Wrap Up Post: August 2015

august-recap

August has been an amazing month for me blogging wise. Most of all because I got to join blogging powerhouses Faye, Aimee, and Rashika at The Social Potato!  I am having such a blast, thank you for letting me join in on the Potato Family :D!  You all should follow us there, especially as there’s currently a 2016 releases giveaway at the site!

I will still be at Read at Midnight most days of the week, thank you so much to every single one of you for viewing and commenting on my posts!  You are amazing *showers you in love and puppies*

ReviewJuly

I apparently loved loads of books in August 😀

I also read:  House of Shattered Wings, Legacy of Kings, More Happy Than Not (*cries thinking about book*), Crown at Midnight and Dreamer’s Pool.  I am 100% behind writing my reviews.  In my defence, I had loads of visitors over this month, including the in-laws!

September is going to be awful on my book budget, there’s way too many tempting new releases *quibbles in fear and wanting*

discussionJuly

I also wrote a couple of discussion posts this month, click on the picture to go to post!
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otherjuly

  • I started a new feature offering free iPhone graphics on the site.  The first two books featured were: Golden Son & The Wrath and The Dawn.  I had heaps of fun with these posts so be on the lookout for more in the coming months.  Throw me your suggestions 😀
  • I opened my Design Shop!  If you have any blogging or graphics need, shoot me an email ❤
  • I went to Tasmania over the weekend, which explains my temporary absence from the blogosphere.  It was SOO  COLD. But I didn’t even manage to make it to the snowy mountain *cries*  BUTTT I did get to see MONA, Hobart’s own eccentric art gallery — if you could call a wall of vaginas art?  It was so BIZARRE O_O  I felt like I was walking through an episode on American Horror Story. I would recommend going there at least once, though.
  • Anyway, I am still super pooped from my weekend, so I am heading in for an early night ❤  Catch you around!

57 thoughts on “Wrap Up Post: August 2015

    1. Thanks Chelsea! I felt a bit unproductive compared to last month, but I still spent an embarassing amount of money on books this month XD

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    1. I hope September books will be as awesome as August reading wise. BUT YESSS, it’s only September 1st and I already MUST purchase Queen of Shadows and Vengeance Road *sniff* It’s gonna be one scary as month.

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    1. What did you buy?! Apart from the hot item, QoS, of course XD

      Everything, Everything was the cutest, despite the ambivalent ending *hugs book*

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      1. Yeah, Queen of Shadows. And The Fate of Ten was there (which I wasn’t expecting), so I got that. And I also got Because You’ll Never Meet Me (because I was already buying two, might as well buy three), which I read via Netgalley way back when, so I know I love it.
        I also wanted to buy Everything Everything, but I convinced my sister to buy it for herself instead. So it’s still in the house, I just didn’t have to pay for it. 🙂
        And I almost bought Demon Road…almost. But I already have a signed ARC, so I’m waiting until I have some more money before I actually buy it…

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    1. EEEP thank you! And loads of practice, I was glued to photoshop during my highschool days haha. I will look forward to it, if you ever want to redesign 😉 I promise MATES RATES.

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    1. The Three Body Problem just won some fancy ass award (HUGO?) so all the more reason to read it. Plus I hear there will soon be a movie. I know, Jenna, my pile of physical books that I’ve accumulated since I started blogging is threatening to topple on me XD

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    1. I have been so lazy writing reviews since I got back from my weekend away *flops in floor uselessly* It took me so long to write the one I posted today XD

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  1. youve read loads of stuff, aentee and im so proud of you! i totally agree with the september hurting your budget a tiny bit because there’s just so many awesome books coming out this month. sadly, im getting the new iphone when it comes out so no physical books for the moment *sighs* I’ll just have to buy them in ebooks. Also school has started! eww even less time to read smh.

    great post gal <33

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    1. Thanks, lovely Isha ❤ September is gonna kill me, I already bought two books XD BUT THEY WERE ON SALE. I am gonna try and stick to ARCs if possible because I want the new iPhone as well, my current one has been broken for an entire week – the home screen button is unresponsive IDEK how I dealt without it for this long. EEEP good luck with school, sweetheart ❤

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    1. I try not to fall too far behind on my reviews because I would never catch up again. There are some books I’m considering not reviewing all together already *terrible* XD

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    1. Yes I saw some of your art on Instagram with the stones and the animals I think, you are so awesome :D! And please do, I promise to give you a hefty discount ;D

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    1. Haha I used to do a lot of tutorials on Livejournal XD I am in the process of putting together a tips post… But IDK if anyone would find it useful.

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    1. I am glad to hear that as they are the most fun for me to write or make as well, I find reviews a bit of a chore.

      Crown of Midnight was a huge improvement from Throne of Glass. I am a fan!! Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Heir of Fire– I just bought it and QoS today so I hope I will enjoy it,

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    1. I am lucky to have a long commute to work so I do most of my reading then 😀 I don’t really get much done when I am home haha. Hope college eases up on you ❤

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  2. I want to go to Tasmania someday! Except….I would probably die of cold. o.O I consider 10C the coldest of cold so imagine me actually in snow?!? NOPE. But still…one day. 😉 Omg your designs and graphics are all SO BEAUTIFUL.

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    1. IT IS SO COLD. I am not sure if it’s worth it in the winter haha. But I heard from the locals that it’s quite beautiful in February so visit then? THANK YOU ❤

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  3. Wonderful wrap up! August sounds like it was a lovely month for you! You really did love a lot of books! And you had some amazing posts this month, I enjoyed every single one of them!! 😄 and those GRAPHICS 😍
    xoxo 💋

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    1. You have to go there at least once, OK! They have very decent wine, haha, if that helps any 😀

      The Design Shop is going just OK, but I prefer it this way as I still have time to read and blog ❤ THANKS JEANN!

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    1. Ah I got it through Netgalley! If you aren’t on there I urge you to sign up 😀 I really loved it, though I know the ending was a deal breaker for a lot of people. Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Damn girl, you had a stellar reading month. The Accident Season has been getting a lot of buzz recently, and after reading an excerpt I’m hooked on the writing style. Gotta pick up a copy…and join you in book budget hell, haha. And I’m dying to hear your thoughts on Dreamer’s Pool!!

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    1. You need The Accident Season, Danya! It’s so wonderful and the writing is beautiful, the characters are just the cutest and they make my heart burst!

      I wish there was more romance in Dreamer’s Pool but both Grim & Blackthorn are AWESOME!

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  5. Looks like you had an amazing August! I slacked in reading last month, but I did good with blogging so I guess that makes it okay!:)
    And girl, your graphics are gorgeous! I am totally swooning over them!

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    1. You had an AWESOME blogging month in August, Mishma 😀 I still count myself a reader more than a blogger haha.

      Thanks Mishma ❤ If you ever need graphics pop over to my shop 😉

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    1. I am glad you enjoy my discussion post, I have loads of fun writing them 😀

      Ah yes I make the graphics on photoshop, my resources are mainly from creativemarket!

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  6. Wow, what a massive month you had Aentee, not only reading, but discussions and travel as well. I’m tired too from just reading about your adventures. Congratulations again on the coblogging gig with the spuds, they’re such a awesome bunch of girls. What the? A wall of vagina art? *faints* That’s probably one happy snap you wont be sharing on social media 😀

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    1. Rashika, Aimee and Faye are all THE BEST, I love them so and I am proud to be potato. AND OMG MONA WAS SO STRANGE. I debated posting a photo on instagram but since half my followers are young and innocent soul I spared them from the vaginas XD; I do recommend going there at least once, Kells, they have excellent wine!

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  7. I love your header and the font and the gradient on it. *strokes the pretty* I’m pretty sure people are already flocking to your shop.

    And congratulations on being a part of The Social Potato gang! Faye and Aimee are awesome, and they’re so nice too. 😀

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    1. Thanks Shanelle. I LOVE your blog layout so I am happy to hear you like the header 😀

      Faye and Aimee and Rashika are all the most wonderful and funniest bloggers, I am so lucky to share a blog with them.

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