August in Nova Scotia is a lovely month in which I spend most of my time at our cottage in beautiful Cape John, Nova Scotia. Located on the Northumberland Shore, it is just yards from the ocean, I spend my days puttering in the garden, entertaining friends and family, and of course… reading. It is in the summer when I truly appreciate being retired. A few nights ago I captured the beginnings of what was a stunning sunset and thought I would share it with you here.
I continue to work on my #20booksofsummer challenge.
I am now reading #14 of 20
I received the following five titles from NetGalley in July
I received “Path into darkness” from Midnight Ink (I have auto-approval for their titles)
I requested this title from Grand Central Publishing, after reading glowing reviews from my fellow bookbloggers:
Jackie Law at NeverImitate
Jen Lucas at Jen Med’s Book Reviews
Joanne at Portobello book blog
I requested this novel from Harper after reading the following reviews:
Dee-Cee at It’s all about the books
Emma at Damppebbles
Liz at Liz loves books
Kaisha at The Writing Garnet
I accepted an invitation to read “Crime song” from Mulholland Books. It is the second in a series and I enjoyed the first novel “The second girl“.
I accepted an invitation to read “The missing twin” from HarperCollinsUK
I received one title via Edelweiss during the month of July.
I purchased the following books in Kindle format from Amazon.ca
Total expenditure $ 4.00
I know… last of the big spenders. LOL
So only six more review commitments for July. I am valiantly trying to get my TBR under control and I’m working toward my 80% NetGalley badge. There have been many tempting titles listed on NetGalley recently, but until I get that danged 80% I refuse to request them. My ratio is now standing at 74%