August was fairly busy for me. Lots of books arrived to be reviewed, as well as library books that came up all at once to be read. I still haven’t managed to schedule discussion posts, or my Fantasy Creature Fridays ahead. But I haven’t lost my months worth of scheduled reviews. So I shall have to be happy with that.
I still hope to have my new header and blog button done by my 1-year blogaversery in a little over 2 weeks. But my designer is a bit backed-up, so it may be later. But I have seen more updates on them, and they’re so adorable and perfect!
I made 3 scarves, and some secret projects this month. Used up 4 skeins of my stockpiled yarn, and then went out and bought 5 more skeins. *laughs* I’m not even sure what I’ll be making with them, they were just pretty so came home with me. *has a yarn hoarding problem and knows it!*
I’ve been added to 2 new publisher mailing lists since last month. So expect to see more ARCs reviewed. Including Penguin’s line of Cozy Mysteries.
Insidious by Dawn Metcalf (received, non-ARC)
Code Black by Tina Moss (eARC)
Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz (eARC, review to come)
Dangerously Dark by Colette London (eARC, review to come)
Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin (eARC, review to come)
Thief’s Magic by Trudy Canavan (eARC, review to come)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (audiobook, library, review to come)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (ebook, library, review to come)
Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle (ebook, library, review to come)
Cipher by Aileen Erin (ebook, library, review to come)
My Soul To Save by Rachel Vincent (ebook, library, review to come)
Lots from the library this month! All the ‘reviews to come’ are already read and scheduled. Insidious looks so good! But I have to read books #1 & #2 before I can pick that one up. And Sins of the Warrior ended up being book #4. Which I didn’t realize until I’d finished it. Oops…
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There were 448 unique visitors this month, and 107 comments made. So less than half the visitors from last month, and 30-ish more comments. *laughs*
The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles, #1) by Farah Oomerbhoy (ARC) (5 Stars)
Irona 700 by Dave Duncan (ARC) (4 Stars)
Spindle (Two Monarchies Sequence #1) by W.R. Gingell (ARC) (3 Stars)
Armageddon Rules (Grimm Agency #2) by J.C. Nelson (4 Stars)
Hook’s Revenge (Hook’s Revenge #1) by Heidi Schulz (4 Stars)
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery #1) by Cleo Coyle (4 Stars)
Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. Nelson (ARC) (3 Stars)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (5 Stars)
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil #1) by Soman Chainani (5 Stars)
Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1) by Heather Demetrios (4 Stars)
Dragonheart (Pern #21) by Todd J. McCaffrey (4 Stars)
Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita (3.5 Stars)
This was a good month! Nothing under 3 Stars. And even though there were a number of amazing books to pick from, I can definitely say that The Last Of The Firedrakes was my favorite. Crown of Midnight was a very close 2nd.
August Discussion Posts:
And that would be my August. Feel free to leave links to your own wrap-up posts in the comments.