August Wrap Up


Wow- this month has totally flown by!  I can’t believe it is Labor Day weekend already.  Our summer was very busy- had some nice trips thrown in there, but I think we are ready to go back to our routine-plus it is disgustingly humid in New Jersey lately and I HATE humidity.

The family went on a great trip up to Lake Placid, NY.  It is so beautiful up there, especially in the summer.  We hiked (ugh), went to the top of Whiteface Mt., saw the High Falls Gorge, and relaxed by the lake.  The kids learned to paddle board, and did some canoeing, while I lounged and read!!

I also went to Boston with just my husband- Freedom Trail and all!!


Here is what I did here on the blog and reading-wise:

Books Read

Beautiful Day

My Notorious Life

The Girl You Left Behind


Catching Fire

The Hunger Games

The Perfume Collector

The Other Typist

The Bones of PAris

9-not so bad!

Posts- 15


And I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award- yeah!

How is your summer wrapping up?

July Wrap Up



I have never done a monthly wrap up, but I am sitting here in a quiet house (both kids at camp) and it is POURING out,  and I am not running around like crazy for once, so here it goes!

July was a slow month for me reading wise because I have been surprisingly busy.  I began the month in Bermuda (I SO wish I was still there), and have been running around, errands, town pool, etc  the rest of the time.  I decided to start running- and NO nothing was chasing me- for the first time in over twenty years.  I am slowly working myself up to be able to run in this years Tunnel To Towers 5k that honors a friend I lost in 9/11, Stephen Siller.  So, it’s been a busy time.

Here is what I did reading/blog wise:

Books Read

I managed to finish 6 books this month, which is ok.  I read-

The Wishing Tree

Summerset Abbey

The Prodigal

The Clock of Life

The Light in the Ruins

The Dark Monk

I think I liked The Light in The Ruins by Chris Bohjalian best, followed very closely by The Dark Monk, which I will post a review for tomorrow.

I published 12 posts, 5 of which were reviews.

I am getting back into a groove now, finding time to run, clean, and read/post all in one day.  It will help that the darling daughter will be in field hockey camp from 9-4 all of next week.  I hope to get lots done, before heading for a mini vacay in Lake Placid next week.

How was your July?

English: Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY. Looki...

English: Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY. Looking north from the public beach on the south shore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)