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?
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.
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.“
- 15th: The Pros and Cons of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes
- 29th: Ones to Watch: August Book Releases 2020
TV & Film
- 9th: TV Talk: 6 Must-Watch Anime TV Shows
Top Ten Tuesday
- 14th: Books That Make Me Smile
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.
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.