August Wrap Up

The summer is almost over and autumn is around the corner. This year is certainly flying by. Here's a little wrap up of what I've been doing and reading this month:

What I Read
5 Stars:
The Cherry Tree Cafe by Heidi Swain
Appleby Farm by Cathy Bramley
I Followed the Rules by Joanna Bolouri
Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher
4 Stars:
The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson
Masquerade by Joanna Taylor
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3 Stars: 
Mile High by Rebecca Chance
Sole Sister by Brooklyn James
To be Reviewed:
Love May Fail by Matthew Quick
The Curvy Girls Baby Club

What I Cooked

And I also had two author sharing their own special Recipes: 

What I Was Up To

The first two weeks of August were really intense. Two dear friends of mine came to visit from Germany and stayed with us several days. We got to do lots of fun activities with them and had a great time. We hired a small boat and spent a day exploring little beaches. We did a bit of tourism in the city and we even went hiking and ended up swimming in these little (freezing) lakes. As I said, a great time!
The second two weeks were a bit more quiet. Josep and I went to my hometown for a couple of days and met up with my high school friends. But basically, we just relaxed in our free days, going to the beach, cooking together (those barbecue ribs were to die for) and reading and crafting. I love this corner bookmark I made with book pages.

What I Blogged About
This month I had the pleasure of interviewed two great authors on the blog:
And the lovely author Heidi Swain shared a fantastic crafty guest post about how to make Pinwheels:

And finally, I shared an extract of Liz Fenwick's The Cornish Affair with a giveaway to win all her books. Don't miss it!

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