Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Thursday, September 3, 2015

August 2015 Wrap Up

monthly wrap up

Seemed to work last year, so hoping that monthly wrap up posts will still keep me on track!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 5 books this month:

  1. The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
  2. Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne
  3. A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr Kate
  4. For The Love by Jen Hatmaker
  5. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

August Reviews

  1. The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
  2. Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  3. Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
  4. Another Day by David Levithan
  5. A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr Kate


August was a slow blogging month for me. Did lousy on writing posts and visiting other blogs. Not sure why, but probably because my interest in blogging seems to ebb and flow. Really need to learn to stockpile posts when my blogging interest is high, just to get me through the low periods. Fingers crossed that I can learn that lesson!

Hope everyone has a great September!


Monday, August 31, 2015

Bookmark Monday: Lost Horizons

Bookmark Monday
Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to join the Guiltless Reader for her Bookmark Monday posts!

Several years ago I was lucky enough to travel to the Philippines for business. They put me up in a gorgeous hotel called The Makati Shangri-La. 

Best part of my stay was when I discovered that instead of chocolates, they left a bookmark on my pillow every day! My kind of hotel!

Lost Horizon bookmarks

The bookmarks had different passages from Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I received a few duplicates and gave them to friends as souvenirs, but kept most of them.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

My Book Haul 8/29/15

My Book Haul

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.


This was an email invite from NetGalley. They know I'm weak, so constantly tempt me! I should probably filter those emails directly to trash so I'm not tempted, but am too afraid that I'll miss out on something awesome. *sigh*

Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Need by Joelle Charbonneau

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cat Thursday: Peek-a-boo!

Cat Thursday
Welcome to Cat Thursday, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict! Cat Thursday is a way to share fun pictures, tidbits, and news of all things cat related!

It's been a couple of weeks now without the foster kittens and things are definitely calmer around here, but also a little boring. As much as I love my dog, she's not half as entertaining as the kittens were!

The kittens liked to play while I was online, but I'd turn around periodically for a headcount. Sometimes it took awhile before I could find them all because they liked to hide. And sometimes it was like they were playing peek-a-boo with me. Too funny!

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Houdini loved that box!

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