Hello, my lovelies and welcome to my July 2021 monthly wrap up post.
What have I been up to this month?
July has been quite an emotional month. We had to say a sad goodbye to our Year 6s pupils last week. I’ve been working at the school since September 2017 and I’ve been these pupils’ teaching assistant all that time. So yes, I blubbered like a baby at the leavers’ service and then again on their last day. We’ve now broken up for the summer holidays, so I’ve taken off my watch and am enjoying a more relaxed schedule. Like so many young people in the UK, both my daughters are waiting for exam results day! Results day for A level students is Tuesday 10 August, while GCSE students have to wait until Thursday 12 August.
I’m sticking to my reduction in screen time, hence the sporadic blog hopping – sorry. Plus, I’m now an audiobook junkie. Getting my reading fix through my ears instead of my eyes. 😉 The number of ocular migraines (also referred to as retinal migraines) that I’ve had this last month is down to single figures! Woop!Woop!
Coronavirus COVID-19 is still lurking about and keeps mutating! However, here in the UK, our immunisation programme is still going great guns. Over 51% of us have now been fully vaccinated (me included!) WoopWoop! The UK government introduced new changes to the National restrictions on 19th July but I’m being careful and still wearing my mask outside as well as in.
In bloggish news…
The updating of old posts is an ongoing process. However, it hasn’t been a priority these past few months due to my migraines. However, there are only five old reviews that need updating, meaning that every review on my blog will be SEO friendly. Thank you Yoast SEO plugin. 😉
Please continue to let me know if any pages, posts or links throughout Flora’s Musings either don’t open or you have problems with. Thanks.
What have I been posting?
Now on with the rest of my July 2021 monthly wrap up post. Luckily, I’ve got into the habit of creating content to add to the blog schedule. Feel free to click on anything that you missed this month.
I’ve been celebrating some wonderful New Releases this month.
I love taking part in blog tours. This month I’ve enjoyed being a part of this one.
And, of course, this being a book blog, I shared my thoughts about some stories this month:
- 3 Jul - The Alchemist and an Amaretto by Annette Marie ★★★★★
- 6 Jul - Don't Stop Believing by Eve Langlais ★★★★
- 9 Jul - Balancing the Scales by Annie Bellet ★★★★★
- 13 Jul - Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge ★★★★
- 17 Jul - Witches' Bane by Pippa DaCosta ★★★★
What other bookish bits and bobs were on the blog this month? 😉
That’s it for my July 2021 Monthly Wrap Up. However, moving forward, what can you expect from me in the hot holiday month of August?
~ Coming up on Flora’s Musings ~
- Celebrating more New Book Releases.
- Hopefully, some author interviews, book tours and spotlight posts.
- and of course, lots of reviews!
~ My Current Reading Challenges ~
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I take part in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge but that’s not the only one I take part in. I thought that I’d use these regular wrap up posts to update you on my progress in all the challenges that I’m taking part in …
2021 Audiobook Challenge
Last year I joined the 2020 Audiobook Challenge. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve signed up again this year.
Audiobooks have become my main format since reducing my screen time. Therefore, my progress towards my goal of 50+ audio listens this year is now steady and on track. Check it out on My Audiobook Challenge 2021 page.
I’m linking up to The Sunday Post – a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.
(See rules here: Sunday Post Meme)
Don’t forget to hop along to some of the other amazing blogs taking part in the Sunday Post.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my July 2021 monthly wrap up post.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, stay safe and healthy.
Bye for now,