I’m still trying to figure where August went cause in my head, I’m processing May – July still and August hasn’t even happened yet. Somehow we’re in September and I’m very confused. I spent most of August lost to YouTube, ignoring life as best as I could and realising that erm…I’m not ok. Let’s rewind August shall we friends?
If I DNFed the book then I’ll include it in brackets and the page number I DNFed at..providing I remember!
Harley In The Sky (currently reading)
The Bone Witch (currently reading)
I’ll put in brackets whether the book was bought, pre-ordered, won or gifted to me. If it happens to be a review copy/arc then that’ll also be in the brackets!
What I’ve Watched This Month
Whether it be TV shows, movies or a YouTube video I really loved and wanted to share with y’all. You can find it all in this section! Along with a lil ramble of how I felt about what I watched!
Thumping Spike 1: Ep 1 – 20
Hello there K-Drama…I binge watched this one night and I regret nothing. Ok maybe I regret binge watching the entire first season of the drama because the second season has different main characters and YES I am salty. This drama was very cute, fluffy and I recommend this is you’re looking for something to watch that’s light, fluffy and wholesome. The episodes are under 20 mins long so you can probably binge it in 6-7 hours like yours truly…or you may actually sleep.
what is sleep whaaaa
Stray Kids The 9th
Season 1: Ep 1 – 4//Season 2: Ep 1 – 5//Season 3: Ep 1 – 3
Season 4: Ep 1 – 5//Season 5: Ep 1 – 4
Uhm…I have no explanation for this other than I got into Stray Kids this month. When I get into a group I tend to just consume all their content and ignore everything else, which is what happened this month.
sorry ateez but I still love you Anyway I really enjoyed watching these episodes, seeing the members of Stray Kids have fun and enjoy themselves. Still hurts to watch though, knowing that Woojin ended up leaving :((( That being said I still enjoyed the episodes and spent a lot of time laughing in my room at their antics ❤
SKZ Talker: ep 1 – 16? (I forgot where I got to)
These are vlog type videos of Stray Kids and yes I have started from the very beginning. Anyway, there’s 28 so far to walk so I’m sure by next month I’ll be all caught up!
August was…a month. Wow can we tell it was a long month and I have absoloutely no memory of what happened. I spent most of August wallowing as my mental health spiralled pretty badly, I found happiness with Stray Kids and I began consuming a ton of their content. Basically I’ve become a pile of mush for SKZ, mostly Felix, Lee Know and Han and I’m ok with that. I watched a fair bit of YouTube but honestly it’s again mostly compilations of Stray Kids.
Anyhoo I’m pretty pleased with the blog posts I posted in August and I’m hoping to get some up in September although, I apologise if I just vanish because coupled with work, assignments, mental health and a lack of interest in anything I may be lacking posts. I will do my best to get one up each week though for you all!
I did order some stuff this month but not all of it’s turned up yet so I’ll share those photos in September’s wrap up I think. Oh towards the end of August I got back into doing Korean and y’all…please I am so happy with myself for doing this. I’m on Unit 0 Lesson 3 of Korean at the moment but I can read some Hangul. I can’t tell you what it says though but I could attempt to pronounce it and probably get it wrong. It’s ok though I’m still learning anyway, that’s been giving me joy and I enjoy taking notes for it to be honest.
I nearly forgot, my blog turned 3 in August and I baked a cake to celebrate! It was a plum cake and it was really yummy hehe. I’m sending you all so much love, positive energy and if you’re struggling…you’re not alone. Even though it feels like it a lot of the time ❤ I’ll still try my best to be about online and post once a week on my blog but I may fall off the blog hopping train because no energy 😦
Around The Blogosphere
As I go about my blog hopping ways, I save some posts I loved, to share with you here. Ranging from reviews to tags to recommendations to discussions and if I stumble across any announcement posts from others in the community…yep you guessed it they’ll be going here.
Announcements can be from a blogging event (e.g something like Bookending Spring) to readathons to a bloggers new features.
Jayati @ It’s Just A Coffee Addicted Bibliophile and Haley @ The Caffeinated Reader are hosting a month long readathon throughout September! The Coffee Readathon comes with prompts, cute badges to earn and I would totally take part if I wasn’t stuck in a slump.
Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea is back to blogging (in case you somehow haven’t heard hehe), she’s relaunched her site and has a giveaway running that you can enter until September 16th 12am Philippine time.
Charvi @ Not Just Fiction shares her experience when She Tried Reading 30 Books In 30 Days
Kay @ Hammock Of Books shares her thoughts On #OwnVoices And Checking Boxes As A Biracial Reviewer//Who Gets To Decide What I Represent? (this is such an important post and I highly encourage you to give it a read!)
Ruby @ Ruby Rae Reads shares Her History With Book Reviews
Chana @ Paper Procrastinators talks about Books She’d Die In Because She’s Weak And Pathetic
Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies discusses Why She’s Stopped Rereading Books (this is such a wonderful discussion post friends)
Reviews & Recommendations
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea is Recommending Some Diverse Books She’s Read This Year
Kerys @ The Everlasting Library is Pairing School Subjects With Her Fav Books
Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies has posted so many amazing posts and no I have zero self control so I’m sharing like most of them for you all! Six More Books She Cried Over ft Emotional Reads From 2020 Because She’s A Trainwreck Of Emotions, 7 More Things People Like To Read In Books, Book Recommendations Based On Zodiac Signs (would like to say I enjoyed her zodiac signs post, the recs are of course based off of your sun sign!)
Saoudio @ With Love, Saoudio shares her Most Anticipated September 2020 Releases (definitely recommend reading this one if you’d like more books for your TBR hehe!)
Marley @ Dragon On A Book shares 6 Books With Characters Who Play Instruments
Malka @ Paper Procrastinators shares Her Thoughts On Discussions// ft How She Comes Up With Ideas
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books discusses Why She Doesn’t Believe In Fake Engagement In Blogging (she also shares some tips and tricks for how to build genuine connections and friends…go read this post. It’s such an important post and I will forever stand by this post of Marie’s!) Marie also has a post where she’s Shining A Light On Book Bloggers’ Work: What Do We Really DO?
Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea created this fabulous post A Guide To Stanning Book Blogs// What Are Book Blogs, How & Why You Should Support Book Bloggers & More (y’all I can’t stress this enough that you should read this post, it’s everything and I’m just in love with it.)
Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea shares 7 Things She Wishes She Had Known Before Book Blogging
Kate @ Your Tita Kate shares her tips on How To Make Friends In The Bookish Community
Lauren @ Northern Plunder shares How To Format A Book Review Using Block Editor
El @ Elated Books and Amber @ Amber’s Reads did 2 collab posts where they talk about British Slang and friends…I haven’t laughed so much in a good while. British slang (arguably the posts focus on English slang) is a trip and it makes no sense the way we re-purpose words but boy did these posts make me chuckle.
Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen does the Behind The Blogger Tag
Sophia and Lupe @ Bookwyrming Thoughts do The Book Blogger Tag
Olivia @ Purely Olivia kicks of a new series on her blog 5 Stories Of Bloggers Finding The Blogging Community // Blogger Origins pt 1
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
I’m tired friends. Also I had so many more posts I wanted to share but I didn’t want to overwhelm you all so I tried to narrow down to some of my all time favourite posts I read last month. Ahem I did my best and now I’ll be watching Stray Kids videos and contemplating my life choices xD
How was your August? Did you read any books? (sksksksk it’s ok if you didn’t, I didn’t finish anything in August and am still currently reading the two books listed here :/) Chat with me in the comments and important question…are you a sweet or savoury/salty type of person? As much as I enjoy sweet things I also prefer savoury and salty things to be honest. My sweet tooth is long gone. Hope you all have a lovely Septemeber and for those who are returning to school, hi…you’re doing amazing you’ve got this. I believe in you! ❤