Monthly Digest: August 2013 (+vlog)

Posted August 31, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls, Monthly Wrap-Ups, Vlogs / 0 Comments

August 2013: the month of CRAZY…


In August, I became a massive fail. I read a total of 5 books and posted 5 reviews & 1 discussion. … Yeah, I don’t even have a really great excuse. Wait, you know what, working full time is a great excuse. *pouts* I’ve just reached the point of feeling overwhelmed, so I need to take a step backward for a while. Sorry 🙁

Monthly Book Haul + Get to Know Me Vlog

Please excuse the lame attempts to be funny and the excessive use of cutting. I’m going to pretend 
I’m not a total n00b and skillfully blame this on me being sick at the time. Because yeah.

Books mentioned:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Entwined by Heather Dixon
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Dit zijn de namen by Tommy Wieringa
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
(The Distance Between Us by Kasie West)

People mentioned:

Judith from Paper Riot
Jaime Arkin from Fic Fare
Christine from Oh, Chrys!
Christina from A Reader of Fictions
Betty from Book Rock Betty
Natalie from Books, etc.
Daph from Loving Books

Favorite Read


Reviews

My (few) ratings have ALL been positive. Yay! To be honest, since it’s also been a tough month, I’ve consciously been choosing books I pretty much knew I would like so that reading would at least not get me down. So the average rating for this month was 4.1. YAY.

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Non-Bookish Obsessions

  • Sara Bareilles’s new album: The Blessed Unrest.
  • Also, I did not have time for obsessions this month.
  • I know.
  • I’m such a fail.
  • My sincerest apologies.

    In Real Life

    • THE NEIL GAIMAN THING. I just need to reiterate this because it made my month, my year, possibly my life. I mean, blog traffic exploded, I was mentioned by a newspaper, Neil Gaiman himself tweeted me and retweeted my post, before ultimately remembering me when I met him… Just. Amazing. (And then of course, the man himself. Freaking awesome.)
    • I made a Snuggly Oranges t-shirt. Which I then unveiled at the Book Blogger Picnic. Anyway, I did this at my aunt’s workshop on the art of Batik. Pretty cool huh?
    • I turned 22. HEY! I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I’M FEELING 22!
    • My cousin got married! I went to a wedding for the first time ever.
    • The Amsterdam Book Blogger Picnic! August 24th, I finally met some more book bloggers: Daisy, Celine, Vicky, Kat, and Lauren. Okay, and Judith, but I already knew her 😛 After a nice picnic and some book shopping (where I got recognized by the store clerks because of my Snuggly Oranges t-shirt, mihihihihi), Daisy, Judith, and I went to the hot mess that is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. We yelled and cried about the awful together and then drank away our sorrows. It’s a really bad movie guys. Seriously. Ugh, I’m about to start crying again.
    Picture credits to Kat.

    Let’s Talk!

    How was your month? What were your favorite reads? Which of my posts did you like the best? Did I miss any interesting posts over at your blog? Did anything interesting happen in real life? And most importantly, what did you think of my vlog?!

    Let me know in the comments!

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