Monthly Round-Up for August
August has been my summer holiday, but it has been surprisingly busy – we’ve had a wedding (not ours!), a trip to Austria to stay with my other half’s parents, lots of work around the house, etc!
How has your August been?
Books I read in August:
Picture books: 19
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 13
Young adult: 27
This was a good reading month for me because I’ve been off work and we spent a whole week doing pretty much nothing apart from eating, sleeping and reading! I was hoping to make a dent in my backlogged ARCs and have done so…but have *accidentally* requested some more…
I read some really great books this month. Some highlights include Jelly, The Gilded Wolves, Evie’s Ghost, The Girl with the Dragon Heart, Orphan Monster Spy, The Boy on the Bride, A Closed and Common Orbit and Wonderstruck.
Sources of books
ARC: 20 ( 17 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Yes for #ARCAugust I am finally getting on top of my backlog!
As you can see, I am a loyal patron of my local library. I have also been reading any ARCS that I was able to download to my kindle app.
Book Reviews: Tangleweed and Brine, The Girl with the Dragon Heart, See All the Stars, The Light Between Us, Love the Stationery in Your Classroom, You Only Live Once, Power to the Princess, Mirage, Fawkes, The Gilded King
Cover Reveal: Eternal Seas
Multilingual flashcards: Throne
Language Learning: Really fallen off on this…need to get some of my drafts polished up!
I also took part in:
August Achievements and Highlights
Getting my classroom sorted out was a major achievement – I spent almost a week clearing out my old classroom, the room I have now moved into and a storage cupboard which was thick with dust so I could actually put resources away. Then I couldn’t spend much time in my new classroom as the roof was being repaired…finally got in just a few days ago and it is looking like a classroom rather than a building site now!
Finally building the chest of drawers I bought a few months ago – it may have taken me hours and I’m not saying that there wasn’t a bit if foul temper at times with how useless the instruction were, but it is finally finished and our clothes have a home other than stacked up plastic storage boxes.
We have a lovely holiday with my partner’s parents (we did practically nothing but it was so relaxing) but I’m disappointed that I didn’t get over to Ireland to see my parents.
Food/Drink: Recently I am obsessed with eating pretzels, I have no idea why. I blame it on our regular trips to Austria where my partner’s parents live, as they have these yummy snacks (Crusticroc anyone?) which are like pretzels, but straight. So good!
Skincare: I found a spray-on body mousturiser which is mostly water, with some aloe vera and shea butter. Not only does it smell great but it is cooling and provides great mouisture for such a light lotion – even better, I got it in Austria for less than 2 euro…just wish I had bought more than one!
TV/Film: Finally managed to watch some movies, including the long-awaited The Greatest Showman. I also saw Les Miserables, Deadpool 2, Coco, Jurassic World and the new Jumanji film. I loved the Greatest Showman and Coco (I cried!). Deadpool 2 I had seen already, but enjoyed it more the second time around. Jurassic World made very little sense but was a lot of fun. Jumanji was, surprisingly, actually quite fun too – I had expected it to be terrible! At the beginning of Les Miserables, I wasn’t convinced by everyone singing everything, but I became so invested in the characters by the end.
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