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Book Haul: August 2016

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Hi friends! I know… this book haul and wrap up post is very late.

I like to wait to the last minute to write my book haul posts. Mostly because I tend to pick up exciting reads right near the end of the month. Don’t ask me why. That’s just the way it seems to happen.

This post is so late because I was off last weekend celebrating a wonderful lady who is about to get married – to my twin brother! We went away for a four day weekend to do all the usual bachelorette party stuff. You know, things like whitewater rafting, bocce ball, and demolition derbies. 😉  It was a super fun time. So fun, that I didn’t get any writing done.

I hope your August was splendid. Mine went by so fast!

My August 2016 book haul includes

Print Books

As you can tell, these are mostly children’s books. They are board books to be precise. My adorable nephew turned one year old last week and I gifted him with a new library to keep him entertained and, fingers crossed, develop his language skills and love of books and learning. If you have a little one in  your life, these books are super fun!

A stack of children's board books

What did I read in August?

Not bad for a busy month! I enjoyed all of these books.

Every Hidden Thing was surprising and sweet and adventurous. The Cursed Child was so interesting and the first script I’ve read since uni. Passenger was epic and so, so intriguing and ended on such a cliffhanger. I can’t wait for the next book to come out in January. Saving Montgomery Sole was interesting and a great storyline, but I had some frustrations with the characterization. And Nimona, goodness, it was hilarious and sarcastic and sweet and intense all at the same time. I adored it.

Other bookish activities

I also went to a writer’s conference. I learned a lot and am trying to make all that info gel into my brain so it comes forth in my own writing. I should probably do some more writing to make that happen…

And, I participated in my first ever readathon! I discovered it the day it began, so didn’t have time to prepare, but I participated a bit and found it incredibly enjoyable and made some new friends. Hello new friends! Check out Bout of Books to join the next readathon in January (2-8, 2017).

Which books did you add to your shelves last month?

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