Can you believe we are wrapping up June already? I have to say, I thought this year would go very differently from the way it did. Anyways, I am actually quite happy with the amount of reading I managed this month. And I am even more happy that the number of books I am behind on my Goodreads challenge is slightly decreasing. Here is what I’ve read:
- Jackaby by William Ritter (4 stars)
- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (3 stars)
- Beastly Bones by William Ritter (4 stars)
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (4 stars)
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (5 stars)
As always, click on the title to get to the review on the blog and on the cover to get re-directed to Goodreads!
I have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in certain areas of my life. I know that I am definitely partially responsible for it, but it isn’t ALL on me and therefore I feel a little stuck. That’s never a nice feeling, so I tried to do as much as possible and to keep as busy as I can and succeeded in doing so. I went to a small film premiere for one of the funniest Austrian movies I have seen in recent years, I also got to go on a set visit for an Austrian TV show that hasn’t even aired yet and went to the monthly board game night one of my friend’s coordinates. In addition to that, I went to the movies with an entire branch of my family, there were several birthdays and I started to go to yoga again. It’s all baby steps, but I will get where I need to go in the end.
I am also really happy to have established a sort of routine for myself, which involves working on Arcadia for at least three days a week. I did publish a new chapter, but I want to hopefully upload more than one per month from here on out. Also, I have come to the conclusion that Arcadia will be a duology and even though there is still a couple chapters left in part one of the series, it will be done rather sooner than later. It took me a while to figure out what was holding me back in writing more, until I gathered that there was just too much I wanted to pack into one book. This will make things a whole lot easier for me! Nonetheless, I could use your motivation more than ever and I just love getting feedback and reactions! Read Arcadia here if you haven’t yet and let me know what you think!!
Lastly, it was my 5-year-blogiversary and I had so much fun answering all YOUR questions! If you missed the posts, I put the links below and if there are still questions you want to ask me, you can do so in the comments. I did a little giveaway and my good friend Marie won and she recently received her gift and I couldn’t be happier that she likes it! Also, Life and Other Disasters now officially has more than 2000 WordPress followers and I am so happy this happened in the blogiversary month.
FAVOURITE THING OF THE MONTH
This is a kind of random segment I just established in this very moment. Basically, I want to showcase a book/show/movie/song that was my absolute favourite thing of the month. For all of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a short period of time, where my account has basically become a fan account for the movie Set It Up, but I was just so in awe of it! It’s very much in the spirit of older rom-coms (which I have missed SO much) but it is current and has an amazing cast. I watched it several times and have no regrets whatsoever! (The pizza scene is iconic forever!!!)
ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE
I like that this little section has become a fixture in my wrap-up because all of you are creating such great content and I just feel like it needs to be shared.
- T. Mack is a fellow blogger I feel like I have a lot in common with, so I was extremely delighted to see her spotlight the show Queer Eye. We all need it in our lives and I just hope everyone reads the article and then watches the show! There is no makeover show this impacting anywhere else out there.
- The Orang-utan Librarian gives us another writing insight post on the difference between showing and telling (something I have personally struggled with)!
- Sophie tells us all reasons as to why we should participate in Camp NaNo and explains the whole event a little further for people who are unfamiliar with it.
- Meggy does something unplanned and gets personal and it is beautiful!
- Lia wrote an amazing post to bring awareness about romance in media and how you apparently can’t find a happy ending if you are not willing to be in a relationship (which is totally not the right way of thinking!!).
- Lois got to visit Canada this month (guess who was super jealous and wanted to hide in her suitcase?) and has written her first travel diary post! I cannot wait for the rest of it!
- Nicka wrote this really relatable post about getting lost in your 20s and how it’s okay to not have it all figured out.
- Lastly, I GOT INTERVIEWED! Deborah was so kind as to ask me some really interesting questions for her Blogger to Blogger series and I’d love it for all of you to check it out and maybe find out something new about me.
ALL KINDS OF POSTS
So, this was my month! What do you think? Let’s chat about all the things that happened!