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August 3

I spent the last week in Lake Tahoe with perfect weather, clear water, and happy kids. It was glorious. What I did not do much of was read. Instead, I averaged 18,000 steps per day (I was pleased), at least one picnic a day, and more swimming time than I can count. We tried to soak up every last ounce of summer.

I did manage to wrap up Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac and start The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips. For what it’s worth, Andersonville is a great book with a less than stellar cover – don’t judge it based on that (book nerd that I am, I still do it!) and The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a good book with a great cover (so far…).

It’s Monday, August 3, what are you reading?

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  • http://www.readingonarainyday.com/ Athira / Aths

    Always a good thing to just enjoy the summer while it lasts. I haven’t had a chance to head out anywhere yet but I’m hoping that very soon, we’ll get to do something summery.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      I hope so too. Good luck!

  • http://bookishtendencies.com Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies

    Yessss TBB. I think I need to read it again, and maybe then I’ll have an idea on how to review it! Glad you had a great time!

  • http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/ Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on TBB once you finish it! Glad you had a great vacation…sounds relaxing (happy kids always contribute to that, right?!).

  • http://rivercityreading.com Shannon @ River City Reading

    I have to give you credit…I’m not sure I would have been able to ignore the cover on Andersonville, so you’re much more of a dedicated reader than I am!

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      It’s lucky the blurb started out “for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill…”, even then it was tough.

  • Kate

    The Beautiful Bureaucrat looks excellent. Will await your thumbs-up though, before I proceed (because the TBR pile is STUPID).

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      It’d endless. Publishers just need to stop for a year or two.

      • Kate

        Ha! Yes, stop. Out of consideration for their readers.
        I ended up securing a copy of this via Netgalley…

  • http://consumedbyink.wordpress.com Naomi

    If you didn’t get to read much on your vacation, it’s a good indication that you were having lots of other kinds of fun! That will be me in about a week. :)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Have a good vacation!

  • http://www.marelden.com mariahelena

    The Beautiful Bureaucrat looks interesting. (And I’m glad to hear you had a great vacation – I’ve been following along with your instagram and it looked wonderful)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      So good. And so sad it’s over…

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