July went by super fast for me! It almost feels like I blinked and suddenly the month was over and I’m well aware I pretty much said the same thing last month. Somehow times just accelerated and I hope the rest of the year won’t fly by as quickly. Where even is time going? But … before this all gets too deep, let’s take a look at the books I read during the past month.
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanking by Yuval Noah Harari (5 stars)
- The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass (3.5 stars)
- God Pharm by Garrett Roper/Bennett Smith (3 stars)
- Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins (4 stars)
- The Course of Love by Alain de Botton (3 stars)
You might be able to guess that this book is part of another challenge. Well, you’ll have to wait and see for confirmation. I definitely have something up my sleeve for August.
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.
July was good? There’s really nothing in particular that stood out as either amazing or bad. I DID finally get my vaccination and while I felt a bit tired and sore, it went over pretty decently. Other than that, I’m really struggling to think of anything noteworthy to mention. I may have returned to social media a bit more, but am still not spending nearly as much time on it as I previously did. I just feel calmer not thinking about it too much and mostly focusing on my DMs. So, if you need me, that’s where you can still easily contact me.
However, one thing I did appreciate this past month is that my lengthy commute to and from work gives me the perfect excuse to read more again. Since I’m not glued to my phone to check various timelines, I can just read and/or enjoy the landscape going by. I’ve really managed to get through quite a lot of books compared to the past, where I just got distracted by other devices or things I could do instead.
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As excited as I was about last month’s reading experiment, I was just as pumped to share another one in July. Comparing my reading taste with that of Chris Evans was once again super fun and also surprising in many ways. I’m so very glad this is a whole series now, because it forces me to read outside of my comfort zone, while simultaneously wetting my appetite to go back to books that I want to read. I’m not sure I’ll manage to post one every single month, just because it’s very time and labor extensive, but you can definitely expect another reading experiment post in August! Feel free to guess who the next person will be!!
I have to admit that the Loki finale didn’t blow me away as much as I had hoped it would. While I loved so many of the new characters, I felt a bit torn about quite a few other aspects. The show felt a bit like an emotional downer, not portraying that spirit of mischief at all, but I did like how it really changed the entire MCU to come. However, something I did obsess over was this Loki fic with a reader insert that made you feel like you were part of the show. If you are ever bored and/or interested check it out here!
ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE
Once again, I’d like to point you all to some awesome posts on my fellow bloggers’ pages. I hope you’ll give them a visit, because they deserve some love as well!
- Becks reviewed one of my favorite movies – Promising Young Woman!
- We get the opportunity to learn more about Kristin as she answers 73 questions from Vogue.
- Stephanie always does reading experiments that are so fun to follow. This time around she read books based on the Goodreads algorithm and you can see for yourself how that turned out!
- Whereas I reviewed Loki on a weekly basis, Lashaan reviewed the whole Loki series in one handy post!
- Marissa gave us book recommendations based on Olivia Rodrigo’s album Sour.
- Sumedha talked about her blogging journey so far and gave us amazing tips!
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