Hope all my readers here in the US are enjoying an extra long weekend with family and friends, and those of you you in other countries are enjoying free time as well. Although fall doesn't officially arrive for a (3) more weeks, I always tend to think fall once Labor Day arrives, and certain things happen.
For example, the freshmen arrived on campus on Friday, so there was all kinds of special ceremonies etc for new student, transfers and family; the rest of the students move in today. I love having all the students back as that, let's face it is job security, but I also need to find a new reading place at lunch instead of the beautiful student union. I find myself retreating to the quiet, study floor of the library which works out just as well.
Other things happen happen as well, fall clothes shopping: a few new sweaters, new darker color pants, new shoes (the sandals get put away), and dare I mention thoughts of Holiday gift shopping...ugh frightening, I know.
My reading habit also change in fall and winter, with lots more mysteries and thrillers, a few holiday reads, and a few less audio books as well. I love curling up with the comforter, fireplace and a warm beverage. And, as in past years, I look forward to participating in Carl's RIP Challenge (#VII). This Challenge runs for all of September and October and there are several levels of participation -- it's always fun. Do you plan to join?
How was your August for Books?
Less blogging and more reading worked well for me. Here's what I read:
- Canada; Richard Ford - 4.5/5 (audio and eGalley)
- Heading Out to Wonderful; Robert Goolrick - 3.5/5 (eGalley and audio)
- Use Your Brain to Change Your Age; 3.5/5 Dr Daniel Amen (audio)
- January First; Schofield (NF) 4/5 - eGalley
- The Innocent; Baldacci - 4/5 (audio)
- Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Brunt - 5/5 (eGalley)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Rachel Joyce - 5/5 (ARC)
- The Folded Earth; Anuradha Roy - 3.5/5
- The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving; Jonathan Evison - 4.5/5 (eGalley)
- Broken Harbor; Tana French - 4.5/5 (egalley)
- The Sandcastle Girls; Chris Bohjalian - 4/5 (eGalley)
- Love Anthony; Lisa Genova (eGalley - in progress)
- Prisoner of Heaven; Zafron - 4/5 (eGalley/audio - no review yet)
- IT; Stephen King - (audio in progress)
I had (2) favorite reads, Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Brunt - 5/5 (eGalley) and., The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Rachel Joyce - 5/5 (ARC), but I enjoyed most of the others as well.
I didn't complete my personal Summer Reading Challenge which I began Memorial Day and Ended today, Labor Day which I was to read (10) books from the list I created back in May - I only read (8) but am still happy about that.
That's about it for this today, except I'd like to leave you with a couple of photos, that made me smile. Hope they make you smile as well:)
"I got you last Buddy"
"No, I got you last Baby"