Summer is gone. And with it, the lazy days spent trying to not melt, the cruel heatwaves that won’t let you sleep correctly, the mosquitoes (a girl can hope!), and the little amount of free time you can get when you don’t have to work. Let’s go back to business!
Hair. My hair is new. No, I did not buy a wig, although it would be fun. Instead, I fulfilled one of the goals I had set for 2016: take the jump and find a good hairdresser that would accept my radical color change.
I had forgotten how good and happy finally having the hair you want makes you feel. Netflix knows how difficult it was to find a hairdresser, I feel I’ve been on a terrible quest for a year. Wait, it’s not a feeling, it’s reality. You would not believe the number of hairdressers who don’t want to take risks. When risks means do more than a few highlights.
Other than this, nothing really happened. It is not necessarily a bad thing, I like my routine. I haven’t been able to find a psychologist. Apparently, everyone in France needs one. I should not be surprised with everything going on… But I’m not losing hope, and until I get better, I study, read and have TV shows marathons to keep busy.
I’m always eagerly waiting for September, as it means classes are going to begin and I’ll be buried in work.
Now off to the interesting stuff!
Books I read in August
(Clicking on the title will take you to the review if it available)
Blog Tour: Good Girl, Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry 3* and a half
What Happens When The Lawyers Are The Bad Guys? Vincent Scarsella 2*
Are you happy? I mean, Furiously Happy? Jenny Lawson 1000*
If You Were Here, Alafair Burke, 4*
Return To The Little French Guesthouse, Helen Pollard (review to come)
Can You Feel The Magic? Harry Potter and The Cursed Child 3*
The Last Day of Captain Lincoln 4*
1984, George Orwell (audio book reread) 5*
Miller’s Valley, Anna Quindlen (audio book)
Books read previously but reviewed in August
Portmanteau, Paul T. Beardow 4*
Happy Families: Give me Mrs King, The Unlucky Stepmother 3*
Books I purchased
There’s a slight improvement here, I only bought 9 books in August! Well, September might be wilder as I won a giveaway over @ Sci-fi and Scary (thank you Lilyn!) and it’s my birthday month, so I’m hoping for a nice book haul!
Books I received for review
Remember when I said I was cutting back on ARCs? Yeah, me neither! But look at those covers!
Book I won / received as gifts
I was lucky enough to win two giveaways in August, one from the lovely Holly @ Bookaholic Confessions and an Amazon gift card from Lilyn that I intend to spend mostly on books she recommends. I also received 13 Minutes as a gift from Beth @ Reading Every Night for our Souvenirs From Across The World package.
Book of The Month Award
Okay, this one is easy. If you were lucky enough to avoid my waves of love for Furiously Happy before, you’re stuck now! Give this book a chance and adopt a Rory!
I am pretty happy with my blogging activity this month. I postponed a few posts because
I was too lazy of the holidays and the disappearance of many fellow bloggers, so I have some new things coming soon!
This Week In Books
And that’s a wrap! What did you do in August? Let me know!