I decided to do my reviews monthly instead of weekly. This way, my weekends won’t all feature my measly book haul and I’ll force myself to write more posts with actual content :)
July was slightly different than my first two months of blogging. I had to put my blog on a week-long break because I was hopelessly behind on my translation work, and I had some time to think about what I want my blog to be. I’m happier with it now than I used to be, so I think I did a good thing there. This is what’s been happening around here!
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This falls under the category of Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people of Tynga’s Reviews.
- Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen (borrowed from a colleague; will be posting a review soon)
- Half Bad by Sally Green (borrowed from a colleague; will be posting a review soon)
- Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (purchased; you can read my review here)
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard (purchased; you can read my review here)
- Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell (I received an e-ARC via Netgalley; a huge thanks to Flux books!)
- Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Coolgan (purchased; will be posting a review soon)
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I‘ve just finished Dark Child by Adina West and it was a pleasant surprise!
I’m on Bloglovin now, so you can follow my blog by clicking the icon on the right side –> You can follow me through other social media as well, I’m always glad of new friends!
We spent a week on vacation in our mountains, so I’ll be posting some pictures from our hiking trips soon. Before we left, we prepared everything we could for the baby, which is due in less than four weeks and I’m excited and terrified at the same time‼
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- I listed my Top Ten Children’s Classics – this was a fun trip down memory lane!
- I shared my Thursday Thoughts on Reading Conditions (spoiler: I can read anytime, anywhere).
- I reviewed The Silver Chain by Primula Bond, but wasn’t impressed (2/5 rating).
- I stacked the shelves and did a weekly recap.
- I contemplated my blog and came to some satisfying conclusions.
- I reviewed Ariel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White and didn’t like it (2/5 rating).
- I explored summer – with photos!
- I reviewed Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – and I liked both!
- I confessed my Bookish Shame in a Thursday Thoughts post.
- I made peach jam!
- I reviewed Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard – my favourite July read!
- And I finally did my Liebster post – check out baby blogs I like & random facts about me!
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- These amazing pictures of dragons are really worth scrolling through.
- I like this idea of a TBR jar – I have loads of books to read and sometimes can’t decide what to tackle next (and this one is really pretty).
- 10 reasons why you should blog.
- The bestselling books of 2014 (so far). Not many surprises here…
- A really beautiful set of photos of couples kissing passionately.
- More dragons: dragons in literature – a quiz!
- Things to do instead of spending money – I think some of these are quite brilliant.
- Don’t forget that you can still download free audiobooks each week from Sync!
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How was your month/week/day? Where are you spending your summer days?