Sunday, 4 September 2016

August is Over (Sunday Post #6)

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It's been unusually sunny over here in England, but now August is over. Some traitor must've told the clouds because it's raining. Again.

News From the Reading Front

The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan - 4/5 stars, review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne - 5/5 stars, review

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - I don't rate classics because I like my head on my shoulders, thank you very much.

Lament (Books of the Faerie #1) by Maggie Stiefvater - 3/5 stars, review

Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher - 3/5 stars

News From the Blogging Front

For the first time ever, this month's most popular post was a review: Unpopular Opinion Alert! - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 

The least popular post was The Seven Heavenly Virtues of Reading, from all the way back in July. 
This month, I joined Bloglovin'. Although its primary function is to increase the number of readers coming to your blog, you can also discover some brilliant blogs through it. Of all the blogs I've started to follow since I joined Bloglovin', my favourites are...

Happy Writer is run by Christina, who used to run Christina Writes. She's posted some utterly excellent resources this month, like lists of Submission Oppurtunities, and Readathons. She also runs a weekly link-up called WIP Wednesday

British Baby Names posts names of the week, name lists, including lists for specific historical periods, and tends to go into quite some detail about etymology.

Hawwa Etc. is a blog with beautiful pictures that covers a variety of topics from travel, to art, to books.

Bookshelves and Paperbacks is a book blog with great photos.

How was your August? Don't forget to link me to your Sunday Post posts!