I am unbelievably sad August is over.
August was my month for BASICALLY DOING WHATEVER THE HELL I LIKED and it was bliss. And now in a few days, I will be returning to school. RAISE YA HAND IF YOU’RE SOBBING TOO. Like why? I don’t want to go back to school! I haven’t even done a full back to school shop yet but I honestly don’t care because SCHOOL. Why do months have to fly past me like birds? I shall chop off their wings.
I guess I should STOP complaining (seriously tho. The effort) August was basically the month for me just binge-reading all the books and, it is times like this I wish i could read books for a living *sigh*
OMG, I READ 20 BOOKS I DO NOT THINK I AM OKAY? WHAT! TWENTY. BOOKS.IN. A. MONTH. Can we have a round of applause? CAN WE? Like this is what happens when a bookworm has free time. I am proud. AND because I read so many books I will be splitting this up into slices of cake. 🙂 🙂
W H A T . S H O U L D . I . R E A D . N E X T?
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ★★★★☆ // NOAH. This was wild, free alive and broke all the rules. AGH SO AMAZING.
Denton’s Little Death Date by Lance Rubin ★★★☆☆ // Funny, weird and overall a lighthearted read about death. XD to the whole book
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard★★☆☆☆ // Dragged for the like the first 50% but loved the ending. Need the next book ASAP thanks.
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas ★★★★☆ // OMG, the best platonic relationship between two boys and just ADORABLE because they write letters to each other and asdfghjkl.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard ★★★★☆ // SO REFRESHING! I really enjoyed it. Gripping and bloody plus an amazing MC.
Flight of A Starling by Lisa Heathfield ★★★★★ // Utterly feels bending AND OMG THE TEARS. Not. Okay. Plus THERE’s A CIRCUS.
Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff ★★☆☆☆ // Went wrong for me in so many ways. Disappointing.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ★★★★★ // WELL, I bought this as an E-BOOK so it still counts. Anyways geek appreciation, fangirling and BASICALLY SO GEEKY AND AMAZING. Wallace.
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace ★★★★★ // this is such a moving, personal book and hit home. Amazing poetry.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McKanus ★★★★☆// I predicted half the plot twist *sigh* but still, super fun to read!
I took part in #ARC AUGUST and while all of these were e- arc’s it was super fun to participate! This was the first reading challenge I’ve done in *checks out life* MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE. and while I didn’t get to participate in any of the Twitter chats, it was a great motivation to get me reading some ARC’s even though my NetGalley ratio is still only 50%. kill me now.
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles ★☆☆☆☆ // Not for me AT ALL. Boring and just overall SO MESSY!
Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier ★★★★★ // I LOVE YOU ETHAN.
The Hanging Girl ★★★★☆ by Eileen Cook // Not as chilling as I would have liked but still a good read which was really clever and had ice cream appreciation.
Satellite by Nick Lake ★★★★☆ // A super cool sci-fi book that had feels BUT dragged a lot.
A Taxonomy Of Love ★★★★☆ by Rachael Allena // super cute read that I just adored so much ❤ ❤ ❤
A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester ★★★★☆ // Ally Carter but darker and WAY MORE DIVERSE. Loved.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody ★★★★★ // OMG Mind Bending, Stabby Fun & Magical Murder. SUCH A GENIUS BOOK!!
There’s Someone Inside your House by Stephanie Perkins ★★☆☆☆ // SO disappointed. Still 70% romance and 30% murder. LIKE NO??
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel // ★★★☆☆ This was REALLY GOOD but…I had a few issues with it?
The blogging life has been good! I’ve stuck to my schedule and met a lot of new bloggers. I am really afraid that I won’t be able to do as much blogging things when school starts.
Jasmine interviewed me! She’s so sweet and amazing and her blog is just FAB.U.LOUS! She did a whole shoutout think for her 200/300 follower celebration and I just felt so appreciated you know? Thanks Jas for doing that for me! It gave such a boost to my new blog.
I’ve been back at designing blogs! I recently closed down my custom design shop but i decided to help a few bloggers out. I designed It’s Lu Again’s blog (LU IS AN AWESOME CREATURE OF THIS UNIVERSE.) and YES, Jasmine as well! She asked for a quick logo and I quickly whipped it up. Take a look at these! Tell me what you think!!!
I hit 500 likes! This happened near the beginning of the month (August 2nd) and I just wanted to thank all of you for being so supportive.I’ve been receiving really nice compliments about my blog lately and people are just generally being so awesome SO HERE IS ALL THE ICE CREAM FOR YOU.
I am drowning in awards. Like;
- Entertainer Blogger Award
- The Insider Book Blogger Tag
- The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag
- The Social Media Blog Tag
- The Awesome Blogger Award
- The Liebster Award
- THE OMG THIS SONG BOOK TAG
Like THANKS FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE GUYS! I know you love me! *beams* *flips hair*
Victoria Schwab IS WRITING A NEW SERIES AND A NEW STANDALONE IN THE SHADES OF MAGIC WORLD. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED. LIKE OMG HELLO THIS IS AMAZING. WE HAVE MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM ACOL!!! OMG MORE LUC AND RHY AND LILA AND KELL! MORE BAD-ASS AWESOMENESS. I AM CRYING. erztxcyjuvkhlkjhlvjucydtyZAWSEDFTGYBHGDSASDFGHJKJHBGDFTYUIKMNJHBGCFDTYUJ
V.E SCHWAB REPLIED TO MY TWEET. Yeah. don’t worry I AM SO FINE RIGHT NOW. SO FREAKING FINE. SHE. REPLIED. TO. MY. TWEET. The master of writing books, THE PERSON WHO INVENTED KELL’S COAT, replied to my GOD. DAMNED. TWEET. HELLO. HELL. O. I AM DEAD. and she liked my tweets too. SO not dead.
Other than V.E SCHWAB…I CAN’T GET OVER THE FACT SHE IS WRITING NEW BOOKS I CANNOT MENTION IT ENOUGH. I AM SO EXCITED FOR THREADS OF POWER. WHO. ELSE?
No, but seriously..I made a Bloglovin’ account. So if you’re on there make sure you follow me so you can stay up to date with me and my blog 🙂 🙂 🙂 #awkwardselfpromo
OH and I’ve been having so much fun with the Scribbler’s challenge! It’s simply been SO MUCH FUN! I’ve loved every single prompt so far, some harder than others and the winners are going to be announced in like 2 days AND I JUST CANNOT WAIT. this has been so much writerly FUN.Did I mention FUN?
I am ahead of schedule in my Goodreads Challenge. LIKE OMG with all the reading I’ve been doing I am 22 books ahead of schedule. With school coming up that is just PERFECT because I won’t be able to get more reading done with the new year starting! WHOOP. No need to worry for me then! I GOT IT ALL UNDER CONTROL.
P O S T S
B O O K W O R M S
- Cait @ Paper Fury sheds some light on bookworms freakouts
- Aris @ Awkward Aris shows how amazing bookworms are
- Esther @ Queen of Fantasy talks about things us bookworms do whilst reading
- Analee @ Book Snacks rants about how unrealistic YA is
- May @ Forever and Everly warns humans about what they should NEVER say to bookworms
- Analee @Book Snacks posts all the exciting September releases!!!
- Cait @ Paper Fury discussed whether we should read underrated YA books
- Jackie @ Too much of a book nerd writes an amazing passionate review about Wonder Woman Warbringer
B L O G G I NG & O T H E R
- Ju @ Blots of Ink and Words tells us why blogging is useful
- Abbiee @ Abbiee music gives us 7 habits to become confident!
- Madeline @ A Paper Reverie describes her stages of reviewing
- Mikaela writes a relatable post about bookworms becoming materialistic
- May @ Forever and Everly talks about how blogging can help anxiety
- The Story Sponge made me laugh with the post; if sherlock and his chums were writers
- Kate @ All The Trinkets talks about whether a niche is important or not
- Charis @ Charis Rae shows us how to storyboard our novel on Pinterest (thanks)
- Cait @ Paper Fury reminds of our weird online lives #relatable
I’m going back to school(!) As I said in the introduction, I AM SAD. Like I have all my stationery BUT I AM NOT IN THE LEAST EXCITED okay? This means fewer books & blogging PLUS the school library is not open at the beginning of the year and WHYYYY?
I started doing Yoga. I am officially yogi queen. It’s actually surprisingly fun and well…stretchy. Does anyone else do yoga?I will survive this, don’t worry.
I started my bullet journal again! Kind of? More just like random to-do lists to be honest. I am thinking of getting an actual letchrum notebook BUT WHO KNOWS? At least I revived it from the dead.
I started requesting physical ARC’s. *gasp* May finally got permission to request ARC’s and before I had only requested e-copies of books but MAY WAS SO INSPIriNG AND BRAVE… I was like if she can do it, SO CAN I! Though i haven’t got approved for any YET. OKAY? STOP BEING RUDE.
I have plot bunnies! I have some ideas…well ONE IDEA for a BRAND NEW SHINY PLOT BUNNY and I am going to share it with you soon and SDFGHJKLKJHGFDSDFGHJKL I AM EXCITED. It’s about an immortal guy who wants to die. H
EY THAT RHYMED
I got new glasses! They’re really nice an own-like. they were/are a spare pair but I ended up liking them more than my ACTUAL pair so LIKE THEY’RE SO SMOL I LOVE THEM OKAY? Though i do think I was over-prescribed. #rude.
Oh and I’m debating whether to watch the new #GBBO? Like Mel, Sue AND Mary Berry have left and it’s on channel 4 and like?? should?? I?? watch?? it??I JUST WISH IT WAS STILL WITH THE BBC OKAY *cries* I used to be a massive fan of the show!
September is SCHOOL! I really want to start getting reviews in so whenever I need to get a review done I will occasionally post on THURSDAY! I know that could potentially mean…4 posts in a week if I do an announcement on Friday as well which is CRAZY. So to sum up, I will occasionally review books on a Thursday.
How was your August? Are you going back to school – sad or happy? ARE YOU INSANELY EXCITED ABOUT V.E SCHWAB’S NEW BOOKS!?!? What are some of your favourite books this month? TELL ME WHAT YOU HUMANS HAVE BEEN UP TO! (link me to your monthly recaps too!)