Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What I Read in August

For real, Reader Friend, August has happened.  Like, I looked away for two seconds and it was gone.   We are on to September!

August was a big month for me personally because I started a new job.  Transitions of any kind are rough for me, but I think I'm starting to get settled in and figuring out how things work at this new library.  Some major bonuses: I'm learning to use an automated system finally, I no longer have the for-profit blight on my current job description, I'm doing only library work - no more administrative junk, and, my personal favorite, I have my own bathroom that I don't share with students.

I also got to spend Labor Day with my favorite friends, relaxing at a cabin.  I'll post more about that little trip later next week when I'll have some pictures to go with it.  But it was basically the best.  I miss them tons already.

And books?  I got in a fair amount of reading, despite having the time limitations of going to work every day.  Here's what I read:

The Heartache No One Sees by Sheila Walsh
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Flora by Gail Godwin
Chimes From A Cracked Southern Belle by Susan Reinhardt
Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives by Sarah Weinman (editor)
Children of Fire by Drew Kapyshyn
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

Books read in August: 11
Pages read in August: 3920
Pages read this year: 28,698

Favorites this month: Flora; Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives; Soulless; and The Dogs of Babel
Misses this month: Children of Fire


  1. That's more books than I managed over the whole summer!

  2. I'm glad your new job is going so well! Bathroom you don't have to share with students = definitely key. :)

  3. Congrats on the new job--and on all the reading you did in August!