- Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I Want to Meet Austin Teen Book Festival Edition
- Review: One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
- Review: Shadowfever by Karen Mare Moning
- Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
- Read-along: Marbury Lens Week 3 @ Smash Attack Reads
- The Kid had her first Cross Country Meet. She finished 12 out of 99 girls. She was pretty pumped. We are proud.
- Lots of the norm at school. Art projects. Whack-a-Mole classroom management. And good times.
- I won a freaking Kindle Fire. I donated to our JISD Education Foundation and won 1 of the drawing prizes. I jumped up and down and SQUEEEED. I was going to buy a Kindle, but was torn between the Fire and the original. This made the decision for me. BUT for the record, the e-ink is so much easier to read on.
- SUSHI! Took Dana’s parents out for their 1st sushi.
- Finished Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane. It has tons of Egyptian lore + Mayan + Christian connections that lead up to a 2012 problem.
- Started and Finished Brewing Storm (Derrick Storm #1) by Richard Castle. This was a fun crime novella. Derrick Storm is a little like Joe Ledger. Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost. Bones novella before Cat…not as much fun. Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren. I love going back to the 1300s with Lisa.
- Started and Finished Unwind by Neal Shusterman and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Both were AWESOME. I read them to gear up for the Austin Teen Book Festival.
- Still listening to The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and still read-alonging The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith.
- Started The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. So far I am loving it.
Around the Book Blogging Community
- Clifford, the Big Red Dog Turned 50.
- Ruby @ Ruby’s Reads announced it is time to sign up for her annual Fall Book Exchange. I think I’m going to join in the fun this year.
- Some Things I Think announced K.M. Walton’s new book, Empty. I loved Cracked her debut novel.
- Holy Moly! Did you see the Beautiful Creatures movie trailer? It looks awesome.
- YA Love Blog featured Tilt by Ellen Hopkins & Every Day by David Levithan on her weekly Trailer Thursday feature. Needless to say, they both went on my Book Order List.
- Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books made it enjoyable to follow her around the National Book Festival. @alexalovesbooks She shared nice, concise quotes from lots of the authors I love.
- kickass quotes…Are there any other kind?
- funny fairy tale quotes…Let me introduce you to Puck from The Iron Fey series.
- the fault in our stars page 123 to 125…that is pretty darn specific.
- gordan ramsay meme…Wouldn’t that be great? My Kid would be all over that.
- arabaian lady fantasy…hmmm…a magic carpet ride, maybe?
Operation TBR: +4 September. As you can tell, I went a little crazy picking up freebies for my new Kindle.
- Bought Ebooks: Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren, Two Ravens & One Crow by Kevin Hearne, Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
- Bought: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Free Ebooks: Intimate Strangers by Laura Taylor, Exotic Indulgence by Jess Dee, Enemies and Playmates by Darcia Helle, Dating a Cougar by Donna McDonald, Dodge the Bullet by Christy Hayes, Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson, Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson, Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello, Beautiful Mess by Lucy Morgan, Legacy of the Witch by Maggie Shayne, Oh, Cherry Ripe by Claudy Conn, Hunting Karoly by Marie Treanor
Unbreaking the Shelves: I still haven’t completed my hard count of books on my shelf to Goodreads. I also realized that I need a “to-read” for books bought, “to-eread” for bought ebooks, “to-freeread” for freebies, and “to-review” for review books. Now I just need to play on Goodreads for hours to fix my shelves. I did get to mark 2 books off my Order Up lists.
- Ebooks Bought: 66 + 3 bought – 3 Read = 66
- Ebooks Free: 105 + 12 downloaded = 117
- Books Bought: ? + 1 bought – 3 Read = ?