June 27th is a very important day. It is the Djiboutian Day of Independence. It is the day Tony Blair resigned as British PM. It is my birthday. To be honest, that’s the most important part of the day. I love my birthday, and it’s the one day of the year I turn into Blair Waldorf.
This year, my birthday falls on a Thursday. Thursdays are pretty big in the book world, as it’s a day quite a lot of books are published. So, this year I have the honour of sharing my birthday with not just Mary McAleese (former President of Ireland) and Jo Frost (Supernanny), but also with some really fantastic books.
This month, Tag Thursday almost synched up with my birthday – my birthday will actually be next Thursday. So, I thought it would be the ideal time to do the Birthday Book Tag. This lovely tag was created by Antonia from Always Books, and it’s a great way to share your thoughts about your life so far while celebrating your birthday and your reading days to come.
Yeah, it’s somehow July, half the year has passed us by, and I still have so damn much to read. But, I also like to use the midpoint of the year to take a look back at how reading has been so far. I really enjoyed doing this tag last year. So, when my good friend Cora from Tea Party Princess tagged me in this, I knew I had to take part again.
June is always a pretty good month for me when it comes to books, because June is my birthday month. I like to treat myself a little to some titles I’ve been looking forward to with a while. It’s also a time for me to sit and try to put together a reading list for the rest of the year. One I know I will never stick to, of course.
Because I had such a busy June, what with moving and packing and unpacking and starting a new job, I didn’t actually get to post my book haul for the month. So instead, I’ve combined my June and July hauls together. With a little bit of money coming my way at the end of this month, expect August’s haul to be even bigger than this.