This has been quite a month! I’m still reeling from the fact that I'm actually here. And again, I couldn’t have done it without a bit of pushing from TheJay2xA. I’m really, really happy to be here!
So, in this post, I thought maybe I could take some time to recall the month that was.
I’ve hosted some contests, posted some reviews and met some awesome people via Twitter. I’ve also managed to score myself my very first spot at an ARC BLOG TOUR! I’m so excited to be a part of the A MILLION SUNS ARC Tour, hosted by Secret of the Stars. I absolutely loved Across the Universe and can hardly wait to read Elder and Amy’s next adventures in space.
I’m still trying to figure out which publishing deity I’m supposed to be praying to so I can get my hands on some ARCs. But you know what? It’s all right. I’m lucky enough to have an over-indulgent husband who understands my obsession so I’m not really missing out on all the new release. But it would be awesome if I could read the books ahead of their release dates though! LOL.
BOOKS READ & REVIEWED:
AUGUST 2 - A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
2 - Graveminder by Melissa Marr
3 - The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
4 - Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
5 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
6 - Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey
6 - Fear the Darkness by Sherrilyn Kenyon
7 - Guitar Highway Rose by Bridgid Lowry
9 - Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
10 - The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Dieppen
14 - The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegan
15 - Crushed Seraphim by Debra Anastasia
17 - Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
19 - Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
20 - Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
21 - The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
21 - Epic Fail by Claire LeZebnik
22 - The Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
23 - The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick
23 - Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
25 - Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
27 - Dead Rules by Randy Russell
30 - The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Wow! I read 24 books this month? Sheesh. Come to think of it, I can't remember if I'd ventured out of my bedroom on my days off...hmmm
I'm all about spontaneity and am not much of a planner so most of the giveaways were impromptu.
Alexandria won my very first giveaway with a set of the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. She was the first to comment on my Confessions of an Addict post.
Cassia won herself a copy of Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles by simply guessing which book out of my August shopping list was in my mind at the time.
Melannie won herself a copy of Ashfall by Mike Mullin, signed no less by Mr. Mullin himself! Not gonna lie, I'M SUPER, SUPER JEALOUS! Lol.
Sahina, Elin204, Mel Rob, Onge, & Melissa won themselves some books that I had, er, multiple copies of.
And of course, the mother load of giveaways...My Blog Birthday winner was Lovely Reading Teen. She's on the move so she can't give me an address for which to send her books! Take your time, hun!
SPECIAL, SPECIAL MENTION!
There were two authors who loved the reviews I gave their books. I don't know about you but, I certainly feel a little bit of vindication when this happened. I was so happy when Trinity Faegan commented that she thought my review of The Mephisto Covenant was insightful. Also, I apparently brought tears to Megan Bostic's eyes with my review of Never Eighteen.
So this has been my month of August. How was yours?