Hellllooooo! It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekly wrap-up (or any kind of wrap-up) and I’m so glad to be back.
|Not to get all dramatic but…did you miss me???|
At the end of July I reviewed Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman
I reviewed the lovely Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen this past week
On Friday I joined the 30 Authors in 30 Days movement with a great piece by the author David Vann, be sure to check it out! Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter with the #30Authors hashtag.
The last time I did an update of what I’ve been reading it was to wrap-up the month of June. (Way to stay on the ball, Jen!) Not only was this summer the summer of almost no books it was also the summer of no blogging. I’ll just let you know the last few books I read, cool? Cool.
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe
The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
I’m very much enjoying this book even if I’m not finding the time to really dig in. I need some sort of reading only vacation. By myself.
I have my eyes on Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer. I’ve heard it’s a tear jerking read and I’m a total sucker for those.
Around the Blogosphere:
I’m not alone in slumpville! Kim, at Sophisticated Dorkiness, talks about her reading/blogging slump here.
Want to know what to pick up in paperback this month? Shannon has you covered! Check out the great list on River City Reading.
I’ve been hearing great things about Madame Picasso by Anne Girard. My pal Jennifer is giving away a copy at Book-Alicious Mama. Good luck!
In My Neck of the Woods:
We had a nasty hail storm here on Thursday morning. Dimples are cute on cheeks but not all over my car. Know what’s less cute? The big ol’ cracks in the windshield. Hello? Insurance company? Let’s get this claim started. But hey, it’s just a car. No one was hurt and all is well.
The last weeks of summer were crazy, ya’ll! We spent time at my mom’s cabin, I went to a Packer game in Green Bay, and I spent Labor Day weekend in Chicago with my youngest. I spent more time in a car than I would like but what a way to spend the last few days of semi-freedom. Great times. (You’ve seem some of my adventures if you follow me on Instagram.)
The kidlets have started another year of school. The boy is a JUNIOR and the girl is a FRESHMAN and I guess that means I’m an old lady? (Not to mention the elder girl being all in her early 20s and really making me feel ancient.) I’ve started another semester of University of Wisconsin Online. Wish me luck!
It’s been so long since I’ve chatted with you and I feel like I could yap forever. But I’ll shut my trap now. What were your last weeks of summer like? What do you have coming up? What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Tell me in the comments!
|I really did. Sniffle.|