Happy August, reader friends! Part of me is sad that it's August, because it means summer is going to be over in a few short weeks. And the other part of me is not sad at all, because this has been an AWESOME-SAUCE SUMMER. We have had maximum fun since the weather warmed up, and I'm not sad at all for the coming autumn, because I know we have taken advantage of every minute. Our boys are at such fun ages, and able to do so much more than last year. When I think of last summer, it is a psychotic blur of trying to chase a 3-year-old while bottle feeding/diapering/lugging a 7-month-old baby that hated touching grass (seriously?). This summer, much improved.
For example: this past weekend, we did our first family hiking day at Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY ("The Grand Canyon of the East"! As all my west-coast friends roll their eyes.) It was gorgeous, and the boys had a fantastic time. My husband and I were big hikers before Small Fry was born, but we eased it back once babies arrived, as small infant + mountain climbing did not sound like fun. However, we are now SUPER excited to share our love of the outdoors with the kiddos as they get older.
Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying these last weeks of summer as much as we are! Let's talk books! I'm reading:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I grabbed this one at random. It's been on my TBR for ages, and landed on my 30 before 35 list as well. I'm about 60% finished. At first, I was intrigued, couldn't put it down...then I started to feel weirded out by the entire thing...and now I'm hitting a little bit of a bored lull. It's quite a ride. My review should be interesting!
I've got my first book tour in quite a long time coming up, The Invisibles by Cecelia Galante. Looking forward to this one! Afterwards, I'm hoping to jump into Katie's Nonfiction Book Club with Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, and Other-But-Equally-Awesome Katie's Fellowship of the Worms readalong of A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
How has your summer been so far? What are you reading this week?