August, or the end of the summer. August or the second busiest month of the year for me!! Heat waves, paperwork, naps, and lots of books! Let’s rewind and see what happened!
I am officially on the mend! Of course, I’ll always be prone to anxiety, nothing is gone for good and I have bad days, like everybody else. But sports, work, and the run up to my dream in September has spurred me forward and now I feel better than I have felt in months. In years. I remembered happiness was made of little moments!
A New Car!!
The very first car I bought with my own money and had been using for 6 years died in August, out of nowhere! So after saying goodbye properly (finding how to get rid of it xD) I got a new baby! It’s newer, it’s cool, it’s mine! I have hours of driving to get to uni so finding a new car was a priority. Another proof of improvement: I did not panic when we ended up in the middle of the countryside without a car, two weeks before my big university start!
I’m only adding this London key thing with it as a lucky charm to make my next dreams come true…
I totally failed my No Social Media option during the vacation week I took. Totally. I have to face the truth, I can spend a few days without blogging, but I do miss chatting and interacting with people on Twitter and Facebook. I miss my friends! I spend most of my time alone for now (it’s about to change!) and this forced break made me realize I needed this online link to the world and to the people I care about.
11th week without chocolate or tea. That’s called willpower!!! #anxietywarrior
Books I read
BEST READING MONTH EVER!!!!
I finally found a schedule that allows me to get more reading done… When my life is about to change, haha! But at least, I got to enjoy it for a month! 16 books read! I’m adding The Surrogate here because I only had 20% to finish on September 1st. And I love that this book held my hand through August to September.
I’ve discovered 5 new favorite books, how often does it happen in the course of a single month? I feel I won the Book Lottery! Curious about them? Best Intentions, The Haunted Forest Tour, Maria in the Moon, House of Spines, and The Surrogate! So many different stories, so many different characters, but the same amount of love! Some of those books haven’t been reviewed yet as I am part of blog tours, but do not worry, the posts are coming you way and I hope to convince you to give them a try if you haven’t already!
Books I reviewed
Book Review: The Sister, Louise Jensen : A little reminder of my first ARC review for the publication of Louise Jensen’s books in paperbacks everywhere!!!!
Another record was broken! 12 reviews written and published this month! I actually wrote more than 12 reviews but you’ll have to wait for the others! :p #EvilBookBlogger
I finally feel comfortable writing my reviews, the pressure is totally gone. I don’t care about the length, I only want it to reflect exactly what I felt and thought, and I am quite proud of myself. So, winning at blogging! 😀 ( If this sounds like bragging to you, I’ll refer you to my “congratulate yourself post! 🙂 This blog has been a lifebelt all those months and I’m glad that I can find room for it when I am on the beach, safe and sound again. I’m definitely not giving up just because I feel better and don’t NEED the blog like I used to. Now it’s all pure fun, and it’s the best feeling in the world.
New Books (won, purchased, for review, whatever)
I behaved!!! I was lucky to get a book gift (Thank you <3) and lots of amazing book mail!
Time to recap what happened with the video project I wanted to work on during August! I LOVED it! It was very difficult to talk to my Mac and focus on both content and pronunciation but I think I achieved what I wanted: being more relaxed, practice more, and have fun! I’m thinking of talking about my life as a publishing student in new videos this year!
I apologize for that last video, I was so exhausted I sound/look terrible!
August was bittersweet in terms of blogging. I do feel guilty again for not being able to visit everyone’s blog every day or reply to comments quickly enough, and it’s not gonna get better, so I just have to learn how to live with it and admit I can’t do it all!
I am glad I took a week off blogging, I feel I want to check blogs again, because it had started to feel like a chore as the list became longer and longer and my time shorter with every day! So I’m back, I’ll be reachable on social media at all times because let’s be honest, our phones are glued to our hands! At least that’s the case for me! But it will take more time for me to visit and comment. But do not worry, I’m not giving up, I’m not avoiding anyone, I’m just gonna take longer, but keep posting twice or tree times a week!
This Week in Books
- Suntag!: 10 Things about Me (Vlog)
- Suntag: The Mental Health Tag One of my favorite, hardest post. Very proud of it!
- Open The Curtain: No-One Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day by Tracy Bloom @bookouture #CoverReveal
- Open the Curtain: Broken Bones by Angela Marsons #CoverReveal #Surprise @bookouture @WriteAngie
- Open the Curtain: #CoverReveal of The Secret Mother by @ShaliniBoland @bookouture
- Open the Curtains: Bad Sister by @sam_carrington1 @AvonBooksUK @elonwoodman @HarperCollinsUK
That’s a wrap on August, and the summer! As a sign, since September 1st, the weather is crazy cold!!! How was YOUR summer? Did August treat you well? Let me know and leave a link to your wrap-up if you want! x