Trigger Warnings:Bullying, talk of abusive relationship (marriage & parental) – mental & physical, control of money by abusive parent, gambling, loss of a loved one (past), arachnophobia, injury, confined spaces, caged circus animals, mistreatment and abuse of animals
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! As you all might now if you’ve been following me closely this year, 2020 has been a really weird year for me. I’ve been either reading like crazy or almost not at all and I developed some crazy Insomnia, so 2020 has been A LOT.
So, the last few months for me have been pretty slow in terms of reading but I think August is going to be a good month for me because I’m already getting stuck into a few books and I’ve had a really positive start to the month so hopefully you’ll see a few postitive WWWs in the future!
Hi all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with my August bullet journal spread!
Also a quick caveat – I’m not blessed with any artistic talent and my journal is purely for helping me through the year and I’m using it more to keep myself accountable throughout the year. So, excuse the basic spreads but I’m proud of them!
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! This month I’m pretty much only planning on reading buddy reads because I’m trying to take it easy this month and not put too much stress on myself, hopefully that works!!
I’ll also be participating in the MS Readathon this month! You can donate or join the readathon here!
►Neil Joston → 18, main character, male, dad in jail, mother dead, not his real name, dark hair dye, brown contacts, father is a murderer, 18 but paperwork says age 19, speaks German, (real name: Nathaniel Abram Wesninski), #10 Fox ►Andrew Minyard → 20, blonde, 5 feet tall, goalkeeper, spent 3 years in Juvie, twin, speaks german, weekly therapy sessions, takes medication that makes him manic, (required to take it for 3 years while on parole), gay, sort of has a “free pass” to do whatever he wants because of his mental health and traumatic past ►Wymack → Coach ►Aaron Minyard→ 20, “the normal twin”, speaks german, likes Caitlin ►Kevin Day → Face tattoo, Striker position ►Nicholas “Nicky” Hemmick → has a long distance boyfriend, Minyard cousin, speaks german, sophmore, 100% the comic relief ►Riko Morriyama → Kevin’s adopted brother ►Abigail “Abby” Winfield → Nurse ►Betsy “Bee” → Team therapist ►Nathan Wesninski → Neil’s father, “The Butcher of Baltimore” ►Matthew “Matt” Boyd → with Dan, has a brotherly relationship with Neil ►Dan → Team captain, ex-stripper, with Matt ►Seth Gordon → 5th year senior ►Edgar Allan Ravens → Riko’s Exy’s team ►Luthor → Nicky’s dad, homophobic, religious ►Maria → Nicky’s mum, homophobic, religious ►Lola Malcolm → got rid of the bodies of the people Neil’s father killed
Ooh wow, what to say? It’s been a very long month for me, full of uni work and not much else! I didn’t read much this month and I didn’t watch a lot either! So, you’d think I would’ve been blogging like crazy but sadly I barely posted anything at all, it seems all of my creative energy went out the window in July. I am starting to get my mojo back now though, so I have hope for August and I have officially started planning round 2 of the readathon that I co-host with Destiny! The official dates are October 11 – 19th in your time zone! (@GraphicsAthon)
↣ If you have any thoughts on what you want to see in a readathon, I’d appreciate your input here!
I’ve had a very up and down month in terms of ratings and whether I actually enjoyed what I was reading but, a plus to that is I found a new favourite 5 star read and I already can’t wait to re-read it in the future!! I also, weirdly read mostly blue-green books this month which was wild because one day, I was literally dressed head to toe in blue, next to a stack of blue books while eating a blue cake that I had made (in fairness, I was reading Percy Jackson at the time) and I think that’s honestly very weird but also low-key hilarious. It was unintentional, I swear!
Insomnia Update: I spent the majority of the month going to sleep around 3 in the morning and then waking up a few hours later for class around 8am once Uni started. BUT, thankfully I am now taking Melatonin so I’m starting to get back on track with a sleep schedule and I’m now going to sleep around midnight each night and it’s amazing! I’m still completely exhausted but I do have a lot of sleep to catch up to be fair! 😂💕
Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! This year I’ve been focusing on getting to know other bloggers in our bookish community and right now I think it’s more important than ever to be staying positive and engaging with each other online, so today I’m interviewing Star @ LittleMissStar!
I loved getting to know Star more through reading her answers to my questions! She’s such a fun personality and I can’t wait for all of you to get to know her too!
Here are some of Star’s most recent blog posts if you’re curious to see what she writes about!
Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! All of this year I’ve been doing a deep-dive into the Harry Potter, talkign about the general wizarding world and some of my favourite theories that I’ve discovered along the way! I have genuinely loved doing this series on my blog and sharing it with you, it’s sparked some amazing discussions that I’ve really loved! So, in the future I’m thinking I might even do similar deep dives for other series!
However, all that being said, as much fun as this has been and as much as I love the hP series for kicking off my love for reading on my own as a child, we do need to mention she who must not be named because I don’t condone her actions or beliefs. I do not stand with J K Rowling or her beliefs and I am so so sorry to everyone she has hurt and contonues to hurt. I started this series with the entent to discuss one of my childhood favourite series but, I no longer wish to promote the series on my blog so this series will be the end of my focus on the Harry Potter series on my blog.
Instead of donating more money to JK Rowling by buying new sets of the series or new HP merch, consider donating to one of these organisations isntead:
You can find my thoughts on the other books in the series here.
In part one of my discussion for this book I talked A LOT about certain characters and how I felt about them so for this post, being a part 2 I thought I would talk more about the actual book, rather than a total focus on the characters.