Monthly Rewind: August

The month which my brain had erased from my calendar is over! How?! I don’t know. We were literally 7 days into August and at least 10 times I’d gone to say it was September. Anyhoo…September is calling along with some fun things!

Books Read

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monster by Rick Riordon

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

Marked by P.C & Kristin Cast

Books Borrowed

N/A

Books Bought

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

Marked by P.C & Kristin Cast

Betrayed by P.C & Kristin Cast

Books Won

N/A

Treasures From My Travels

Due to me actually going blog hopping this month, I have a lot of posts I want to share with you all. This section will be split up into the following categories Reviews, Discussions, Tags & Awards and Helpful Posts. This is to make it easier for you if you’re looking for something specific to hop to!

 

Reviews

Kal @ Reader Voracious reviewed The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen 

Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany reviewed Permanent Record by Mary H K Choi

Kelly @ Another Book In The Wall reviewed Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Lili @ Utopia State Of Mind reviewed A Match Made In Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages reviewed Hungry Hearts which is an anthology.

I came across two reviews for Ignite The Stars by Maura Milan, both Rain @ bookdragonism and Aki @ The Bibliophile District reviewed this pretty book.

Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader reviewed We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Discussions

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites discusses Are Comp Titles Actually Useful? along with sharing her Recommended Reads: #BacklistBoost

Kal @ Reader Voracious discusses Why Spike Is Better Than Angel

Xandra @ Starry Sky Books shares 4 Things About Blogging That Seem Scary, But Really Aren’t That Bad and also discusses How Many Main Characters Is Too Many?

Jamsu @ jamsudreams talks about Books She’s Read Because Of The Online Book Community

Cait @ Paper Fury is making our TBR piles scream in anger, as she shares 24 Young Adult Enemies To Lovers Books You’ve Been Searching For 

Sim @ Flipping Pages shares 10 YA Cover Redesigns She Loves

Emme @ Literary Latte had several discussions which caught my eye: eBooks Are They Actually Books And Other Critical Questions, What Makes Some Books/Readers Better Than Others

El @ Elated Books has a great discussion on Blurbs

Michelle @ Michelle Likes Things shares 5 Fictional Stories Set In Space

Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages has an awesome discussion about Why She Doesn’t Have A Bookstagram

Sam @ Fictionally Sam shares Top 5 Reading Quirks She Has as well as Subjectivity In Reading (which features contributions from bookish people!)

Helpful Posts

Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages shares her personal and reading bujo, in her Plan With Me August ’19 (if you’re into using a bujo like me, this post is a great source of inspiration and you can drool over Taasia’s amazing calligraphy skills.)

Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany shares some awesome tips in her College 101: 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before College (College = Uni in this series in case any of you were confused! It’s a really useful post even if you’re not planning on going to Uni *coughs* like myself.)

Kelly @ Another Book In The Wall has an awesome post sharing her tips on How To Motivate Yourself To Start A Book Reviews (if you’re finding it hard to get started with writing a review definitely check out Kelly’s post!)

Becky @ Uptown Oracle has another post in her Blogging 101 series this time she’s helping us all out by sharing Best Apps For Bloggers

Tags & Awards

Tiffany @ Read By Tiffany did The Waffle Book Tag

 

Life Updates

August has been a time of tidying. I spent a week rearranging my bedroom and erm I have yet to finish tidying my bedroom and my office. It’s getting there and I’m slowly getting things more organised and sorted out. I’ve also fallen into a productive mindset and I’m praying it’s sticking around. I also started nearer the end of the month, getting up at 5am. Honestly, it’s pretty nice to get up at 5am and just have some time to myself in the morning and sit outside…in the nice cold to appreciate life.

I’m once again planning away for several things on the blog, mainly I’m going to try and get all my September posts ready and scheduled. If you’ve not noticed yet, then my posts recently don’t have a featured image, this is due to me needing a break from panicking over graphics. I also have plans to revamp the blog…ahem also there may be a name change we’ll see though So I want to work on trying out some new graphics and see if I like them.

Oh I got my first physical ARC from a publisher (Simon and Schuster) so be sure to stick around for my review on Sorted by Jackson Bird, it’s non-fiction and is a transgender memoir. There’ll also be a giveaway for a copy of Sorted to be won and…the giveaway is International! So even if you don’t live in the US, you are still able to enter! (more on all that in the review post later on in Sept though!)

IFeedly has been a life saver for my blog hopping and I have a post in the works on that and I think that’s it for my August Rewind. I also was volunteering at my library to help out with the kids which was fun and I’ve been doing some #adulting things. aka figuring out interest rates.

Announcements

Bookending Autumn/Fall 2019

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’ll be opening sign ups shortly! So if you interested taking part keep your eyes peeled for the announcement post! 

Bookish Collision

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. ❤

Join Bookish Collision

Rewind The Posts 

Why Diversity Matters

Imagine A Bookdragon Dating A Human

2 Year Blogoversary! (ft My Favourite Posts)

Thoughts I Have When Seeing A Bookstore (Off Tangent Thoughts)

10 Reasons Why We Prefer TV Series To Films (collab w/ Jamsu @ jamsudreams)

The Television Tag

How did your August go? If you’re back at school/college/uni then I’m sending you all the good vibes and love. 

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21 thoughts on “Monthly Rewind: August

  1. WHOOO Congrats on getting your first physical ARC!! An amazing blog milestone ❤️Thank you also so much for shouting out my post!! I’m really glad that you enjoyed it. I’m honestly still so impressed and amazed how you write out your posts a month in advance 😅

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  2. Seems like you had a good month overall. I hope September is even better for you. Yay! The first physical ARC is always special. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 And how do you even schedule all the posts in one month advance?? I can’t even do a post one day in advance 😛 And thanks for the shoutout.

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    • I batch write posts and get them scheduled for the month by about the 2nd week in…so then I can work on next months content xD Though sometimes it feels like I’m on a hamster wheel which never stops hehe

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  3. Wonderful wrap up, Clo! Thank you so much for linking to my posts! You’re too sweet! ❤ That's great that you've been waking up at 5 am once more! I've been adjusting my sleep schedule so that I wake up at 6:30 on non-school days and 5:15 on school days! So far it's been working out pretty well, and I thankfully haven't crashed and burned from lack of sleep (yet lol). A huge congrats on your first ARC! I'll be looking forward to seeing your review for Sorted! And YES to Feedly! My blog hopping would be horrendous without it. Haha.

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