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Showing posts with label monthly wrap up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monthly wrap up. Show all posts

Monday, 31 July 2017

July Wrap Up

  

Life

  • I've read almost as many books this year as I read in the past two years combined. 
  • Back to uni! The new semester is going pretty well, and I'm loving my new timetable.
  • I watched some more TV. I watched Harlots with the family and binged Black Sails, which were both extremely cool period dramas set in the 1700s.
  • It's been really cold for the past week and my hands are permanently freezing.

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Around the blogosphere

MJ at Howdy YAL! discussed the worst books they've ever blogged about.
Kai at Quartzfeather wondered if reviewing gets in the way of reading.
Cait at Paper Fury suggested 10 improvements for Goodreads.

How was your July? Are you keeping warm? How many books have you read this year in comparison to previous years? Did you read any classics this month?

Friday, 30 June 2017

June Wrap Up

  

Life

  • I hate winter. Bleugh. Winter is definitely the worst season. I don't like being cold, and I don't like it being dark at 5pm.
  • I didn't blog much - I had exams and wasn't inspired to write anything - but I read some great posts from lots of other bloggers, so that was something.
  • Exams... happened. Which means I'm halfway through my degree! I'm also on break now, which is great.
  • I watched a lot of TV. New seasons of Orange Is the New Black, Orphan Black, and Wynonna Earp came out and I'm all caught up now with those. I also watched Marco Polo, which was incredible. I'm sad that Netflix cancelled it after 2 seasons - the story wasn't finished!
  • I went to the movies a couple of times, to see Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and My Cousin Rachel. They were good.
  • I was naughty and read some books that weren't on my TBR and added to my TBR. But I then did a TBR purge so I've ended up with a smaller list than before. My TBR is now a reasonable and manageable 40 books.

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Around the blogosphere

Anna at Powered by Girl answered what is queer fiction? (This was posted last year but I read it this month so it counts.)
Cait at Paper Fury gave us 10 reasons why books succeed better at life than we do.
Bec at Readers in Wonderland listed 5 bookish pet peeves.
Nemo at The Moonlight Library discussed misassigned retellings.
Greg at Book Haven gave us the dos and don'ts of attending fan conventions.
Tasya at The Literary Huntress talked about ARCs and materialism.

How was your June? Do you hate winter as much as I do? How much do you enjoy wrapping yourself in a blanket and reading a good book?

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

May Wrap Up

Life

  • I've hardly blogged this month because I've been so damn busy. But I haven't seen many stand-out posts from other bloggers either, so I guess it's been a quiet month for some of us.
  • Back to uni for the second half of semester. Man, it's been exhausting. So. Many. Assignments. I have my last lecture tomorrow, my last essay due the day after, and then it's exams. Help Yay!
  • I visited my grandparents for the first time in a long while.

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Around the blogosphere

Cait at Paper Fury talked about 10 types of reading moods.
Daisy at The Broke and the Bookish recommended 10 beach reads that aren't contemporaries. 
Bec at Readers in Wonderland listed 5 book friendships that are squad goals.

Was your May busy? What cool books did you read? What about disappointing books or books that didn't live up to the hype? Did you find any good posts in the book blogosphere?

Sunday, 30 April 2017

April Wrap Up

  

Life

  • Midsemester break happened. It was very much needed.
  • This month I have: done assignments, read, blogged, watched TV and movies, and baked.
  • It's been a great blogging month - I posted lots, and I also read many fantastic posts from other bloggers. 
  • In exciting news, I've read more books so far this year than I read in the whole of last year!

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Around the blogosphere

Mareli at Mareli Thalk Ink told us how to fail at book blogging.
Michelle at Pink Polka Dot Books shared her 5 phases of book blogging.
Cait at Paper Fury discussed 10 TBR problems that bookworms face.
Bec at Readers In Wonderland talked about star ratings.

How was your April? What did you read? Did you find it was a great blogging month too?

I'm Alexandria, a 19-year-old reader/writer/blogger from New Zealand. I love language, history, and sci-fi. Hi! I'm always around if you want to talk, which you can do via comments, the contact form, or Facebook.

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