July Whispers // Book Devouring, Summer Outings & ICE CREAM + Book Haul

Welcome to my FIRST monthly recap!

Monthly wrap-ups or recaps or whatever you call them are my favourite kinds of posts to write. They’re just so exciting and FUN and did I mention, they’re always over 1k…SO THEY’re LONG. And I love long, fun-packed posts in my reader. Not everyone is a fan I guess, only some of us are cool like that BUT ANYWAYS, I must force myself away from PUNS.

July was actually one of the months that didn’t exactly drag but didn’t exactly fly past either. It was a quite a slow month, to be perfectly honest and I’m not sure if I’m glad it’s over. So enough of my famous ramblings (but really is it enough…I could go on?) Let’s commence the first ever monthly recap here on A Whisper Of Ink! *cheers*

Library Haul 2

BOOKS

Ahem, I had a wondrous reading month! Well in terms of QUANTITY they were! I MEAN I READ 11 books which was probably because I have time off school now but more on that later. I mean I did have a fair bit of 5 stars so it was actually pretty good!

READ

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu ★★★★★ – Excuse me I LOVED it and it crushed my soul
The Rose Society by Marie Lu ★★★☆☆- UGH, disappointing, annoying characters! Still amazing plot and the world though ❤
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★★- Such an important book and wonderful family with all the HP references
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu ★★★★★ – I am NOT CRYING YOU ARE. I repeat. I am NOT *sobs*
A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E Schwab ★★★★★ – excuse me, best characters ever.
Rise Of The Sparrows by Sarina Langer ★★★☆☆- Annoying writing style but fantastic plot!
The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★☆☆ – SUPER IMPORTANT but fluffy contemporaries are not my thing.
The Girl Of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave ★★☆☆☆ – disappointing and MEH. Let me down
A Conjuring Of Light by V.E Schwab ★★★★★ – HELLO WHAT ABOUT MY FEELINGS? Perfectly perfect.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth★★★☆☆ – Just…Good. OH, and an amazing ending that made me very sad.
Ash and Quill  by Rachel Caine ★★★★☆ – Fast paced, action packed, BOOKS. I’m in love.

LIBRARY

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I went to the library and I FOUND ALL THE BOOKS. There were Ash And Quill, The Problem With Forever, An Ember In The Ashes, The Scorpio Races, The Bombs that Brought Us Together, The Infinite Sea and Allegiant. There was ALSO OUR DARK DUET (even though I haven’t read This Savage Song) and I WANTED but apparently, it was an adult book so I couldn’t take it out. #RUDE.

 

Blogging

 

BLOGOSHPHEREOther people are promoting me??? Like SELF-PROMO is so difficult but somehow these other humans are being nice. So, my review of Strange The Dreamer was shared A LOT for some reason…which is weird since it’s a review but who cares and knows? IT GOT SHARED which is exactly why you guys should be checking it out like right now because it was obviously an amazing review and I totally know what I’m doing!!!Screenshot 2017-07-30 at 18.36.10Screenshot 2017-07-31 at 09.56.05

Speaking of Self Promotion…One of my tweets got a little bit famous because other people wanted to be famous! I mean my tweets have NEVER gotten that much attention but basically 100 replies which is SHOCKING. I still haven’t really caught up with this blog hopping BUT HEYYY, thanks, guys. You obviously like Self-promotion much more than me?Screenshot 2017-07-31 at 11.38.09

I got nominated for the same award…twice. First, Julianna nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award even though she gave me no questions to answer. I am confused. But OBVIOUSLY SO HAPPY because the first person to tag LE ILSA!!! And then very recently, The Book Prophet...SO THANK YOU for giving me questions!

And Inkcraft released its magazine. AND MY PIECE is in there so check it out. I ALSO created the tagline so AHEM I AM AWESOME and you must all bow down to this amazing magazine! Anyways, my little story is in there so now I shall be shy and don’t click on that link.

My writing is apparently too dark.Which is the best compliment of ever? I participated in Wordcrafters and wrote my chapter (scroll down to chapter 5) and even though the really dark and evil parts were removed since this is more for younger readers, you should totally read it.

My screams are being appreciated… by May who just had her mid-year blogiversary. Another congrats on 6-months and all you’ve achieved in such a little amount of time. UHM THANK YOU MAY for calling me amazing, that honestly means the world to me ❤ Make sure to check out her blog!

 

ONLINE

I created a new blog! As you probably know I used to be Mahriya @ My bookish Life and am no Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink. I honestly don’t want to talk about my old blog but it’s been a lot of work! I deleted all the old posts, well most of them, from my old blog and transferred my followers by contacting WP which was a tiny bit of a hassle but it got figured out…WHICH REMINDS ME!

I reached 1000 followers! I never got the chance to actually talk about this on MBL and now that my followers are all here, I COULDN’T BE MORE HAPPIER. I just want to thank all you amazing readers for being there for me and supporting me along the way. I wouldn’t have been blogging if it wasn’t for you guys and I also reached 100 likes. In like 1 weeks of blogging? WOW, I am impressed.  I’ll STOP WITH ALL THE MUSH NOW. I definitely want to do a celebration super soon but…I have NO CLUE as to what I should do. I’m too broke for a giveaway and I want to keep my new blog nice and shiny SO…ideas?

 

Also, look how BEAUTIFUL my new design is. All thanks to Emily @ Books and Cleverness (fabulous name i must say) designed my blog and was SO patient and helpful and added all the changes I wanted. She’s a fabulous designer and I AM BASICALLY in love with how everything looks. If you read my posts in your reader (CRIME RIGHT HERE) then actually check my blog to SEE THIS BEAUTY. And… if you have my button, could you switch it to my new one. AHAHA, as if anyone has my blog button *weeps*.

I’m changing my posting schedule. YES, I know I just started this blog but I feel like Sunday and Tuesday are too close and don’t give me enough time to write posts so I’m switching it to Tuesday and Saturday!! Which hopefully works. I’m probably going to keep on adjusting it so it begins to work for me?

I created a Blogging For Books account. And yet…for Fiction, there is LITERALLY NOTHING THERE. Like I can’t request any books. Maybe I’m just too small of a blogger and that’s why there are ‘no titles available’??? ANY HELP.

In OTHER ARC news…I got some amazing E-ARC’s from NetGalley and I am squealing. Not only have I got There’s Someone Inside Your House, I’ve got Daughter Of The Burning City. I also received Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index and Crazy House by James Patterson. I don’t mean to brag, BUT I AM EXCITE and have been raving over this the whole month. Now I just need to read them, to be honest.

Though I just watched while everyone tweeted about YALC Uk. Like okay, NO NEED TO RUB IT IN MY FACE. And while all my fave authors were there, apparently Benedict Cumberbatch walked in SO I AM JEALOUS okay. *sobs* I had a mental breakdown when I saw this but WHO CARES.

I made a new Pinterest account so go check me out! My boards are actually so aesthetic but so bare and I AM SORRY. There’s not much on my account but I literally just started it a few days ago.

I started to comment back…and let’s just say I’m not doing a very good job of it. LIKE I’m so late on replying to comments now and sometimes I don’t even know WHAT to comment back and it’s so LONG, did anyone mention this. For all you comment-backers, how do you manage all this because I might be drowning?

Also, I just need to take a second to share this video. It’s about ALL the issues In Carve The Mark and even if you haven’t read Carve The Mark, you should totally watch it because it discusses things applicable to a lot of books. It tells us the book really isn’t that problematic and discusses how it’s honestly not as racist as it seems. I actually found it from Cait @ Paper Fury who shared it in her recap and I basically exploded when i saw it. It explained everything I thought about the book and I AM SO GLAD!

 

TRENDING

Let’s be real. I JUST started this blog so only have 4 posts up (this being my 5th post) so let’s just put my first 3 posts here BECAUSE WHY NOT?

POST LOVE

LIFE SNIPPETSThis month was incredibly exciting for me!  I basically brain-dumped everything I did i my Bullet Journal because there were a lot of things and my memory isn’t the best when it comes to..well everything.

Schools out…Summers IN! To be honest, July was only HALF off from school because I still had school until like the 20th.  But people are making back to school posts and I’m like ‘The party just started?’. America is weird. And the last 10 days went very slowly and I GOT A LOT OF READING meaning I read ACOL in one day despite it being 600 pages. YEAH, that’s what I mean! And even though it’s only been 11 days I have done quite a bit of thing and basically, SUMMER is amazing for BOOKS, BLOGGING and…

ICE CREAM. Now it might seem a bit obsessive to have a whole paragraph dedicated to this in my recap but hear me out. I HAD SO MUCH ICE CREAM this month it is unbelievable. What’s summer without Ice cream? I tried a new Ice cream flavour which was peanutella which is Peanut and Nutella mixed together which was gorgeous ❤ 10/10 recommend. I also tried out Mango Sorbet…which was VERY interesting. And I had Cookies & Cream which was obviously HEAVEN. And more DESERT appreciation, I had a huge waffle to celebrate summer.

I went to a theme park and went on SO. MANY. ROLLERCOASTERS. Hello, they were super scary and fun but I AM SUCH A THRILL-SEEKER. AGH, I absolutely LOVE rides and super frightening ones that i could die, are my kind! It was SUCH a fun day out, and I need to go again!

I also went to a mini zoo and went on boats! Which was really fun because they’re  cute meerkats and mice. And wallabies (who are wannabe Kangaroos) and birds and hello…CUTE ANIMAL APPRECIATION ❤ Even though it wasn’t on the same day, I’m going to squish the events of me eating lunch on a boat about to kill a bird here too. You know because I just said animals are cute and then I nearly damaged a birds’ nest in the water. OBVIOUSLY LOGICAL.

I TRIED to reorganise my bookshelf. Keyword: TRIED. i wanted to make it rainbow themed but then my series were all together and they didn’t want to be separated so ended up switching everything back. #sorrynotsorry. I mean, I don’t really have a bookshelf, it’s more just 2 shelves lined with books BUT not the point here.

I’m writing a story. Correction: WE are writing a story. Sasha and I have been planning and outlining this month and I secretly went Solo and wrote some of the beginning of the book. It’s been so much fun coming up with ideas AND i might do a post about it on here, so keep your eyes peeled! It’s a sci-fi AND a Fantasy with no title just yet but it’s a WIP! I am excited okay? Be excited with me. I am finally feeling like I have a writer’s life.

I re-watched Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them.  Because I can’t get enough of Newt apparently. I actually really enjoyed watching it again and I realised I forgot most of what happened. AGH THE little creatures were so cutttteee ❤

NEXT MONTH

  • Interview with the BOOK BLOGGER QUEEN (can you guess who this is?)
  • Whispers Of Reviews [THE SOMETHING EDITION]
  • A discussion about ‘representation’ in books
  • 10 books I want to read this summer
  • And obviously more but pfft, SECRETS.

Let's Whisper

What were your most memorable moments from July? Was it a slow month for you too? Do you enjoy recaps in general? Did you attend YALC or any other book fest? How is your summer going? Tell me all the fun things you did!!! Link to your monthly recaps too.

Ilsa - Edited

 

 

 

 

P.S Why is the post 2k+ words? I RAMBLE? Maybe

 

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74 thoughts on “July Whispers // Book Devouring, Summer Outings & ICE CREAM + Book Haul”

  1. Yeah, July was so strange. I don’t know. I had like a weird month in all aspects of everything! I didn’t read much, I just generally was in an allllll around slumpy-slump.
    Commenting back is hard, dude. Even when you only have a handful of followers like me! I try my hardest to do it because I wanna do it because I CARE A WHOLE LOT but some days I just have to say no, and then come back to it later!
    I do enjoy recaps. Don’t worry, allllllll of my posts seem to be at least 1k now…
    THANK YOU FOR THE FEATURE I THINK IM DEAD. Oh, and I may have found another typewriter. Yeah, I totally did. WHOOPS.
    My summer is tragically only 1 more month long. America is lame, would not recommend.

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    1. I know though you had a wonderful post about your slump so I guess that’s a positive? YEAH, I think sometimes I comment back and then other times…well..no. What I’m doing now is replying to comments ASAP and then after a week, when new comments are rare on that post, I comment back on all of them? yeah. Some people have ‘commenting back’ days like every Saturday or whatever.

      I know! I think every single post (apart from my 1st) was 1k or over? IT HAPPENS. What can I say?

      Oh yes! You said you’d look out for a fabulous typewriter for me AND I LOVE STELLA.

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  2. Dang girl your read books put me to shame! BUT YAY FOR THE SHADES OF MAGIC BOOKS OIWEGHEFÖIEHJFÖLWK
    OMG I DON’T FOLLOW YOUR TWITTER???? WHAT IS LIFE. I SHALL FOLLOW NOW.
    Ermegerrrrd congrats on 1k!! That is so freaking awesome! You are awesome!
    *sees list of blogs you like*
    *goes and follows all of them because who cares if I barely have any time as it is hahahah*
    I loved this recap omg!! And yay for being twitter famous for a day!! That is so awesome!

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    1. Trust me, my read book this month put my past me to shame SO I FEEL YOU. AGH THANK YOU ESTHER, shall have a blessed Twitter account now. WAIT DO I FOLLOW YOU? Omg, i don’t even know. i will check afterwards!
      And thank you for being one of those 1k followers!
      THANK YOUUU ❤ This comment was so sweet!

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  3. Your monthly wrap-ups are one of my favourites to read!! ( you and May write the best wrap-ups😊)
    I found July to be quite slow as well but it was a good one🙂A memorable moment in July….probably that I did something very out of my comfort zone and joined a scout group! And it went well! I mean I found it to be pretty scary to the point that I almost didn’t go but I did, and I’m so glad I pushed myself😊
    I wish I could have attended YALC, I’m definitely planning to go next year for sure! I live so close to London, there’s literally no excuse! And free books?! Anything involving free stuff will get my mum’s approval for sure😂
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for mentioning my blog in your Blog Post Love section!! That was such a nice thing to wake up to😄😄

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    1. Yes I love May’s wrap-ups! They’re superb and exciting! And I like your blog highlights of the months too ❤ OMG that sounds amazing! That's so great that you did that! YALC looked so awesome, I am jealous. I live in London soo…WELL YAH.
      Oh no, that's so okay! I can't believe I just started following your blog now?!

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      1. Awe thank you!! Same, the jealously levels are pretty high😭 You live in London? You most certainly should have went!

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  4. HUGE congrats on 1k!! You totally deserve it!! Somehow you manage to write incredible content with so much personality and fun (something I’ve been trying to do for years) so PROPS TO YOU! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store! And so so glad you love the designs – if you need anything else you know where to find me 😉

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  5. You’re the second blogger that write about Ash and Quill and how it’s a good book. For me it’s kind of a destiny sign that I’ve to read that novel 😂
    And you’r not the only one who didn’t go to YALC. I’m from Italy and this year was my golden opportunity, since in my country we don’t have anything similar – neither the publisher really know what ya is – and then… my car broke. So I had no money to purchase the plane ticket and all the other stuff.
    I cannot believe that I’ve to wait another year but next time nothing is gonna stop me to go.

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    1. Well it’s the 3rd in the series (Ash and Quill) so make sure you read Ink and Bone & Paper and Fire first because then you probably wouldn’t understand it! I’m glad it’s got a little bit of hype going though because it’s so worth it!

      I live in the UK, so I could’ve made it to YALC but…well, you know. I wish you could’ve gone!

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      1. Oh, thank you! I was sure that it was the first book… and I even don’t know why. I always manage to embarass myself in a way or another XD
        My biggest regret about YALC was that this year Laini Taylor and Schwab were there 😦 I really wished to see them

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  6. DUDE. YOUR GRAPHIC DESIGNS ON THIS BLOG ARE AMAZING 💕💕 *dreamy sigh* Your button is just 👌. Anyways thank you for mentioning my post!! I honestly didn’t think that anyone would really like it haha. THANK YOU for being reasonable about Allegiant. Most people give it one star because she dies and complain the whole book is trashy because Four (I hate calling him Tobias lol) is all like ‘MEHH I’M NOT GENETICALLY PURE’ but the book was overall decent still. I’m also literally an evil bad bookworm because THUG has been sitting on my shelf in my bedroom for weeks and I still haven’t picked it up…How long did it take for you to finish it, and does it have a slow start?
    OKAY A THOUSAND FOLLOWERS?? SERIOUSLY? THIS IS LIKE EVERY BLOGGERS DREAM!! Yayyyyy congrats!!!! That’s so cool!!

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    1. WELL, i cannot take the credit (all thanks to Emily really) BUT YES I AM IN LOVE. I definitely thought your audiobook post…was interesting even if I didn’t ENTIRELY agree with it. OMG SAME, I hate the name Tobias for some reason. four is way cooloer. I did find he was abit whiny but I liked the Roth did what SHE wanted in this book and shouldn’t be hated for that? I think it took me 2 days to finish but that’s because I’m a VERY fast reader. It is a bit long for a contemporary and found it dragged for me at some points but It gets off to a very quick start.

      AND THANK YOU. I KNOW I CAN’T BELIEVE IT EITHER. I THOUGHT I WAS DREAMING. I NEVER IMAGINED I’D GET 1k!

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  7. Congrats on your first month on this blog!!! It looks like you’ve gotten a ton of reading done which is awesome! The book that starts with “the girl…” and has an orange cover looks exactly like the Little Bee cover which is super weird!
    Happy blogging!

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  8. OMG CONGRATS ON 1,000!
    *dies from being mentioned TWICE*
    I really need to start writing monthly wrap ups again… I did it for like two months and then stopped… but I feel like I should start again haha.
    YOU READ SO MANY BOOKS! I loved the young elites so much! (only read the first one so far though)
    I subbed to the magazine and it’s so beautiful!! Loved your piece ❤

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    1. THANK YOU. I am having a little flailing epsiode over this 1k!!!

      I LOOOOVE recaps and have never read yours so I WOULD really like to see you do them ❤ No pressure though!
      The Young Elites was SUPERB! The Rose Society is MEH, I didn't really like Adelina. TMS STEALS YOUR SOOUL AND TRAMPLES ON IT…be warned!

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  9. Ah, thanks so much for linking back to my post about hyped books in the blogosphere! I really loved all the conversations I had! ❤

    And I love Francina Simone! She has a lot of fantastic videos that I agree with, and I was so glad to see that one about Carve the Mark! I was never going to read the book because I wasn’t interested, but I saw Emily May talk in her review about some inaccuracies, so I was suspicious!

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  10. WOW!! First of all, CONGRATS ON THE NEW BLOG AND ALL THE FOLLOWS!! That’s amazing!! July is definitely a strange month, I agree with all of your July statements (curse you July) I’ve been trying to check out The Young Elites from the library for LITERALLY EVER. THey never have it which is just plain rude, I’m trying to read here!! Hopefully, I can get it soon! UM I LOVE ICE CREAM TOO. I COULD WRITE A WHOLE NOVEL ON ICE CREAM ITS AMAZING NO RAGRETS. I absolutely LOVE the new blog and can’t wait to read more from you!!! btw, your icon is adorable I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

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    1. THANK You!!! July is just after the middle of the year and you are like ‘what’s happening’. AGH, I hope you can get TYE soon, it’s fantastic! For a while my library just had the 2nd and 3rd books and not the 1st so I had to borrow it off a friend.
      AHEM ALL THE ICECREAM APPRECIATION THANK YOU

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS on the followers, and this fantastic new blog! This is so great and obviously so well deserved. Also, you are definitely rambling here, I’m not going to lie, but since I’m in this honesty policy here…well, I love reading your ramblings so don’t stop.
    Commenting back takes a long, LONG time. I am one of these bloggers commenting back as much as I can, so…I’m still going to be honest and tell you that this takes me from 1 to 3 hours every day depending on whether or not I posted a blog post, if I am slow or quick and everything. It is so damn long but I discovered amazing bloggers this way and I’m all for sharing the love so…I’m exhausted but I like it? That’s how I see it hahha 🙂
    About the books: I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like The Rose Society too much – I have read only the first book for now but…I feel like the second one is one you just have to bear in order to read the fabulous finale?!
    Have an amazing month! 🙂

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    1. THANK YOU ❤ I love rambles too but sometimes they're not appreciated *dabs away tears* Well what I'm doing now is waiting a week after a post and then just go crazy with the commenting back. YEAH I KNOW, I am not sane.
      Definitely! It was still amazingly written and gripping but I DID NOT like any of the characters here.

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  12. Summer is not over yet! Everyone is posting summer wrap-ups and school stuff, but I still want to party! Technically I’m supposed to start school mid August, but I have to go out of town and I’m home-schooled so it makes it easy to double up. But ice cream is the best. Have you had lemon sorbet? It’s fabulous. I tried to make some once, and it didn’t really turn out quite right, but still tasted amazing. Anyway, I love wrap up posts and really enjoyed this one 🙂

    ~ Pip

    P.S. Don’t feel pressured to comment back on this, I know it can be hard to reply to everyone and I won’t be the least hurt ;P

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  13. CONGRATS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS LIKE WUUUTTTTT?????? That’s so crazy omg but you deserve every single one of them ❤️

    AND OMG ALL THESE FABULOUS BOOKS/SERIES AKA THUG ADSOM TYE (I haven’t read any of them lol BUT I OWN THEM ALL AND I WANNA READ THEM SOON 😂). And I’m totally not jealous of the three ARCs you’ve got. Nope. No. Definitely not.

    Ok maybe a little.

    I FORGOT WHAT ELSE I WANTED TO SAY SO I’LL LEAVE NOW BYE *waves*

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  14. OMG YAYAYAYAY FOR 1K FOLLOWERS!!! And your design is looking absolutely FAB and I LOVE IT. ❤ Emily did such a good job!

    ELEVEN BOOKS YOU GO GIRL. There was this one month where I read twelve books and I'm extremely proud but also confused about how that happened. 😛 I felt like July was a really weird month as well??? Like it was slow but not fast, idk. HAHAHHA YES TUESDAY AND SATURDAY IS MUCH BETTER!!! And I'm sorry about the YALC thing. 😥 And dude change the bookshelf back to rainbow. IT'S SOOOOOO PRETTY I PROMISE YOU WON'T BE BOTHERED AT ALL.

    ALSO HOW DARE YOU TAKE THE NICKNAME "JU". THAT IS MY NICKNAME FOR HER. NO STEALING.

    Also how did you get your featured images (for your popular posts) to be centered like that???

    I would write more but I just danced for seven hours and I'm just really tired. 😥 I LOVE THIS POST THO!!! ❤

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    1. I KNOOW. I will just flail about my design for forever (and everly?)
      I honestly didn’t know I had read that many books until I started writing this recap. NOOO, my precious series, I can’t do this to them ❤ But rainbow is tempting. I shall try again maybe.

      HAHA I STOLE IT MUAHAH. I AM THIEF OF NICKNAMES. (but also a tiny bit sorry. I don't want to start a war)

      Oh well I inserted all of the featured images and linked them. And then I highlighted all 3 together and clicked the 'centre' button and YAH?

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  15. Ooo! You read some good books! The ending of A Conjuring of Light KILLED me! There were a lot of tears… How was the third Young Elites novel? I loved Legend and thought the Young Elites was fine but I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Rose Society… At this point I probably don’t remember enough to go back and finish the series but I’m still curious about what you thought.

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  16. AHHHH WOW you transferred your followers? I DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD DO THAT XD. If I ever switched blogs I would probably just cry in a puddle about losing followers.

    THIS MONTH WAS SLOW *cries* but I also didn’t want it to end. Because summer is ENDING SOON AHHHHH.

    Also #yes to Cookies and Cream ice cream I LOVE IT SO MUCH YOU KNOW.

    ALSO I’M SORRY FOR NOT GIVING YOU QUESTIONS. I ORIGINALLY PLANNED ON NOT TAGGING ANYONE FOR THE AWARD BUT THEN I DECIDED TO TAG YOU.

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  17. CONGRATS on the new blog and all of the progress you made last month!!! Also, on the topic of ice cream (because who can resist?) I’ve started making my own ice cream with a small ice cream maker and it’s AMAZING. My favorite flavors so far are cookie dough and fudge ripple ❤

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  18. What were your most memorable moments from July? Was it a slow month for you too? Do you enjoy recaps in general? Did you attend YALC or any other book fest? How is your summer going? Tell me all the fun things you did!!! Link to your monthly recaps too.

    July was an amazing month!!! Mostly because my birthday was on the fifth. But besides that. Not just in blogging; real life, too! I MADE NEW FRIENDS SO THAT WAS NICE. Summer in India is over xD But I had a great time over the holidays! And this post just reminded me to write my monthly recap – so going to get to that immediately 🙂 Recaps are really interesting to read because they wrap up everything so well!

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  19. I never read posts in my reader, have I even opened my reader? Nope, I don’t think so. Your blog design is incredibly pretty!
    Any way, July was my first-time full time working, so it felt like the month just flew by. But I just discovered your blog and I’m excited to read your reviews/posts/writing!
    And I visited the Statue of Liberty this month, so that was pretty cool!

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  20. I LOVE reading your monthly wrap ups and I really really really adore how clever your new blog name is! I’m the complete opposite to you – the idea of theme parks fill me with horror. I’m always adding to my TBR list thanks to your compilations.

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  21. Ahh I am so overwhelmed by how beautiful your new blog is!! I wish I could get mine to be half so nice. The graphics and the layout and omg… I love it….

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  22. WHOA you had a crazy month. Like, you did more in this month than I think I’ve done all summer. But congrats on 1000 followers and all your little successes along the way! I’m looking forward to seeing where this blog takes you. 🙂

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  23. I’m so sorry I’m behind on commenting back, but… Congrats on the new blog! It is BEAUTIFUL but it still retains what made your previous blog unique and I’m just so happy for you. 🙂 Also, thanks a ton for the pingback! I was not expecting that because my blog is still a small little hyper kid and I didn’t know my post was good enough to share. *not at all complaining though lol just being self-deprecating*
    July was hard for me. I have a job now, which means no time for myself but a lot of money to buy books with, so I’m still figuring all of that stuff out. It isn’t summer here and it’s raining like crazy. It’s still a great time to read books though *as if I need more excuses to read*
    I had a mini heart attack about the Cumberbatch thing too. 😅 I’m so sorry you couldn’t go to YALC even though you were right there. I heard many people say that he might be coming back next year, so try to next time and CLICK SOME PICTURES FOR YOUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE PLANET. 😉

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  24. CONGRATS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS!! *throws confetti* That’s amazing. Also love your new design.

    Commenting back is HARD. I don’t know how people do it. I already struggle keeping up with all the blogs I follow, then I need to comment back, but I also want to find new blogs, and of course I need to read too oh and I have a life outside of all of this. Don’t worry you’re definitely not the only one, I often feel like I’m drowning in all the posts and such haha. Also sometimes people comment on one of my posts, but none of their posts are relatable to me?? Because they don’t have a bookblog or a blog dedicated to anything I’m interested in and I’m like?? I want to comment back but… HOW I have no knowledge of makeup how can I comment help

    Wannabe Kangaroos hahahaha they’re so cute though!! Sounds like you’re having a great Summer 🙂

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    1. YAY! I honestly can’t believe I got 1000??? LIKE WUT EVEN.

      I’ve kind of given up on commenting back? LIKE SORRY EVERYONE too difficult to keep up with. Maybe sometime in the future…*sigh* I totally get the people commenting on my posts but thier blog…is very hard to comment on. Like I have nothing to say…? And I don’t want to comment FOR THE SAK OF COMMENTING like NO I will not give in to ‘great post’ as all my comment. Make up is a myth. FACT

      WALLABES ARE CUUUUTTTE.

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  25. OMG CONGRATULATIONS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS! Also, yes, absolutely LOVE your blog design and all your amazing posts. Like, what is this awesomeness?! I WANT.

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  26. i guess i am a cool person because i love these posts!! idk if i said this already but i loved your old blog and i love your new blog even more, which i didnt know was posssible!!1 and OOO i spy pinterest, definitley will give a look!! july was a busy irl month but a sloooooow blogging/reading month. my summer has been going gr8, actually, gr9 XD have a nice day!!

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  27. YAYAYYAY ON 1000 FOLLOWERS!!! *throws confetti* *gives you ice cream and all the other good stuff* I muuuuust read The Midnight Star!! I really liked the first two and I am SO PUMPED. But also don’t remember much of what happened in the first two. Oops. AGOS and ACOL and the whole series basically are the BEST and I love them so much aihnoeqjfoiqjoijwqoide. Also your blog design is so so pretty!! And thank youuuuu for sharing my post as well ahah. ❤ AND OOH YES!!! I ADOREEEE roller coasters so, so much omg, thrill rides and the super scary ones are the BEST. AGH. I'm so sad because I haven't been to an amusement park with roller coasters in so lonnnnnnng *cries* ANYWAY. I hope August has been good for you!! Sorry for this monstrously large comment haha.

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