It’s August, and I’m (still) not ready for it to be.
July has been a really stressful month for me, and I had to deal with a lot of personal issues, which resulted in my absence in the blogosphere—and to be perfectly candid; neglecting my blog, but more than that, not (being able to) reply(ing) to all of your comments and tags, and keep up with all the blogs I follow, made me really anxious and … sad?
But what somewhat alleviated my anxiety and helped take my mind off of all that was immersing myself in my favorite childhood book series; Harry Potter. I finally finished my re-read marathon of all the books, and read most of the companion books as well, and fell in love with the series all over again. :’)
Thank you all for the lovely messages and well wishes I received during my absence here, I was so touched, and I just love the book blogging community so much! 😭💗
Total score 📚: 26
Re-reads 📖: 1
Short Stories 📘: 4
Graphic Novels 🖌: 7
Poetry 🎨: –
Plays 🎭: 1
Audiobooks 🎧: 5
Buddy Reads 👭: 2
Avg. Rating ⭐: 2.75
Young Adult: 20
The Foxhole Court (All for the Game #1) by Nora Sakavic ⭐⭐½
The Raven King (All for the Game #2) by Nora Sakavic ⭐⭐⭐
The King’s Men (All for the Game #3) by Nora Sakavic ⭐⭐⭐½
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson 🎧 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐
Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi ⭐⭐
Pet (Captive Prince Short Stories #4) by C.S. Pacat 📘 ¦ ⭐⭐½
Inferior by Angela Saini 🎧 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Vol. 1 by CLAMP 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐½
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore 👭 ¦ ⭐½
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Vol. 2 by CLAMP 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang 👫 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐½
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Vol. 3 by CLAMP 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐½
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan ⭐⭐⭐
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell 🎧 ¦ ⭐⭐
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐
Fence #8 (Fence, #8) by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami 🎧 ¦ ⭐⭐
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library) by J.K. Rowling 🎧 ¦ ⭐⭐½
Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library) by J.K. Rowling ⭐⭐⭐
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling 📘 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling 📘 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐½
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling 📘 ¦ ⭐⭐½
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling 📖 ¦ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling 🎭 ¦ ⭐½
Orange 1 (Orange #1) by Ichigo Takano 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐
Orange 2 (Orange #2) by Ichigo Takano 🖌 ¦ ⭐⭐
- Mel talks about all the ways in which blogging has changed since she first started a blog, and I found it super insightful and interesting, especially since I’m a newbie blogger myself.
- Abigail‘s discussion post on why she stopped reading every day (and why we should, too [maybe?]) made me reflect on my own reading habits.
- Mel‘s blog post about her buddy reads warmed my heart for personal reasons, but I also simply adore the idea behind it. ☺️
- Em, one of my absolute favorite book reviewers wrote a gorgeous review for a book that we are all dying to read (and love), Muse of Nightmares.
- Elise wrote a blog post in which she talks about the books she hauled in June, and authors she met, and I was reminded, once again, of why I enjoy her blog so much.
- Marie lets us in on her blogging secrets … in a way. 🤓
As always, a million thank yous to everyone who nominated me for an award!! It always brings such a huge smile to my face.
(I pinky promise that I fully intend on answering all the questions you guys asked me! ☺️)
(How often) have you (re-)read the Harry Potter series?
What was your favorite book in July?
Which books are you planning on reading this month?
I hope you’re all having a wonderful August so far! 💗