After three weeks of holidaying, I'm finally back. I wanted to do a quick wrap up for July even though it's mid-August because I didn't want to leave the month hanging. I know it's really late but oh well, here goes!
Quite a lot happening in July! To start with, there was the Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon which was a lot of fun. There was a lot of action on twitter which made discussions all the more fun. I had two of my wisdom teeth removed, and that was the first teeth I have ever had removed. They've been cleaned and are currently sitting on my bookshelf because I am creepy like that and want to keep them. You know, as a reminder for when they drilled into my mouth and yanked out two of my teeth. Happy memories, that sort of thing. Thankfully though, I was eating solids the next day and didn't really experience much pain? No swelling, no hassle except needing to take extra care brushing my teeth...
Which was a good thing because the next day I went to a BEYONCE CONCERT! If you know me, you know I love Beyonce like crazy and have listened to her music since I was a child. I went with my oldest sister and it was one of the best times ever. I would love to show you photos but... We came home at two in the morning or something like that, and in my exhausted daze I LEFT MY PHONE ON THE TRAIN. To this day, I haven't heard any news about that phone and it is gone... I was so upset because I lost all of my photos on that phone because I didn't have an icloud or whatever it is people said I should have had >.> But I did buy a new phone which is an iphone6. It's an upgrade from what I had, and I love it. I've named it Chiyoko after a character in the first Endgame novel by James Frey. It's not black like my old phone so hopefully I won't lose it, and the cover isn't black as well so it should be harder to forget or leave behind.
Then I went to England where I had two days with my best friend since birth. Then me and her went to Diverbo, which is a Spanish camp experience in Spain. It was a week there with a lot of Spanish teens and international teens who I had never met. It was a blast and one of the best experiences I've ever had. But when I write a full going post about it, I'll let you know all the details. (Like how I learned and preformed things like the cup song, a dance called the bacheta and the Hoedown Throwdown from The Hannah Montana Movie.
The rest of my travels overlapped in August, so that's for another wrap up ;)
P.S. My best friend in England convinced me to download Pokemon Go. I haven't spent any 3G or whatever playing it because I don't think it's right to spend money on games like that (I'm a cheapskate, I know, but oh well ^.^) but I have managed to catch 40 Pokemon...
I read 6 books in July...
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis that I am so glad I finally managed to read! It only added to my unfinished childhood inside of me and it was actually incredibly good. I read the whole thing in a single day.
Dracula by Bram Stoker was one I buddy read with @savi.reads on instagram (well, it's a joint account but I only read it with one of them). It was a pretty interesting classic, if not slow paced at some moments. I love Twilight so I was curious to see the origins of all these vampire stories. The ending was a little underwhelming, but I liked the way the story built up.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen was a buddy read with @booksmaenjelle on instagram. I had previously read two Dessen books and detested them both. But this one... it reached out to me so much. I related to it on so many levels. And somehow, I ended up in tears. It wasn't even that sad and I cried at three parts of this book. This is coming from someone who doesn't cry when they read pretty much ever >.>
Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper was also a really good middle grade novel. A review for that one is going to be coming up soon, but all I can say is that it might be one for you if you enjoyed reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio, although it is still quite different as well.
Secrets, Lies and Scandals by Amanda K. Morgan and The V Girl by Mya Robarts which have both been reviewed if you want to see my thoughts on them.
Nope, nothing for this month. It feels a little late to do one, seeing as I've already read 5 books for August and it would be cheating just to put those ones >.>
I was in quite a bit of a blogging slump... but I'll do better in August, promise ;)
Popsugar 2016 Challenge:28/40
2016 #BustleReads Challenge: 10/20
Olivia's Question: How was July for you? How did you spend your summer?