It was my birthday this month! I hit the big 3-0. This would be the time in The Sims where I aged up between Young Adult and Adult. I can’t believe I’m not a young adult anymore! I still feel like I’m seventeen! Or at least twenty.
I’ve been having trouble sleeping for the past few months. I’ll wake up five or more times a night, I’m exhausted during the day and I sleep all weekend. On my birthday I took the day off work to spend time with my husband. We decided to go for a drive around our beautiful state, and at about mid-afternoon I was getting tired and sleepy. Without realising how tired I was, I fell asleep at the wheel while driving home down a highway. It was only for a second. I woke up just before the car was due to hit the barrier, which would have caused a lot of damage and hurt both of us, and managed to twist the wheel so that only the rear tire hit the curb and busted open the tire. I didn’t swerve, I maintained control of the car without putting anyone else in danger and came to stop at the bottom of the hill in am emergency stop and calmly called the automobile experts to come change my tire.
Before you ask, yes, everyone was OK and yes, I am going to see a doctor about it.
Having that experience, such a dangerous near-death experience has caused me to rethink a couple of things in my life. Mostly, I’ve been focusing so hard on this book blog that I don’t have time for my other hobbies, so I’m going to try to step back a little bit and enjoy other aspects of my life.
Monthly Wrap Up
- [1 Aug] The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot ★★★★★
- [8 Aug] A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet ★★★★
- [15 Aug] Across the Wall: Tales of the Old Kingdom and Beyond by Garth Nix ★★★★
- [22 Aug] The Aware by Glenda Larke ★★★★★
- [29 Aug] Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh ★★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [3 Aug] Author Interview: Andrea Berthot, mistress of YA Urban Historical Fantasy and science gone wrong.
- [11 Aug] #LoveOzYA Blog Hop
- [17 Aug] Teen Wolf Book Tag
- [21 Aug] #ShatteringStigmas II
- [24 Aug] Game of Thrones Book Tag
- [26 Aug] Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2016
- [31 Aug] August Wrap Up
Posts We Found Interesting
I have a big haul (for me) this month because it was my birthday and I kept thinking, YOLO, so I bought a lot of books.
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (read and reviewed here)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Jane Eyre Laid Bare by Charlotte Bronte/Eve Sinclair
Some Kind of Fairy Tale buy Graham Joyce
Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse
Risk By Fluer Ferris
Black by Fluer Ferris.
Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Ruby Red by Kertin Gier
Sapphire Blue by Kertin Gier
Emerald Green by Kertin Gier
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot (read and reviewed here!)
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney (blind date with a book! I think this is actually an ARC, it’s not due to be published until November 2016.)
A Dog’s Purpose by W Bruce Cameron (I saw the film trailer for this going viral on Facebook and just HAD to borrow the ebook from the library!)
White Raven by J. L Weil
Young Love by Janelle Stalder
Promises (The Syrenka Series Book 1) by Amber Garr
Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis
The Frog Prince by Jenni James