Linking up with Anne at In Residence
I can’t believe it’s August already! I know we all say it every month, but it’s just crazy to me. I’m ready for the fall though, I have to admit. I love the season (it’s my favorite) and there are usually a lot of fun events going on. Though I do have quite a bit planned for August and I’m excited!
Snacking (on): Justin’s Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Really this is a special treat, since I’m on a weight loss program – but it’s the first thing that came to mind!
Anticipating: All the concerts I’m going to this month. Tonight is Tegan and Sara and later in August I’ll be seeing Simple Plan and Green Day (two different shows – they aren’t touring together). I can’t wait!
Borrowing: Honestly, I can’t think of anything for this. I haven’t been to the library in forever either, so I can’t even say I’m borrowing books!
Admiring: Wonderful books that focus on tough, but important topics, like refugees. If you haven’t seen it already, please look at my review for Refugee by Alan Gratz. I’m not trying to promote my review – I really just think people need to read this book. It focuses on refugees from three time periods – a young man from Germany, a young girl from Cuba, and a young man from Syria.
Purchasing: Movie tickets! I’ve seen two movies in the past couple weeks. The first was The Big Sick which I really loved. It’s great that it’s based on a true story too, and I thought the actors were great. It’s sad in parts, yes, but it’s also quite funny! The movie also stars comedian Bo Burnham, which I didn’t know going in, so that was a nice surprise! The second movie I saw was Baby Driver which both my friend and I really enjoyed. It’s fast and action packed, but the acting is really good too. It has some great actors like Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm, including title character Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars).
My 10 Year Blogiversary!!
For those that don’t already know, August is my 10 year blogiversary, which means I’ve been blogging on ShootingStarsMag for 10 years now. Crazy isn’t it? To celebrate, I’ll be hosting a few different giveaways throughout the month. Be sure to follow me on various platforms so you don’t miss platform specific giveaways. Right now I’m doing one on Twitter – check it out here – and you can enter to win anything Harry Potter related from The Book Depository that’s $12 and under. Open international – if TBD ships to you. Thanks for 10 years everyone! Here’s to 10 more!