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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.

#020 | Captivating Comics: All about our favourite comics and graphic novels

Saturday, 22 June 2019
[Hand Lettered Cover Art - "Captivating Comics] Episode 20 of Rants and Reviews is now live. We're talking all about our favourite comics and graphic novels.

Welcome to episode 20! Today we're talking all about graphic novels and comics; the ones we've enjoyed, the ones on our TBR piles, and the ones coming out soon that we just can't wait to get our hands on.

Recently Read #17 | 4 books I read in May

Thursday, 13 June 2019
4 books I read in may and mini reviews. The Flat Share, Throne of Glass, Genuine Fraud, and Losing the Plot. [Book flatlay]

Another month bites the dust, and I finally finished all my physical review copies that have been hanging around, woo! I even discovered maybe my favourite book of the year??? How crazy is that?? I know this is late and it's practically mid-June now and we're almost halfway through the year but here's my May books and the maybe favourite book of the year...

#019 | Frustrating Fiction: Books we found incredibly disappointing

Saturday, 8 June 2019
Episode 19 of Rants and Reviews is all about the books we found incredibly disappointing. Featuring The Maze Runner Series, Labyrinth, Magonia, and My Fat Mad Teenage Diary. [podcast artwork - lettering Frustrating Fiction]

Sometimes you’ll read a book that won’t quite live up to expectations. In this episode we’re chatting about the books that we’ve found disappointing. Stay tuned to find out what we’ve put on our lists, and be warned; there’s quite a few, so buckle up!

The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary | Review

Thursday, 30 May 2019
The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary book review. Contemporary romance fiction, 5 stars. [book flatlay]

It's not often that I'll want to stay up past my bedtime because a book is so gripping (I'm a stickler for a routine) but The Flat Share* was one of them. While slightly predictable you were so involved in Tiffy and Leon's lives that you didn't care, you felt it was only right that these things were to happen because you knew them, you'd been with them through all the moments of their lives that everything made sense.

#018 | TBR Towers: 10 books that have been on our TBR piles for too long

Saturday, 25 May 2019
Episode 18 of Rants and Reviews is all about our To Be Read piles and those books that have been on them for years!

Welcome to episode 18 of Rants and Reviews! Today we’re talking all about our TBR pile, and those books that have been sitting on the pile for years, even though we really want to read them. Stay tuned to find out our top five!