At A Glance: Month of August 2017

Posted September 2, 2017 by Loverofromance in At A Glance / 14 Comments

Blogging and Personal News

What a month August was here. It just flew by so quickly, and way faster than I thought that it would. For me personally, it was a month of craziness and some ups and downs. I finally got my car fixed and it was only my battery—cost more to tow than to actually fix hehe But boy is it nice to have a working car again and to be mobile. No more washing my clothes by hand or carrying bags of groceries in a dangerous part of town, or using the bus. I definitely have come to appreciate having a car more. I am excited to be moving soon though. My lease is up so going to move to a better and more safe neighborhood. Last October when I moved to Dallas, I didn’t know the safe neighborhoods from the not so good ones and had the bad luck of moving into one of the ghetto’s. And considering I got robbed this past month, I can’t wait to be in a better place. Still looking for another job though. But I do have some interviews this week so *crossing fingers*. This past week has been crazy though. I am saddened by what has happened to south Texas. But I am also so thrilled to see how many people have come together during this crisis.

As for the reading and the blog here its been a decent month. I did get some pretty good books read, and I have been trying to be better about commenting more. I am pretty excited for fall though and so many books coming up. This upcoming month my goal is to bring more balance to my reading and get caught up more on my reading challenges. I have been reading quite a few ARC’s this past month. And I just know if I read too many I am going to be burnt out soon. So I am planning on focusing more books that I have on my kindle, or books I own that I want to read but haven’t gotten around to. I have missed reading some older romances and received some good ones through open library.

What about you? What are your plans for September? Did you have a good reading month in August?

Books Read and Reviewed

Reading Challenge Updates

Bad Boys of Romance 2017: 39/15

260

Books N'Tunes Reading Challenge 2017: 20/25

80

Audio Book Reading Challenge 2017: 9/19

47

Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge 2017: 7/45

16

Out Of This World Reading Challenge 2017: 3/10

30

Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017: 19/20

95

Read It All Reading Challenge-Beverly Jenkins: 6/40

15

Goodreads Reading Challenge-196 books out of 300–3 Books Behind of Schedule-I did manage to get caught up a bit more, but need to read a bit more in September to get caught up.

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  • Ann Lorz

    You were a busy little girl! Some I’ve read others are on the list to read!

  • Carol Cork

    The Duchess Deal isn’tdue to be published here in the UK until the end of February but a lovely friend on FB kindly sent me a print copy from the USA. Now, it’s on my list to read next.

    I hope you find a place to live in a better area. I am fortunate to live in the town of Penarth, about 4 miles from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Penarth has recently been voted the best place to live in Wales, which is great in one way but it means the rental charges are a lot higher here than in other parts of Wales.

  • Now when I think of it, Aug was good, but not great

  • Glad you are moving into a better area. It is hard to learn things like that when you are coming from a long distance. Glad you got some good books read this month. I like your idea of splitting between review arcs and personal books.

  • Sorry to hear you got robbed last month, hon. Glad that you’re moving. I hope you get the job you love soon.

    Oh wow, lots of books!! I’m always amazed by how many books you read in a week and I’ve got lots of recs from you. I hope you have a great month and lots of awesome books.

    Anyway, I want to let you know, my domain has changed. This is my new domain: https://geybie.co
    I also need your historical romance recommendations. I know you’re the queen of that genre. 😁❤️

    • oh awesome, I will update your domain to my bookmarks!! And I just sent you an email for my HR recommendations!! Its a long list though sorry. Hope you enjoy though.

      Yeah I am a big reader, and I am fast too so I can easily read a book in a day if I have the time. Thanks for stopping by, your comments always brighten up my day.

  • I’m happy to hear that you are moving, that would scare me for sure. Good luck with the job hunting, I hope that hear something soon. *finger crossed*

    Enjoy the new books and happy reading. 🙂

    Jenea’s Book Obsession’s Sunday Post

  • Good luck on your job prospects. I’m sorry you had such bad luck in your neighborhood. I used to live in a ghetto type place in Detroit and I totally understand how you feel. When you start hearing gunshots…

    You got a lot of reading done this month, congrats! Hope you have a great week and month!

  • I hope you find a good job and I am so glad you are moving somewhere safer! Getting robbed is scary! It happened to me in college when I was living in a bad neighborhood to be closer to campus.
    You got so much reviewed this month! Way to go!!! Hope September is amazing!

  • Michele H

    Good luck on your job interviews, hun! I’m sure you’ll do great! 🙂 Glad to hear you’re moving to a safer area and you’ve got your car back up & running–that must be a relief. Hopefully your reading streak continues. There are so many good books coming out this Fall, it should be fun!

  • That’s great that your car is fixed and that you will be moving to a safer neighborhood soon. I am still reading a lot less than normal, but I have read some great books too. I also love The Duchess Deal. It was so great!

  • I am so glad that you got your car fixed and it was something simple. It sounds like a good plan to move to a new area that you will feel safer in. I hate to hear that you were robbed. Scary stuff. I am just heartbroken to think of everyone affected by the hurricane but you are right it is nice to see people come together. I hope you have a great September!