in which the month ends // september + august 2015

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here’s an up to date wrap up. proud of me yet?
 
i didn’t write an august wrap up for a couple of invalid reasons (procrastination, mostly) and for a couple of valid ones (exhaustion, school, family).
 
unfortunately, i didn’t remember anything in august except it was a month of  “doing nothing” for me. i was far away from my usual goals, didn’t do my habits and my progress in writing my novel was shorter than my pinky finger. i’m not sure how this happened but it did.
 
come september, i still have those negative habits with me. after my birthday (sept 17 anyone??) and MIBF (my post is coming up soon!) i decided to go back to my usual habits and then i became productive again. yaaaaay!
 
anyway, enough talking. here’s what happened in august and september!

in which i show you the books

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in which i show you a detailed version

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki // Adult Fiction, Culture: Japan (review)
long story short: before our main character kills herself, she plans to write about her Buddhist grandmother
rating: (4.5)
 
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan // Adult Magical Realism (review)
long story short: a guy finds this bookstore and the books there are magical
rating: 
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V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd // Graphic Novel
long story short: in an alternate universe, England was taken over by fascism.
rating: 
 
And Then There Were None by Agatha Cristie // Adult Crime
long story short: 10 people are in an island, one by one, they are killed
rating:  (4.5)
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The Humans by Matt Haig // Adult Science Fiction
long story short: an alien comes to Earth for an important mission. although, he has to disguise as a human. soon, he learns why humans are such beautiful and terrible creatures.
rating: 
 
Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden // Nonfiction (review)
long story short: a story about a North Korean who flees his country
rating: 
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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan & John Rocco (illustrator) // Greek Mythology, Middle Grade
long story short: a funny guy tells you the greek myths in an understandable way
rating: (3.5)

in which i blogged

4 POSTS EACH MONTH HELL YEAH (although most were scheduled BUTS STILL)


in which there are random topics

okay, maybe i went overboard with the Syrian problems but GUYS! that picture of the Syrian boy really made my heart shatter into a million pieces.


thank you for reading and um, bye!

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april wrap up

hey hey hey! consecutive wrap up’s? be proud of me.

april flew by. the first two weeks started out slowly and then BAM, the last two weeks were faster than something fast. i didn’t get much done (as seen below; TWO BOOKS) and so i declare those two weeks “The Whirlwind of Unproductivity”. (really like that name, tbh)

books i’ve finished

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short summary of what i felt for each book i’ve finished

  • BORING
  • i hate humans

reading-wise


two books. TWO BOOKS. i only finished two books. why? don’t know but i do care immensely. i had no slump but Days of Blood and Starlight was so boring, it took me about two weeks or so to read it. so this section isn’t productive nor is it happy.

and btw, ONE BOOK BEHIND SCHEDULE.
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blogging-wise

as you can see, i published three posts. while that is okay and average, i expected more of myself. maybe to read some more, blog some more and write some more in the span of 720 hours. CURSE YOU WHIRLWIND OF UNPRODUCTIVITY!

writing-wise

this section is probably the best. i wrote 350 words everyday and maybe, even more, so i’m quite ahead. if everything is unproductive, be sure that this one isn’t.


some rambling about:
JAPAN!

yes. i am going to JAPAN!

i’m going with my family and once this post comes out, i’m already on my way to Japan!

i’m so excited that i’m not sure how to express my excitement but i assure you, im eXCITED.

i *might* take pictures or show you my trip. i wanted to do that when i was in South Korea but then i got all lazy and the post never made it. but i hope this post will.


that’s april!

thank you so much for reading and um, bye!

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