What did we get up to in July/August?
Oh boy, it’s been a crazy two months! I feel like we’re getting more and more behind on the blog, but I’ve actually been super productive today and even managed to schedule a few posts. I know, right?!
July was especially busy, and I spent most of it at work. We had a few people go on holidays, so it was like a crazy house that month. And I also turned 23! I know, I’m getting super-duper old. 🙁 I feel like I can totally give life advice now that I’ve hit 23. 😉 Myself and Alana and a few uni friends also went down to the snow for a weekend (seems so long ago now eep). From Sydney to the snow, it takes around 6 hours to drive there. We all left work a little late, and had a few hiccups on the way (read: got lost). That 6 hour drive? Yeah, turned into 8…we didn’t even get to our friends’ place at the snow until 2am in the morning. Then we were up again and a few of us even tried snowboarding for the first time! July was fun, but as you can see, very packed.
August was just as busy, but I’m really enjoying my work and am very excited because I managed to land some great coverage for my clients in a few cool publications like Forbes and GQ. 😀 (I work in PR, in case you were wondering.) It’s amazing how quickly August has come and gone…I’m a little scared at how fast this year is flying by actually. :/ Anyone else freaking out about this too?
August was also Thoughts By J’s third blogoversary! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. We’re holding an international giveaway for a book of your choice, up to $20, to celebrate. Make sure you enter for your chance to win!
Gosh how the time goes! It’s September?! Already?! It’s been a crazy couple of months! And unfortunately, not a lot of blogging was done! We’re trying, we promise! Joy is currently on a roll though, go Joy! You’ve already heard from Joy about our fun snow trip! Boy, we can get up to some hilarious trouble when we want too. And I’ve spent the past few weekends down in Melbourne catching up with new friends, old friends and Europe Contiki friends. It’s been good! Really good.
And the last couple of weeks I’ve actually been catching up on reading. I finally got around to reading On The Jellicoe Road… OH. MY. GOD talk about a mind twist and a half. And I finally read We Were Liars, which was actually disappointing thanks to the hype a few of my friends had given it. But alas, work calls and I’m SO TIRED (that’s what I get for socialising) so hopefully I can keep up with the reading (and blogging). Ta ta for now!
Thank you to Allen & Unwin for these – I was lucky enough to win these at the premiere of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl last week.
The wonderful Keely @ My Spin On Books was doing an un-haul this month, and gave away a WHOLE bunch of books during the 2015 Hachette Bloggers Night. Thank you so much for these awesome new books. Everyone, go check out her blog!
I bought The Wrath and The Dawn & Ready Player One last month. The rest were from the Hachette goodie bags at this year’s blogger’s night. Thank you Hachette! <3 <3
I’ve been in an eBook kind of mood lately so all the books I’ve bought lately haven’t been physical! Nevertheless, I’ll give you the list!
Emmy & Oliver – Robin Benway
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriends – Kevin Kwan
- Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas — ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella — ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Risk by Fleur Ferris — ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy — ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot — ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oaks — ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
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