Summer 2018 Wrap-Up

Posted August 28, 2018 by Stormy in Books / 2 Comments

Life in Summer 2018:

Well, long time no blog, huh? I basically declared I ended a hiatus. . . just as summer reading started up at the library. I’ve survived a few summer readings before, but this was my first one as a youth services librarian. It’s been a whirlwind! It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of work and VERY tiring. I pretty much just wanted to watch Netflix or play Stardew Valley when I was home. I read a lot less than I did at the beginning of the year, and blogging was definitely not at the forefront of my mind. I definitely had some library highs and lows. I tried out a lot of new program ideas, and some were complete hits–like the one I did where I talked about jazz and the very basics of how to read music and then we painted our own musical canvases–and ones that weren’t as popular as I had hoped (my CD scratch art program). I learned a lot, though, and now I can take a deep breath.

Even with all that, I definitely made some time for fun and exploring this summer. One of my close friends came to visit me over the fourth of July, and we had a blast! I finally got to explore some things in my new city. I went to the botanical gardens, the aquarium, the art museum, and a national park beach. I also got to explore some fantastic local restaurants and found some new favorites!

I think we’ve become friends. #texasstateaquarium #txstateaquarium

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I’ve rewatched all of Netflix’s One Day at a Time twice this summer. Like I said, summer reading was so busy and this show is such a comfort show for me! I’ve also started watching season two of Queer Eye, but I’m only three or four episodes in. I love the show, but I can’t binge-watch it. I prefer to leave it until I really need a pick-me-up and then watch one episode at the end of a rough week or something like that.



5 star Reads:

Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4 star Reads:

What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

3 Star Reads:

Furyborn by Claire Legrand
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Tradition by Brendan Kiely
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

2 star Reads:

The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule
Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk

1 star & DNF Reads:





2 responses to “Summer 2018 Wrap-Up

    • Stormy

      It was a good summer, but WOW ever was it busy! Yes, Queer Eye is like the ultimate pick-me-up so I just HAVE to space it out! It’s my emergency show for stressful days!

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