A Look Back at August 2018

31 August, 2018 / 8 Comments

This month brought some extremely hot weather.  We hit records!  And the hottest day was spent at my twin nephews’ birthday party outside.  Thankfully, my sister’s yard is well-shaded, but still.  It was incredibly hot.  Literally hotter than it has EVER been where I live.  That’s crazy!  And my two-year-old daughter spent the majority of the afternoon jumping on the trampoline…sigh.  I was constantly offering water and worrying, of course.  But it turned out just fine…of course.

It’s also been quite smoky this month from the forest fires a couple provinces over.  Obviously, it’s worse for them, but it’s not good when you have a toddler that wants to play outside 24/7!  She caught a bit of a cold too, so there was one day when we just put our feet down about staying inside so as to not aggravate her cold.  That was a long day lol.  She doesn’t like it when we tell her she can’t go outside!

My reading was a bit slim this month.  I just didn’t have a whole lot of time to get reading in.  Who am I kidding – I never have much time to read these days.  The silly thing is I’ve become addicted to requesting ARCs again – never a good thing, but really not good when you have no time to read as it is!!!  I’m screwing myself over!

I also didn’t do much for nail art, but I got one design it there, so I guess that’s okay!

I didn’t get as many posts up on the blog this month as previous months lately, but still a decent amount I think.  I’ve been noticing that I’ve been losing subscribers since posting about miscarriage.  See what happens when you talk about it?  Oh well!




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8 Responses to “A Look Back at August 2018”

  1. Your nail art looks fantastic and the best I can do is a smudge free coat on both my hands. That is it. I hope the weather cools down a bit soon.

  2. Oh gosh! Of course it would be insanely hot! I’m glad it was all okay! And we totally are meant to worry ALL THE TIME, right? 🙈

    My reading schedule is also behind and I also have quite a few ARC commitments! I am not sure why I do this to myself!!! Ha ha. I guess I have to do a book requesting ban and a big catch up!

    Glad you enjoyed Red Rising – I have that series on my TBR.

    I love that green and pink nail art!!! Gorgeous!

    Hope September is going well for you!

    • Sam

      Seriously – why do we request more than we can handle? It stresses me out and yet it’s difficult to stop!

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the nail art! 🙂

      I hope September is going well for you too!

  3. Danielle Hammelef

    I read that this past summer was the 4th hottest recorded for the planet. I know we had our AC on much more this year than ever. The nail art is so impressive and creative. I am struggling with my own review pile and have finally stopped saying yes to books, but that’s so difficult!

    • Sam

      Wow – the heat this summer was definitely crazy here! Thank you for the compliment! It is soooo difficult to stop saying yes (or even stop requesting) books! Good luck with your pile!

  4. I like Karin Slaughter’s story but I haven’t read Pieces of Her yet. I love the nails. See what I read in August at Girl Who Reads

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