I just have no idea where this month has gone. I’ve started a new job, my housing situation has completely changed and now I spend half my evenings grudgingly waiting to be woken up by a small crying child.
I haven’t been reading all that much, so it surprised me when I realised I’ve finished nine books this month. Not as much as normal, but the second half of the month was very chaotic. I’m hoping things will settle down and I can get back to reading more because I miss it.
It didn’t help that two books – The Haunted Hotel and The Dark Circle seemed to take forever to finish, and The Shadow Rising (which is the book after The Dragon Reborn pictured – I just couldn’t find it) actually did take forever. At 1,006 pages long it really felt like it was dragging and I was getting quite frustrated.
Best Book of August 2017:
I’ve had way, way too many books come into my house this month. Twenty-three in total. And I’ve read nine, one of which was a reread. Great.
The pile in the middle is my birthday pile – the lovely Charlotte bought me a copy of Maus, which I’ve been dying to read forever and also The Unseen World, which we’re going to buddy read at some point. I also used Amazon vouchers to buy Strange the Dreamer, A Natural History of Dragons and The Radium Girls. I’m super excited about all of these, particularly the latter which is non-fiction about the young women encouraged to use radium as make-up before the dangers were properly understood, but obviously I have read none of them yet. Figures. I’m hoping to start The Radium Girls this weekend though.
The pile on the right is my library pile, of which I have actually read three, in fairness. Admittedly I’ve now had most of them for three weeks. There’s an amazing new library literally a two minute walk from my new office and they have so many new releases that I got over-excited. I’ve read Sleeping Giants, The Dark Circle and Where Am I Now?
The pile on the left is my usual Hanna-Can’t-Control-Herself pile. Charity shops, book swaps, the usual suspects.