WHERE EVEN TO START MY FRIENDS. August has been…busy, to say the least!
I have worked really hard to be more active on The Blog, and I’m actually surprised at how well it’s been going?!?!? #dedication. And I’ve met so many amazing new bloggers, it’s insane!!
First things first – I started a bullet journal!! YAY ME * awards self with chocolate *
SO. I have kind of wanted to start a bullet jornal (or Bujo or WHAEVER YOU CALL IT) for like, forever! BUT I had this notion that it would be way too complicated and would make my life harder instead of easier??
HOW I HAVE ERRED. And how I have been missing out! I decided to start one, and I wanted to do themed journals because I am a child and if mine doesn’t look like a coloring book, I will lose interest Very Quickly. Here I have included some peeks at the gloriousness that is my journal for you guys! I went a little overboard with the daisies – I KNOW. But I had to because they are my favorite flower OF EVER.
I BOUGHT SOME BOOKS. Well, technically I bought some books back in JULY when it was my birthday, BUT THEY HAVE FINALLY ALL TRICKLED IN so I can show you all the fabulosity.*
OKAY that’s not true they haven’t all showed up yet. My order of the boxed set of The Mortal Instruments got lost in the mail**, so it had to be resent and should be here within the next couple of weeks…I hope.
*It’s a word OKAY
**I’M CRYING OVER HERE OKAY. CRYING I TELL YOU!!
In case you have not yet discovered the wonderland that is bookstagram WHAT EVEN IS YOUR LIFE. Just kidding.* Bookstagram has introduced me to SO MANY books I never would otherwise have found, and I have met so many amazing people on there! I know we hear this all the time BUT IT’S TRUE I PROMISE.** As sad as it may sound, I actually talk to some of my bookstagram friends more often than I talk to the flesh and blood people in my life.
Here is my bookstagram (also visible in my footer because I know no chill)
And whoever tells you internet friends aren’t real friends has obviously never had internet friends!!!***
I actually hit 2k followers this past month – and I’m almost at 2.5k WUT. I don’t even know what’s happening??!?!? But yay I am so happy that I have the opportunity to spew my fangirling at so many individuals. I’m sure their lives are better for it.
*but actually NOT kidding because WHAT ARE YOU DOING.
**I NEVER LIE.
***Also: RUDE MUCH??
SPEAKING OF BOOKSTAGRAM FRIENDS. I actually took the train up to Frankfurt to meet one of them last week! I got to meet the lovely @chezmelodie (on bookstagram, be sure to check her out!). We went to Primark – but not to go ordinary shopping. WE RAIDED THEIR BACK TO HOGWARTS COLLECTION. #BookwormsForTheWin
Then we went to Starbucks and sat and talked for a while. AND THEN we got super overwhelmed by how full the city was and decided to call it a day. #Introverts
BUT IT WAS SO FUN. I have now met two bookstagram friends and they are both amazing!
I READ SO MANY BOOKS THIS MONTH. Not. I read Five Books bahaha and here I was thinking I’LL JUST READ LIKE 10 BOOKS THIS MONTH AND BE A BADASS. Instead I just read five and am still 13 books behind on my 2017 reading challenge. I’m counting on Christmas to catch me up*
ANYWHO. Here is a SMOL overview of what I read, with links to my reviews on goodreads (not all of them have full reviews because #lazy).
Wings Unseen (ARC)
Dream A City So Dark (I’m halfway through but so far I’m at )
I ALSO READ ONE ARC WOOOO. I got approved for 3 on Netgalley, but one got archived the day after I got approved so I couldn’t download it. BOOOO.
Like I already mentioned above, THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME BLOGGERS OUT THERE. You just need to know where to find them.*
- Analee @ Book Snacks (honestly this name was MADE for me) posted about how to get people to stay on your blog and read your posts! Very Helpful!
- Camilla @ The Reader in the Attic posted about how awesome bookish merch is and what a bad influence the internet is on our wallets.
- Cait @ Paper Fury shared awkwardly true internet life stories that are way too relatable for comfort!
- Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink shared all her amazing fantasy reads. And this is a must-read post because fantasy is probably the best thing on this earth.
*I’m not the person to ask because I am just as lost as your dog there
So I was Super Ambitious and decided to set myself the goal of editing my complete first draft of Feathers Black.
- I’m about halfway through. BUT PROGRESS MAN.
- Also I started brainstorming a new book, so that’s progress too?!?!? It counts okay.
- I am setting myself the new goal of finishing my edits on Feathers Black for September
- I also want to start outlining my new book idea, Red as the Storm because let’s face it, I’m too excited to wait.
- ALSO. I may or may not begin editing my first draft of No Such Thing as Never. AND PREPARE FOR SNIPPETS IN THE NEAR* FUTURE
*let’s just go ahead and change that to very distant
AAAAND that’s it for August! I promise the month was much more busier than this post is making it seem?!?? I am drained! Plus I have to start looking for new jobs now so pray for me.
What has your August been like? Did you discover any fun new things? Destroy your wallet with books? I wanna know!!