Saturday, September 1, 2018

Month in Review: August 2018


Even though some of the crappy stuff from July spilled over into August, overall it was a much better month!  I had a fun girls' night out with my sister and two of my sisters-in-law doing a crafting project.  We saw The Meg and it wasn't as terrible as I thought it would be!  August is another big month for birthdays around here, including my husband's.  For Tom's birthday, I took him up to Beacon, New York, where there is a Doctor Who-themed restaurant called The Pandorica!  It was a really cute place and he loved all the little touches!

 

 


I was the lucky winner of a birthday giveaway from Lindsi at Do You Dog-ear?.  I was so excited to receive a copy of Starry Eyes, a beautiful book sleeve, and a mug that says "Life is the adventure" - totally perfect for Tom and me!



Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give (review to come) // Shiver (audio) // How To Be Married (review to come) // The Other Side of Lost (review to come)


Six of Crows

The Posts and Reviews

The Posts I Loved

Greg from Book Haven gives some thoughts on book blogging

Sam from We Live and Breathe Books discusses negativity in book reviews

Tressa from Wishful Endings looks for feedback on branching out from book blogging

Genni from Ready, Set, Read! talks about what she values in a book-to-movie adaptation

Tracy at Cornerfolds dissects trends in YA


How was your August?  Are you as excited as I am that fall is almost here?

38 comments:

  1. Ooooh, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Shiver were two books I liked a lot. Did you read any of them, or hope to read them soon? :)

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    1. I read them both this month, but not sure yet if I'll continue with the series!

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  2. I'm glad to hear you overall had a better month! that doctor-who themed restaurant looks very cool :D
    Congratulations on the giveaway as well, Starry Eyes, yay! I can't WAIT to read that one, it sounds like such a sweet book. Also happy to see you've read The Other Side of Lost, it's another book I've been excited to read :)
    I hope you'll have a wonderful September <3

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I really enjoyed The Other Side of Lost!

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  3. Oooh! Congrats on the giveaway win! That's so fun!! Have a great September!

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  4. I am glad this month was better for you! The Doctor Who themed restaurant sounds cool. Congrats on your win!! Lots of great books this month. I loved Dangerous Girls. Hope you have a great September!

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    1. Thanks, Grace! Dangerous Girls was definitely a good recommendation from the blogosphere!

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  5. Happy birthday to your husband! I’m glad you had a good month. I’ve never seen Doctor Who, but I do love restaurants. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. A very good reading month, I'd say. Congrats on your win and happy birthday to your husband. Very cool restaurant!

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  7. Oh my god... a Doctor Who-themed restaurant. Those pictures of it just gave me life! I'm a huge fan in case you didn't know yet. Seriously awesome! :D

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    1. Haha, it was really cool! He enjoyed it, so it was a successful surprise!

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  8. A Doctor who- themed restaurant? How cool! Glad you included the pics too- looks like a fun place!!

    Ooh Dangerous Girls. And I need to read some Christie. I'm also thinking of giving Six of crows another try...

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    1. It was really fun! Not too over-the-top or cheesy, and good pub food!

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  9. Oh my word a Doctor Who themed restaurant!! I am totally nerding out right now. That's amazing. Ah I would love to go there!! So awesome!

    That prize is lovely. Congrats on winning! I love book sleeves :)

    Have a fantastic September.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Haha, it was a very fun restaurant!

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  10. I went to Beacon years and years ago. It's such a cute town. You read so many books I loved! I hope you liked them (because you know I cry when people don't like them, though it's obviously ok). Starry Eyes was SO GOOD!!!! I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for including my post up there. XOXO

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    1. You're welcome, Sam! It was a great post!

      I enjoyed most of what I read this month!

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  11. That Doctor Who themed restaurant is brilliant!

    Congrats on winning that prize pack too. I hope you enjoy Starry Eyes.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne! The Pandorica was very fun, I'm glad we were able to go and it wasn't too far away!

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  12. I almost picked up Something in the Water. I still want to read it. I hope you enjoy all these beautiful books. Awesome pictures too! Glad your August was better. Have a great week.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Something in the Water was really good, I hope you get a chance to read it soon!

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  13. I hope your September goes better than the last two months! Yay for winning the giveaway. I hope you enjoy Starry Eyes. Happy September!

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  14. That Doctor Who themed restaurant looks amazing!
    Have a great month! :)

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  15. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

    I still would like to read Six of Crows one of these days.

    I hope you have a great September!

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  16. That restaurant is adorable! And awesome giveaway win! I STILL need to read Miss Peregrine! Thank you for including me in your post :D

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  17. I want to go to that restaurant, like right now!!!! It's amazing.

    I'm glad you had a great August. Enjoy September!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  18. Wow! It looks like you had a great month, Angela!! It looks like you read some really great books and now I totally have to go visit that restaurant!!

    I hope September is great for you!

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  19. Glad you had a better August! Oh, I feel like I might have wanted to watch The Meg? I can't remember. I might have seen a trailer at the cinema.

    The Dr themed restaurant is cool! I have to admit to knowing NOTHING about Dr Who but I feel like if I watched it I would enjoy it!

    Congrats on being a giveaway winner. That is ALWAYS awesome. Hope you loved Six of Crows.

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    1. Thanks, Di! My husband is the Doctor Who fan; me, not so much, but I thought it would be fun for him!

      I was really excited about the giveaway win!

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