Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Wrap-Up


August Overview


I feel like I’ve said this in every wrap-up recently, but I didn’t do much this month. I’m so focused on school stuff that I’ve become the most boring person ever. I finished my grad school thesis (!), wrote most of a lecture on nonlinear narrative structure, and applied for graduation. The thing you’re reading right now is also the 500th post I’ve written for this blog. Those are the highlights of my month.


I also took a picture of this plant eating a lantern in my yard.




Books I Read


In August, I read 9 books. Not the greatest reading month, but eyestrain has become the bane of my existence. Even with massively thick glasses, I get eyestrain. I’m reading as fast as I can.



Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, et al.
More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn

I also made some progress on my challenges. Click here to see how I’m doing.




Best Books Of August


My three favorites:



1. More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera




Most-Viewed Reviews


The reviews I posted and you clicked in August.







Most-Viewed Non-Reviews


The other stuff you clicked in August.





Tentative September TBR


In August, I started using a random number generator to pick most of the books I read. That worked really well, so I’m going to do it again. I’m also going to be reading these three:

Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman
All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Guys Read: Funny Business – Jon Scieszka (editor)




All The Things!


All The Things (AKA my TBR pile) = 25 books.
I’m currently reading Brides of Eden by Linda Crew.











29 comments:

  1. Glad to see you liked More Happy Than Not. I need to read that at some point. Yay for your 500th post!! Have a great September!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you do read it. It’s really good.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. You had an amazing month, considering your busy studies, etc. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy September!

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  3. What a great month for you! And three favorites?! That is awesome! I still need to read I'll Meet You There.

    My August Recap!

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    1. Yep, I didn’t read very much, but I liked most of what I did read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I am so impressed by what you have read in the last month considering all the study you have accomplished as well. Congrats on the 500th post and I am about to make a click on one of your posts to add to your tally of most read posts.

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  5. sounds like it was a great month! Emma

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  6. Congrats on your thesis!! That's so exciting! I cannot wait to see your review of The Cursed Child!! You ARE planning to review it, right?? Have a fantastic month! :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. Thanks! Yep, review of Cursed Child is up right now. :)

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. OMG.... I was feeling the same way this summer. Like I was a boring person. Then I started writing blogging posts again and realized ... maybe I've got things to say. Good thing about me taking a small blogging break is that now I have a lot of reviews to write. And that feels good. You've read a lot of books I've been interested in. I'm about to go check out your reviews.

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    1. Wrap-ups are hard because I don’t feel like I do anything interesting. Everybody is posting photos of family vacations, and I’m posting photos of a lamp in my yard.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. First off, it sounds like you did A LOT this month!! Don't discount the amazing things that you're accomplishing with school (even though I know they might not feel like the most exciting things to describe)!

    Two of the three books you're reading this month are favorites of mine (Challenger Deep and AtBP), so I hope you LOVE them! (Challenger Deep takes a little while to make sense, so give it a little time if you're feeling baffled.) I loved More Happy than Not too, so I'm glad you enjoyed that one!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thanks! I accomplished a lot, but none of it is interesting to blog about. I have a feeling that I’ll like Challenger Deep and AtBP. They both seem like my kinds of books.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. OOOH! More Happy Than Not is on my September to buy list, and I am SO EXCITED! I'm so so glad you liked it! I hope you get to read even more than nine books this month!

    How did you like Cursed CHild?

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks! Cursed Child wasn’t my favorite HP book, but I didn’t hate it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Even though you don't think you did a lot this past month, it certainly seems like the opposite! Congrats on the thesis :D and reading so many books (I hope the eyestrain eases up for you). Let's hope September is great!
    Enchanted by YA

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    1. Thanks! I hope the eyestrain goes away, too. It hasn’t been too bad in the last few days.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. I like being a boring person :) Sounds like you had a great reading month - 9 books is really good. I can get eyestrain as well and it is not fun. Have a great September!

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    1. I kind of like being boring, too. It gives me more time to read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Ahh I hpe you enjoy All the Bright Places!! *cautiously slides you tissues and chocolate* YOU'LL BE FINE IT'S GREAT. And I really want to read More Happy Than Not Someday (and I loooved The Game of Love and Death. It's totally underrated right?!?) Also I feel like I'm pretty boring these days too. hhaha. I just did a lot of reading/working this month and not much else, whoops. 😂

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    1. I have a feeling I’ll like All The Bright Places, and YES, The Game of Love and Death is underrated. More people need to read it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. I've heard nothing but glowing reviews for More Happy than Not so I'm so glad to see you enjoyed it so much as well. :) And The Game of Love & Death is absolutely fantastic, isn't it? <3 I'm so happy to see that on your list. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. Thanks! YES, The Game of Love and Death is awesome. I’ve been telling everyone to read it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. 500 posts!! woah, congratulations. I see that most of your blogging has happened in the last 2 years. That's very impressive!

    Also, it's great to hear you liked More Happy Than Not. Will you be reviewing it as well?

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I’ll be reviewing More Happy Than Not, but not until December. I’m going to be extremely busy at the end of the year, so I’m blogging ahead right now.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. You had a good month in my opinion. LOVED misery! I love Stephen King, nevermind... .lol
    Happy September!

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