August was filled with splurges and farewells.
- I finally got a KINDLE PAPERWHITEEEEEEEE. BEST DECISION EVER MADE. Its name is Ned. Ha.
- My BFF returned from Japan for nearly two weeks, and it was the best everrrrrr. (I miss her. :( )
- My older sister’s partner came down from Tacoma to visit his family and our family. We went on an adventure to San Jose to drop off his friend (which took a lonnnnnng time, but still fun!). While he was down in California, he gave me a present that my sister made for me. It’s a beautiful watercolor piece of how she envisioned my dream bedroom (full of books and etc). Let’s just say, I was making squealing dinosaur noises for 15 minutes, while my sister and her partner laughed when we talked on Skype.
- My internship ended. :( So sad. I miss going to the office, curating content, and laughing with my co-workers.
- I finally have a name and design for that top secret project. I’m aiming to open it in October. Hopefully.
- I started another project for tumblr, and I’m so excited to start posting.
Ned, the Kindle Paperwhite (Bought, not pictured above)
More Than This by Patrick Ness (from Lisa @ Read Breathe Relax)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness (from Lisa @ Read Breathe Relax)
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking #2) by Patrick Ness (from Lisa @ Read Breathe Relax)
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness (from Lisa @ Read Breathe Relax)
Thank you for the books, my dear friends! <3
ON THE BLOG
I’ve read more books than I had the previous month, so yayyyyy. (Though it’s not reflected in my reviews. Ha!)
- I reviewed Also Known As by Robin Benway, which is a fabulous contemporary spy book! So much humor and friendships!
- I talked about —
- my awkward relationship with the term “DNF.” It’s just too final for my taste.
- the cover change for The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr. Just no to the font choices and everything, but guess what my favorite is. (You’ll never guess it.)
- the cover change for The Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead.
- maps on book covers. There is weirdly not a lot of book covers with maps.
- winning July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. Yayyyyy.
- I wrote letters to A Darker Shade of Magic, professing my desire to read and own it ASAP, and to The Here and Now, admonishing it for using cringe-worthy descriptions such as “regular-girl substance.”
- For Top Ten Tuesday, I listed the books I’m unsure if I should read and the books people have recommended to me.
- If you missed my font posts, check them out here:
DID I ACHIEVE MY AUGUST READS?
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Not at all. I’m still in a bit of a slump. But I did finish Jackaby by William Ritter! And it is frickin’ amazing.
THINGS I NEED TO DO IN SEPTEMBER
- Start writing and drafting work for the secret project.
- Read my ARCs.