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
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