Somehow we’re in August already and this post is kinda late. Anyway, July has been a whirlwind of a month where a chapter of my life came to an end. Prompting me scrabbling round trying to find the page to my next chapter in life…yeah I’m still searching for that page. Anyhoo grab a cuppa, and settle in as I share how my July went!
Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill
Songs About a Boy by Chris Russell
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne
Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Editions bought are linked to Goodreads, so if you wanna check them out, click away dragons.
So I splurged last month but The Finisher, The Keeper and Dead Beautiful were all Charity Shop buys so they were really cheap. Ahem and I splurged on Fireblood and Nightblood because holy hell did I love Frostblood so much I needed to get the next two.
Treasures From My Travels
July was quite a month. What with me finishing college and finding out my final grade is MMP (Merit Merit Pass) which I’m super happy with. I was aiming for all Merits but what I got is still good. After finishing college it’s been very much a downward spiral in terms of my mental health again. As some of you may remember I’ve been trying to get up at 6am everyday so that I can gradually work backwards to waking up at 4am. Anyway this month was an absolute train wreck, which hasn’t helped at all. I’ll talk more about this in a later post. Due to my mental health being rude I ended up being very ghostly within the Bookending Summer event and for that I’m sorry. I just wasn’t up to blog hopping, engaging or really doing anything because I was already drained.
I will be doing my best to blog hop to some of the posts from BEsummer19 that I’ve missed out on though, so you may see me popping up in your notifications throughout this month.
Moving onto a more positive note, I applied for two jobs which is super exciting and I really hope I get one…I mean I’ve heard back from one already. *crosses fingers* Ironically neither job is in the graphic design field ha, so yeah there’s that. The Reading Rush happened on the last week of July as well which is where I managed to read 4 books and start another…which I finished in August. Ahem as for August, my blog turns 2 this month bless it. I’m not sure what post I’ll be doing to celebrate it so if any of you have any suggestions lemme know!
Bookending Autumn will be happening in October so of course much planning will be happening to prepare for that event which was previously known as Blogoween. Due to my mental health the Tidyathon will not be running in the Autumn event. I may bring it back for Winter, if not it shall be back for Spring. I just want to focus more attention on the main event and making sure that’s getting the attention it deserves.
Bookending Autumn/Fall 2019: HOSTS WANTED
Previously known as Blogoween, this event is pretty special as it marks a year of these events as we started off with the Autumn one. October 1st – 31st is when BEautumn19 kicks off and we’re looking for hosts! If you’d like to be a host for the Autumn even then click below, which will take you to the form!
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
How was everyone’s July? Out of the books you read last month, which two stood out most to you? For me Wild Hunger because aaaaaah I love Chloe Neill’s work and also it’s a spin off of one of my all time fav series. Though please don’t read the synopsis of Wild Hunger on Goodreads as it’ll spoil the main series…well a main part of it. And the other one would probably be Songs About a Boy because I’m trash for contemporaries and being able to say “I’m with the band” is something I will be trash for until I heave my last breath. Probably. Hahaha.