guys sometime soon. I have 1,000 books and I would love to show you what it all looks like! Maybe you'll even get to see the Reading Hedgehog himself!

Earlier last week, I helped a friend get her pool all cleaned out for the summer. Sometime soon(ish), we're going to have a "grand opening" party! Maybe complete with BBQ? At least some munchies and yummy beverages.

The rest of my free time has just been spent trying to get back into the mood of life. Dancing, rock climbing, reading, blogging (I know I've been neglectful in that are), catching up on television shows. I've also gotten back into walking on a regular basis - at least, I'm trying to. There's an old historic cemetery not too far from my place of residence that I like to walk through after a long stressful day. I don't go there as often as I like, but I'm trying to change that. I really do find something extremely peaceful about cemeteries. They're so pretty and interesting.

There aren't too many grand plans for the upcoming week. Book Club, movie, more dancing, reading, and maybe I'll get some more writing done. July heralds some beach trips and August brings about the Renaissance Faire, the County Fair, and maybe some day hikes! I might even get some buddies together to go spelunking.

Keep reading, my friends!


  1. It sounds like you have a wonderful summer ahead. And I'm so jealous of your dancing skills! (Believe it or not, I've never danced at all.) And I can't wait to see your pictures from BookCon! Are you doing a slideshow or video clips?

    1. If you ever find yourself out in the Washington area, I might have to coerce you into a night of swing dancing. ;) I had to give dancing up as a kid, so I'm making up for lost time now. Dancing is my main weekly social event and it's loads of fun. I'm going to try and put a slideshow up. I didn't get any video - and actually, hardly any pictures of BookCon itself. I'm a neglectful photographer.


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