Monday, August 1, 2016

Months in Review: May, June, and July

This summer has flown by! I had all kinds of plans before the summer started, but I had to change some plans when I spent the first half of the summer with a cast on my arm. Still, I finally finished my Master's in Education, which freed up a lot of my time. I got to work at my summer choir camp, and I took a class to learn a new method of reading tutoring for my students. I spent a lot of time with my friends--yes, Pokemon hunting was involved--and I binge-watched Orange is the New Black and Grey's Anatomy. I've gotten to read some good books and am now looking forward to a weekend getaway before going back to work. I'm excited for the new school year to start and to try out all of my new ideas in my math class! I still have some things to prepare in the next few weeks, but even though the summer has been short, it's been pretty good. And ere's what happened on the blog!

Books Reviewed:

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Snapshot Musings

This post series features discussions on a variety of topics - namely whatever bookish things are on my mind. One of my blogging goals for 2013 was to have more discussion posts, and this feature is how I'm holding myself accountable.

A New Start for Portrait of a Book
Dusting Off the Shelves

Go Indie:

This feature isn't back yet, but I hope it will be soon!

Blog Tours:

Release Week Blitz: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Fast Five:

Currently Reading: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Favorite Summer Reads: The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Most Anticipated August Release: A Torch Against Night by Sabaa Tahir
Total Books Read This Year: 41
Reading Next: Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

What did your summer look like? What books are you most excited about for August?


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