*crawls out of the depths of my hiatus den*
*squints at the sunlight*
I’m still alive! Somehow I don’t know how but here we are, my hiatus has now come to an end, Bookending Summer kicks off today! Anyhoo, what have I been up to these past few months? Glad you asked, as it’s time for a hiatus rewind!
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (April)
Seven Days of You By Cecilia Vinesse (April)
The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout (June)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (June)
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (June)
American Panda by Gloria Chao (June)
Guilty Pleasure by Laurell K Hamilton (June)
Eliza And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (June)
Frost Blood by Elly Blake (June)
Editions bought are linked to Goodreads, so if you wanna check them out, click away dragons.
Treasures From My Travels
My hiatus meant I also took a step back from blog hopping, as when I go about my blog hopping duties, it makes me want to write. I love reading blog posts but I also get inspiration from them and just generally, it’d make me staying on hiatus harder. So if you suddenly see me popping up in your notifications on posts which are a few months old…it’s because I’m catching up on some blog hopping.
My hiatus wasn’t all sunshine and happiness. My mental health seems to have been having a tantrum particularly in May, even now I’m still struggling a bit. However its not all gloom here cause after 2 years of writing fanfiction, so I wouldn’t let my writing muscles get cramped. I have a WIP I’m super duper excited for, just know it’s gonna have a German Shepherd in and I am ridiculously excited for it!
I didn’t read anything in May due to my mental health but erm June….yeah I don’t know what happened either. Apparently I wanted to read books back to back, though I tend to read books in either one or two chunks now. Rather than over a period of days.
I finish college on the 12th July and honestly…I’m not ready. Well I am but also not. Since then comes the next step of I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing-and-we’re-getting-closer-to-me-turning-19 *banshee wails* Anyway I’ve handed in my final assignment which is wild, so for the last two weeks I’ll be prepping things for our showcase. Basically we show off our work that we’ve done throughout the year/s and we can also create work just for the showcase.
I’m planning on creating a post talking about my time in college, not sure when that’ll be out, so keep your eyes peeled loves!
Bookending Summer starts today so if you’ve not signed up yet, there’s still time, sign ups don’t close for another 2ish weeks yet. More info on that will be linked below! As for my posting schedule…we’ll see. I have some collab posts I want to post and I’ve got a growing mountain of tags to get through so we’ll see how that goes.
I’m also changing up how I rate books, I finally figured out a rating system! Oh and my reviews are going to live over on my Goodreads. Unless it’s an ARC, review request or part of a blog tour I’m kinda scrapping reviews from my blog. I’ll be talking more about that in an upcoming post though!
Bookending Summer 2019
HAS STARTED!!! Check out the announcement here, for all relevant info on this event. In brief, it’s one of the quarterly events Sam and I created for book bloggers. The tidyathon is running again and we have some twitter chats planned!
Just a reminder that you’re welcome to join this discord server! It’s a place for all book lovers, whether you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or booktuber. Hell if you’re just a reader you’re welcome to join, you will need either a twitter or goodreads which can verify you are indeed a reader. (just because we don’t want trolls ruining our bookish fun!)
The whole idea of the server, is to bring the bookish community together. We can also support everyone better, across the platforms which is great, spreading love is so important in this community. Particularly across platforms I feel, you can also make friends too.
At the moment we’re still a smol server, but we truly hope you’ll swing on by and join in the fun. ❤
Rewind The Posts (April – June)
How’s everyone been these past 2 months? Any good books read, or have you been hit with a slump? If you’re taking part in BEsummer19 I can’t wait to see your posts and/or your tidyathon progress! Due to me coming back when Bookending Summer starts, you may not get many posts from me. Since I’m gonna be tidying my goodreads hehe.