I’m back! June quite literally flew past in a blur of exams and coursework, but now they are all out of the way, and I can refocus on some serious blogging. July, I am ready for you!
My #otspsecretsister out-did herself yet again, and made me feel super spoiled during a stressful month, how awesome are those Little Mermaid PJ bottoms?? I’m really excited to get to Daughter of Smoke and Bone now that I have free time to immerse myself in a series. I picked up a few other bookish treats this month, which have yet to arrive. I got SPQR because I’ve heard so many amazing things about it, Speeches That Changed The World and The Literature Book for some interesting coffee-table reads, The Butcher’s Hook because it’s had rave reviews, and Black Box Thinking because who doesn’t love a little personal development? I can’t wait to add these to my ever-expanding collection.
Movies and TV Shows:
I had coursework due at the end of June, so I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked, and I hardly had time to blog at all. However, I did make the time to binge-watch Season 4 of Orange is the New Black in about 2 days. Before it came out, I was SO ready for Season 4, after watching it, I was NOT ready. At all.
I had watched, and loved, Season 1 of Orphan Black, but for some reason never got around to watching Season 2. So I made up for it by playing it in the background while I was writing my coursework last month. Highly recommended!
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Andi @ Andi’s ABC’s created the Fantasy wardrobe for A Court of Mist and Fury (and it’s on-point!)
- Cristina @ Girl in the Pages talks abuse and assault in A Court of Mist and Fury, and declares herself a Potter purist
- Megz @ Barefoot Whispers shares a passionate post about protest and how it affects the medical profession in South Africa, and her views on Doctors’ working hours
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses the perils of growing a bigger blog, and asks is celibacy shaming a thing?
- Dani @ Dani Reviews Things compares three UK bookish subscription boxes!
- Stef @ Caught Read Handed made a Pride Library Display that was taken down
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity asks, does romance ruin books?
- Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense discusses the perils of the Twitter grapevine
- Ceilidh @ Bibliodaze talks about why the “Outlander isn’t a romance” is a problem, and discusses the importance of female critics
- Trish @ Between My Lines shares the 7 things no one tells you about blogging
- Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm asks is the series ending more important than the rest of the story?
- Sunny @ A Splash of Ink advises what to do when you disagree with a book
- Laura @ Books Against The Current wants to know, do you reread books?
- Claire @ Cover to Cover thinks YA definitely needs more military kids
- Emz @ Paging Serenity asks how realistic do books have to be?
In the aftermath of the EU Referendum in the UK, Nicole @ Bitches with Books shares Jean from Jean’s Bookish Thoughts video recommending books to inspire positive change and political action, along with a few of her own recommendations. I have many, many thoughts and feelings on this topic, which I won’t go into on this post, but I was a passionate “remainer”, and I’m suitably anxious for the future of the UK right now.
In Case You Missed It:
This month I did very bloody little! Do not fear, regular scheduling shall be resuming shortly. Work, exams and coursework got the better of me for the past while, but I have reviews aplenty to write, and discussions brewing in my head. July will be the come-back month!
In June I reviewed The Second Love of My Life (4/5), and interviewed the lovely author, Victoria Walters. I also shared an exclusive excerpt of Frayed, by fellow book-blogger-turned-author, Kara Terzis.
What did you get up to in the month of June? Were you more productive than me? Share with me in the comments!