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!


  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.

    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!

  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 :)

    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.

  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.

    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.

  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


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