Monthly Wrapups

What I’ve been up to in August πŸ– Semester Break & Vacation

August Wrapup

Hello fellow bookworms πŸ– Once again another month has passed us by and we’re already getting closer to the end of the year, which is worrying 😱 August didn’t really feel like summer here, which I’m fine with as I’d rather not have such extreme heat like I saw in other countries! I still managed to go on a nice vacation and finally had my semester break! I’m so excited to be doing more content on my blog again and was glad to be able to catch up on everything that I missed during my Hiatus 😊

Goodbye Summer … Hello Autumn 🧑

Important Resources

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whatiread

πŸ”„ = Reread πŸ’Œ = Library Books 🌈 = #QueerBookFun2021

 😊 = Readalong/Buddy Read πŸ“š = #TackleYourTBR2021 βŒ› = Digital Arc

I read 10 books in August and luckily I enjoyed all of them! I had a great reading month and it was nice to be able to read without exams and deadlines looming over me πŸ˜„ I even found a new favorite book, which was Here the Whole Time ~ a surprise favorite, as this book hadn’t been on my radar at all until I picked it up for a Readathon (I’m really glad I gave it a chance!) x Speaking of: I joined the second round of the #ReadFatPositive Readathon, as I liked doing the first round so much! It was a week-long event and so much fun! I read many great books and finished 4 books within the week πŸ₯° I also enjoyed reading during my one week vacation at the beginning of the month, I find that I can read very well on my Kindle when in the car ~ for some reason I don’t get motion sick like with physical books 😊 What I’m very behind on (besides all my overdue reviews) is the St. Vladimir’s Readalong. I was supposed to start the Bloodlines series in July and read the second book this August, but for some reason I’m not in the mood for the books at all πŸ˜… I’m still hoping to give them a go – even when I’m not on schedule with the Readalong – but for now I’m concentrating on my September reads!

OC Update

I read 4 books out of my comfort zone this month and enjoyed all of them! πŸ₯° The Naturals (YA Mystery), Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Adult Romance) and The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused (New Adult Mystery/Paranormal) were such pleasant surprises and I cannot wait to read more books from these authors! I also read Shipped (Adult Romance) this month, which was a fun summer cruise romance but ultimately something was missing for me, so I gave it 3.5 instead of 4 stars.

OOCZ 2021 August

The Naturals (Jennifer Lynn Barnes) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š

The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused (M.N. Jolley) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“šπŸŒˆ

Shipped (Angie Hockman) ⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ“š

March 2021 (1)

#ReadFatPositive TBR

1. Here the Whole Time (Vitor Martins) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“šπŸŒˆΒ βž½ RTC! on the Blog

2. Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š ➽ RTC!

3. Puddin’ (Julie Murphy) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ’ŒπŸŽ§Β βž½ RTC!

4. Miss Meteor (Kay Mejia & McLemore) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ’ŒπŸŒˆ ➽ RTC!

Other Books

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5. The Naturals (Jennifer Lynn Barnes) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“š ➽ RTC!

6. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (Morgan Matson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ“šΒ βž½ RTC!

7. Nick and Charlie (Alice Oseman) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ’ŒπŸŒˆ ➽ RTC!

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8. The KC Warlock Weekly: Accused (M.N. Jolley) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ“šπŸŒˆ ➽ RTC!

9. Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah Andersen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ πŸ’Œ

10. Shipped (Angie Hockman) ⭐⭐⭐.5 πŸ“š

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Favorite Book πŸ’•

whatiposted

Rereading Vampire Academy (10 Years Later) πŸ¦‡ ~Β #ReadFatPositive Round 2.0 TBR πŸ’—

Review: Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells πŸ‘€ A Murderbot Murder Mystery ~Β 2021 Out of Comfort Zone Reading Challenge πŸ’— Mid-Year Checkin

Reading Diary: #ReadFatPositive Edition πŸ’— ~Β Magical Readathon ~ Orilium TBR ✨ The Novice Path

faveposts

For this section of my wrapup I’m linking up with theΒ Favorite Blog Posts of the MonthΒ Meme that has been created byΒ Kristin @Β kristinkravesbooks to showcase our favorite blogs of the month! πŸ’—

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life stuff

Semester Break & Vacation!Β I still haven’t heard back from my exams (and I’m a bit nervous, especially about my statistics exam, as it was very difficult) but I’m nevertheless enjoying my Semester Break! I’m currently also working on two assignments that have a Deadline in September, but that’s okay as I’m not too busy! I’m also back home to spend time with my family and it’s really nice to be together again 😊 I also went on a week-long vacation within Germany! We rented a vacation home again and spend the time near a big lake, which meant that I could go swimming once, as the weather got better towards the end of the week β˜€ We also visited some blueberry farms in the area, which was so nice as I got to have blueberry cake and waffles 🀀 Other things we did included: going to a bird park (I love birds and it was so informative!), visiting a nearby bigger city (where I bought a book and the first Halloween decor!) and going hiking πŸ₯°

✨ Highlights ✨

➽ What I Watched in August ❀  My friend and I finished the second season of Never Have I Ever (which was even better than the first and now I cannot wait for a next season)! We also watched the first season of The Innocents, which was sadly not renewed so we won’t find outΒ  what happens next πŸ˜” I didn’t watch anything else (except for YouTube), as I focused more on reading and gaming!

➽ Getting to Relax and! It was so nice not to worry about university and instead do all the things I neglected during exam season! I finally did some Crosswords again and got out my coloring books more often. I also finished listening to The Magnus Archives and yes the finale broke my heart, though I also really liked how things ended! πŸ₯Ί I haven’t started another podcast yet, as I’m still making my way through the extra content for TMA!

➽ Playing Hyrule Warriors Legends!!Β I didn’t play any of the new DS games that I got for my birthday in April. So basically I didn’t touch my DS all this semester even though gaming usually relaxes me! However, I finally got to play Hyrule Warriors Legends when I came back from my vacation πŸ˜„ It’s a Zelda spinoff game that’s more battle-oriented but I got really into it! I love that you can play different characters (and not just Link like usual) and I get really absorbed into the battles, which are fun! I cannot wait to play more of this, as there’s also an overarching story πŸ’•

A new favorite Game!!

looking ahead

TIME FOR AUTUMN πŸŽƒ I have been counting down the days until September and I’m very excited for Summer to be over soon! It hasn’t been really warm here recently (or all Summer), so I’ve already slowly transitioned into my cozy, fall mood πŸ‚ I’m still on my Semester Break for the entirety of September, but I have two assignments to finish and another exam to study for that’s due in October πŸ˜… Nevertheless, I want to make the best use of this time, as it won’t be too busy and there are still many things I want to do before my third semester starts! First up is the Magical Readathon which returns this September and is one of my favorite events ~ this year it’s all new and unique! I’m super excited to get reading (there are so many great books on my TBR) and specifically looking forward to the Magical All-nighter (a 24 Hour Readathon within the main Readathon). I also hope to play more of Hyrule Warriors on my DS, maybe start another Podcast and catch up on some TV Shows (many new seasons are coming this Autumn) ❀

It’s Magical Readathon Time in September ✨

Magical Readathon TBRIn case you missed it, here is my Magical Readathon aka September TBR! ❀

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What were you up to in August? What was your favorite book? Any books you plan on reading in this coming Autumn? I hope you’re staying safe! ❀

21 thoughts on “What I’ve been up to in August πŸ– Semester Break & Vacation

  1. I’m so confused by this year, August feels like it’s been going on forever but at the same time it’s nearly September and where did the year go? And I’m now 30? I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that it’s now the run up to Christmas with Halloween costumes to buy and presents to find.

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  2. I’m so glad you had a nice little holiday and break!! You deserved it πŸ₯° it makes me so happy to hear you loved here the whole time. I’m honestly so excited to read it!! It looks like the #readfatpositive readathon was a success for you which is wonderful!!
    Thank you so much for sharing my posts, it is always appreciated πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
    It sounds like the vacation was lovely. I love that you got to swim in the lake 😍
    So glad you enjoyed the second series of never have I ever. I still need to watch it!! I’m excited for the chaos!! πŸ˜‚
    Have a great September!! πŸ’š

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! πŸ’• Here the Whole Time was such a nice surprise, I had no expectations going into it and it ended up being a new favorite – I hope you enjoy it as well! πŸ₯° #readfatpositive was so much fun, I hope there will be another round!
      Always happy to share your posts πŸ₯° I hope you also like the new season of Never Have I Ever, the drama and tensions were so much fun! I hope you also had a good September πŸ§‘πŸ‚

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  3. YAY for you getting a semester break (despite not yet hearing back on all your exams and having assignments due)!!! I hope you enjoy your time with your family and you definitely nailed it with reading 10 books!! That’s a really good amount and the fact that you enjoyed them all is even better.
    Thank you for sharing some of my posts ❀ you're the best!

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  4. It looks like you had a really great reading month, I’m happy for you!
    I love when you don’t really hear anything about a book, so you go in with zero expectations and then it’s a new favourite!!
    I’m glad you were able to enjoy summer, swimming in a lake and hiking sounds amazing! And that bird park must have been really enjoyable! I love birds too. πŸ’œ
    It’s great you have September off too, hope you’ll be able to enjoy it as well!
    Thank you for including my post! πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you, Morgan! It’s truly so nice when a book becomes an unexpected favorite πŸ₯° I’m usually not a big fan of summer, but getting to swim and hike was still so nice! The bird park was amazing, such a great experience πŸ¦πŸ¦‰ I hope you also had a great September!! πŸ‚

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  5. It makes me SO happy you had an amazing month!!! ❀️✨ Here the Whole Time sounds lovely, can’t wait to read your review 😍 & hope September is even better, sweetie. πŸ₯°
    Thank you SO much for mentioning my posts, it’s an honor, I’m so glad you liked them. πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί

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  6. Aw, thank you so much for the shout-out! What an amazing reading month! You read so many good books! πŸ˜€ I’m glad your August went well and I hope September does, too. I feel you big time about already transitioning into your cozy, fall vibes – that’s how it is in our home right now too haha!

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    1. You’re welcome! ❀ I’m so happy with my reading in August, I was having a good time! It’s finally getting closer to fall and I’m ready for all the cozy vibes πŸ‚ I have a lot of spooky reading planned for October πŸ‘»

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  7. I binged the first two series of Never Have I Ever last week and absolutely loved it! I completely agree that 2 was better and I can’t wait for season 3 next year. Would love to read book adaptation!
    I’m so glad that you had a nice break so far and enjoy the rest in September! I completely agree – it’s so crazy that August is over already! I start uni in around 20 days and it’s only just starting to sink in that the summer holidays are almost over. Loved reading this recap as always!

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    1. Happy to hear that you also loved Never Have I Ever! I was surprised by how much I liked this show, as I went into it with zero expectations and it ended up being a lot of fun. I’m very excited for the next season as well 😊 Time flies by so fast during break/vacation πŸ₯Ί I hope you had a good start into university and also had a good September! Thank you πŸ’•

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