Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monthly Recap: So...what happened in July? #Recap

July went super fast!! I swear, I blinked and it was over! haha

So, here's what happened to me in July:

What I did this month:

 - I bought a milk frother!
And I made lots of homemade lattes!! I have to say, they're pretty delicious! ;D

- I saw WICKED with my mom :)
And I also clearly got an awesome tshirt and bag to prove it. ;) haha

- I organized my tea collection ;)
I bought this storage container, and as soon as I put all of the tea I owned in...it was already full, but I've made room for a few more since then. ;)

- I went to K Days with my friend, Alisa! :)
We didn't go on as many rides as we would've liked because it was super busy, but we still had a blast! :D I also won a minion! :D

What I read this month:

I read lots!!! 24 books to be exact! :D And I finally found a way to make my cover collages look pretty on my mac, so hopefully you like how I set them up!

  1. Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols
  2. Doll Bones by Holly Black
  3. The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan
  4. This Summer by Katlyn Duncan
  5. Serenity: Those Left Behind (Serenity #1) by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad
  6. Serenity: Better Days (Serenity #2) by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad
  7. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
  8. Breathe, Annie, Breathe (Hundred Oaks #5) by Miranda Kenneally -- My Review!!!
  9. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
  10. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
  11. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
  12. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong
  13. Teaching Roman (Good Girls Don't #2) by Gennifer Albin
  14. Unwrapping Liam (Good Girls Don't #1.5) by Gennifer Albin
  15. Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (Serenity #3) by Joss Whedon, Chris Samnee, Dave Stewart, Steve Morris, and Zack Whedon
  16. Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent #0.1-0.4) by Veronica Roth
  17. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Editions #1) by Naoko Takeuchi, and William Flanagan
  18. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 (Twilight: The Graphic Novel #1) by Young Kim, and Stephenie Meyer
  19. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 (Twilight: The Graphic Novel #2) by Young Kim, and Stephenie Meyer
  20. New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 (Twilight: The Graphic Novel #3) by Young Kim, and Stephenie Meyer
  21. Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon
  22. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Renewal Editions #2) by Naoko Takeuchi, and William Flanagan
  23. In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo
  24. Forever Sheltered (The Forever Series #3) by Deanna Roy
 It's pretty exciting! This year, I'm getting seriously ahead in my Goodreads reading challenge!! :D I challenged myself to read 150 books this year, and so far I'm at 109!! Here's my challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/1107051. I also read a lot of books that I've been meaning to get to, like Sea of Shadows, The Chapel Wars, In the Shadows, and Doll Bones! I've also been venturing into more graphic novels, and I've even been reading the Sailor Moon Pretty Guardian mangas! :D I was pretty happy with all of the books I've read this month, too! Most were five star reads on Goodreads for me! ;) If I had to pick favourites though, I would go with Biggest Flirts, Four, Stolen Songbird, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe. They were all amazing! :D

What I watched this month:

- Wicked (the musical) -- this is the second time that I saw this musical on its way around Western Canada, and I loved it this time, too. I did prefer the actors from the first time I saw it better, but this cast was amazing, too. :)
- Sex Tape --- LOVED THIS SO MUCH!! :D I thought Sex Tape was hilarious, and I'm definitely glad I saw it! :D
- Merlin -- I finally finished watching Merlin, and I found the ending so bittersweet. I both loved, and felt tortured by it. haha
- The Witches of East End -- My mom and I watched season one of this show on Netflix over the span of a weekend, and I really enjoyed it! I can't wait to start watching season 2! :D
- Sailor Moon (Seasons 1, 2 and the Sailor Moon R movie) --- So...I spent a bit of money and bought all of the Sailor Moon series and movies...and I spent a fair chunk of this month watching the first two seasons! haha It definitely brought me back to when I was young watching Sailor Moon on YTV! haha

What else did I do:

- I've been getting excited about movies coming out later this year! The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and Into the Woods teaser trailers came out...and I can't wait to watch them!! :D





- And I've been getting ready for my vacation in a little over a week!! :D (I'll tell you all about it more when I'm back...with pictures!! :D)



So, that was July for me?
What did you do, or read in July?
 And who else challenged themselves on Goodreads?

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great month! And wow you read a lot of books! I watched Sailor Moon as a kid as well, I might have to rewatch it one day. I hope August will be a great month for you as well!

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    1. I sure did! :) It was a great month, and I really did get a lot read! :) You should!!! It's just as awesome to rewatch as an adult! ;D Thanks! I hope you have an awesome August, too! :D

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  2. Yay for tea organization! :) And yay for a milk frother! I have this tiny one but still haven't used it for lattes ... I really should! You read tons of books this month! I loved Breathe, Annie, Breathe ... so good! And I use PicMonkey now for collages. It's a lot of fun!

    Here's to a great August!

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    1. Yay indeed!! :D I love my milk frother! DAVIDsTEA's is on sale right now, too, if you wanted a bigger one. I like mine. The only downside is that its battery powered, and I've already had to change the batteries once. :P I did!!! I surprised myself. I kinda had a bit of a lazy spot at the beginning of the month, too, but I pushed through. :P I did, too! I already can't wait to read Breathe, Annie, Breathe again! :D Nice! I'll have to check it out! :D

      Thanks, and I hope you have a great August, too! :D

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  3. Ooooo I want that Wicked tote bag. Can they just make a movie of it already so I can watch it over and over again? :)

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    1. It's a great bag...and so pretty! :D I know, right?! They really should! Maybe if Into the Woods does well, they'll do Wicked!!

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  4. Sounds like a great July! Gahh, I really can't believe that summer is almost already over >_<

    The lattes look delish! And ohh your tea collection is a thing to behold!

    Love your book collages! I still don't know how to do that on my Mac, haha. So I use an online collage maker thing when I want to make one. 24 books is a ton! And oooh you loved Four! SO good to hear that because I know both you an I were a bit let down with Allegiant. I'll have to move that one up my tbr now.

    Just reading about your enthusiasm for Sailor Moon brings back all sorts of nostalgic memories of watching it on YTV and I was SO obsessed as well! My friends and I even invented a Sailor Moon Club and we all made membership cards ^^

    Ooh vacation time! Where are you off to, may I ask? :)

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    1. It definitely was...even if it passed way too quickly! haha I can't either! It makes me sad to think about! :(

      Thank you! And they definitely were, but I'm a real sucker for tea lattes! haha Thank you!!! I'd say I'm surprised I have that much, but I'm not really! haha

      Thank you! :D I just used Fotor; it's a free app in the Apple store. Kristilyn mentioned one of those, and it sounds neat! I'll have to try one. :D yes! I was surprised I managed to read that many this month, but I think the mangas and graphic novels did puff up my read count a bit. haha Yes! I did love it! It was kind of bittersweet in a way because it made me remember how it all works out in Allegiant, but I really enjoyed getting to see pre-Divergent/Divergent Four. :) It also really helped that none of the stories were from near Allegiant! haha You should! I think you'll love it, too. :) I only wish there had been more kissing in it! :P haha

      Sailor Moon is the besttttttt!!! :D I know. Just thinking about Sailor Moon gives me childhood nostalgia! haha Glad I wasn't the only one obsessed. ;) haha Awww! That's awesome! I would've loved to be a member. :)

      Yup! I can't wait! :D I'll email you the location. ;) I'm thinking of doing a giveaway with a bonus entry for guessing where I'm going. haha :D

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