August 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted 1 September, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 0 Comments



WHOA August! Well, first of all, my classes started! I’m taking two classes this semester. The way my program is set up is that the three core classes are done *mostly* online, but there’s an in-person component at the beginning of the semester. Each class has two days of in-person lecture & other activities. Since I’m taking two, I was in class for two days. In fact, I just got back today(it’s really unusual for me to write a post on the day I plan for it to go live). I feel much better about my classes now. There will probably be some anxious moments because of the amount of work they will be, but I don’ feel nervous anymore.

Other random August happenings: I got out with a friend as I stopped by her town on the way to my class(and had the best stuffed avocado ever), upgraded my phone, caught up with a friend from high school(who is actually currently attending grad school close to where my grad school is, though currently I’m a distance learning student) and house-sat for my sister again for a weekend.



Nothing this month, though I have plans to start my annual Gilmore Girls rewatch.


My August playlist is rather short, but I did make one.



Eek, I only read 4 books. That’s really low for me. I had hoped to read more during my blogging hiatus, but no luck. August was a busy, busy month. The good news–I liked everything I read, though I did have two DNFs.

5 star Reads:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

4 star Reads:

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

3 Star Reads:


2 star Reads:


1 star & DNF Reads:

The Awesome by Eva Darrows(DNF)
The Distance Between Lost and Found (DNF)


I was on hiatus this month, so obviously no blog highlights in regards to post. . . but if you’re reading this in a feed reader, you might want to pop on over to the site, as it has a new look. I’ve been wanting a new design for awhile, and when the TweakMe v. 2 theme was 50% off, well, I couldn’t resist. I kept my color scheme the same mostly–green & blue with dark yellow for links and post titles–but the layout is much wider now, and I have WHITE SPACE! I’ve been wanting a nice, clean design with a lot of white space for awhile.

That being said, I’m back! I really enjoyed my hiatus, but by the end of the month I was ready to get back to blogging. I probably won’t be blogging as frequently going forward(because school), but I still hope to blog pretty consistently, probably two to four times a week. I already have most of September planned, so I’m excited to make my return.



Not a whole lot, just this really lovely piece on the lasting importance of Sookie St James(from Gilmore Girls).

Favorites favbook

The Handmaid’s Tale! 



I didn’t really have one! I read some great books, but none that made me reach for the highlighter or sticky tabs.



Oh, getting to hang out with my friend as a stop during my drive for sure! It had been way too long & felt great.



Annual August Hiatus

Just a note to say that Book.Blog.Bake. will be on hiatus through August! I took a hiatus last August, and I think for now I’m going to make it an annual thing. I don’t really feel like I *super* need a blogging hiatus like I did last year, but I do feel it could be […]

Posted 1 August, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 6 Comments

July 2015 Wrap-Up

Oh, July. You’ve been a strange one. This month felt like several months in one. There were two weeks where I was outside my normal routine. One week because the roof at my house was being replaced, and then I watched my sister’s house & pets for a week while she went on vacation, so […]

Posted 31 July, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 4 Comments

The Sunday Wrap-Up{91}

My week of house-sitting for my sister didn’t end until Thursday, so I spent most of the week over there once again. Pros–fast internet, aka time to binge-watch on Netflix. Cons-Apparently I’m allergic to something in my sister’s house? My head was so stuffy the entire time! I’ve been home since Thursday morning and today […]

Posted 26 July, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 8 Comments