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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My month in review August 2015

The week in review meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I did increase my goal for 2015 to 100 books. We cut off the cable last month so, while we do still have Netflix, that gives me even more reading time. Well, it did until I discovered The West Wing.

Books completed this month: 
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark 
Armada by Ernest Cline
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (audio)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment by Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein
The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Books I am currently reading/listening to: 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (audio)

What I acquired this month:
I am very much trying to keep my book buying down, but it's so hard for me to go to an independent bookstore (Park Road Books) and not make a purchase. Park Road had the one Jill McCorkle book (my favorite author) I didn't already own, July 7th, in the edition I wanted, and it was autographed, woo hoo! Then I went to two other independent bookstores, so more books had to be purchased. At Great Expectations Books & More in Rutherfordton, NC, I got Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and at Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC I bought Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. I went back to Park Road Books for a joint event with them and the WNBA for Landfall by Ellen Urbani. And then Ellen gave me a gift for helping to host the event: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed.

Meanwhile, the publishers of Maud's Line by Margaret Verble sent me a copy. And I keep getting notices from the library that the books I have on hold are coming in. Sigh. Nothing on the bookshelves is getting tackled for a while! Nice problem to have.

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