July 2018 Wrap-Up

I don’t know where my head was at during July, but it definitely wasn’t with reading. I have struggled for most of the month to be productive and I am just going to blame the heat on it, because … well, because I can. This heat wave is annoying! I am still my now very familiar 4 books behind on my Goodreads challenge, but here’s what I got to this month:

Deadly Class, Vol. 1: Reagan Youth  Deadly Class, Vol. 2: Kids of the Black Hole  Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine  Magritte : Dies ist keine Biografie  Save the Date

As always, click on the title to get to the review on the blog and on the cover to get re-directed to Goodreads!

Prepare for actual BIG NEWS!!! I’ve already told a few people, but please don’t be offended if I haven’t told you in person. It’s all been happening really fast and I was a bit hesitant to believe it’s all real, but I am going to start a 6-month-long internship with a film distributor IN BERLIN come September. It’s all about deciding when I will move and trying to find an apartment. I am trying to get all things sorted here in Vienna as well (which unfortunately includes a wisdom tooth removal on my birthday this week), but I am really excited for this new adventure. A little panicked, but mostly excited!

With all of that going on, I really haven’t been up to par in terms of blogging, writing and drawing (and I am not sure what that’s going to look like once I am in Berlin either). I definitely haven’t forgotten about Arcadia, but my plan to write more didn’t exactly work during the month of July, which makes me all the more confident that it was the right move not to participate in Camp NaNo. I want to get a couple more chapters out and maybe create another writing tag for you all soon if I can find the time though.


I was lucky enough to win tickets for a preview of Mamma Mia 2 and seen as I really loved the first one, I was absolutely psyched to go see the movie. From what I saw online, I was kind of alone in being disappointed in the movie, but if you watch the movies in a row THEY MAKE NO SENSE. There’s some serious plot holes that could swallow you whole. Nevertheless, some of the songs stuck with me and Lily James was my personal highlight of the movie. She IS Donna! So, the more time passed after watching the sequel, the more I kept thinking about it and I still love the cast to bits and think it was hilarious in parts. Maybe my expectations just were too high, but that movie had no plot. And yet … I did not not like it? Hope this rambly mess made sense and here have a drawing of Lily/Donna that I made! (Because people said I should include more of my art)


I am sorry that I was pretty absent on everyone’s blog posts this past month! I was pretty lazy in all parts of life if it’s any consolation.





So, this was my month! How was yours? Are you up to date on Arcadia and waiting for more? Did you have a favourite post (of mine, yourself or other bloggers)? Let’s catch up!

48 thoughts on “July 2018 Wrap-Up

  1. Thank you so much for including my post here! I’m glad you enjoyed it ❤ Also, I am sooo excited for you internship!! I am so glad everything worked out, you have no idea!!! Don't worry about what the blog will look like while you're in Berlin and instead just enjoy everything ❤ (also, I relate to the Goodreads thing to much… I just made the mistake of upgrading my GR challenge to 100 books… I have no idea why I do this to myself)

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  2. OMG that’s amazing that you got such a wonderful internship!!! I wish you the best of luck on it and hope you have a lot of fun and learn 😀

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  3. I already told you so, but I’m really happy for you, your internship and the new Berlin adventures awaiting 😀 Selfish me is hoping that you will manage to write a bit of Arcadia and maybe give us another writing tag I could do soon, because I always love these so much, but obviously your mind and focus should be elsewhere right now haha. I am so excited for you and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures 😀
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my posts, you’re the best ❤
    I hope that you will have an incredible August, Kat ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. OMG CONGRATS ON THE INTERNSHIP!!! I am so excited for you. It sounds like such an incredible experience. I’ve just been planning a city break to Berlin for December so I will so be bombarding you with tips for things to do. Ah, I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures there.
    Thank you for sharing my post. My movie-night sessions have been the only thing keeping me sane at the moment haha.

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    • THANK YOU!!! We will have to talk about your Berlin trip in some more detail once it’s closer. Maybe we can meet up?!? I don’t know when exactly in December you’d be planning on visiting, because I might go visit home that month. Definitely keep me updated though!

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  5. Oh wow massive congratulations on the internship Kat! 😀 ❤ It sounds like an incredible opportunity and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time as well. It also sounds like you have a lot to get done before you head to Berlin so good luck getting through it all, also if you manage to I'll be very excited to see a new writing tag from you. 🙂
    I'm going to be going to see Mamma Mia 2, it's a shame it wasn't quite as good as you'd hoped it would be but it sounds like the casting was great, and I suppose that's something!
    Thanks so much for sharing my post, and again congrats on the internship! Great post, and I hope you have a great August as well. 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you, Beth! I am really excited to start this new adventure.
      I hope you’ll enjoy Mamma Mia 2 once you watch it. Do not, under any circumstances, watch the movies in a row though, because they won’t make sense. They have chosen to ignore so many parts of the first movie haha anyway, I am in love with young Bill forevermore. It’s a whole phase. And Lily James is just glorious!

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      • That’s all right, and yeah I saw what you said in your post about how the two movies don’t really make sense in terms of the timing so I definitely won’t be doing a re-watch before seeing the second. Still it looks like a fun film, I can’t wait to see it hearing you enjoyed it too! 🙂

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS KAT!! THAT INTERNSHIP IS SO EXCITING I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU AHHHHHH. Good luck with taking care of everything and don’t worry about maybe not being able to blog. We’ll still be here, just focus on everything you need to do before September ❤️

    Also I feel you on the heatwave 😫 It’s really getting in the way and I’m just so done with it haha

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  7. Congrats on the new job! I hope it leads to something amazing.
    July was a pretty good month for me. Sent Rose back to the publisher, found out a short story of mine is being published in an anthology, and got my driver’s license among other things. It’s been good. I hope August is just as good for me (as well as the rest of the year).

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  8. Congratulations again for the internship, Kat!!! 🎉🎉🎉 You’re the best and I’m super proud of you, I know you’re going to kick ass ❤
    Also, I hope you’re feeling better after the wisdom tooth removal. And wow, only four stars for Save the Date, I don’t know why I expected a five stars 😱

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    • Thanks, Marty! I am really looking forward to getting started with it (but hoping I will find an apartment first haha)
      I love all of Matson’s books, but I think I rarely gave them 5 stars now that I think about it haha


  9. Eeek! Congratulations on your internship Kat ❤️ That’s amazing news and I’m sure you’re super excited!

    I loved that you loved Mama Mia 2, I’m so excited to go and watch it and I’m just so happy that everyone loves it!

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    • Thanks!!! While finding an apartment has turned out to be quite the challenge, I am super pumped to start work 😀

      Mamma Mia is great. I will admit that my first reaction coming out of the cinema was disappointment (because plot holes and zero plot in general), but I ended up watching it more than once. Just make sure to stay until after the credits! There’s a fun little scene there.

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