August Wrap-Up 2016

In My Life

My senior year of high school started this month. It is going well, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t wish it was still summer. So far, I am enjoying all of my classes, especially AP Art History and ceramics.

On This Blog

I had eleven posts this month. I wish that I had more—honestly I had other post ideas, I just didn’t write them—but adjusting to school took most of my time.

Book Tags:

Top Ten Tuesdays:

In Reading and Reviewing

I have no time to read in class anymore! Last year, a lot of my classes focused on classwork, so I would finish early and have time to read, but that is not the case this year. While I am happy to have less boring classwork, this means that I only read three books this month.

I DNF-ed The Demon King halfway through because I just did not care about the story. Then I read Symptoms of Being Human and started rereading the Gemma Doyle trilogy. I also caught up on some book reviews this month.

  • Ruin and Rising (Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo — 4/5 stars (review)
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson — 5/5 stars (review)
  • Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin — 3/5 stars (review)
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (review to come)
  • Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (review to come)

In Writing

This was a conflicted month for writing. In the week I had before school started, I wrote 10,000 words, bringing my total for my current draft (and my total for how many words I wrote this summer) to 62,000 words. Unfortunately, school started and I literally have not touched my WIP since them. I did publish a poem—Page One—at least.

Right now, all of my writing energy is going toward trying to get my Common Application essay done for college apps. I have written a ton of drafts, none that I like very much, but hopefully everything will come together in September. (And then I get to work on supplemental essays…yay.)


How was your August? If you’re a student, have you gone back to school yet? What are you planning on reading in September?

5 thoughts on “August Wrap-Up 2016

  1. Not even going to lie – I am so impressed that you are taking AP Studio Art AND ceramics. I wish I had the talent to take even one art class lol.

    And I am so glad you liked Ruin & Rising and A Great & Terrible Feeling. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! ❤

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  2. Oh Lordy lord, don’t even get me started on how much uni is stealing my life right now. All I want to do is sit down and read like it’s the end of the world, but instead I’m writing essays *srunches nose*. I can’t wait for summer now, only a few more months to go 🎉🎉 and then I’ll be DONE with studying. Isn’t that a glorious thought? Full time reader here I come. August was an okay month for me – I got through 8 books but I really want to develop magically reading abilities and read like 20 books in one month, could you imagine? *sighs* That would be wonderful.

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    1. Omg I want to be one of those magical readers who can read 20+ books a month too! But even on my best school weeks, I can only read one (*maybe* 2) books.
      My summer just ended *sobs* Going from being able to read whenever I want (which I DID NOT appreciate enough) to this new schedule of having hmwk/class/college apps every second is killing me. I just want to read! Not to mention I’m in the middle of an 800 page book, so I can’t just finish it quickly to feel accomplished.
      Good luck with uni!

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