Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Currently . . .


I did nothing interesting in July. I barely even left the house. This is entirely school’s fault. Until November, I’m going to be a researching/writing/literature dissecting machine. Since I’ve been so boring lately, writing this post was difficult, but here are a few non-school-related things I did this month:



I’m Currently . . .




Reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker.



Watching: The Great British Bake Off is back on American TV! I have no idea which season this is, and I don’t want to look it up because of spoilers. It probably aired in the UK a thousand years ago. It’s new to me, though, so I’m excited. You gotta love pretentious desserts.



Catching up on: This season’s episodes of The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. I don’t watch much TV, but when I do, I binge it.



Listening to: I recently heard the song ‘The Road Less Traveled’ by Lauren Alaina. It’s fun and upbeat. I had it on repeat while I did school stuff.



Eating: Fried green beans at this restaurant near my house. All vegetables should be deep fried. Seriously.



Stocking up on: Books. I’ve been on a book-buying ban all year, and I actually started to run out of things I wanted to read. I don’t want my TBR pile to be completely gone, so I went on Book Outlet and bought some cheap books.



Goal setting: Be sane about book-buying. I don’t want my TBR pile to be gone, but I don’t want it to be huge, either.



Getting rid of: Books on my wish list. Cutting down the wish list was my compromise for buying new books. If I’m being realistic, there’s no way I can read everything on my wish list. I cut the list down from nearly 200 books to fewer than 100. That’s still more than I can read, but it’s slightly saner.



Blogging: Bloglovin’ is still broken for me, so I’ve been spending more time looking at blogs in link-ups. I’ve discovered so many new blogs. It’s crazy how many book blogs are out there.



Learning: To space out war books. I read three books about war over the span of two weeks. This was extremely anxiety-producing. Then I went on Twitter to look at funny pictures of cats, but my feed was full of people saying, “If you’re not tweeting about (insert current world tragedy here), then you’re a terrible, selfish person.” Sigh. Not enough cats.



Wishing for: World peace.



What did you do in July?






6 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Great British Bake Off! Are there new episodes on Netflix?? I need to go check now! I hope you review Dracula because I've always been curious about reading it. And yay for Book Outlet! That place is dangerous...

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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    1. I don’t have Netflix, so I’m not sure. I’ve been watching it on PBS. I kinda hated Dracula, but I’ll review it as soon as I figure out how to put my irritation into words.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. Sorry I didn't comment earlier. I was busy eating my creme brulee de Medici. With a side of Bavarian sugar wafers.

    Green beans are lame.

    Have you tried Book Depository? Free shipping.

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    1. Compared to what you’re eating, green beans are totally lame. I’ve looked at Book Depository, but I haven’t bought anything from them (yet).

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. book buying ban sounds horrible. I have way too many books on my TBR list but it doesn't seem to bother me. Just lots of choices. I find I read more audio and arcs so buying hasnt been an issue for me in awhile. sometimes I miss buying new books though. I have so many digital arcs I miss gong into the store picking a book after about an hour of looking and then holding it and petting it and smelling it in aticipation to reading it. yay for discovering new blogs. I like to do that. I have so many on my bloglovin its hard to keep up though. yes more cats please.

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    1. The book buying ban has been difficult, but it’s also been helpful. I’m less stressed out when I have fewer unread books sitting around.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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