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August 2017 Wrap-Up, and September Goals

Let me tell you, August has been a MONTH. So much has been going on in my personal life, that internet me/free time me has just… disappeared. She’s coming back in September though (I hope, no promises). But, despite all of that, I thought I’d catch you up on what I have been doing, and also give myself some goals for next month!


Celebrating ReadingOut of everything, reading has been suffering the most. We’re not even going to go through all the challenges I said I was going to try and do, because just, nope. In August, I read (and reviewed) the Rest of Us Just Live Here. That’s it. I’ve nearly finished The Brothers, and hopefully I’ll finish Fangirl pretty soon, but reading just hasn’t been the priority for me. Reading slumps, man, they are a STRUGGLE.  Continue reading “August 2017 Wrap-Up, and September Goals”

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Where the heck have I been??

So, yeah, I’ve kind of disappeared off the face of the earth. Whoops. I’ve been at uni,

Me, stressing about uni

okay? The thing with uni is I have plenty of free time, as in, when I’m not in class, but I spend all that time a) get coursework done or b) socialising with the 50 other people in my hall. There’s always someone around wanting a chat, and to be honest, I always want a chat too!
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Uni Orientation – The Highlights

Check out yesterday’s post to see how my moving in day went!

At our uni, we have a week’s worth of orientation events before lectures start, known as “o-week” where the whole country just drinks. It’s a great time, honestly. I’m not going to tell you every single thing we got up to as a hall, but I will tell you the best bits. 

Wednesday was the first official day, and the main event was the pool party. Good old DJ Fresh was playing (I kid you not, that was his actual name), and we hung out, played piggy in the middle with most of our hall (that’s 50 odd people), went down waterslides, and just generally had fun! This was actually a really bad mental health day for me, so I think that probably ruined the experience a bit. I’m not sure if it was actually kind of lame, or if it was just me? Anyway, it happened, it was fun, but could have been better I think!  Continue reading “Uni Orientation – The Highlights”

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Diverse Reading Updates – January 2017

At the start of the year, I said that one of my biggest goals was to read more diversely, and that included a whole bunch of challenges. We’re nearly at the end of January though, and I think I’ve done pretty well! February should be full of reviews for these books, because y’know, effort and stuff. 

I didn’t mention this in the post, because I only decided last minute to participate in #DiverseAThon over the week of the 22nd. Honestly, I didn’t do as well as I wanted to, and Read Diverse 2017.pngthat was mostly because of lack of planning. I read Rebel of the Sands, with a POC protagonist, and Sculpting David with a bi protagonist. Hopefully when it comes around again I’ll be more prepared!

My main two were the diversity bingo, and Read Diverse. The second involves reviewing to get points, so like I said earlier, February is going to be all about that.  Continue reading “Diverse Reading Updates – January 2017”

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2016 Bookish End of Year Survey

2016 is OVER, people! That’s right, this hell of a year is finally finished. This means all of the wrap-up posts (for some reason one never seems to cut it?), and this is my bookish survey thing. Thanks to the wonderful Perpetual Page Turner for creating this! 


Number Of Books You Read: 95, just short of my goal of 100. A lot of binge reading in those last few days!
Number of Re-Reads: Unfortunately 15, but a lot of them I re-read to confirm I can get rid of them! 
Genre You Read The Most From: Maybe fantasy, surprisingly! A lot more than I read in previous years Continue reading “2016 Bookish End of Year Survey”

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Reading Challenges; The Successes and The Failures

Early in 2016, I got over ambitious and wrote a list of all the reading challenges I wanted to enter. I’ve been doing semi-regular updates, but haven’t done one in a while. This is it, then, all my successes, and the failures that are thankfully way smaller. My last count for these challenges was at the end of August, so I’ll be taking numbers from then!  Continue reading “Reading Challenges; The Successes and The Failures”