August Holliday Month | Monthly Recap

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What happened this month

Things have been kind of crazy for me. At the beginning of this month I was still in America, I flew back to London on the 6th where my parents picked me up. The following two weeks where full of city viewing… with city viewing I mean major city viewing! I even got to visit the Jane Austen Museum, she has been my favourite author for forever so this was like a dream come true!

When I got back from all that Epicenes I slept in a few days and then decided my blog needed a bit of redecorating. Which happened, big time! I got some help from Livia, she wrote a blog post on the whole creative process, which you can read about here. It really is worth checking out, since she did an awesome job!

A week after I got back, we celebrated my grandparents’ 60th anniversary. It’s beautiful, how they’ve been together for so long and how they’re still in love! That weekend I also got to see my 8 weeks old nephew again! I can’t believe how fast they grow! So yeah, I basically kidnapped him and cuddled the entire time. That picture will be my picture of the month! Which you’ll be able to find bellow.

I slept in a few days, worked a few days, and mostly read and reviewed books. So yeah, this month has been kinda crazy, but in a good and fun way!

Picture of the Month

brent

Now lets get to the bookish part of this post!

Top 2 books I’ve read this month

  1. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
  2. More by T.M. Franklin

This months favourite Quote

This months pick is not really a quote, it’s more or less a favourite scene from this months Something Strange and Deadly. It’s about the relationship between Eleanor and Daniel, which I love! I did a discussion question on it as well, if you like you can check it out here.

“Don’t think I’ll look after you, though-the world would be better off with one less princess.”
“I’m not a princess,” I huffed, beating my brain for some worthy retort.
“A queen then?”
“No! That’s not what I meant-”
“Oh, an empress. I see. Pardon me, Your Majesty.” He swooped into a crouched bow, and when his torso sprang back up, a smile floated at the edge of his lips.
“N-no, not an empress either. I-I’m just…” The more I stuttered, the more pompous his smile became. “You’re exasperating,” I finally groaned.”

And this one (no I’m not cheating since it’s about the same book and its regarding the same first scene! *sticks out tongue*)

“Just before Jie and Daniel reached the street, Daniel stopped. He twirled around and gazed up at me, as if he had sensed my eyes on his back. He strode a few steps toward me, paused, and then strode two more.
He slung off his cap and pressed it to his chest. Then, with the casual grace that marked all of his movements, he dropped to one knee and bowed his head.
He was declaring fealty to his empress.
I laughed-I couldn’t help it. The absurdity of it all. The bittersweet sting. When he lifted back up, I saw he too wore a smile. He waved with his cap, and after flopping it back on his head, he swivelled and trotted to the street. Then, without another look back, the Spirit-Hunters left.”

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4 Comments

    • Iris
      Author
      05/09/2013 / 21:30

      I know right! I wanted to laugh when I read that part and at the same time I wanted to cry!

  1. 05/09/2013 / 22:14

    Love the pic of Brent!
    It really was *a holliday-month* wasn’t it?

    • Iris
      Author
      05/09/2013 / 22:26

      It most definitely was! Now back getting used to regular life :(

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