Reflections on August
I swore I wasn’t going to start doing posts like these, but I think it’s appropriate enough to do a review of the month. A lot has happened, after all! (I mean, holy crap I read nine books!)
In real life …
Which, unfortunately, does exist pretty often, I went to music camp and learned a whole lot. I’ve become the newest member of a local orchestra, and I started taking oboe lessons again. I finished my second semester of grad school (which involved a both the worst final exam score I think I’ve ever gotten, and what is possible also the best final exam score). I kinda started my actual new job (we had a re-org back in March—yes, it has taken me this long to actually stop doing what I was working on before), and I got to use what I learned in one of my classes at work already, which was super exciting. I got a Kindle Fire HD to replace my ancient kindle that had stopped working about a year ago.
I feel like there should be more to share, but honestly, almost everything else remotely interesting happened here so …
I did a bit of housekeeping on Classy Cat Books’ format.
I added back in the archives widget right over there –>
I changed the tagline from “Words, Books, and More,” which was just a little bit cheesy, to “Words: They Mean Things” because, well, they do. It’s a phrase my friend and I use periodically when we fail at talking or get frustrated by misuse of words, and I thought it was appropriate here since I’m looking at how books are written.
Most importantly, I cleaned up my Book Reviews page(s). The two subpages are sorted by Author and Rating and I think are a lot cleaner than they were. On the parent Book Reviews page, I’ve included an indication of how my rating system works. I’ve also added a Review Policy, so if you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, just fill out the form there ^^.
Books I reviewed:
Other posts I made:
I commented on 99 Reasons to hate cats (which was a cute little cartoon book that took about a minute to flip through) and mentioned that I was going to music camp.
I posted about the revelation of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor on Doctor Who — I still hold that I think he’ll do interesting things for the show.
I went through a bout of procrastination and discovered a cartoon about book hangovers and felt the need to share.
I was nominated for The Liebster Award twice: by Lindsey and by Lauren.
I completed the A-Z Bookish Survey, which was a real pleasure to complete. I highly suggest that if you haven’t done so already, you take a crack at it yourself.
I made what was more or less a status post about “Words: They Mean Things” and I updated my tagline accordingly.
I’ve got about 3 more posts on random topics drafted, and I was expecting them to go up this month too, but I ended up having so much else to share here in this last week or so that they’re going to have to wait until September (I don’t want to have 2 posts per day when I know I’ll end up missing days later).