Summer Recap + Giveaway

September 17, 2013 Katie A Giveaway 0 Comments


View from my breakfast on the beach, July 2013.

What a crazy summer!

Yet, it was the best summer of my life.

JUNE: Mostly worked, but started reading my growing stack of books for the summer. Lots of time at the pool, with friends and family and relaxing. It was weird not to have any homework, but I quickly settled into my summer routine and looked forward to the next month. Life kept me busy, work kept me busy but whatever was thrown at me was handled quickly. I made some rough choices in terms of friendships, but they needed to be made.

JULY: Best month ever. July was the month I finally had my girl here. It was the best week of my life. I’m not just saying that. Having her here with me for a week solidified everything – we fell in love, we made future plans and I have never been happier in my life. We got to take a vacation together and just enjoy each other. Even before she left, we had made plans for our next visit. I read as much as I could, and the stack of books kept growing. I got my drivers permit in July, super exciting!

AUGUST: Back to work, back to school. What a whirlwind month. With an emergency dental appointment or two that ended up working out just fine, settling into a new school routine and balancing work – it was hectic. I also realized in the midst of all this chaos that I really did miss blogging and started to really make the effort to blog at least a couple times a month. I went book shopping quite a bit despite being in a reading slump and found two books to pull me out of it.

SEPTEMBER: Summer is pretty much over. I’ve had my first exam since returning to school for the fall semester, made winter and spring vacation plans with my girlfriend and have struggled to get into a routine so I’m not exhausted anymore. I’m looking forward to reading some more books once I’m fully settled and planning/celebrating my birthday next month.

With summer over – I’ll call it my summer of books – there were books everywhere. I quickly ran out of room for all of the books I bought this summer and I’m constantly rearranging them, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. This summer also meant the relaunch of my blog and I thought to celebrate what a great summer I had I’d do my first giveaway… Are you ready?

One lucky winner (US only this time, but the next will be international!) will receive CITY OF BONES and CITY OF ASHES in paperback!

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I hope everyone had a great summer! What was your favorite part of the summer? What was your favorite book (or books) that you read?


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