July Wrap Up 2020

Summer sunshine and staycations. That’s basically a summary of the last couple months really. July was actively a good month overall as the ease of lockdown restrictions meant I could meet up with a couple of friends and do more of my local woodland walks. Might as well get out while the weather’s dry and who doesn’t love a good hike every now and then?

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So, between work and catching up, I’ve not been as active on the blog. In fact, this is probably the least amount I’ve posted since I started the blog. Part of this also has to do with lack of inspirations. I’ve not been in the mood to write as much lately and people often forget the hours that go into writing these posts and trying to fit it into your daily routine is not always easy. Don’t worry, this girl isn’t going anywhere and I have plenty of posts drafted, just need to finish them off. In the meantime, if you want to check out what happened in July, you can find links to the post below.

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24th: Nocturnal by Wilder – 3.5 Stars

“…an immersive reading experience that felt like a personal insight into thoughts and feelings that have, at times, consumed us all giving the collection a sense of relatability that comes hand in hand with the vulnerability of reflection.

Discussion

TV & Film

Top Ten Tuesday

Favourite Posts in July

Lashaan @ Bookidote celebrates 5 years since his first post by spotlighting 5 things he’s learned about blogging.

Margaret @ Weird Zeal shares some recommendations of books that involve Greek mythology.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tell us why trigger warnings in books matter to her.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction wonders what the deal is with WordPress’ new block editor?

Sofii @ A Book A Thought looks at how reading slumps affect her reading habits and how to overcome this state.

May @ Forever and Everly shares 5 reasons why she loves book bloggers and 7 ways to support us.

August Plans

Honestly, I work on a day to day basis these days and embrace my go with the flow mentality. There could be day trips in the making, weather depending of course. What I plan on doing is finish the many drafts that I’ve started and be more engaged with the blog. At this point in time, there’s no predicting what will happen in the future. Restrictions are further easing, but the threat is still there, so might as well just roll with the punches and smile.

I am feeling that pull to read again, just not sure what I’m gravitating towards, maybe The Poppy War? Have any of you read the book? Is it as stressful as it sounds?

My TV highlight of the month was Dark and if you’ve not seen it, I urge you to add it to the watchlist. The Umbrella Academy will be next on my watchlist so prepare yourself for a barrage of tweets.

What was your highlight of the month?
Any plans for August?
What was your favourite book/TV show/film of July?

14 thoughts on “July Wrap Up 2020

  1. I think we’re all in a bit of a funk. I’m releasing posts but they are all so uninspired and I’m mostly doing it out of guilt of all the backlogged reviews and review copies I have. I do hope you have a lovely August. COVID-19 has made me realized that once I finish school, I’d like to end up somewhere that gives me more access to parks and nature. Living in a city sucks. I don’t even like going out for walks!

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    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one that feels like that. I feel so guilty for not posting as much, so I’m hoping I’ll get inspired again this month. Since the lockdown, I’ve really come to appreciate the surroundings of home. It made the lockdown a lot more bearable cause I could walk for miles on end without seeing a soul. There are pros and cons to living in such a rural area, but I do love that I’m surrounded by nature.

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    1. Anytime. I absolutely loved your post and found it so relatable. The ending of Dark was bittersweet. That final moment with Jonas and Martha had me welling up. Dark is probably one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. Amazing. Have a lovely August. πŸ˜€

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    1. Anytime. Glad I’m not the only one struggling to find inspiration, but hopefully I’ll get my mojo back this month. Hope this month is kind to you. πŸ˜€

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  2. Glad to hear how you made the most of your free time during the month of July and hopefully you’ll be able to do just as much during August, if not more! πŸ˜€ I’m currently finishing up season 3 of Dark myself and have been having a blast with the show too! πŸ˜€ And The Poppy War was a fun ride. Lots of action going on in that one. πŸ˜‰ Happy reading!

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    1. If the weather holds out and my car doesn’t start acting up again, I definitely plan on unleashing my adventurous spirit. I was not expecting to get so invested in Dark. The last episode almost had me in tears. I’m really curious about the Poppy War but I don’t know if I could cope with all the stress. I’ll find out soon enough haha.

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  3. Looks like you had a great month…and nothing wrong with staycations. I am lucky not to live in a big city so I try to go outside as much as I can and not worry about people being around so I can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. I think we are all struggling in some form or another because even though we seem so divided….everything going on this year is effecting us all negatively. We all want life to get back to normal again.

    Hope August is a great month for you!!

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    1. It’s so easy to take for granted something as simple as walking in the countryside and I feel like lockdown has made me appreciate my rural surroundings a lot more. I’m in the mindset of adjusting to a new normal.
      Hope August has been kind to you so far?

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  4. I’m glad to hear that July was a good month to you overall! I get you about the lack of inspiration and time, it’s just so hard sometimes to find the… motivation and time to do it all and get things done. I wish we had a time machine ahah.
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, this means so much ❀ I hope you'll have a lovely August! πŸ™‚

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