I usually don’t do recaps but I haven’t posted a lot lately and there are a few things I’d like to mention, so I will give it a go! I’ve didn’t really post that much and that had a lot to do with August being busier and August being kind of awful. Here’s hoping September is a lot better for me in general and as a blogger!
A few bloggish things:
- I’m sure most people that follow me know about my new feature and the first post that went up yesterday! The lovely Wendleberry from Marvel at Words talks about who influenced her to read! I love her story and really enjoyed emailing with her about the post! I’m excited to see more of her reviews because I felt like she was pretty spot on with her review of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach! I’m really thankful that she participated in A Reader Who and I would love it if you would, too! If you’re interested you can check out the page and fill out the form!
- I wrote a guest post for the lovely Lauren at Books, Tea and Me! Lauren’s blog is one of my favorites and she is one of the nicest bloggers I’ve met, so I was happy to write a post while she’s away on vacation this week! My post is about books that make you cry because I love sad books! Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Anne of Green Gables and If I Stay/Where She Went are all mentioned. She also has some other great guests on the blog! If you’re not already following Lauren, you should definitely check out her blog!
Last week was Bout of Books and it was fun! I’m having a few issues (=laziness, books are due back at library, other reading) reviewing the books I read, oops. There were so many nice people involved in Bout of Books and I wasn’t nearly as social as I should have been but I’m glad I’m connected with these two:
- Danielle at The Book Barn – I randomly decided to visit her blog out of the huge linky list because of her blog name and I found ASOIAF reviews! I think I’ve mentioned how much I like the series in passing on the blog, but my love for it has been downplayed. I couldn’t resist commenting with feelings on Danielle’s review of A Storm of Swords and telling her she’s not at all alone in Arya/Gendry feelings! Not only does Danielle like Ice and Fire, she’s a really nice blogger!
- Charlene at Cheap Thrills – Charlene was a commenting powerhouse during Bout of Books! If I visited a blog, I usually saw comments from her. She was encouraging and insightful!
I didn’t post that much in August but I actually read a nice amount. I’m not completely sure on the dates for some (I need to keep better track of that!) so I left some I think might have been July reads off:
- When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (review here)
- Pivot Point by Kasie West
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab
- Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
- The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
- Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
I feel like I’m leaving some off but I’m still happy with ten books, so it’s okay!
I should be better at keeping track of posts and discussions I like and will try to make an effort to do this. This month I’ve been behind of everything it seems, so I’m catching up on commenting today! If you have an awesome post that I’ve missed or one that just needs more love, feel free to send it my way! I’m also determined to write most of at least a few reviews. I always write it then I have to read it another day to make sure nothing sounds too stupid, ha!
Do you have a recap post? Do you like recap posts? (I like reading other people’s a lot, I’m not sure how I feel about my own yet!) Did you have a good August? I hope it was better than mine!
Looks like you had a great August overall, even if there were some issues! I saw your guest post at Lauren’s blog – so much fun! I haven’t read most of the books you mentioned (only HP) but am totally with you on sad books. I cry too!
Oh, and I do like recap posts! I almost always read them, even if I don’t comment. I usually do mine weekly and don’t do a monthly one, but I know of many others who do the opposite. I really like it because it’s sort of personal in a way since we get to get updated on what’s been going on with you, and of course it’s always crazy to see how much one reads in a month (especially compared to my like four or five books a month ><)! I hope you keep doing them 🙂
It was at least good in a book sense! I love your recap posts! You always have the best things to share! I do like seeing what everyone has read, too! I think I will try to keep doing them and make it a bit better since this one I wrote in a few minutes! Thanks!
Looks like you had a pretty productive August! I wanted to do Bout of Books so much but it started on the day I went back to school and since it was my first day at university I thought I wouldn’t have a lot of time (I was right) I agree with Asti, I love recap posts 🙂
It started the day I started classes too, and I made my goal 2 books because I thought I wouldn’t have any time. But then my classes weren’t very intense the first week so I had a lot more time to read than I expected, which was nice! I hope university is going well!
I participated in Bout of Books and it was fun 🙂 I read 4 books of my 6 book goal. I fell into a bit of a reading slump which was disappointing. But I’m was happy overall with it!
Reading slumps aren’t fun, but 4 books is still great! And having fun is most important!
I’m horrible with wrap-ups. You’ve been busy over this month, really impressive! I joined Bout of Books and got some reading done but I didn’t write too much about it hahaha!
I am usually pretty bad at keeping track of things and staying organized, so I’m not sure how great I will be at wrap-ups if I try to keep at them. Sometimes writing about things is a bit of a pain, and reading is all that really matters, right?
Thanks for the shout-out… I didn’t realize I left that much of an impression!
You did! You’re awesome =)
I post recaps sometimes, but other months I find that I just don’t have the time or too many blog tours committed. I’ll have to look over at the feature that you mentioned. Did you enjoy The Lightening Thief? I’ve always loved Rick Riordin’s books. Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.
Not having the time and other commitments are understandable! I liked it, I’ve got the second one on Overdrive and I’m excited to see what happens next!
Wow, 11 books is a lot to get through in a month! Great post, and yes I like that you did a recap. 🙂
Thanks for visiting! I’m glad you liked it! =)