The time it was a monthly recap {44}

Posted October 2, 2019 by Stacee in Monthly Recap, Signings | 6 Comments

You guys. Somehow I failed to do the recap for August, so I’m going to double up and do that month as well as September in this one post.

Ready? Settle in.

In August, I read a total of 21 books.

In September, I read a total of 17 books.

I’ve recently hit my Goodreads challenge and I have to say that it’s been nice having a low {for me} number.  Even though I’m perpetually behind on review books, I’ve been feeling less stressed out about reading.  And going forward into the new year, I’m going to be much pickier about what I request or accept for review.

August:

  • Forever sent a finished copy of Don’t Close Your Eyes
  • Quirk Books sent a finished copy of How to Survive a Horror Movie
  • Simon Teen sent a finished copy of Permanent Record
  • Wednesday Books sent an arc of Ruthless Gods

September:

  • Grand Central sent finished copies of Imaginary Friend and Hollow Kingdom
  • Avon Books sent a finished copy of Wrapped Up in You

Jimmy Patterson sent a finished copy of Capturing the Devil, Berkley Romance sent a finished copy of Royal Holiday, Fierce Reads sent an arc of Dark and Deepest Red and a finished copy of The Liars of Mariposa Island, Inkyard Press sent a finished copy of The Speed of Falling Objects, Disney Hyperion sent a finished copy of 10 Blind Dates, and Sourcebooks Fire sent a box of spooky reads.

August:

September:

There wasn’t a lot of blog activity over the past two months.  I’ve gone to a couple events {as you’ll see below}, but didn’t recap them. There just wasn’t a lot of bookish things happening!

  • Mackenzi Lee was in conversation with Kiersten White and it was a lot of fun. Mackenzi was dressed in a very Loki-esque outfit and the two women bantered and had a lively conversation. When I got up to Mackenzi for the signing, we talked about her fabulous shoes and how she should kick up her feet while signing so people could see them.

  • When Kerri Maniscalco announced that she had to cancel her tour for Capturing the Devil, it was quickly shared that she would be doing a Skype party at Mysterious Galaxy.  Kerri and MG were both so amazing and offered personalized books.  The books were shipped to Kerri and then sent back to MG for us to pick up on release day.
  • The launch party turned into a launch slash pizza and pjs party and it was a lot of fun.  We sat on the ground like a group of kids at a slumber party and asked Kerri all sorts of questions from serial killers to writing the series to how it felt now that it was over.

  • Katy Rose Pool was in conversation with Kiersten White and even though I missed a good portion of the conversation, the parts that I did catch were intriguing.  When I got up to Katy for the signing, she said she had seen me on social media and thanked me for taking photos of her book.  She said it was so exciting to see people post photos of it.  We chatted about the gorgeous cover and I thanked her for coming to MG. I haven’t read TWCaD yet, but I can’t wait.
  • Fangirling over: Susan Dennard, Renee Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, Jennifer Lynn Armentrout, and Pete Souza
  • Interviewing: Kelly Powell
  • Reading Rewind: I’m going to try for sure.
  • Discussion post: Probably not.  I don’t have any ideas at this moment.
  • Special Stuff: I’m going to be working a lot on getting the rebrand ready.  I can officially say it’s happening next month.  There will be a period of maintenance for the blog {right now, I’ve got it scheduled for a Friday-Wednesday}, but I’ll still be super active on social media and maybe some sneak peeks and updates.

How about you? How was your August or September? What was your favorite read for the month?

 

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6 responses to “The time it was a monthly recap {44}

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    My favorite books of September were Ignite the Stars, Eclipse the Skies, the Fountains of Silence (going to see the author tonight!!!), and New Kid.

    • Stacee

      Ooh, I’ll have to look into those titles! I’ve only heard of a few of them. I hope the author event was fun.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. I loved Bringing Down the Duke! I don’t typically read Historical Romance, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I cannot wait to see what the author writes next!

    I DNFd Frankly in Love, too. The language was weird, and the characters annoyed the hell out of me. Everyone else seems to be raving about it, so it’s nice to know someone else had similar feelings!

    Jen Bennett is my JAM! I loved The Lady Rogue. I want to go on more adventures with them.

    I’m glad I stumbled across your blog! It’s lovely. New follower on Bloglovin, Twitter, and IG! <3
    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    Lindsi recently posted: 2nd Blogoversary!
    • Stacee

      I stumbled into historical romance a couple of years ago and I’m happily never going to come back. There’s just so much banter and fun in those stories. I’m also excited for what is next from Evie Dunmore.

      Thanks for all of your kind words and for your comment!

    • Stacee

      I hope you enjoy House of Salt & Sorrows. Yeah, I wasn’t a fan of No Judgement, but I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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