Once again, this wrap up is out later than expected. Most of this post was written two weeks ago, but then work got busy and I had deadlines to meet and, naturally, the blog fell on the backburner. So, how is everyone doing? I feel like I should ask this more often because it’s so easy to get so consumed by the blogging community that you forget that bloggers have commitments beyond the blog. So, how about we check in with each other? How’s life been treating you?
Now, again, blogging has not been at the forefront of my mind this past month, and I find that I tend to be more involved in the blogoverse at the beginning of the month than I do by the end of it. Having said that, I do like that I’ve found this state of mind where I don’t stress about my presence in the community as much as I once did. Dropping in when I can is better than forcing myself to catch up on every new development that arises. Nevertheless, here is a short summary of what I got up to in June.
On The Blog
TV Talk: Who is The Villain? Thoughts on Attack on Titan (S4, pt. 1)
Ones to Watch: June Book Releases 2021
Life: Upon reflection, June was a fun month overall. The football fever has been spreading in my house, and it’s all we’ve been watching. Sadly, Wales’ journey has come to an end in the Euro’s, but it is what it is. I found myself having to invest in a new phone by the end of the month after it ended up rebooting itself for 2 hours straight. It was quite an experience. Beyond that, life has just been going on as normal with work being work, but being lucky enough to meet up with friends and loved ones at the weekend.
Music: There’s nothing like rediscovering an artist. June’s musical highlight comes courtesy of the Arctic Monkeys. I’ll admit, I previously didn’t follow the band closely as some of their hits became so overplayed at one point, I was fed up with them. However, a weekend with their Glastonbury set being broadcast reminded me of how great they are!
Books: What has happened to this girl? In the space of 2 months, I’ve read two books. Now, that looks like nothing on paper, but I’m just glad to be reading again. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman was one of my most anticipated books of 2020, and once again, Backman was able to tell a story that was both hilarious and moving. Watch this space for my review on Backman’s latest success.
TV/Movies: I’m so happy to see Hospital Playlist back on my screen. It’s such an uplifting show, and the characters are so endearing. What I love about this drama is its focus on the characters. We all know that working in a medical capacity is highly stressful but, this show chooses to spotlight the depths of friendship and camaraderie as they navigate the highs and lows of working at a hospital.
Favourite Posts in June
- Sumedha @ The Wordy Habitat wonders if book reviews are enough for book blogs?
- Briana @ Pages Unbound shares why she thinks commenting is the most important way to support book bloggers.
- Sofii @ A Book A Thought shares her tips for becoming a stress-free blogger.
- Katja @ Life and Other Disasters ran a brilliant experiment where she assesses whether she and Tom Hiddleston are compatible readers.
- Stephen @ Stephen Writes discusses the pros and cons of historical fiction.
July is proving to already be an eventful month. I’ve got most weekends booked up and a surprising amount of work to be done. The library service is currently getting things ready for the annual summer reading challenge, so it’s all systems go. Once this busy stretch passes I’ll look to picking up another book, but at the moment I don’t have the time to do so.