Saturday, August 31, 2013

August Confessions

So, I have noticed a trend.  I read a lot in the winter and spring, but once the summertime weather is here, I don't read as much.  It's probably because when I am at the beach (my favorite reading spot!), I am chasing after a one year old!  Also, I haven't read much this month due to the fact that we sold our house and bought a new one.  That means I've been doing a lot of organizing, packing and running around like a crazy person.  I have a feeling it will only get worse next month!  I am sad to see summer come to an end, but I am pumped for all things Autumn and of course, PUMPKIN everything!

Books Read in August:
1) The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2) Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck - 4 out of 5 stars
3) If I Should Die by Amy Plum - 4.5 out of 5 stars
5) Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts- 3 out of 5 stars
6) The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig - 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come!)

Didn't Finish:
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead - Even though I love Richelle Mead, I just wasn't feeling this book and may pick it up at a later date. Anyone else struggle with this book?

August Top Five:



1.  Favorite Book:  If I Should Die by Amy Plum - I really enjoyed the ending to a fantastic trilogy.  

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle - I had heard Myracle's books were edgy and sometimes controversial, so when I read this book I really appreciate her realistic portrayal of an all-consuming young love.

3.  Biggest Disappointment: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts was just an okay read for me.

4.  Favorite Post: In which I share my latest obsession: The White Queen on Starz.  I also am excited that I finally made a Facebook page for my blog.  Better late than never! Check it out along with my international giveaway.

5.  Favorite Part of August: Selling our house and buying a new one. Exciting times up ahead!


7 comments:

  1. I'm with you. I'm pumped for fall. I don't read much during the summer either. In the summer my husband, is in education, has the summers off. So we're always up to something.

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    1. That's awesome! It must be so nice to have him around all summer. I'm sure your daughter loves it, too! Thanks for visiting, Juju!

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  2. I want to read The Passion of the Purple Plumeria. I'm glad you liked it. I'd forgotten the release date so I'll have to look for it at the library. I also want to watch The White Queen but it will have to wait till the show is on DVD. Maybe I will have to read the first book in the meantime.

    I love summer but August was such a crazy month that I am kind of glad that September is here. Normally I hate fall because it leads into winter but I am going to try to enjoy it this year. I love Thanksgiving and I'm looking forward to enjoying apple cider and pumpkin pie :)

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    1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Purple Plumeria. I want to read the other books in the series now. I definitely recommend reading The White Queen before you see the TV show. TWQ is my favorite book in the series. I am normally really sad for summer to be over as well, but I am trying to be optimistic about September as well. I could go for some pumpkin pie, too! :) Thanks for visiting, Christina.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your first Pink Carnation book! Definitely read the rest of the series. They are all phenomenal! I am a few books behind but hoping to get caught up soon.

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    1. I am hoping to read the other books too! I have heard such great things. Thanks for visiting, Kate. I hope you are having a better week.

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  4. I thought I would read loads in the summer - not so! Congrats on selling and getting a new house - wowza - I can only imagine all the work involved!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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