Sunday Salon: June Wrap up

Josephine Wall's Flights of Wonder

Goodbye June, you were very good to me. Hello July, I'm expected excellent things to happen.  I spent part of the morning planting two beautiful blue salvia plants and doing a bit of weeding.   Then enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and butterflies flitting around the butterfly bush sitting on the patio yet to be planted.  I'm thinking of buying a large pot and leaving it on the patio instead of planting it in the front garden.  Kind of neat to commune with the butterflies but I know right behind them will be the bees so...  Our weather compared to the rest of the country was a beautiful balmy 81 so going to enjoy it while we can.

The Sunday
My reading this month was full with mysteries and  urban fantasy with a cozy romance thrown in.  Most of the ebooks are 200-300 pages so easy to read in a day especially when prefer to read rather than watch tv. 

  1. The Inquisitor's Key - Jefferson Bass (william morrow)
  2. The Bishop - Steven James 
  3. A Killing Tide - P. J. Alderman (ebook)
  4. Barefoot in the Sand - Roxanne St. Claire  (ebook)
  5. Blameless (Parasol Protectorate) - Gail Carriger (ebook)
  6. Face of a Killer - Robin Burcell (ebook) 
  7. Night Shift - reread (#1 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow (ebook)
  8. Hunter's Prayer (#2 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow (ebook)
  9. Redemption Alley (#3 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow (ebook)
  10. Flesh Circus (#4 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow (ebook)
  11. Heaven's Spite #5 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow (ebook)
  12. Angel Town  (#6 Jill Kismet) - Lilith Saintcrow  (ebook)
  13. Never Tell #4 Ellie Hatcher)- Alafair Burke  (TLC Book Tour)
  14. Angel's Tip (# 2 Ellie Hatcher) - Alafair Burke (TLC Book Tour
  15. Dead Connections (#1 Ellie Hatcher) - Alafair Burke  (ebook)
  16. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse) - Charlaine Harris (ebook)
  17. Hunting Fear (#7 Bishop special crimes) - Kay Hooper (ebook)
  18. Judas Kiss (#3 Taylor Jackson)  - K.T. Ellison  (ebook) 
Reviews will be forthcoming for several of the books.  I just have to quit reading that's all in order to get caught up.  *gasp*  Not!  I do believe it's time to do some mini reviews!

Writing wise, today is Day 1 of Inkybites Recharge your Creative Batteries and the task is the Zen of daily mind clearing exercises which includes morning pages, morning meditation and/or journaling.   I read  Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way a couple years back and used to do morning pages and that kind of fell by the wayside.  Even picked up Vein of Gold last year but didn't get around to it.  So going to tackle the book and will commit to morning pages every day for July and hopefully by the end of the month will be a habit again that will continue for the rest of the year.  One day at a time! 


  1. Wow!! i've been finding it hard to read a book per week this summer!! The Butterfly bushes are what I would love to add to my flower bed big time!! I have this suet ball hanging from my birch tree and yesterday I had 4 woodpeckers at one time all over the branches and the suet ball! I love watching them!! Have a great July!!

  2. Love your reading list -- a number fun escape title ... perfect for summer.

  3. I'm going to be taking a look at Vein of Gold too and skimming through The Artist's Way again. I mentioned you in my ROW goal post. =O)

    Good luck with this round, Robin! I'm going to attempt morning pages too.


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