Monday, August 1, 2011

August's Reading List

  Ok, I know I am in the minority here, but I am glad summer is on its way out.  I am no fan of the extreme heat we've been enduring here in Chicagoland and combine that with the record rainfall in July I am ready for the cooler temperatures of the fall.  That's not to say August won't be hot as well, but at least the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.

  August is my birthday month, but at my age it isn't such a big deal for me anymore.  My niece, Ryane, however, will be turning 5 on the same day as I'm turning xx and that is a big deal.  I won't be able to celebrate with her on the day itself, but later in the month I will be conducting Auntie Sue's Whirlwind Rugrat Spoiling Tour and visiting her and her brother and sister in Winnipeg for a few days after spending a few days in Toronto with my 20-month old nieces.  It is going to be a lot of fun.

  In between my travels and work (yeah, I still gotta work) -- I am looking forward to reading the following books:
   And I'll probably be reading some kids' books to my favorite listeners :-)

   Have a great month!


  1. I'm with you, Suzanne. The sooner this summer heat wave stops, the better. I'm a Fall girl myself. August is a good month for birtdays--my son's is in the middle & he'll be 19 (which means I'm WAY older than I ought to be). Happy birthday early!

  2. It has been a crazy hot summer -- and as much as I enjoy the time off, I can see that my kids are getting itchy for their routines again. I hope you enjoy Candide -- it's a fave of mine.

  3. Our summer hasn't been hot. I want more sun, more sitting outside. Today was finally a good day, after a lot of rain.

    Your August reads look good! I hope you have fun on your trip.

  4. Oy, this heat has been terrible! Sad to say that my wonderful pool has aged out after this year, so battling the heat will be even harder. I admire your planning skills! I can't think that far ahead and am incurably spontaneous when it comes to reading. Candide is buried in my TBR list somewhere--can't wait to hear your thoughts :)

  5. The heat is awful, I'm not a fan. Summer at Tiffany is a sweet book, I hope you like it!


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