Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mid-Year Review and Trip Pictures

Almost everyone seems to be looking at their six months stats so here are just a few of ours --

I read 66 books totaling 22,509 pages.
The Shadow of the Wind is my 1 re-read this year so far.
28 of the books I read were received specifically for review.
21 of the books I read were borrowed from the library.
20 of the books were classics or re-releases of older titles.
Out of 66, there were only 7 that I would not consider reading again.
13 of the books were youth or YA titles and 2 were non-fiction.

I can't wait to see how this changes over the next six months. I can't imagine not having more re-reads because I love to read books again!

And now, a couple of pictures from our holiday trip to San Juan Island, WA ...

(In order: Cattle Point, English Camp, Lime Kiln State Park, Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse)

Looking forward,


  1. Kristen...what beautiful photos; thanks for sharing them.

  2. Gorgeous pics!! It makes me miss the Pacific Northwest sooooo much!! Someday I will be back!!

  3. Beautiful! I'm new to the state, so I enjoy seeing what it has to offer...

  4. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! Did you see any Orcas while you were there?

  5. Robin - unfortunately we missed the orcas. They were around but we went at the wrong times. We did get to see a few harbor seals and spent some time at some tide pools though!

    Jenny - It's a beautiful state! We've been here for 13 years now and we can still always find beautiful places we've never been.

    Tif - Sometimes I get tired of the gloom but then I think about giving up the green and decide to stay a while longer. :)

    Diane - I love seeing other people's travel photos so I'm glad that people enjoy mine!

  6. Wow -- 66 books! I'm impressed! And only 7 you didn't like. Not bad.

    Your photos are great -- I think the daisy one is my favorite!