Monday, October 1, 2012

August/September Confessions

Dylan and I at Sunset Beach, Cape May, NJ
The past month has been such a blur. I've been busy taking care of my baby boy, Dylan, and getting acclimated to my schedule as a new mom.  I didn't get as much reading done in August as I would have liked, but once we got Dylan on a schedule, I found more time to read!  

I also was able to get away to the beach twice in September, which was much needed and a very nice break. I am SO looking forward to October, the cooler temperatures and of course being reunited with all things pumpkin.  I can't wait! I see many pumpkin spice lattes in my future and perhaps a pumpkin beer or two!

Books Read in August and September:
1.  Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - 4.5 stars
2.  The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory- 4.5 stars
3.  The False Princess by Elias O'Neal - 3.5 stars
4.  Firelight by Sophie Jordan - 4.5 stars
5.  Juliet Immortal by Stacy Jay- 3 stars
6.  The White Forest by Adam McOmber - 4 stars
7.  Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck - 5 stars
8.  Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones - 3 stars
9.  Embrace by Jessica Shirvington - 5 stars (review to come!)

August/September Top Five:

1.  Favorite Book: Embrace by Jessica Shirvington- I loved this book and I can't wait to continue this paranormal series. I'm such a sucker for a good paranormal romance/fantasy.

2.  Biggest Surprise: Firelight was surprisingly good. I waited so long to read it, because I didn't think I'd like a book about dragons, but I was wrong - it wowed me!

3.  Biggest Letdown:  Juliet Immortal was a bit disappointing.  It wasn't for me; I'll stick with the classic.

4.  Favorite post: Books on the Big Screen - There are so many good books being made into movies!

5.  Favorite part of August/September: As I said, I went to the beach for a long weekend and it was wonderful to get away for a bit.  It was filled with relaxing beach walks and reading some good books. I loved taking Dylan for a walk on the boardwalk!


  1. I love that picture of you and Dylan. Too cute! Also, I love your sunglasses! :)

    I really need to read Embrace. I've had a copy for ages, but the not so pretty UK cover means it's fallen down my TBR pile. I love the US covers!

    I loved your Books on the Big Screen post too! :)

    1. Thanks, Leanna! I think you'll like Embrace. I hope you get around to it soon!

  2. I'm so impressed by how much you DID manage to read in these two months. Well done, you!

  3. Oooo I love Firelight and am glad you finally got to read it.

    What an adorable picture of you and Dylan.

    Hurrah for upcoming pumpkin spice lattes. :-)

  4. Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed Embrace as well Christina! That one surprised me with how much I loved it given I struggled with Violet a bit in the first book. I can't wait for book 3 now to see how everything plays out with Lincoln and Phoenix!

    1. I will be reading book two soon....can't wait to see what happens!

  5. Baby schedules take time and change.
    So hang in there.
    I can't wait for the cooler temps either.
    You have me craving a pumpkin ale.
    And seriously, how adorable are you two!?

  6. Such a cute picture of you and Dylan!

    Glad to hear that you loved Embrace, I'm very curios about that books so I'll be looking forward to your review :)

    1. Thanks, Lea! I'll be reviewing it this week. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Your baby is so cute! :) Love those sunglasses! Also I'm very jealous you could go to the beach. It's freezing here in the Netherlands!!! :)


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