Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Month in Review: August

I'm oddly excited for Fall. I'm really looking forward to watching spooky movies, going apple picking, and baking fall treats. September might even involve some exciting changes, if all goes well. Here's what happened in August: 

What I Read: 

You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty by: Akwaeke Emezi: 4/5 stars 

Queenie by: Candice Carty-Williams: 5/5 stars 

Four for the Road by: K.J. Reilly: 4/5 stars 

The Umbrella Academy Volumes 1 & 2 by: Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá: 4/5 stars 

TJ Powar has Something to Prove by: Jesmeen Kaur Deo: 3/5 stars 

Favourite Book of the Month: Queenie by: Candice Carty-Williams surprised me. I didn't really know what to expect going into the book, and while there were some funny moments, I really ultimately felt for Queenie and the struggle she goes through. This was a tough read to get through, but was a great look at the experiences of a young Jamaican woman in London. 

What I Blogged: 

I got the opportunity to receive an ARC from Simon and Schuster of Four for the Road by: K.J. Reilly. It was a great YA book that explores grief, and I'd love for y'all to check out the review. 

Favourite Blog Posts: 

Cee thinks Way Too Much About Poetic POV's 

Sofia shares 80 Book Recommendations for Latinx Book Bingo 

Marie shares 10 YA Books with a Summer Romance You'll Fall Far 

Life Stuff: 

August was really fun. I started off the month by heading to Pennsylvania for a family vacation, and then went to the Harry Styles concert in the middle of August, which was fab. He puts on a great show! 

At the end of the month, I splurged and bought myself a ticket to Fanexpo, the biggest fan convention in Toronto. I got to meet Joe Quinn from Stranger Things and Levar Burton, both of which I seriously fangirled over. I also got to see some cool cosplays and bought some Buffy merch. Overall, it was a tiring day, but so worth it! 

Now that I'm done school, I've been really committing myself to job searching. I'd love to get a writing or editing position to continue the work I do with my blog, so we'll see what happens. It only takes one person to show interest sometimes, and I'm hoping that will happen soon! 

So, August was full of exciting events, and September will be full of going back to a routine and preparing for the future. 

How was your August? 

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I'm really looking forward to fall too. I've enjoyed this summer but spooky season always excites me. :) And ooh Harry styles- fun!

    Good luck with the job search! I hope you find the perfect job. :)

    1. Thanks Greg! Spooky season is the best season!

  2. I'm SO ready for Fall! It's my favorite season and we basically live in the woods now and it will be so pretty to take a walk or go cycling!

  3. "September might even involve some exciting changes, if all goes well."
    "I'd love to get a writing or editing position to continue the work I do with my blog".
    Oooh, I hope it happens! Is that one of the awaited exciting changes?

    Glad you had a nice, mostly carefree month for a change! You deserved it.

    1. If all goes well, then maybe, just maybe, one of the exciting changes will be getting a new job. But, nothing is set in stone yet. I'll keep trying and staying positive!

  4. Glad you had a good August Em! (Harry Styles = jealous Cee! Lol.)

    Thanks for the shoutout, and good luck for September! :)

  5. Sounds like a fun August! I'm looking forward to autumn too, one of my favorite parts of the year. :)

    I hope this isn't a duplicate comment, I thought I commented a couple days ago but maybe not lol.

  6. I finally figure out how to comment on your blog, Emily! I'm so glad you enjoyed Queenie, I was a bit hesitant to pick it up because I had seen a lot of negative reviews but I ended up really liking it. I have been seeing You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty everywhere and it sounds interesting so I think I'll give it a chance!

    1. Yay! I'm sorry you've been having issues with commenting, Sofia! Anyways, glad you enjoyed Queenie as well. I know it's received mixed reviews but I found it to be a really unique book.