Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Wrap-Up and What I'm Into

Goodbye August? My son starts school next week and I'm trying to figure out what in the world happened to our summer. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this month with chocolate fondue, of course. Aside from D going to soccer camp, we've been doing a little schoolwork to get back into the swing of things, reading lots of library books, and watching our fair share of My Little Pony and Digimon.

I asked her to pick up her toys...

What I Read/Reviewed:
I reviewed six books this month. I'm still struggling to write reviews this summer although, at the risk of jinxing it, I seem to have the next few weeks pretty well-planned. Two books were for review, two were from the library, and two have been living on my shelves. We are on the all fiction train again this month, at least when it comes to reviews. My favorite this month would have to be Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, with an honorable mention to My Name is Asher Lev and Father's Day. 

          Father's Day   Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)   My Name Is Asher Lev

                   Sleeping Giants       Paper and Fire      My Name is Asher Lev
        Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty     Father's Day     Imagine Me Gone

Favorite posts:
I talked about the books I would buy if I received an endless gift card and gave some book recommendations for the theatre nerd. I also wrote a post about the disappointment of an apocalyptic novel that doesn't end in an apocalypse.

What I've Been Watching:
I'm still rewatching Gilmore Girls, because we must prepare for November. My husband and I have been binge-watching Arrow, although we have concluded we are watching specifically for Felicity and Dig. They are the best characters and Oliver and Laurel are the worst. I had a movie night with the kids and we watched Home, which I thought was sweet. I think my son was a little bummed there weren't more action scenes, but everyone enjoyed it anyway. 

What I've Been Cooking/Baking: 
We made a delicious grilled chicken Hawaiian pizza. We are getting in as much grill time as we can before it turns cold with Italian pork chops and turkey burgers. On the hottest August nights, I made some chicken salad, put out some bread and fixings, and we had sandwich night. It was so easy (and delicious!).

What were you into during the month of August?

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