June 2021 Wrap-Up

June was a whirlwind of a month for me and I can’t really explain why. Somehow it just went by in the blink of an eye, but I can’t complain. I even think I got some decent reading in, even though I think you’ll find the books quite a departure from what you can usually see on the blog. So, let’s check that out right away:

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (3 stars)
  • Any Human Heart by William Boyd (4 stars)
  • No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh (3 stars)
    This book was full of Buddhist teachings and very interesting to read, although a tad repetitive.
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (4 stars)
    Siddhartha was a reread for me, which I rarely ever do, but you’ll find out why soon enough!

Anna Karenina Any Human Heart No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life Siddhartha

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! My own reviews (where there is one) you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above if there are posts for them.

I FINALLY got my appointment for the vaccine! I know that there’s still many countries that don’t have a wide access to it and my heart goes out to them. I felt very annoyed at how long it took for my own city to open up bookings for my age group, so I don’t want to imagine the frustrations others feel. At the same time, I’m very glad to finally have my appointment this weekend.

As my social media break continues in a light version (I do check up on my accounts from time to time, but it doesn’t even equate to an hour a day anymore), I found I had a lot of time for other things. I read more, I wrote more and I felt more creative urges coming back to me. I still haven’t drawn anything in months, but if I have the time (which is a rare good these days), I know a portrait I’d really like to do. I’d also like to think that I was very consistent with my blogging, which makes me happy, because in June, I celebrated my 8-year-blogiversary! Can you believe how long it’s been!? Thank you so, so very much for sticking around – it means the world to me!

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Honestly, and I imagine you are all quite tired of hearing about it by now, but my favorite thing this past month was finally releasing my reading experiment, where I tried to see if Tom Hiddleston are compatible readers! As much as I enjoy doing other people’s tags and features on my blog, I wanted something that felt very me and fit on this site. This was like the perfect combination of things I love and I put so much work into it. I want everyone to know that I appreciated the responses to the post so much and am happy to announce that it’s now officially a series/feature on here! The next installment should be up in a couple weeks – feel free to guess which actor I’m matching with this time!

All of this was obviously fueled by my love for the currently airing Loki show! I ended up deciding on weekly reviews again, just because I love talking about all things Marvel way too much to not post about it at all. I noticed that there weren’t as many views on these reviews as there were on previous shows, but I’m past the point of caring. I just want to fangirl on my corner of the interwebs however much I please.

ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE

Sorry for this part of the wrap-up being so irregular, but here are some awesome posts from amazing bloggers!

MY OTHER POSTS

LOKI REVIEWS

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

THURSDAY MOVIE PICKS

VARIOUS POSTS AND TAGS

TRAILER POSTS


I hope you had a great June and will have a great July as well! Don’t let the heatwave get to you!! Let’s chat!

6 thoughts on “June 2021 Wrap-Up

  1. It’s funny, I feel like June has both been slow and really fast. I can’t believe we’re in July either now???! What is happening to the world?! Ahah.
    I’m so happy you got your appointment for the vaccine! Take some time to rest and relax this weekend with it all ❤ And so proud of all of your years blogging, really. We’re dinosaurs, aren’t we?
    Thank you SO much for sharing my post, this means so much! I hope July will be kind to you ❤ ❤

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    • Slow and fast sounds about right hahaha I think we’re here to stay in the blogging community. We’re gonna be the old grannies still lurking around while the young guard around us has changed a hundred times over haha

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  2. I’m really happy about your vaccine, Kat! I was quite happy when I got my first dose in May (my second dose is on the 14th of this month) and I can tell you that there was a wave of relief when you start realizing that you have that extra protection within you to keep on doing the things you love (although wearing masks is still a thing that many will have to get used to and it’s definitely not something anyone is probably enjoying nowadays too hahah).

    Thank you so much for the shoutout too! I do hope your break from social media allowed you to find a new routine for the things you especially love! Take care and have a fantastic month! 😀

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    • Thank you so much, Lashaan! I only have the one dose, because I got the Johnson vaccine, so I was really happy to be done with it for now. It’s true that it comes with a certain sense of relief, but as I work with a lot of people now, I still get regularly tested and always wear my mask in public. I would not want to be the reason that someone else might get infected, even if I am protected more now. It sometimes shocks me how quickly people are trying to return to the old normal when things aren’t over at all. Especially with the new Delta variant …

      I’ve found myself using social media 90% for DMs and only occasionally checking the timeline. Not having that need to be informed about everything all the time freed up my brain cells for other pursuits again.

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