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August Happenings!

Happy August, everyone!

It still kind of feels like it’s June but, no, it’s legit August 3, 2017 – which is just mind-blowing. We have 5 whole months left of 2017 and there’s still so much to accomplish! There’s not a whole lot happening this month but I will be engaged in try-hard mode to get stuff done. I’m really behind in a lot of things.

Here’s what’s happening this month:

 

The Blog
I will be posting Tues/Thurs/Sat for the next two weeks, then every day from the 19th to 26th. Afterwards, I will be taking a personal no-obligations vacation until September 1st.

The Bookshelf Corner was nominated for three awards this month – very exciting! Thank you, thank you to Laura @ thebookcorps and Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll for nominating me. That was very kind of you. In case you missed those posts, you can check out the awards I was nominated by Mischenko here and by Laura here.

The blog also reached a huge milestone of publishing its 200th post and did its first interview with new author Hannah Bucchin, whose debut novel, Paintbrush, was released last month!

 

The TBR List + Novel Updates
I have made no progress with either which is really disappointing. Work has been tough, that is, I’m more often than not very tired afterwards. I am going to do my best (try-hard mode!) to make substantial progress by next month.

Once I finish my summer reading, I have an exciting Fall TBR list (sneak peek) planned that I can’t wait to get started on.

 

Book Recommendation of the Month

The More I See You by Lynn Kurland
(de Piaget, book 7)
Published by Berkley Publishing, October 1, 1999

Image via Goodreads


As always, happy reading and happy writing!

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Update: Summer Reading List

This summer has been super busy for me, which has left me more often than not really tired and with little time or energy to focus on reading. So I’ve decided to shorten my summer reading list to something that works better with my schedule this summer. The books that were on this list previously I’ll save for the Fall season.

Currently Reading: Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 4)

Currently Reading: (ARC) Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (Mission, book 1)

Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce (The Circle Reforged, book 3)

(2nd Read) Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (Beka Cooper, book 3)

River of Dreams by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 8)

As always, happy reading!

 


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Beach Reads Recommendations

Summer is in full swing. The sun shining. The days are long. And it’s time for people to start heading to the beach in droves. The beach is such a fun, relaxing place to be. It’s especially so if you have a book or two in hand – because books make everything better. So today I thought I’d list some recommendations of books you can bring along with you to the beach.

Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey (Once Upon A Time)

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Touch, book 1)

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George (Dragon Slippers, book 1)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, book 1)

Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié

Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Princesses of Myth, book 1)

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan (Prime Prophecy Series, book 1)

Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce (Circle of Magic, book 1)

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder (Glass, book 1)

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (The Books of Bayern, book 1)

The More I See You by Lynn Kurland (De Piaget, book 8)

The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 1)

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (Heir, book 1)

When I Fall In Love by Lynn Kurland (De Piaget, book 4)

Wherever You Go by Heather Davis

Already got you beach reads ready? What books will you be taking with you to the sandy shore? You can leave your recommendations in the comment section below.

And, as always, happy reading!


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2017 Summer Reading List

Currently Reading: Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 4)

Currently Reading: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

(ARC) Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (Mission, book 1)

River of Dreams by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 8)

Dreamer’s Daughter by Lynn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, book 9)

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen, book 2)

Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce (The Circle Reforged, book 3)

(2nd Read) Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (Beka Cooper, book 3)

Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 5)

The Ghostfaces by John Flanagan (Brotherband Chronicles, book 6)

 

♦ Happy First Day of Summer! I hope everyone has a great summer season! ♦

♦ What’s on your summer TBR list? ♦

♦ As always, happy reading and happy writing! ♦