Books I Read
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June
The Leveller by Julia Durango
And I am about halfway through my reread of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix… #foreverlong
#bookstagram Images of the Month
A list of things that crapped out on me in August: my Nook, my hair dryer, and my secondary computer monitor (only a little over a year old).
So my Nook seemed to be in dire straits earlier this month, acting up quite a bit when I read It Started With Goodbye, but after not using it for a few weeks, I tried charging it again and turning it on and it seems OK. I guess time will tell. I was looking into replacing it but wasn’t happy with any of the options out there; I just really love this particular model of Nook that I have. I think I’ll try replacing the battery though and seeing if that works. So I’m holding off e-book reads for a little while.
So my husband wanted to see if a show we had seen a few episodes of years ago, Better Off Ted, was on Netflix. When we checked, only season two was available until September 1, so we spent some nights in August watching that. It was a funny show; too bad we didn’t get to see most of season one.
The Switchfoot/Lifehouse concert was very enjoyable and I think my husband enjoyed all his birthday festivities.
Hurricane Harvey has hit my heart very heavy, as I spent eight very formative years of my life in the Houston area and have so many friends there. From Facebook I have seen friends of mine who have lost a lot materially, but who have had their church, friends, family, strangers really come through and help them. One of these friends even went viral with a video he shared of himself playing his piano in his flooded house. Please keep thinking of Houston, guys.
Aric Harding returned to his Friendswood home to get his kids’ stuffed animals. Then he played his flooded piano. And he moved us to tears. pic.twitter.com/DePluEWz5l
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 31, 2017
Looking Forward To in September
VACATION VACATION VACATION. We usually go in May, but I used up all my PTO in the winter when I got sick with that awful virus, and I’ve been building it back up since then. We’re going to Savannah, GA, and it cannot come soon enough! I’ll also be attending the SCBWI Midsouth conference again so I’m looking forward to that! And then my birthday… even though it’s been a nearly year, I’ve had some trouble adjusting to the idea of being in my 30’s. HOWEVER, I do feel like I have been embracing being an adult a little more lately.
And speaking of being an adult, the last week of August I accepted an offer of promotion within my company and will start training for that this month. I’m nervous and excited… I’m going to be doing a little accounting which is something I never dreamed of doing in 1000 years, but I’ve been working in the department for a while and they think I’m capable of this… and I’m starting to believe I am too. I was ready for a change so I think it’ll be a good way to stretch myself.
Potential September TBR
My TBR kind of feels like a crapshoot at the moment, but just for the sake of saying I tried…
Finish The Order of the Phoenix (obviously)
Walking on Water by Madeline L’Engle
A Dash of Dragon by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Sorry for being such a blogging slacker… I’ve been busy! I hope to actually post that DS9 Top 10 post soon, but it’s been a hard list to compile! So how was your August?