Today is the last day for this challenge! I am planning to leave the links up through July 10th for people to post links to their wrap up posts and May/June reads. For those of you who forgot to post links to reviews in the early part of the challenge, you may feel free to post those links to the May/June reads link page. There were 60 people who signed up to participate. So far 15 have completed it (based on the links to wrap ups). This was a very fun challenge to host…and for those wondering, I will be hosting it again in January 2009 (with perhaps a couple of changes). Thank you to all who participated…hope you had fun!
UPDATE on Northern California Fires
As of today, my husband and I are no longer being directly threatened by the two fires closest to us. The Withrow fire and the Shingletown Ridge Road fire are both 100% contained. We also did not get the predicted thunderstorms over the weekend which were a huge relief. Thank you to all who commented or emailed me and who kept us in their thoughts and prayers.
Unfortunately, although we are breathing more easily, there are still many Northern Californians who have been evacuated or who are under the threat of evacuations from fires. In Shasta and Trinity counties combined (per the CalFire Website) fires have burned 48,000 acres to the tune of $9 million. Currently 2 homes have been destroyed and 230 homes are threatened. Many of the Northern California counties (including Shasta County) have now been declared a State of Emergency, and also Federal Disaster areas. Your continued thoughts and prayers for our communities are much appreciated.