I had so many wonderful plans this weekend to schedule lots of posts, but as they say “the best laid plans of mice and men…”. I’m sticking with my latest fitness craze, and while that’s a great thing, it’s also eating into my reading and blogging time more than I thought it would. Sacrifices, eh? On a happy note though, The Script were amazing in concert, as usual.
This month, I started picking up a few Christmas presents (yes, I like to be prepared) and in the process picked up a book or two for me as well. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain, The Falls by Ian Rankin (Stef will be pleased!), After by Anna Todd (heard lots of good things about this one), and Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder were my picks this month, and of course… Queen of Shadows arrived today!
Movies and TV Shows:
I’ve been catching up with Once Upon A Time again this month, but haven’t been watching much else. I wish I had enough time to rewatch One Tree Hill, but I’ll get around to it eventually.
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Tara @ The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! gets critical about setting
- Claire @ Cover to Cover discusses Book Banning and Some Girls Are
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner talks Perception, Reality and Our Super Reading Community
- Cait @ Paper Fury shares 12 ways to care for your resident bookworm, asks why do we criticise authors for writing to make money? If author behaviour influences your opinion of their books? And wonders does a book have to be perfect to get 5 stars?
- Nuzaifa @ Say It With Books shares 10 Truths No One Tells You About Blogging
- Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense admits to being a Book Snob
- Kelly @ Belle of the Literati tells you how to manage your TBR like a Boss
- Allie @ Little Birdie Books asks is your own company good enough?
- Jackie @ No Bent Spines writes change the world, and call yourself a sexy-pants pro-equality-ist
- Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed discusses Character Actions vs Author Beliefs
- Trish @ Between My Lines talks about common traits in bookworms, and asks do you care about book titles?
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish shares a great second hand online bookshop with free shipping
- Emily @ Loony Literate asks do you pay attention to average ratings on Goodreads?
- Ceilidhann @ Bibliodaze gives us the pros and cons of the angry review
As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!
In Case You Missed It:
This was a terrible blogging month for me! I really need to do better in September! This month I reviewed Point of Retreat (4.5/5), The Sky Is Everywhere (3.5/5), I’ll Meet You There (4.5/5), and Everything, Everything (4/5).
Top Ten Tuesday – I haven’t really felt very enthusiastic about this month’s topics, except for Top Ten Autobuy Authors. Here’s hoping I’m inspired by next month’s picks, because I miss taking part in them and visiting everyone else’s.
My most popular posts in August were my review for All The Light We Cannot See, and the interview with the cover designer for the new Bloomsbury Harry Potter covers.
How was your August? Talk to me in the comments!