I mean, where have i been?
Look, i know no one missed me (yes i’m writing this so i can get comments that say “oh no i DEFINITELY missed ur postss ilsa” because I’m just that sort of attention seeker. )
But honestly I have no idea where i’ve been. So Alexa, play Monopoly by Ariana Grande.
It’s the summer holidays, so by some weird logic that means I have more free time and therefore should be blogging more. But, because I am Ilsa it also happens to mean PROCRASTINATION. Truly, I’m beginning to hate that word so much because it really doesn’t encapsulate how frustratingly LAZY I am, and how I can never get anything done, and I go to sleep each night FEELING WORTHLESS CUS IM NOT DOING ANYTHING. Productivity has officially left the chat…i mean was she even in the chat in the first place?
I haven’t updated you guys on what i’ve read SINCE FOREVER (ahahhaha. And i’m not going to do it this post because i’m holding out on the fact that i’ll be motivated to do a mini reviews post!!!) and also what i’ve been doing. So here’s a weird little life update 🤪 🤪 🤪 (like anyone cares ahahahaha)
🍃🍃general life things🍃🍃
- I baked cookies
- It’s the summer holidays
- I Am LAZY
- What is a sleep schedule???
- I’ve said and i oop about 30000 times in the past week (also, new addition, is saying luv at the end of every sentence)
- I haven’t been reading books for forever
- I’ve just got out of a reading slump YAY. (have i really tho?)
🍃🍃social media 🍃🍃
So lots of things have happened online presence wise. I re installed Instagram again on my phone, and that means I can finally have some great interactions with the legendary Ioana @ Dragon Waffles which is always great.
I also re-made a Goodreads Account. If you don’t know quite a while ago, due to Reasons, I left goodreads and impulsively deleted my account (all my reviews, shelves, ratings, friends – GONE) and have been regretting it ever since. But I made a new one! All my old reviews are not there, and I’m only adding friends I actually WANT on there and it’s been pretty fun so far! I like having a place to write my salty reviews like this one (sorry I’ll never stop promoting this review I find it rlly funny)
I also made a curious cat (Wow who AM I? Social media EW) and you can ask me questions on there! If you ever visit my cc, and your reaction ISNT this then…
And I’m kinda more active on twitter again! I feel so weird because I feel like I’ve just been really dead on all my platforms while I was in school and now i’m just LIKE YEAH LET’S TALK BROS!!!!! On every platform.
🍃🍃 no school 🍃🍃
I’m so HAPPY there’s no school because I get to have some GOOD quality sleep!! And not wake up on 6 hours of sleep and feel like DEATH. But I wish I was being more productive.
I wrote this on my curious cat and I think it just sums up my frustration – OKAY SUMMER is good hypothetically BUT i fall out routine, feel like I lose touch with friends, am too scared to make any plans, never really do anything fun and watch while everyone travels the world while i go to Sainsbury’s and write poetry, and i’m unproductive and waste my days away and when school comes im LIKE WHAT??
I mean that’s always fun right?? Also I’m just starting to hate sarcasm (ironic I know) but it just pisses me off for some reason even tho i’m so sarcastic myself?
So i went to this really pretty park in London, and it had these really pretty flower gardens and I genuinely love nature SO MUCH. Here’s some pictures I took. (Afterwards, we went to a restaurant and I ate: a lot)
🍃🍃 tv shows 🍃🍃
I watched the first two seasons of La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) and it was SO addicting and intense!! I’m not really liking the direction of Season 3 so far, but we’ll see!
Stranger Things Season 3 came out and I’M UM!!! Season 2 remains my favourite for Steve reasons BUT the finale for this season was SO EMOTIONAL I was sobbing for 10 minutes straight (if you know, you know). I do have some complaints to be honest but I’m OBSESSED with Robin! She is just so funny and smart and cute. It was such a good season, and I had such a fun time watching it because all the characters make me so happy (apart from Alexei i’m sorry) i feel like doing a season review of all the best moments but also I DON’T KNOW if anyone would want to read that?
🍃🍃exciting bookish news🍃🍃
Imagine Me cover was released and I’m not IN LOVE with it but at least it’s not as disappointing as Defy Me’s cover.
Queen of Nothing Sampler was released online AND!!! I’m so fricking pumped, I miss Jude and Cardan SO MUCH.
Me, May, Taasia, and Ju, are thinking of hosting a readalong for the Legend series by Marie Lu, so if you’re interested, vote on the poll/tell me in the comments below.
i’m thinking of doing a bookish meme section of funny YA book jokes I see on twitter and compiling them here every month or so?? IDK. Let me know if it would be something you are interested in!
I know it’s already August but here are some of the books I plan to read so If you ever want to buddy read any of them let me know!
the seven husbands of evelyn hugo
the forbidden wish
darius the great is not okay
I figured I should start doing a section like this because I feel like sharing songs you love is so much fun!
recently added to playlist:
- The Archer by Taylor Swift
- Jesus in LA by Alec Benjamin
- Ur So Beautiful By Grace Vanderwaal
- Fool by Cavetown
- Road Trip by Chloe Moriondo
- Sit next to me By Foster The People
- Checkmate by Conan Gray
- It’s Not Living (if it’s not with you) by the 1975
Anyways, I think that’s everything for this recap? Tell me if you’re excited for the readalong we’re hosting for Legend! Would you be interested in a bookish meme recap from Twitter? How is your summer? What music have you been loving lately? TELL ME EVERYTHING!!!