Hello August.

Hot damn! Time seems to fly by quicker than I thought it would. It´s August, my beloved bookish squad.

Instead of doing a book cover post, a monthly recap post or something heavily book related but I decided not to get too bookish this time. No. I want to welcome you all and the beginning of the new month by letting you in on something personal. Something that could possibly cost me a few followers. An insider joke, if you will. Okay, it´s not much of an insider joke when I´m the only one who knows about it ( and also finds it amusing as hell ) but hey… It´ll be fine. Don´t worry, a book is involved so this post won´t be completely bookless. All in the name of books, right?

I want to share what I found on one of my late-night searches for book covers.

 

 

For this to make any sense I think it would be wise to start with a little personal fun fact.

My husband. He´s a wonderful guy. We´ve been together for 19 years ( married 14 years ). What I love most about him are the many quirks he has. You know, the stuff people do that seem odd sometimes. That and his non-existent humor ( bless him for trying, though ).

Well, there´s something I call the “Stefan pose”. It´s where he stands like he´s preparing to analyze something. Hands on hips and a serious stare. Much like this:

 

Stefan
A most recent Stefan Pose

 

Don´t waste your time trying to figure out what he´s analyzing. He´s looking at a waterfall. There were no ancient drawings or signs to read. * sigh * I´ve learned it´s best to let him do his thing. Don´t ask questions.

Well, he does this all the time. No matter where we are, who we´re with… He´ll whip out that move unintentionally. I have this type of pic for every vacation we´ve been on.

Okay, so now you know about the `Stefan Pose`. It´s time to get to my private joke.

The other night I was looking for specific book covers for upcoming posts. I stumbled upon a gem that had me laughing all night. I´m talking a hysterical laughing fit with tears and hiccups. I usually laugh this intense when I watch comedies or favorite movies ( Christmas Vacation- The squirrel scene ). When I saw this book cover I just couldn´t.

 

 

Best Book Cover pose!! Like Stefan
The `Stefan Pose` on a book cover!!

 

 

Do you see it? Do you?!

Ever since I spotted that cover I cannot unsee the bogus image of my husband playing a part in what looks like a romance novel. My husband. Stefan. In a romance novel.

 

 

I don´t think I´ll ever get over this.

 

Yes, I´m fully aware that there´s a huge possibility that you don´t find this funny. I have a very odd sense of humor sometimes. My deepest apologies. I can be weird.

Before things can get any weirder I think it would be best if I logged off for the day.

I hope you enjoyed this little personal tidbit. If not, just leave me a comment below. I´m not sure I´ll be able to justify my humor but I´ll see what I can do to make up for this weird welcoming post for August.

 

Sending out lots of bookish love.

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August Reading List

 

It´s unbelievable! We´re already 8 months into 2018.

Happy August! The summer is slowly ( very slowly ) coming to an end and soon it´ll be my second favorite time of year. Autumn! That´s what I keep telling myself to keep my spirits up. I can´t take this heat any longer.

 

 

Since I´ve been exceptionally good at keeping up with my monthly reading list announcements ( Insert sarcasm ) I thought I´d give it ANOTHER go and see what happens. Maybe I´ll find time this month to reach my reading goal. Or, maybe I´ll invest in an AC before I do anything else. Let´s see what the future brings.

Prepare yourselves, dear Padawans… August´s reading list might knock you over just like it did with me when I created it.

 

 

August Reading List

 

 

Hush, Hush ( Hush, Hush #1 ) – Becca Fitzpatrick

 

Hush Hush

 

I´m light years too late, I know. But I saw this in a bookstore on vacation and it sounded better than any other book I had in my arms. And the angel on the cover looks like he´s in pain. Not that I get off on that but I do sense that there´s some sort of battle in the paranormal romance novel. That, or… He´s plucking his own feathers because he´s heartbroken. I´ll find out soon enough, won´t I? NOTE: Spoilers  Thoughts on this book are very much welcomed in the comments below.

 

 

We, The Drowned – Carsten Jensen

We the drowned

A book recommendation from the lovely Aurora Librialis. I love the cover. I love the synopsis. The whole package looks like one big fat adventurous page turner, something I´m in desperate need of. Can´t wait to get this one started!

 

 

All Your Perfects – Colleen Hoover

All your perfects

I can´t have a reading list that doesn´t at least include one romance novel, right? I was a little hesitant about this one. I´m a fan of Colleen Hoover´s older works. Her newer novels ( basically anything published after Maybe Someday ) weren´t for me. When I heard about `All Your Perfects`I wasn´t doing cartwheels but after reading the synopsis I decided to give another Co-Ho book a try. I´m a sucker for troubled marriage romances. Let´s hope this won´t be as disappointing as the previous books were ( for me!!).

 

 

The Surface Breaks – Louise O´Neill

The Surface Breaks

The cover is something gorgeous! And, HELLO! Mermaids! What more can I want? What more can I say? Nothing, because I haven´t finished it, yet. I like reading this one while enjoying a foot spa outside (NOTE:  I call my pool a foot spa ).

 

My lovies, that´s it for this month. I may, or may not, add a few books from my dusty TBR list and include a few reads from Netgalley. Let´s see how that´ll work, if at all.

 

What are you reading this month? Share your titles and authors and feel free to pressure me into reading one of the books you´ve already read and loved!

 

Much book love,

Morgana ❤