Monthly Wrap-Up June18

June Wrap-Up

I cannot believe it’s already July! The summer is flying by and I wanted to take a minute to look back and reflect upon what I’ve read, listened to, and wrote last month.

In June:

All this while watching countless hours of FIFA World Cup matches! Seriously all but like three of the games…



I was unable to travel anywhere in June but did have a blast at LGBT Night with the Milwaukee Brewers!

IN OTHER NEWS: I have published my first academic journal article! It’s based on my doctoral research and is entitled “The Evolving Role of Public Libraries in South Africa in Addressing Information Poverty: A Historical Context.” It’s published in the journal Library Management (volume 39, numbers 6/7); if you’d like a copy, please let me know!

For the last two weeks, I have been really sick with whatever flu or cold is going around and it knocked me on my ass! I am finally getting back on my feet and so hope to be adding new content to the site more regularly now.

Here’s a look ahead to July!

How was your June? Were you able to get some R&R? Did you read or travel or ?? What are you looking forward to in July?





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28 thoughts on “June Wrap-Up

    1. Thank you! It is the worst, STILL. Thinking of calling the dr again but they keep telling me to rest and take advil and drink water. It’s taking a long time. I still have the cough and the swollen glands/tonsils. Glad you are feeling better!

  1. It sounds like you had a really productive month despite being sick for much of it. I hope you are feeling better now. Yay for getting your article published. I hope you have a fantastic July!

    1. Thank you! It definitely feels good to have met the goal of publishing in an academic journal. Now on to the next! 😀 Starting to feel better step by step so I hope that helps my productivity this month. Hope you have a great July as well!

    1. Thank you! I am excited about the publication. Working on another essay now that I hope will be published in an upcoming ebook.

      Actually I see how much a lot of other people read in a month and feel like a slacker! haha But I am happy to be reading more for pleasure again; that was one of my goals.

  2. Some amazing looking books mentioned here that I hadn’t spotted anywhere else. I think I should read the Audre Lorde as it looks very relevant to now.
    And I have managed to avoid every single FIFA game!!

    1. haha Not a soccer/football fan?! 😀

      Audre Lorde is amazing. And now that you mention it, Zami is still very relevant. Definitely stands the test of time and I could see how young lesbians, WOC, or any of us really could gain inspiration and feelings of solidarity from it! If you read it, let me know what you think!

    1. Thanks! I am getting there. I have been reading some really great books, to be sure. My favorites of this last month would probably be Suicide Club and Future Home of the Living God. Hope you are able to check them out!

  3. Summer is going fast, I know!! Although it sounds like your June was really productive and fun – and congrats on publishing your first academic article! I hope you are feeling much better now!

    1. Thanks! The summer is going by fast and bc I’ve been sick, I haven’t been able to enjoy too much of it. But have def made the best of it by reading and writing more! I am FINALLY starting to feel better – thanks!

  4. First time here, but congrats on the site changes. I hope you feel better. I’m glad you like Future Home of the Living God it’s such a underrated book to me. I’m planning on reading Suicide Club and Fruit of the Drunken Tree soon, so I look forward to your thoughts. Seems you had a very productive reading month.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

    1. So glad you came by! I agree about Future Home – I loved it and had no idea what it was going to be about in advance so it was such a surprise. I am way overdue for those reviews… being sick really set me back – I have a lot of writing to do!

  5. Congratulations on your article! That is awesome! It sounds like you had a wonderful June in books. I am glad you enjoyed Suicide Club. I hope to read that one this summer as well. I haven’t been following the World Cup all that close, although I did catch the end of the final game this morning. It was a good one. I hope you have a great July!

    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think of Suicide Club when you read it.The World Cup is so fun – I am sad to see it go but next year it’s the women and it’ll be even better! Happy reading!

  6. Being sick in the summer is awful! We watched World Cup games here too and our neighbors, who are from England, stayed glued to their TV until it was time to “fly” to the airport for vacation–good thing the game they were watching didn’t go into extra minutes. Congrats on your publication!

    1. Thank you, Danielle! I am now feeling better, thank goodness. The World Cup was pretty exciting this year, even though all of my favorites were knocked out! haha Hope you are having a great week!

  7. Oh my goodness, it sounds like you had a very busy June when it came to books and blogging! That’s amazing you were able to get all of that done! And I’m sorry that you were sick. Being sick in the summer just feels so wrong, so here’s hoping that July was a much healthier month for you! 🙂

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