JULY 2020 | Wrap-Up

July was a busy month, but somehow I managed to still get quite a bit of reading done. Here's what I was up to in July: In July, I read a total of 10 books: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre DumasUprooted by Naomi NovikThis Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann …

5 Classics for July

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. When I think of July, I think of summer adventures, sparklers on the Fourth of July, hot afternoons, a lot of time with family, sitting by the campfire, and looking at fireflies at the edge of …

JULY 2019 | Wrap-Up

Goodbye, July! As soon as August hits, I always feel like summer is on its way out. July is the core of summer for me, the essence of what I look forward to as the break between school years. Here's what I got up to this past month: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han …

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag | 2019

*looks at calendar* *backs away slowly* How is it already July?!?! HALF WAY through 2019?!?! Every summer when the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag rolls around I find it hard to believe that the mid-way point is already here... time is a sneaky one! Anyways, enough of my existential ramblings. I was luckily nominated for …

JULY 2018 | Wrap-Up

What's this? A blog post? For the first time in weeks?! July was a ridiculously busy, hectic month for me, meaning that I was too occupied with other things to have any free time to blog. While I won't be back to my full blogging self yet (still so much to get done!) I thought it would …

JULY 2017 | Wrap-Up

July was a blur of hot days, air-conditioned office spaces, lakeside reading, and time spent with friends and family... not a bad way to spend the bulk of summer! Here's what I was up to this past month: In July I read a total of 9 books: Hard Times by Charles Dickens North and South by Elizabeth …

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 | Wrap-Up

I did it. I actually, finally, miraculously did it. I reached my Camp NaNoWriMo goal of 25,000 words!! To be honest, I was doubtful that I would be able to reach this goal at all by the end of July due to my busy internship schedule, a family camping trip, and the BookTubeAThon in the latter …

JULY 2016 | Wrap-Up

Oh, July. I always have mixed feelings about the seventh month (in fact, you can read all about them here). June is filled with the excitement of a new summer and August is brimming with the anticipation of a new school year, but July-- it's just kind of there. But this year I had such a busy …

Let’s Go: Camp NaNoWriMo!

It's that time of year again: Camp NaNoWriMo is finally here! My experience with Camp NaNoWriMo last July was pretty much a dud (I only managed to write a few thousand words) but this year I feel much more prepared and ready to write, write, WRITE. What is Camp NaNoWriMo, you ask? Camp NaNo is …

July 2015 Wrap-Up

The summer is already half over- can you believe it? Each year as July comes to a close, I start to get a wee bit restless. Excitement about the upcoming school year begins to bubble inside of me, and this year is definitely no exception. Still, I keep reminding myself that it is nevertheless summer, and …