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Plans for the rest of 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

We're coming up to September so we're very nearly 2/3 through the year with only the last third to go. I started the year off well in terms of my goals and things I wanted to achieve and managed to stick to it. However recently I've slid a bit downhill. I want to write down some plans that I want to get done in the last third of the year to make myself accountable and make you guys make sure I keep at it!

Puddin' by Julie Murphy | Book Review

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Flatlay of Puddin' by Julie Murphy on blankets.

I bloody loved this book! Another book for my abnormally large five-star pile of 2019!

To be honest I haven't read the first book (Dumplin') which I know is a terrible thing but I have watched the movie, not that that makes it any better. However, as it's a companion novel and about different main characters I feel like it's not too bad, even if I hadn't watched the movie I feel like I wouldn't struggle as most of the backstory from the first book is explained. I cried and I laughed, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Recently Read #19 | Four books I read in July

Saturday, 10 August 2019
Book flatlay - My Name is not Peaseblossom, Radioactive Evolution, Always and Forever Lara Jean, Puddin'.

July was a month of review copies and I'm not sorry about that, most of them were excellent and should go to the top of your TBR pile!

#021 | Chapter Complete: Wrapping up the last six months

Saturday, 20 July 2019


Welcome to the last episode of season two! Today we're wrapping up the last 6 months of 2019. We chat about how our reading challenges are going, and our favourite books of the year. Stick around for a whole lot of recommendations!

Recently Read #18 | 3 books I read in June

Friday, 19 July 2019
3 mini book reviews of books I read in June. [pile of books]

Let's excuse the fact that it's almost time for the books of July as we're getting to the end of the month. Here are the three books I read in June, I felt like I actually read less than this so I'm rather happy with three. I was super busy but I'm still ahead on my Goodreads challenge which is excellent! So here are three mini-reviews of books I've been wanting to read for a while...

Happy July! - Mid year update

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
A wee life update from the first half of 2019 [Photo of old building in Wellington CBD]

Where did June go? Seriously, the amount of times I've posted a monthly update with a comment about how fast a month has gone feels like nothing compared to June.

At the beginning of the month, I sit down and draw out my monthly spreads in my bullet journal. In these, I sort out monthly mini goals, things I want to focus on, and blog posts I plan to post. June was the same as any other month this year, I planned out my goals and I organised the blog posts I would write and then it was gone. All these things I planned to do and didn't manage made me feel like I'd failed and wasted a month.

I sat down to write my June books wrap up post like I do every other month and found out I only read 3 books, which to be quite honest with you was more than I thought I had read. Do three books still equal a roundup post? Probably, keep your eyes out for it in the coming days.