Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September Recap

Well... Oops? August and September just kind of molded into one month and I never recapped August. When I realized, it was too late, so I just didn't. I guess part of that is because it coincided with A LOT going on and I didn't have time! I think that's the trend of the last month... And likely the months to come.

What books did I get?

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Warcross by Marie Lu
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

All my purchases, all signed! That's the approach I'm taking to buying books right now, because I need not to be spending so much money. Either I've read the book and adored it, or it's by someone I love! 

The Hunting Accident by David L. Carlson, illustrated by Landis Blair
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Winner Take All by Laurie Devore
I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
Don't Forget Me by Victoria Stevens
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Dreamer by L.E. Delano
As She Fades by Abbi Glines

And these are the pretties I've gotten for review in the mail! The Hunting Accident is a graphic novel, which isn't my normal kind of thing, but I gave it a try and really enjoyed it! I'm really excited for the rest of these, too. :)

Honestly, I just had to show off this set. We got this at work and I literally screamed and grabbed it off the dolly after the UPS guy brought it in. I think I freaked him out. I carried it around for a while, hugging it to my chest. It's my precious and I'm never gonna break it up.

What did I post?

Not a darn thing in September, though these are what I posted in August...

July Recap
Blog Tour: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco {Playlist + Giveaway}

I know.

What did I read?

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas
Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Kate & Jesse by Erin Bowman (novella)
Warcross by Marie Lu
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
The Hunting Accident by David L. Carlson
A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe

Favorite of the month: I LOVED Warcross and An Enchantment of Ravens, but I have to mention how much I liked Vengeance Road, Crooked Kingdom, and The Last Magician! I read some good stuff in August and September!

(I'm too lazy to link all of those...)

What will I read?

I don't think I'm going to continue with this, because I don't do well with TBRs. I've been thinking I would try and pare down on the books I've had living on my shelves, though. I think there are probably lots I wouldn't keep after I read them, but I'm afraid I'll love them so I don't want to get rid of them without reading them first. I'm gonna try, so we'll see!

What am I doing?

Well, the beginning of September I went to Disney World! I don't know if y'all remember, but last time I caught a virus and more than half of my (rather short) trip was a bust, because I spent it puking. This time I didn't get sick, but a hurricane did cut our trip a little short. We left a day early to avoid it, but that didn't bother me too much. I still got to do everything I wanted to do! We visited Pandora and I was so happy I'd avoided looking at much about it, because it's completely fabulous. Flights of Passage is awe-inspiring. I got to see Happily Ever After, the new fireworks show, for the first time (again, something I avoided looking at much about) and I cried the whole time. Which is completely normal for me. 

Other than that, it's been all about work, school, and my niece--who should be here any day now! At work, we've had an upheaval, with my store manager going on leave to take care of her father and one of our head cashiers being diagnosed with cancer, all too close to the holidays. I've been temporarily promoted to receiving manager, with someone else largely taking care of kids, so it's been interesting! I do like making more money, though! This new semester of school seems to be taking a lot longer to do homework than others. I'm also writing for a local magazine, so life's feeling really full right now.

And with that, like I said, my first niece should be here any day! She's due on the 15th, but the doctor has told my sister-in-law that it'll be earlier, likely by the 12th, but she's big enough to come anytime. Which is crazy, but we're ecstatic! We'll see how that adds into my busyness, huh?

I've been really remiss with this blog, and it breaks my heart when I think about it. I really think I need to make a decision with it, either commit to it fully or shutter it. I know which way I'm leaning, because it hurts my heart to give up the blog, so I need to recommit myself, even though I know it won't be how a lot of people blog, because there's simply not enough time for me, without giving up sleep--which I shouldn't do, or I'll be a grump!