Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 9: August 2019

Hello, lovelies!

I know most monthly wraps-ups usually start off with, “Where did the month go,” but nothing makes this feeling more true than how quickly August flew by. I almost forgot to pay my rent on time, because I wasn’t expecting September to come and introduce itself so sneakily. But, now that I’m back to nights at my job and my summer schedule is over, I’m ready for summer itself to be over (especially since fall is the season where I thrive and I always find fall to be the best time of the year ever, because it basically kicks off the holiday season).

Last month was hectically busy and I know this month will probably be so, too, but I’m hoping to really buckle down and get back into a routine. The pup is starting to mature just a smidge and our backyard is at least accessible again, so time belongs a little bit more to me now, when she’s able to frolic back there unsupervised now. Which means back to making writing a priority, continue making progress with my SPFBO reads, continue blogging, hopefully work on client work, all while also potentially getting back into the workout grind (or loving myself, more preferably) and general life stuff.

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What I Read

The Silver Skull by Anne Renwick [review]
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang [review]
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa [RTC]
The Iron Fin by Anne Renwick [RTC]

What I Hauled


**Thank you to Orbit for fueling a reading addiction that isn’t going away anytime soon**


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Library Snags:

**I have been ultra utilizing my library still, which is wonderful, because I get to read a lot of wonderful books. But it’s also not allowing me to make a dent in my owned-TBR like…at all…**

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen
Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster
The Mech Who Loved Me by Bec McMaster

Received for Review:

**Thanks to Haley Sulich from Write Plan for these novels!**

The Unadjusted by Marisa Noelle
Her Crown of Fire by Renee April

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What I Posted

In this section, I like to share posts that I personally wrote this past month that I either really enjoyed writing, am really proud of or wish might have gotten a little more attention.

→ I announced opening my own editorial services while also showing off my new look. I’m in love with this new design on the blog and I’m really, really excited about opening up these editorial services!!
→ I wrote about how impostor syndrome has hit me up again and how I’m battling to fight it and get these edits DONE.
→ I also shared about my driving anxiety and how much I hate how it controls my life.

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Posts I Enjoyed

Curious what blog posts I really enjoyed around the blogsophere this month? Check them out here:

**I was horrible with blog hopping this month (and keeping track of it…just like last month) so I’m so sorry I don’t have many posts to share when I should have tons**

Kat @ Novels and Waffles shares her insider secrets to avoid blogging burnout.
May @ Forever and Everly announces the winners for the Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards! Congrats to all of the winners and go check out all of these incredible blogs!!

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And that’s a wrap for this month! I am eagerly awaiting fall temperatures that are here to stay, apple cider, wearing orange too much and getting way too hyped about Halloween. This is the time of year that I absolutely love and starts off my favorite time of the year. So let’s get this heat over with and start moving on to fall, shall we?


5 thoughts on “Bookish Breakdown No 9: August 2019”

  1. Ah Nicole I hope you’ll be able to make writing a priority this September, I’m wishing you all of the very best, you can do this and hope the inspiration will be with you 🙂
    I am so looking forward to hearing what you think of Ten Thousandth Doors, this book sounds SO great and I am so in love with this book cover, as well haha.
    Happy reading and have a lovely September 🙂

    1. Aww, thank you so much, Marie! So far, we’re making good progress and I might…I might even be able to query here, soon? *panics*

      I am really excited to read it, I’ll definitely let you know what I think! From what I’ve heard, the writing prose and style is definitely something that seems right up your alley, so I hope you’re able to read it, one day!

      I hope you have a fantastic September, as well! ❤

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