I hope everyone had a good long weekend. I binge watched season 3 of GoT. Started season 4. My mom had the best reaction to the Red Wedding and you know who’s death at the beginning of season 4.
Reading wise, it was a slow week. My stress will decrease after next week so I’m not trying to pressure myself about reading. I did read The One Real Thing by Samantha Young and really enjoyed it.😛 I’m debating what to read next, just not sure what I’m in the mood for.
I also painted this past weekend. Rocks and a small canvas with a galaxy.
How was your week?
August was jam-packed with awesome memories! There’s too much to summarize without sounding like a lunatic so lets just say even though I was back at work, August was fun! And my baby turned 9! People still ask me if she’s still a puppy because she’s so small. The greys are coming in but she’ll always be my puppy.
I didn’t read as much as I would have liked this month but that’s ok.
Here’s what I read:
1. The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen
2.Make It Last by Megan Erickson
3.The Gunslinger by Stephen King
4. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
5. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
7. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
8. What Remains by Garret Leigh
9. Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon
10. From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne
A – 2
B – 7
C – 1
Print – 2
Library Print – 3
E-Book – 5
** OMG!! The first month where I have read an equal amount of print books and e-books! **
Contemp Romance – 5
New Adult – 2
Fantasy – 2
M/M Romance – 1
* I’m very pleased with myself for reading an m/m. This genre has really fallen off my radar and I want to incorporate more into my reading.
How was your August?
I missed 2 days out of thirty so I would say I was partially successful with this latest challenge. I say partially because I didn’t write a book review. I re-posted a review from my old blog…but didn’t come up with any new reviews. This makes me sad. But at least by doing this challenge I saw that I wasn’t writing any reviews.
I got halfway through a review for a book I really enjoyed and it stalled out because I felt like I wasn’t doing it justice.
Perfectionism is procrastination in high heels. Elizabeth Gilbert said that. And it’s true. I need to not put pressure on myself to write perfect reviews. I think my September challenge will be to write a review a week. Be it lightning, mini or full review. One a week. I can do it!
I have a monthly book budget, and it’s a pretty generous one. I totally demolished it during August but I figure since I came in below budget several months throughout the year, that it was ok. I do feel some guilt about it, but ah well. Not that much. LOL
Do you have a monthly book budget?
She-Ra is the one on the left😛
My munchkin turned 9 today. But I’m kind of sad. Max’ birthday was August 15th, so I always did something on the 22nd, a two for one deal. I’ll give her a treat later in the week, when I feel happy.
But I did take her to the park tonight. She got to chase a squirrel. LOL
I posted yesterday about having a book hangover. It’s still the case because I chose a book to read but haven’t gotten into it yet. I honestly believe that my lack of reading is stress related. And that stress won’t abate until after the third week of September. Boo.
I did manage to read one book this week though. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet and I really enjoyed it. I finished that on Wednesday and yeah…that’s a big chunk of reading time lost. I’m not doing anything productive with that time either. I wanted to paint today…didn’t do that. I’m just a ball of stress. So excuse me while I go into a corner and cry.
Here’s my little haul for the week. I went to the library on Friday. Not pictured in there was a book on calligraphy.😛 And the top 3 paperbacks are from Saturday. I had a $10 card for Chapters that I had to use by the end of the month. I also picked up an emerald dotted Leuchtturm. According to my calculations, I’ll be done my current notebook by December. So I’m hoping my new purchase will be my 2017 bujo.
Not pictured are my ebook buys from today. Kobo has a 50% off coupon happening right now. Maybe one of those books will drag me out of this hangover.
I’ve had a book hangover twice this week. I read the Hating Game by Sally Thorne and really enjoyed it. It took me 2 days to pick up A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. I finished that book on Wednesday…ugh, no wonder I’m feeling antsy! Going on day 3 without picking up another book.
So I’ve heard that Anne of Green Gables was being updated and will be streamed on Netflix. And my reaction? Meh. I have to confess I never read the books growing up or even watched the show. LOL
So I finally went to see it. And it was okay. I mean, I’m not expecting Oscar performances. I wanted some action and SS delivered. But honestly? I thought it was a hot mess of a plot. And Slipknot!! Love the actor who plays him so I thought he’d have a bigger role. But OMG, he had like 5 lines and then dies! I was so disappointed! I liked Harley. I did not care about Jared Leto’s Joker. Meh. But it was a fun blow ’em up movie.