Category: Monthly Recap

Monthly Recap: February ‘20

Monthly Recap: February ‘20

Monthly Recap is a bit of a self-explanatory feature where I recap my life, share blog posts you may have missed, give an overall count of my reading progress and more. To know what books I’ve read, shows I’ve watched and music I’ve listened to, you can check out my Entertainment Recap feature. It has been a huge bookish month for me regarding book sales, book signings, review books, signed books, book carts and recently ordered…book beaus.  It’s all books books books. If you take away all of the bookish stuff, well, I suppose it’s just another regular month. Oh, I did start a new Sunday School class where we meet a coffee shop. I love this because of the obvious…. coffee. It’s been nice so far. Other than that, I missed two panels at the library last Saturday which I am so upset about. I have learned to put events in my phone not just in a notebook I never end up looking at again. Life lessons for you, put important events in your phone calendar. Otherwise you’ll be really sad like me when you miss stuff. Here is a little collage I quickly put together! Highlights: * I […]

Posted February 29, 2020 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 45 Comments
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Monthly Recap: January ‘20

Monthly Recap: January ‘20

Monthly Recap is a bit of a self-explanatory feature where I recap my life, share blog posts you may have missed, give an overall count of my reading progress and more. It’s been forever since I’ve done a monthly recap. Literally two years ago. How am I supposed to know what’s happened the past two years if I don’t write it down!? Not much changes in my life however, ha, so this will be mostly blog related. As for my life, well, I saw L. L. McKinney, Megan Bannen and Sarah Henning at Barnes and Noble! It was super unexpected and exciting and I so would have missed it had Elle not tweeted about it. As well as Megan and Sarah who I hadn’t previously followed on Twitter. Other than that though, I am one month closer to going to ALA in Chicago and I could not be more excited for that as well. It’s coming. I’m still burning through audiobooks at work as always. I’ve given up my musicals and show-listens to listen to all the books I can. I’m tentatively trying to hit 150 books but my Goodreads goal is 100. Let’s just say I’m already 1/5 of […]

Posted January 31, 2020 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 448 Comments
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December Entertainment Recap

December Entertainment Recap

Entertainment Recap is where I break down all the books I’ve read, movies and shows I’ve watched and musicals I’ve become addicted to. Sometimes these things will be discussed further in other posts. It was a marathon of re-filling my creative well after finishing NaNo. Most months will not be like this. 😂 Books Read: 21 Audiobooks ~All-Time New Favorites~ * Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers * Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows * What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold ~Books That Were A Letdown~ * The Distance Between Us by Kasie West * Damsel by Elana K. Arnold * Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu It’s kind of funny that these were my least favorites while they’re all highly regarded.  I didn’t even dislike them! There were just certain aspects that made me put them on this list. I liked Damsel and Moxie a lot to begin with then…well. Maybe I’ll have to do a review on them. ~Re-Reads~ * Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky * Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson ~2019 Releases~ * Children of Virtue and Vengeance * The How And The Why * Let’s Call It A Doomsday My […]

Posted January 5, 2020 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 9 Comments
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Monthly Recap: July ’17

Monthly Recap: July ’17

Let’s see, what has been going on in my life lately. I’m working a bit, less than I would like. I’ve been checking books out a ton and reading a little. My month has been pretty okay. I can’t think of anything big that has happened though. WordPress Followers: 288 BlogLovin’ Followers: 202 I believer, after I transferred the followers to the new blog. # of Views/Visitors:  167/69 # of Blog Posts: 11 (Now 12) # of Reviews: 0 # of Likes: 20 # of Comments: 8 # of Books Read: # of Books Started:   # of Books For Review:      # of Books Bought: The Abyss Surrounds Us Royal Wedding (A Princess Diaries Novel) by Meg Cabot Loser by Jerry Spinelli Features A New Feature Debut: Bookish Lists Weekly TV Roundup (#1) – The Bold Type – Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot Weekly TV Roundup (#2) – The Bold Type – Season 1, Episode 2 – O Hell No Photographers (Wondrous Covers Wednesday #56) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime (Wondrous Covers Wednesday #57) Weekly TV Roundup (#3) – The Bold Type – Season 1, Episode 3 and 4 A Belated Looking Forward To: July ’17   Other […]

Posted July 31, 2017 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 47 Comments
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August ' 16 Recap

August ' 16 Recap

~My Life~ I am forever trying to figure out the balance between work and blogging. I mean to write posts on my day off, but I enjoy the break too much to do so. It’s a huge problem and I don’t like it. 🙁 ~Stats~ WordPress Followers: N/A, I don’t know that information due to waiting so long to look. BlogLovin’ Followers: N/A, same as the above.  # of Views/Visitors: 1,696/1,247 # of Blog Posts: Only 4. I’m so sad. # of Reviews: N/A # of Likes: 21 # of Comments: Roughly 30 Most Viewed Post: It’s My Second Blogoversary (130) Most Viewed Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before review (338) ~Book Stats~ # of Books Read: 0 # of Books Started: 0 # of Books For Review: 7       Thanks go to St. Martin’s and Little Brown/Hachette. # of Books Won: 2   I won an ARC of The Possibility of Somewhere from the author on Twitter before I received the above ARC.  I also received an ARC of It Started With Goodbye from the author on Twitter. # of Books Traded/Given: 3    For trades, I received Still Life with Tornado from Sylvie and Unscripted Joss Byrd from […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 11 Comments
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Monthly Recap: July '16

Monthly Recap: July '16

~My Life~ Hi everyone! Life is just, a lot, lately. I know, I’m being vague. Anyway, I thought I’d talk a little about my job. So I’ve been a little over a month and a half into my new job. It has a couple setbacks though: 1. I’ve had to miss almost every Bible study for this past “semester”. I’m really disappointed since I was really looking forward to it. 2. It’s getting to be a little expensive getting to and from work. This is because I generally only work four hours and if I work until after 5, I have to either  A. Get a cab or B. Find someone to pick me up. This is because buses stop running around 6. I’ve only had to take a cab once so far, but I’ll have to take one to work tomorrow, as buses don’t run on Sundays either. Then I’ll have to take one twice next week, unless I find someone to give me a ride. This is a bit of added stress on me. Other than that, the job is going pretty okay. Except I’m really bad at talking to customers and finding things they want. Oops. I […]

Posted July 31, 2016 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 18 Comments
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My Super Late May Recap!

My Super Late May Recap!

Monthly Recap is basically a post where I recap my life, my blog, entertainment things, etc. 🙂 It will occasionally be joined with my other feature, Looking Forward To (LFT), where I discuss things I’m looking forward to. This post will not include LFT. Oh my gosh, this is so, so overdue. I got really caught up in May between BEA and well, post BEA, plus dealing with home and such. It was a really long month. BEA was great! I meant to do all of my BEA post last month but…what can I say? I haven’t had the energy or motivation to write them. Plus I’m kind of going in sane over my mini notebook that I lost, then found, then lost again. It had my BEA panel notes in it, not to mention a ton of other writing and omg. Pray I find it, okay guys? Or send positive vibes. <3 The first part of the month was really full posts. All pertaining to BEA because that was the highlight of my month. I also put in two job applications on the last couple days of May. I’ve heard back from both since then. I was hired at […]

Posted June 11, 2016 by Amber in Monthly Recap, Uncategorized / 1459 Comments
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Monthly Recap: April + Looking Forward To: May

~Life~ This month has just been pretty much unbearable. Just seriously every single thing that has happened has just made me so, so done with this year. I’m going to go into detail about this a little bit regarding BEA in a later post, because that’s caused a huge amount of stress. We’re still dealing with a situation at home, so that’s…not fun. More stress there. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety as well just about everything this month, including BEA, so once again, not fun. Really, I’m just trying to keep myself in one piece. Haha. Due to all of this, I’ve gone on a hiatus since the 10th. Fortunately though, I think I’m back. I hope I’m back. I can’t go to BEA when I’m on a month long hiatus, that’s silly. Here’s hoping May gets better, but I have a feeling it’ll be getting a bit more rockier. ~Stats~ WordPress Followers: 210 BlogLovin’ Followers:  # of Views/Visitors: 2,010 / 1,603 # of Blog Posts: 3 # of Likes: 14 # of Comments: 14  Most Viewed Post: From This Month: Indefinite Hiatus Overall: Interview with Leah Thomas ~Book Stats~ # of Books Read: I haven’t finished any books this month, […]

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Monthly Recap: February ’16

Monthly Recap: February ’16

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted much this month, I’ve been kind of distracted really. Though life this much is pretty much the same, trying to find a job, being excited about going to BEA in a few months, busy with Bible Study and such. 🙂 I mentioned yesterday I would be doing my Looking Forward To feature in this post, but I’m actually going to do that tomorrow instead. ~Stats~ WordPress Followers: 203 BlogLovin’ Followers: 141 # of Views/Visitors: 2,337/1,762 # of Blog Posts: 9 # of Reviews: N/A # of Likes: 45 # of Comments: 55 Most Viewed Post: Buying & Selling ARCs with 183 views. I’m glad this had a lot of views since it was also my favorite post this month. Most Viewed Review: Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman with 585 views ~Book Stats~ # of Books Read:   # of Books Started: # of Books Bought: Kindle:       # of Books For Review:     # of Books Given:            Val is amazing so she gave me these ARCs. <3 Thanks again so much Val. Then I also received a finished copy of Save Me Kurt Cobain from the publisher for participating in the blog tour ~What I […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Amber in Monthly Recap / 49 Comments
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January ’16 Recap

January ’16 Recap

~My Life~ This is a super late recap, I meant to do it sooner and just didn’t feel like it. Well, what can I say? It was a month. As far as good/bad months go, it was pretty okay really. I don’t think anything particularly exciting happened, but I could be forgetting something.   ~Stats~ WordPress Followers: 196 BlogLovin’ Followers: 129 # of Views/Visitors: 2,777/2,021 # of Blog Posts:  # of Reviews:  4 # of Likes: 44 # of Comments: 55  Most Viewed Post: Laurie E. Flynn on Double Standards Most Viewed Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman ~Book Stats~ # of Books Read: 3    # of Books Started: 1 # of Books For Review: 3    The Museum of Heartbreak from Simon & Schuster The Art of Not Breathing from HMH Kids The Tragic Age from St. Martin’s # of Books Traded/Given: 5     The Memory Of Light and Exit Pursued By A Bear from Brian. We Were Liars from SJ. The Night We Said Yes from Jocelyn. Graffiti Moon from Rashika. Thank you all! <3 We Were Liars and The Night We Said Yes were for my collection because I had to have them. Jocelyn so kindly offered to just email […]

Posted February 14, 2016 by Amber in Monthly Recap, Uncategorized / 9 Comments
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