Wednesday, September 12, 2018

August Wrap-Up 2018

I'm finally getting a minute of downtime to do my wrap up post for August. Hopefully I can start getting some reviews written so there's SOMETHING going up on my blog. August was a crazy month!  With the trip to drive to Oregon at the end of the month looming and trying to get everything organized and packed my stress levels were through the roof. The trip went well, by the way, We made it there and back in one piece and after getting back home and both my husband and I crashing emotionally, I think we're finally back to finding some normalcy. Well, normalcy for us, anyway (we're painting at one of our rentals). Some how I managed eight books in August. Five of those were audiobooks which explains how I managed so many. Thank goodness for audiobooks, right?!


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer, Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz, Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris, First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan, A Gathering of Finches by Jane Kirkpatrick and Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage.

Favorites of the month were Letters to the Lost and First Comes Love. Lease favorites were Bring Me Back and Genuine Fraud.





18 comments:

  1. Glad your trip to Oregon went well. Got any pics? I'd love to see the beach where your new beach house resides. :)

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    1. Thanks. We were so busy this trip I didn’t get any pics this trip but I have some older pics. I’ll post them.

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  2. Those pictures are beautiful! Your vacation spot looks amazing. I adored Letters to the Lost. It had that little bit of OTT towards the end, but the rest of it was perfection.

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    1. It was a good read. So heartbreaking.

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  3. Sounds like a great vacation albeit a busy one. Your pics are beautiful and I'm glad you managed to get some reading done. Audio books are great for vacations but I find my mind often wander so it's not a good fit to me.

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    1. I love audiobooks. I listened to one on the drive and it helps the time go faster.

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  4. Happy your trip went well, and getting so many books read during August while doing all that is impressive!

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    1. Thanks. If it wasn't for audiobooks I would only have read 3.

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  5. I have major Oregon envy! You guys go so much, and I have never been, but I've always wanted to!!

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    1. I didn't know you'd never been to Oregon. It's so beautiful...but the ocean does stink. ;)

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  6. Beautiful pics of the coast! Glad you guys had a good time. I was thinking of reading genuine Fraud, but I just don't know.

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    1. I'd skip it. It wasn't great and a complete ripoff of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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  7. Ack! Baby Teeth was undeniably creepy, but it was too unbelievable for me. All the mom had to do was record her daughter's behavior and show it to her husband. For that matter... bug the entire house and catch her being creepy and talking to dead witches.

    I was somewhat surprised by the ending of Bring Me Back, but I wish Finn hadn't doubted the same people over and over again. He kept circling around the same information and refused to confide in others. I also wasn't expecting it to be so gruesome.

    We're going to live in Oregon one day! It's going to happen! <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Yeah, she really needed to record her daughter being crazy. No one would NOT do that which made the book unbelievable. Bring Me Back was so disappointing after her other books that I just didn't buy into any of it.

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  8. So glad you liked Letters to the Lost! :) Also... yay Oregon!

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  9. Oregon is so beautiful! It never disappoints, does it?

    Glad you got so many books read. I haven't read any of them, so no opinions there. I'm looking forward to your reviews, though.

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    1. Nope! I love it. I need to start writing reviews!

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