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Summer Reading Challenge: Month Two Recap


We're two months into the Summer Reading Challenge ~ just one more month of summer left! I'm a bit sad to see it go, but living in the South, I'm looking forward to the cooler, less humid weather.

So how are you doing with the Summer Reading Challenge? Do you think you'll finish everything on your list before September 21st? Leave a comment and let us know how you're doing! If you've written a post about your progress on your own blog, be sure to leave a link so we can check it out.

As for me, I'm continuing to progress through my list. I only have three books left to read in the next month! I should be able to do it. The only issue is that I'm waiting for my neighbor's husband to finish The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest so I can read it. If he doesn't finish in time, I'll have to move that one onto my Fall into Reading list.

By the way, if you're writing reviews for the books you're reading for this challenge, be sure to add links to the Summer Reading Challenge Reviews linky!

Enjoy the last month of Summer!!

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  1. I just added a few of my links to blog posts reviewing some stuff I've read for the Summer Reading challenge. Some were on my *list* initially and some are new! :)

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  2. I'm progressing here. A bit slow and some books have been added that i wasn't originally intending on reading, but her it's still reading right ;)

    Here's my link

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Paula

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  3. I think I'm mostly done need to double check

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  4. i need to do an update. i had a baby August 15th and my reading has really gone down hill - just prior to and since his birth.

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  6. The baby has really made it hard to do much reading lately. She wants held alot and when we are nursing (the time I figured I could read) she's been too figgetty. So, I am not getting real far and haven't been writing my reviews as planned, or even getting them all recorded. Let's see what I can get read for the rest of the time.

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