June 2022 Wrap-Up

I don’t know about you, but June was a stressful month for me. I went on a bit of a mini-hiatus, which feels pretty silly to say considering that I still posted 3-4 times a week, but none of it felt very original. I more or less went through the motions, even though I had ideas for … well, more. If you were looking for bookish content in particular, dang it, I was not delivering.

In all of June, I read ONE book, which was fantastic, but I still didn’t feel like picking up anything else. Honestly, I unintentionally read a series of books that dealt with grief and a parent being sick/dying and it was just A LOT. I needed a bit of a break. However, This Time Tomorrow by Emma Staub was amazing and I have no regrets in reading it. 4.5 out of 5 stars!

This Time Tomorrow

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! OR find me on Storygraph, where I have become more active this year. My own reviews you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above, if there are posts for them.

Obviously, after such a barren reading month, I’m not all caught up on my reading goals anymore. Funnily enough, I’m still two books ahead of schedule, but the page count … not looking great. I’m not too worried, because I try not to let these challenges pressure me, but I hope I will actually get to read some more in July.

As I said, June was a busy, busy month for me. There was work, family and just personal stuff. It felt like there was always something happening, so I deliberately focused on simple joys and avoided being online too much. Can’t say that’s super easy when your literal job is working with social media, but I definitely turned it down in my private life. Now, I think I have a better handle on things and am looking forward to getting back into my routines or creating new ones.

Here’s a couple plans for the summer:

  • I finally bought my roller skates and while I can barely go more than a couple steps at a time, I’m determined to learn this skill. In my head it’s a really fun, outdoors-y activity and I need more of those.
  • As many of you have noticed, I got a bit obsessed with D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) and I’m actually going to host my own game – a one-shot based on the campaign the kiddos played in the first season of Stranger Things – sometime in August. I don’t have any maps or such, but I want to get crafty and make this a really memorable game for my cousins, who I’ve convinced to join me in this adventure. It’s kind of silly to DM a game first time you play it, but I’m gonna do it anyway.
  • Find a new go to bar/coffeeshop/hangout-place, because when I was Vancouver I loved being a regular at certain places. I need to learn more about the area I live in now and explore my options.

Something that also can’t stay unmentioned is the fact that Life and Other Disasters turned NINE YEARS OLD this past month! I still can’t quite believe that I’ve been doing this for so long (or that I pretty much forgot about the anniversary), but I’m proud of myself for sticking to this for so long. If you want to check out my celebratory post and a little Q&A click here.


I’m going to keep sharing this little insight into my stats until someone tells me to stop, which hasn’t happened yet. So, let’s take a peek at what was most popular in June:

  1. Should YOU Read “The Atlas Six”? (What I learned from my reread!)
    (originally posted March 2022)
    The ARCs for the sequel, The Atlas Paradox, are out in the world. I need to get my hands on one somehow, because I cannot wait to continue reading this story.
  2. Something Different: Duskwood (Game)
    (originally posted June 2020)
    With the game coming to a close, I guess people were looking it up more again, but I only reviewed the first couple chapters and not the whole thing.
  3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Book Review)
    (originally posted in December 2020)
    It’s always listed, kind of reassuring.
  4. Are Chris Evans and I compatible (readers)?
    (originally posted July 2021)
    I’m going to take a big guess and assume this is because of the release of Lightyear and the infamous puppy interview.
  5. Are Pedro Pascal and I compatible (readers)?
    (originally posted December 2021)
    I don’t actually know if there was a particular reason Pedro got searched more, but you won’t find me complaining.


I’m going to say two words: Critical Role! Okay, I’m going to say more than that, but I don’t think you all realize that ever since I discovered CR mid-June, I’ve watched more than 100+ hours of their content on YouTube. I also went and splurged in the EU Critical Role store, which is stocked terribly compared to the others! Please, someone, anyone who might read this and has a say in the matter, restock the items I want to buy. I really wanted to have Caduceus’ cardigan and the Keyleth dice set. PLEASE!!!
I already have a bucket hat, water bottle, Vox Machina and Mighty Nine dice sets as well as a chibi pin of my best boy – Dorian Storm. I AM OBSESSED!


I’ve been absolutely terrible at blog hopping, I really didn’t do much. If there’s a post you’re particularly fond of (your own or someone else’s), please don’t hesitate to link me up in the comments.






I wish you all a pleasant and stress-free July! I hope it’s a good one. Let’s chat!

17 thoughts on “June 2022 Wrap-Up

  1. I’m sorry June was so stressful for you (tho honestly same)! I hope July treats you better! And good luck DMing your first game, you have to tell me how it went! I’ve only DM’d a few times and none of them were DnD somehow! I’ll be hosting monthly pen and paper days later this year though so I’ll have to get back into that DM mindset soon. Can I just say that I love your love for Critical Role? I love seeing my friends get sucked into it, it’s always such a joy! And if I could sell part of my soul for the EU store to be stocked properly, I absolutely would. I need more shirts and dice and the fact that I, an ace death kid, couldn’t get the Caduceus cardigan is just deeply offensive at this point 😌😂

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    • LAY! THE INJUSTICE OF US NOT HAVING THE CADUCEUS CARDIGAN! I WILL NEVER GET OVER IT!!! trying to calm down a little, but it’s still so unfair
      I hope July brings us both some calm, although I took on more hours at work – silly me.
      I’m honestly nervous DMing my first ever game, but it will be fine. It’s cool, I watched the Brennan, Aabria and Matt roundtable and also watched videos on how to DM for an actual game instead of a show. Having my cousins be the players is actually going to take some pressure off, I think. I’ll let you know how it goes! So much prep to do still and we’re only doing a pre-planned one-shot 😅


  2. I’m so sorry that June has been stressful and I hope this next month will be a bit better. Always a message away if you need to rant, about anything, always! ❤
    I’m glad you enjoyed your read this month, even if it was just one book and, no matter how much you read this next month, I hope it will be GREAT books, that’s the most important. Wishing you a whole lot of fun with all of your summer plans!! ❤

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  3. Great wrap-up! I hope July will be a less stressful month for you 😃 I totally get what you mean about needing to take a break from social media and finding it difficult when you work in social media—it was the same for me and I ended up completely cutting off in my personal life cos it was just so tiring 😂 Good luck ith your D&D game and have a great July!

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    • Thanks so much, Dini! It’s really astounding just HOW exhausting socials can be. I haven’t stepped back completely yet, but it’s definitely gotten less and less. I just need something that doesn’t remind me of work haha
      I hope you will have an amazing July! ❤


  4. You know, I can barely remember most of June right now? I know, that seems silly but I have to actually work to remember anything. It was such a crazy month: my birthday, buying a condo, preparing for the move, etc. No wonder everything else has been blocked out or is harder to access. Here’s hoping July is a good month for me.


  5. Sorry to hear that June was stressful for you, I hope July is a lot better 💕 You definitely make me curious about Emma Straub, I’m always looking for more books outside of my comfort zone! Also thank you so much for sharing my post 🥰

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