Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the Past Month (August 2016)


Sorry my posts have been a bit sporadic lately! I'm trying to read ahead as much as I can so I can review and schedule. I have some posts already scheduled, but hopefully I'll get things figured out soon! Thanks for being patient and for continuing to visit and/or comment! I do appreciate it.

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to share a bit about my past month, though, and what I've been up to! If you do one of these End of the Month posts, please let me know and I'll come and stop by!

Read in August:

Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes: review
Boyfriend Material by K.A. Mitchell: review
Connection Error by Annabeth Albert (review to come)
The Talented Mr. Rivers by HelenKay Dimon (review to come)
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (review to come)
Say It Right by A.M. Arthur (review to come)
Real World by B.A. Tortuga: review

In September:

I feel like a lot of the LGBT+ books that I read in August are actually ARCs for September. You can sort of see this above, since four of the books I read still have reviews to come. I'm one book away from reading everything on Netgalley, which is where most of my LGBT+ books to review come from, so hopefully I can get some books I already own read next month. I'm hoping to read Out of Frame by Megan Erickson, which I bought recently so I'm ready to go for Overexposed which comes out on September 20th. I also need to read the second book between Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell, called Fast Connection.

Any LGBT+ books you're hoping to read in the month of September? Are you interested in any of the books I've mentioned in this post so far?

On My September Wish List:

In Vogue by Lucia Laurent - Goodreads

Do-Gooder by J. Leigh Bailey - Goodreads 

Steady Stroke by A.M. Arthur- Goodreads 

It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefehldt- Goodreads

Do you have any other September LGBT+ books I should add to my list? Obviously I'm only including ones I haven't read yet (and I don't own a copy of any of these yet!)

Personal Life:

I'm going to be away in London, England for the beginning of September. When I get back, I'll be starting a new job. So my time on my blogs might be limited a bit for the first half of the month until I get a better schedule figured out. However, I will have my computer with me on vacation so I'm hoping to find a couple nights where I can write people back and check up on things! Besides that, I'm just excited to get away for a bit. I'm going with my mom, sister, and one of my aunts. My aunt and sister have both been, but this is all new for my mom and me, and I've never left the U.S. so the plane ride is one part that makes me a bit nervous. I'm not big on planes in general (though I've been on them) but being in one for so many hours? I HOPE I can fall asleep, but I've yet to sleep on a plane. I'm not good at that sort of thing, but I know I need to catch some shut-eye or it will be awful my first day in London (not that we plan on doing much that day).

Two of the things I'll be doing with my sister is the Harry Potter Studio tour and seeing the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child plays. I'm very excited!

If you have any last minute tips or things I should see/do, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best if I'm interested!

-Lauren

8 comments:

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight said...

Ooh London! And a new job? It does sounds like you'll be having an exciting September! You *should* be excited to get away for a bit, especially if it's your first time going, the blog will still be here once you're back :-) And you could probably even make some posts out of those HP things you'll be doing once you're back. But I've never actually been a plane, so I've got no advice for that part lol. Have a wonderful trip!

Karen Blue said...

Wow! It must be really exciting to be going to London. I hope you have a great time. You got a new job too, that is exciting as well! I hope everything goes smooth for you.
I am looking forward to your review for Labyrinth Lost, I am really curious about that book.

Lola R said...

No problem on your posts being sporadic. It's nice to get some reading done and schedule ahead. I like your idea of doing a monthly recap post.
That's awesome you're doing so well on netgalley! I hope all the books you read were good ones.
I hope you'll have fun in London! And good luck with your new job. I haven't been on a plane yet, as they frighten me and I have a fear of heights as well.
I have visited London, but that was years ago and I can't remember too much of it or recommend anything worth visiting. I think we saw a lot of the standard touristy things. The Harry Potter Studio tour and the plays sounds like it will be fun!

Jaclyn Canada said...

Oh My Goodness!! So jealous!! Not only would going to London be amazing, but you are going to Harry Potter Studio tour AND Cursed Child plays?!? I hope to see some pictures and hear raves about your trip. Have a blast!!

Lisa Mandina said...

So jealous about getting to see the Cursed Child play! I hope it will come to the US some time soon!!! I can't wait to see your review of Labyrinth Lost, I'm going to get the chance to meet that author at the end of the month. Have a great trip, and don't stress about blogging while you're gone!
Check out my August Wrap Up

Latte Nights Reviews said...

Good luck in London!! Plus HP plays?! Ahh! I hope you have a great time :)

Nicole Hewitt said...

I have that problem with sleeping on planes too. I just can't do it, no matter how long the flight is. It's really annoying!!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

fredamans said...

I would love to go to London! I hope you had or are having a wicked time!
Happy September!