So, for about 24 hours this weekend, the insanity was offline. Needless to say, it was a hectic 24 hours as I decided to move some ultra important sites to a different hosting provider (the insanity, however, is staying right where it is for now).

Did I ever mention that moving hosts is like moving house? A pain in the ass. At least it is when you have a large site to move (not so much for the smaller websites). But it’s finally done and I’m ready for a vacation.

Since I really can’t take a vacation right now, I plan to do the next best thing and go on a book binge. Once I finish a few of the projects I currently have on my plate (one which was delayed due to the down time), I plan to spend the month of August relaxing and releasing free WordPress themes.

My August reading list includes:

  • Dear Zoe, by Philip Beard. I had to get this book as soon as I saw The Lovely Bones mentioned in a review. I fell in love with The Lovely Bones (though it did drag on in places); it touched my heart so deeply it became an instant favourite. I’m hoping that Dear Zoe, doesn’t disappoint. It looks fairly short, about 200 pages, so it should only take me a couple days to complete.
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. This book is on the list because I absolutely want to see the movie and I have some weird thing about reading books before I see the movie. It gives me a sense of deja vu while I’m in the theatre. Since it’s another relatively short book, it’s fully possible to complete it before the movie leaves the theatres.
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Okay, I really don’t know what I was thinking when I picked up this book, but it just caught my eye. The author is a Nobel Prize winner for literature, that means it has to be good, right? After scanning the first few pages, something tells me it would help greatly if I knew Spanish or at least how to roll my R’s properly. (I know what you’re thinking, but the book’s in English. A lot, if not all, of the surnames are of latin origin though.)

    Hmmm, just discovered that this book has also been added to the Oprah Book Club reading list, and so far, I’ve not been disappointed with any of the books I’ve read from the list. That means this book should be a real treat.

So as not to bore you, dear blog visitors, I only plan to post the reviews on my book review blog, but I may come back here and post a quick update to let you know which ones I liked and recommend.

I’m curious to see what others are reading this summer, if anything, so don’t hesitate to leave me a little note or drop me an e-mail with a suggestion.