Want to really know what I’m into?
Back to school stuff. As in I’m into it completely over my head!
The school where I teach underwent construction this summer. . . only they didn’t finish. So we’ve had a nightmare of a time working to get our rooms ready amid the dust and lack of proper plumbing, air conditioning, you name it. School finally started this past Monday and we still don’t have tile in our hallways. To say it’s been stressful is the understatement of the year.
That means my “what I’m into” list for this month is short and sweet, ’cause there hasn’t been time for much else!
As always, though, I’m linking with the lovely Leigh Kramer for her “What I’m Into” series. Here’s the August edition:
Books I Read:
To see what I read during the first half of August, click here. Here’s the four books I’ve read since then:
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
This has great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. It was an intriguing read and it kept my interest, but ultimately there wasn’t enough plot to keep me interested all the way through. If you like family drama, though, this will be up your alley. 3/5 stars
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
What a fun read! This is about an overweight teenage girl in a small Texas town known for its annual teen beauty pageant. Not sure if this is classified as YA or not, but it doesn’t read like YA and I really enjoyed it. Dumplin’ is wise beyond her years. 4/5 stars
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Philips
I loved this book! A friend recommended it to me and I couldn’t put it down. It’s a high tension thriller, though, so maybe not for everyone. A super creative plot and I only knocked off one star because I was disappointed with the ending. 4/5 stars
Miss You by Kate Eberlen
This could’ve been a great book. Instead it dragged on way too long. It’s about a man and a woman who have several chance encounters over a span of several years, but never manage to get together until the very end. Great idea for a plot and it could’ve been a cute romance. Instead there was too much angst and bad decision-making for my taste, which made the ending not as satisfying as it should have been. 3/5 stars
What I Watched:
Oh, Jon Snow. . . you’re so dreamy.
So yeah, I’m all caught up on Game of Thrones and watched the season finale last Sunday night and wanted to die. How will I live so many months until the next season without Jon Snow in my life? I’m completely bummed.
And I also finally saw Wonder Woman. I wasn’t as amazed as everybody said I would be, but I think it’s because we went to a 9:00 show, I was tired, and it seemed soooo long. Don’t get me wrong, it was really good. But it was long.
What I Ate:
I haven’t cooked much lately but I did make this lovely summer soup which is easy and delicious. Some people don’t like to make soup when it’s hot out. I’m not one of those people. A big pot of soup alongside some bread is the easiest way I know of to feed my family a homecooked meal. This recipe takes advantage of summer produce and flavors and it comes together in a flash.
Aaaand that’s all I’ve got time or energy for this month! I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things in September, once the back-to-school craziness settles down a bit. Won’t you let me know what you’ve been into and up to in the meantime?