Greeting and Happy Wednesday! This recap is a bit belated, but better late then never right?
Here's the June recap!
You Do What You Have to Do by Sarah McLachlan - I am going a bit old school as this song was on an album released in 1997. I knew other songs from her "Surfacing" album, but discovered this one thanks to Pandora. Such a beautiful song. Makes me really want to go see her live!
The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco - This is very out of character me to post a Hip-Hop/Rap type of song, but I love this song's beat. You can't help but bop your head or dance or sing along. Well, at least I can't help doing those things when I hear this song! I do fee like I should have spinners on my car when I listen to this. Ha.
I ran about 60 miles this month. That's not stellar, but it's not terrible either. July will be much better since I am joining a running club and will start training for a half I'll be running in October!
Whoa - I read a ton this month! Which is not surprising now that I am not studying 10-15+ hours/week!
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin - this was the blogger book club book for June. It was a fast read, but I did not care for it. I give the content 2 stars. For most of the book, the main character tries to justify why it's ok to sleep with her supposed best friend's fiance. Repeatedly. I don't think that infidelity is cute or justifiable for any reason. But I must be in the minority because this book got made into a romantic comedy. Maybe I am just too much of a prude to appreciate books like this.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - This book was recommended to me by a couple of friends. I have to say, I was a bit skeptical about it because a) I am not a dog person and b) I have zero interest in car racing. I ended up loving the book, though. I highly recommend it, although I do NOT recommend reading it in a public place as it may make you cry. And crying in public = embarassing! Also, it looks like this book will be made into a movie in 2012!
Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani - Nora recommended this one to me and was once again spot on with her recommendation. It was very easy to get into and difficult to put down. Which explains why I read it in the span of about 2-3 days. It tells the story of Lucia, the daughter of Italians who have immigrated to the US. The book basically makes me want to a) learn to sew (so not happening), b) move to NYC, and c) be Italian.
Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand - This book was amazing. It was recommended by one of my boss's friends who is an avid reader. It tells the story of a WWII soldier fighting in the Pacific. His plane crashes and he spends years as a POW in Japan. This is a very, very heavy read, but it's worth checking out. As I have gotten older, I have tried to sprinkle in more non-fiction books. I will say, this gets off to a bit of a slow start, but it's worth sticking to it!
When Lauren emailed me last month to draw my attention to this shirt, I knew I had to get it! Stripes + a French phrase? Yes, please. It was on sale and the shipping was free so I just had to get it!! Maybe I will attract a fellow Francophile when I wear it! Ha! It earns bonus points as it's a long tee which is so important for me as I sort of have a longish torso!