Where did July go?!? I swear it lasted only 4 seconds! Or at least, it felt that way. We had a very eventful month here in the Bingley house!
For the first two weeks of the month we had a lovely family member from Colombia stay with us. Jairo is married to one of Mr. Bingley’s cousins and wanted to spend some of his vacation days with us, and we were very happy to have him as our guest. We enjoyed his company and felt like we all grew closer together during his visit! <3
We had a blast taking to Jairo to all our favorite restaurants, to the beach, and sharing with him the fun things we like to do around our town.
One of the fun things we did while he was here, was take a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia! Which he absolutely loved! Mr. Bingley and I have been there before many times, but it has been awhile so we were very happy to go for a fun weekend visit! It is such a beautiful and fun theme park!
And at the beginning of the month we learned that poor Mr. Bingley has gallstones (lots of them!) and would need to have his gallbladder removed (eventually!). Well, that eventually soon turned into ASAP… and he had his gallbladder removed two weeks ago. I’m happy to say that the surgery went very well, and my sweet and affable husband is himself and is able to eat whatever he wants without suffering from bad abdominal pain. 😉
I guess that is why the month felt like it went so fast for me. And if it seemed liked I wasn’t around too much on my blog, now you know why. I’m hoping that August will be a little less eventful and hopefully will not go as fast!!
Want to know what Austenesque fun I’m getting into this month?
…here is what’s on this month’s
~ TO READ AND REVIEW ~
You might remember, Georgette Heyer’s birthday is August 16th (just like mine!), and for the past 4 years I have been making it a tradition to read one of her lovely stories around our birthdays! 😉
~ YOU CHOOSE! ~
I’m calling these books my TBR lifers…books that have been so neglected because they have been on my TBR pile the longest (we are talking more than 5 years! *gasp*) I just read and reviewed one TBR lifer earlier this week – The Dashwood Sisters’s Secrets of Love and now before I continue to read more of the newly added books to my TBR pile, I thought I should read another TBR lifer! (NOTE: The third book, How Do I Love Thee? isn’t Austenesque, it is actually about Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but I read a similar stories by the same author about Jane Austen, Martha Washington, and Maria Anna Mozart and liked the author’s historical/biographical fiction style.) Help me choose which one I should finally remove from my TBR pile! To vote comment below.
~ FEATURED AUTHORS VISITING THIS MONTH ~
Alexa Adams – August 7th
Joy Dawn King – August 14th
Nancy Lawrence – August 23rd
Karen Cox – August 28th
August is one of my favorite months and I’ve got so much to look forward to! YAY!
What are you looking forward to this month?