August 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. August was a really good month in some ways (my best friend got married, another close friend got engaged, more wedding planning) and very stressful in others (new sump pump & hot water heater after a flooded basement, more wedding planning), but really it was all good and here I am one step closer to my own wedding coming up! Just madness. My wallet has taken a beating so I’ve been on a book buying ban and I’ve been doing SO many things that I’ve barely had time to finish any books this month either. It’s been a bit of a slow patch for reading and blogging but hey. Sometimes life just happens! Anyway… Let’s go back and recap what happened on the blog!


  • Number of Books Read In August: 6. Ouch. It’s been a really busy month and I honestly haven’t even finished a book in two weeks. I’ve just been doing ALL THE THINGS and poor reading has taken a hit!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “where she went ending” // “meant to be book” // “where she went read online” and “if I stay read online” (Sorry, guys. Nope.) // “why did mia leave adam in where she went”
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “do you have to read stephanie perkins book in a specific order” (Hm… I guess you don’t really HAVE to. But you really, really should!) // “angry pics of girls” (Ummm. Okay? I know this led them to the Confessions of an Angry Girl post though haha) // “ichabod crane tom mison” (score!)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, GReads!, The Perpetual Page Turner
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Books Take You Places, Allodoxophobia, The Grown-Up YA



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  • I’m going to TRY to keep reading my September ARCs… I fell WAY behind with all of the wedding planning I had to do in August and I have a feeling that may be the case for September… But whatever I can do, I can do!
  • Because of my inability to finish books this month, we’re going to try to do TWO posts for On the Same Page in Sept! Burial Rites & the Goose Girl, here we come!
  • The Selective Collective will actually be taking a little hiatus… A lot of us have quite a bit going on in our lives right now but we’ll keep you informed about future books & posts!
  • I’m catching up on LOTS of reviews in September! Other than that… I’m picking posts as I go along haha! It’s so busy right now, but I’m squeezing in what I can 🙂

WOWWWW August is over already too. Two more months until my wedding (which is unbelievable) and I just can’t tell if things will be a bit calmer with so many big things out of the way now or just as crazy with only two months left to go. I’m trying to keep up with my blog but understandably, it may be a bit quieter around here! 🙂

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Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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2 thoughts on “August 2014: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Alexa S.

    MEEP! Two months until your wedding – how exciting. Hope all the planning + execution is going well! And no sweat on the reading, I’d say. Real life should always take precedence, in my opinion 😉

  2. Sophia

    Congrats on your Goodreads Reading Progress! LOL I love the search terms. I’m also way behind on my ARCs, but I don’t really have an excuse… :'(
    Great post! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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