May Monthly Happenings

All I have to say is where did the month of May go? Was it just me or did May just seem to fly by?

The Buy-a-Book, Read-a-Book just didn’t happen again this month. There is really no reason why I couldn’t do it but I think I was reading other books that came into my house. This is probably one of the easier challenges to take part in and I am failing miserably at it.

100+ Books Challenge is going a lot better. For May I read 8 books. That will bring my total up to 53 books read for the year. I am reading more books this year then I did last year. All my reviews for these books have been posted.

Alot of books were delivered to my door this past month. The books that came in were from wins, blog tours, book clubs and for the 48 Hour Book Challenge that will be happening on June 5th. Michael was lucky and got 10 books this month.

I didn’t realize how many books I bought on a monthly basis until I started my Books Bought Meme. This month was no exception. Although the last ones I bought I have to blame Jen from Devourer of Books because she started No Bea? Books Anyways post. It was that Friday on BEA I was feeling down so I had the perfect excuse to go and shop. Although I never need a reason to go and shop. Also went to the Friends of the Library annual book sale and I got a ton of books for $30. You can see my post on that.

I ran a few contests on my blog this month. One was for the BEAtwittyparty. All the winners have replied with addresses and they will be out this coming week. I also ran three other contests that I have to announce winners for which I will be doing the first week of June. Sorry for the delay everyone.

This month we did the meet up a little different. Avis was away on vacation so she wasn’t a part of the meet up for May. Donna and I got Tina to come out for the Friends of the Library book sale. We did brunch and walked around the area for a bit. Earlier in the month I met up with Tina at our little coffee shop for a few hours and that was alot of fun but strange not having Avis and Donna there.

This month I was awarded the following awards: Enchanting Award from Missy, Lemonaide Award from Cathy(oesbunny)and Bingo gave me the award too. Then Liyana gave 100 of her bloggers the following awards: one lovely blog, lets be friends, #1 Blogger Award, Flower Bear, You don’t say, Splash award and the 2009 friendly blog award. Thank you so much I appreciate them all.

This month I got to meet a local author by the name of Lori Weber. I first briefly met her one Friday at lunch time with Donna, then I saw her again when we went to brunch and then I saw her again at her book release party. She is truly a super nice friendly author.

As you may have noticed I changed the look of my blog. The new look goes with the business cards I had made. I really liked the design and wanted my blog to reflect the cards.

I want to ask my readers to let me know if you have me on your blog roll or are following me and I will return the favor if I am not following you or your not on my blog roll.

I read all your comments that you leave and I am working on commenting back on your blogs. So patience please. šŸ™‚

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