Monthly wrap-up – July 2019

Hi friends!  ☀️ Once again, I’m sharing my monthly wrap-up quite early and I have exciting reasons this month, as well. Look at me trying to be normal while I’m totally screaming inside???!!!!!

in real life

July has been a… quick and slow month all at once. It started out beautifully, really. I went to Croatia for the first time with the boyfriend on the first week of July and discovered a stunning country, beautiful landscapes, walked a whole damn lot every single day, ate delicious ice cream, hopped on boats and buses and walked alongside gigantic lakes, stunning waterfalls and overall just had a great, great time.

You can read about my Croatia trip right here, in case you’re curious, or/and just want to see more pictures!

The rest of the month has been back at the working routine, a very slow one as it always is during the summer, and even slower when you are eagerly waiting for something to arrive. That’s the reason of my early wrap-up, friends. I’m writing this today, getting through a couple of days left of work and then, my sister and I are flying away and realizing one of our biggest dreams…. going to Canada. CAN YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING BECAUSE I AM OKAY.

We’re crossing the Atlantic this Sunday the 28th and will visit both Montréal and Toronto and… well I’m just very nervous and anxious and excited all at once. Obviously blogging and all will fall on the side while we’re travelling and everything and once again, HELLO I AM ALL AHHH.

on books

I’m slowly, but surely, getting a little proud of my reading and the fact that I can get through 6 books a month while working full time as well. I know some people read faster and some people read over 10 books a month and that’s amazing and I’m sad about the fact that I can’t, but hey. I’m reading and I’ve read some pretty awesome books this month too, so…. let’s be positive.

📖 Books I read

THE UNDOING OF THISTLE TATE ☂️ This was such a great surprise! Really entertaining, with a great, flawed main character and an complex father-daughter relationship.  📖 read my full review
THE LADY ROGUE ☂️  Well, Jenn Bennett keeps on making her way into my favorite authors’ list. This was such a fun read, even if I prefer contemporaries, that one had all the fun banter and exciting adventure feels.
AMERICAN ROYALS ☂️ THIS IS A NEW FAVORITE ALERT, I am officially obsessed with this book and put this on your radar. Royal families, drama, romance and all the drama and ahh. I LOVE THIS.

 

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN ☂️ Emotional, heartbreaking and beautiful, I loved this book so, so very much.

THE BONE GARDEN ☂️ An unique, original tale that I overall enjoyed, but was missing a little something.

DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS ☂️ I’m currently reading this one as I’m drafting this post and I am so very very hyped okay!!!!

  • Goodreads Challenge: 44/60 books 🔥 11 books ahead of my reaching challenge ahhh.
  • Year of The Asian Reading Challenge: 5/10 books 🔥Halfway there, yay!

 

in-real-life

Despite getting some feedback for my previous WIP (a contemporary/mystery), I’m still waiting on some other feedback and, after over three years of working on this story in some way, I’ve…kind of, not given up on it altogether, but put it on the side to work on something else and… it feels good.

And I’ve actually been writing words. Real, actual words for a new WIP and that hasn’t happened in YEARS and I’m so happy about it. For now, it is a little bit of a mess, half planned out and a couple scenes I’m not sure I know their actual purpose, but you know, I’m doing something so…. that’s good?!

I haven’t shared much about this new story just yet except to a couple of people, but… to hopefully make you eager to hear more about it, here’s an aesthetic I made for it.

Would you like to hear more about my writing? Let me know!!

  • Words written: 4204.

on the blog

I took a small break at the very beginning of the month as I travelled and, honestly, it felt really nice to just, step away. More often than not, I am consumed by my blogging and authorizing myself to step away and take that break and exploring, being completely elsewhere, made me really happy. Also before you jump at my throat, yes I know I’m allowed to take breaks and yes I know I should do whatever makes me happy but you know blogging’s not all black and white and I adore it with all my heart and anxiety too okay. That’s all.

Apparently, besides this break, I have been nominated by bloggers for the Book Bloggers Awards 2019??? I am still astonished, a little bit in shock and a lot more emotional whenever I get tagged by someone letting me know they nominated me. I just feel tiny and shy and impostor syndrome hit me hard at times and, just. THANK YOU. I have absolutely no words to express my love and gratitude for you and your support of my work.

Also please note that the votes for the next round are opening today on the 24th on the wonderfully amazing host’s blog, May @ Forever and Everly, so don’t forget to keep an eye there to vote and support your favorite bloggers!

📖 Book reviews


Click on the book covers to be redirected to my reviews.

💻 Book blogging

📚 Book discussions

💬 Author Interviews

🌍 Travelling

I’m going on a BREAK.

Yet again, and a longer one this time. I still have a couple of authors interviews planned out, so the blog won’t be totally inactive, but I will be, at least on the blogging, blog hopping and answering to your comments’ side, from Sunday, July 28th to Sunday, August 11th or a little bit later, to get back to things, you know. Reasons, very exciting reasons stated above in my real life recap. I’m just AHHHHHHHHHHH okay.

As always, I’ll still be over on twitter, here and there, though I’ll do my very best to step away from it a lot because it’s always needed. I’ll still, most likely, share a couple travel pictures over there and on instagram as well.

As always, here’s a small round-up of blog posts I found interesting, enlightening, amazing, from fellow incredible bloggers, I hope you’ll check them out and will give them some love!

📚 Books & Reading

💻 Book Blogging

📝 Writing, Lifestyle & Other Posts I Loved

Is there a blog post you are particularily proud of this month? Feel free to send it along with your comment!


How was your July? Did you have a great month? Anything exciting happening or anything you’re looking forward to?

What were your favorite books this month? Did you discover new favorites? Any recommendations for me? Tell me everything in comments!

 

 

 

 

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105 thoughts on “Monthly wrap-up – July 2019

  1. Thank you so much for reading and sharing my discussion in your wonderful Wrap-up Marie! 😭💖 I’ve also discovered some great new discussion posts to read because of ‘around the blogosphere.’ Also, I’m planning to write a novel too, so reading your progress so far is incredibly inspiring–if you ever wanna chat about writing let me know! Happy July!! 💖

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    1. Ahh of course, I really really loved reading this post ❤ ❤
      Ahh this is so exciting!! I wish you all the best of luck with your writing and yes, obviously I'm always open to chatting about writing if you ever feel like it!! 😀
      I hope you'll have a lovely month ❤

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      1. That means a lot to me, thank you Marie! ^_^ & that’s great, I do have a couple of writing-related qs., so I’m glad your available to chat!! When I get back to writing I’ll be sure to let you know! 😄💕

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  2. I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN IN CANADA! I live 2 hours south of Montreal so I’ve been there a few times. You’re going to love it! Toronto is fun but can be overwhelming. Great for tourist attractions though! If you can, you should go to a Blue Jay’s game — it’s kind of a thing. OH! And DEFINITELY the CN Tower!

    How The Light Gets In looks beautiful … adding it to my TBR list ha-ha!

    Your blog TOTALLY deserves the recognition with the awards May is organizing. It’s absolutely phenomenal!

    And I love how you are your favourite posts! I started doing that with my wrap ups this year and I really enjoy doing that.

    Great post, love!

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    1. Thank you so, SO much Jenna! That’s good to know and yes we are planning on the CN Tower, can’t wait! 😀

      Ahh I’m happy to hear this, I hope you will love How The Light Gets In, it is a beautiful read, but heartbreaking at times ❤
      OH thank you, Jenna you are always way too sweet, thank you, this honestly means the entire world ❤ I hope that you will have a beautiful month ❤ ❤

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    1. I know I’m really early 😅 but my planner-self always loves these wrap-ups, so… I prefer doing them early 😅😅
      Thank you so, so much Vinny and I’m so happy this could be helpful! I hope you will have a beautiful month 🙂

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    1. Ahh yes, that’s so great thank you so much!! 😀
      Ohh, I’m so happy you liked the opposite of always, it is such a great read 😀
      Thank you so much ❤ I hope you'll have a beautiful month!

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  3. Ahh… I’m so excited that you get to go to Canada— I hope you have a wonderful time, you deserve it!! And hopefully we will get to hear about your trip when you come back on a post (no pressure of course though) 😊
    I’m haven’t heard too much about American Royals but it sounds interesting and I’m glad you loved it!! I’ll have to check it out!
    Sounds like you had some good reads this month so yay!!
    I love the aesthetic you have created– it looks amazing !! I would absolutely love to hear more about your writing!! 💛
    I’m glad you enjoyed your little break from blogging– breaks are so important as blogging does take a lot of energy!!
    Congratulations on getting nominated for the awards– you deserve it so much!! You have a wonderful blog and are so lovely!! 💛💛
    Thank you so much for sharing my post on star ratings that is so sweet!! Thank you Marie!! 💕
    Again I hope you have a lovely break and amazing August!! (Almost put June there– ahh I have no idea what day it is 😂)

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    1. Thank you so, so much Sophie and I guess I’ll have to plan a blog post about it 😀
      I hope you’ll check out American Royals, it deserves all the love, I just… love all of these dramaaa haha.
      Oh thank you! This means so much. I’m always a little nervous to talk about my writing, so I’m glad to hear you’d like to read more about it, maybe I’ll try 🙂
      Thank you so much!! I really hope you’ll have a beautiful month, Sophie and thank you for all of your support, it means the world ❤ ❤
      (I get that. I'm still stuck in May or June too 😂)

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    1. THE ROYALS! I ADORE this show so much ahhh I miss it. ❤ If you liked this show I think you could love American Royals and the drama and everything 😀
      Thank you so much Jamie 🙂

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  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I am so excited you get to go to Canada!! I have always wanted to visit, so I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time! ❤ Also, ENJOY THAT BLOGGING BREAK. You deserve it and while I will definitely miss your content, you deserve it (so much, it necessitates repeating twice) and I hope you have the absolute best time with your sister! Also, um, can you PLEASE share more writing posts?! I love hearing about where you are on that journey and would love to be able to root for you and support your writing endeavors, as well (even if contemporary isn't really my genre, but you know I'll support you no matter what, always!). Plus, that mood board is stunning!

    Also, *of course* I voted for you in the awards and I hope you're able to shut out the impostor syndrome, because YOU DESERVE ALL THE NOMINATIONS. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Ahh Nicole, thank you so, so much, honestly I wish I could give you a hug or something because all of your support means the entire world to me, really, thank you ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

      Oh I'm so happy you'd like to hear more about my writing! I'm always a little nervous to talk about it, but I'm glad I could make you curious with my mood board… maybe I'll try and talk more about it 😀

      Thank you so, so much ahh, you're too sweet, I don't know what I'd do without you. THANK YOU for everything ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. *hugs back*

        Oh, I’m always interested in hearing about writing from other writers!! It helps me feel a little less alone when I struggle with my own work or gets me amped when I have other writers to support. So, if you’re ever comfortable talking about it, you’ll always have a reader in me interested about how your journey is going and ready to support you 110% of the way!

        ALWAYS. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Lovely wrap up, Marie!! I’m so happy you enjoyed your trip to Croatia, and am so excited for your trip to Canada! I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, and am hoping to do that some day since it’s so close to the States. Reading 6 books a month is incredible, and it’s great to hear that you enjoyed most of the books you read! I’m dying to read the Lady Rogue since Jenn Bennett is one of my absolute favorite authors! Congrats on making some progress towards your new WIP, (that aesthetic is making me believe it’s about traveling sisters/friends?! 👀) and for being nominated many times over for the Book Blogging Awards! You absolutely deserve it, love! And thank you so much for mentioning my blog post!

    I hope you have a fantastic trip and a wonderful rest of July and August! ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Kelly!! ❤
      I can't wait for you to read The Lady Rogue – it was a nice change from her contemporaries, but still with her incredible characters and relationships, so definitely a great read 😀
      And…. well you're not far AT ALL with your interpretation of my WIP 👀

      thank you so, so, so much love, I hope you'll have a beautiful month ❤ ❤

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  6. You probably have plans for Montreal, but if you are able to you should visit the fine arts museum (especially if you are there on Sunday August 4th because access to the permanent collection will be free).

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  7. Aww, Marie, I loved this wrap-up so much!! I’m so happy for you that you had an amazing trip to Croatia, and I’m SO EXCITED FOR YOU ABOUT YOUR CANADA TRIP!! Ahh, I know there’s a computer screen between us, but I’m screaming with excitement and jumping up and down for youuu. ❤️🙌🏼
    Thank you for mentioning my post, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!
    It gets me excited to see that you loved American Royals and that it’s a new favorite (!!) because I’m really anticipating its release and it looks incredibly amazing. Also, congratulations on your writing achievements this month, that’s phenomenal! Yayayay I’m just so happy for you. ❤
    I hope you have the best August ever and such an awesome Canada trip!!

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    1. Ahh Olivia thank you so, so much ahh you’re making me smile SO BIG ahh thank you!! ❤ ❤ ❤
      I can't wait for you to read American Royals, I really hope you'll love it, I fell in love with it, such a great, fun read ❤

      Thank you so much, I hope you'll have a fantastic month! ❤ ❤

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  8. Your trip to Croatia looks like so much fun! And I hope you have a great time in Canada! I went to Toronto last year and loved it, which I’m sure you will too 😀

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed The Lady Rogue, since I’m planning on reading that soon. And congrats on getting some words written this month! That aesthetic looks so pretty! Have a wonderful break! ❤

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    1. Ahh that’s amazing! Thank you so much Margaret 🙂
      I hope you’ll love The Lady Rogue, can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I found it so entertaining! 🙂
      Thank you, I hope you’ll have a beautiful month ❤ ❤

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  9. CONGRATS ON YOUR TRIP TO CANADA!! I hope you have a wonderful trip, Marie ❤️ I haven’t been to Canada since my aunt’s wedding years and years ago. I’ve made progress on outlining my WIP and am realizing how out of writing shape I am. I’m working on that right now. Your aesthetic for your current WIP is pretty 😁

    I’m currently reading Wicked Fox and am enjoying it so far ✨

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    1. Ahh thank you so much!! ❤
      I hope you'll get back to writing and will find your rhythm again, it's always hard to get back to it, but you can do this!
      Ahhh, I loved Wicked Fox! I hope you will too 🙂
      Happy reading and have a lovely month ❤

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  10. MARIE!! (also i didn’t know you had a boyfriend but i’m like super excited and giddy and happy and im SO HAPPY that you were happy and had a great time in Croatia!!) OOO I hope you have such a fun time in Canada (i love your travel updates too so i’m excited for those~) Eat some poutine for me??

    You should be so incredibly proud for being able to finish 6 books while also working a full-time job. I have no idea how you do it. After a long day at work, all I want to do is sleep and eat and watch TV 😅 I’m only able to get through a couple books right now during my internship is through audiobooks where I listen at work. and I’m also SUPER SUPER proud of you for being nominated in so many categories but also not surprised and so happy for you!! I AM ROOTING FOR YOU TO WIN 😍 I’m definitely going to miss you while you’re on your break, but I also excited for your adventures and eventual return!

    It sounds like you have some amazing adventures planned for August, and I wish you all the best!! BON VOYAGE!

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    1. Ahh Tiffany thank you, you’re too sweet!! ❤ (yes I do, it's been… wow, years and years, actually, I just don't really mention it 🙈🙈) I will for sure and update you with all the FOOD updates especially haha 😀

      In a way, I'm… lucky to get a long commute so this gives me a little time to read, otherwise I wouldn't get much reading done either. I wish I could read ALL day haha.

      Ahh thank you, this means so, so much, you're too sweet 🙈 I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude and already so, so shook by the nominations and support from everyone. THANK YOU I LOVE YOU ahh, thank you SO MUCH ❤ ❤

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  11. yay, I love reading bloggers’ wrap-ups and life updates + general updates! ahh, I’m so jealous that you get to go to Canada. I have cousins who’ve lived there, and from their video calls, and recollections, it seems amazing there! I hope you enjoy your trip and short break from blogging. you give so much to the community, and you more than deserve a rest! and on the topic of things you deserve, you deserve all those nominations for the blogger awards and more! also, congrats on your writing progress. that aesthetic is so nice and I can’t wait to learn more about your wip ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you Caitlin, you’re too sweet, I hope you will get to go there at some point 😀
      this means the world, it really does. thank you for your sweet words, I hope you will have a beautiful, beautiful month ❤ ❤

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  12. Congrats on being nominated for the awards, Marie, you definitely deserve it ❤
    Croatia looks really pretty and I'm happy you had such a great time! I hope you have fun in Canada too! I'll like to hear all about your trip once you get back ^^
    I have Don't Date Rosa Santos on my TBR and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it – will have to read soon too!
    I hope you have fun on your holidays! Enjoy and rest ❤

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  13. UM EXCUSE ME, JENN BENNETT IS RELEASING A FANTASY BOOK?! HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?! Speaking of, your WIP aesthetic is giving me SUCH Jenn Bennett vibes 😍 So excited for you (AND FOR YOUR CANADA TRIP WHUT THAT’S SO AMAZING!!)

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    1. AHH YES she is, I hope you will give it a try it’s such a great read! 😀
      AND AHH THIS IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT😭 I love everything Jenn Bennett writes so ahhh thank you 😭
      You’re too sweet, I hope you’ll have a fantastic month, thank you so much!!

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  14. Yay for all of the amazing travelling that you are accomplishing! I would love to visit Croatia some day. I hope that you love Canada!! ❤

    I am so thrilled that you enjoyed American Royals so much! It is one that I have had my eye on for a while now. 🙂

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  15. Aah, I’m so happy that you’re getting the opportunity to travel and relax!! Croatia looks gorgeous 😍 Yayyy, I was planning on reading American Royals last week, but it seems like I’m putting off all the books on my TBR and just taking out random books from the library 😂 Um, the aesthetic mood board for your WIP looks *amazing*!! I would love to hear more about what you’re working on.

    I can’t believe July has passed by so fast, I hope you have a fantastic August! 💕💕

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    1. Ahh thank you Chana! OH PLEASE READ AMERICAN ROYALS AHH, I hope you’ll love it. I’m a fan of all the drama haha. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂
      ahh thank you 😭 I’m so happy you enjoy it ❤
      I hope you'll have a fantastic month!!

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  16. Seems like you had such a good reading month – especially going on holiday and working full time too!
    I’m currently on my summer holidays so have had lots more time to read which is so lovely. My favourite book so far this month has been Cinder by Marisa Meyer which I loved, even though I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did!
    Hope you have the best time in Canada!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Ahh, summer holidays, so exciting! I’m so happy you loved Cinder, I adore this book SO Much as well ahh and the entire series ❤ I hope you will keep on loving it!
      Thank you 🙂 ❤

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  17. THATS SO EXCITING!!! i hope you have an amazing trip and enjoy every second of it! the lady rouge sounds so good and i cant wait to see what jenn bennett can do with fantasy. i hope dont date rosa is everything you want it to be bc so much hyppeee.
    your blog aesthetics are always so beautiful and !!!!CONGRATS on getting nominated!!! you deserve it so muchhhh
    glad to see you had a great month, i hope august is just as good ❤

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    1. Ahh thank you so much may you’re the sweetest ahh ❤
      I LOVE ROSA SANTOS WITH ALL OF MY HEART I REALLY DO ❤ ❤
      Thank you so much for all the support, this means THE WORLD ahh 😭 ❤

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  18. YOU ARE GOING TO CANADA THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!! I can’t wait to read all about it!!! I’m so happy for you, I know how much you love to travel 🙂
    The number of books you read per month doesn’t matter, love, your passion shines when you talk about books and your reviews are fantastic, it’s all that matters!
    Enjoy the break, enjoy life! xxx

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  19. Is there enough space in your luggage to fit a Welsh girl in there. I am so insanely happy that you’re heading to Canada and it’s making me miss the country more than ever. You will have the best time out there. The people are so wonderful, the food delicious, and there’s so much to see.
    Enjoy the break, you deserve it and send lots of pictures so I live through your experience. 😀

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  20. Marie, I’m so excited for you and your trip!!! Canada sounds amazing; I’ve definitely dreamt of going before, especially during Winter, since I’ve never seen snow before, but even during summer I’m sure it will be an amazing experience and I can’t wait to hear how you’ve enjoyed it.
    It’s also really exciting you’re working on a new project. From your aesthetic pictures, I can already feel like it’s going to be related to travel, which coming from Marie, I’m not surprised, hahah. All this talk on travel is really itching me to go somewhere new too!
    And, ofc, all the nominations, which is super awesome too! I have yet to vote, but I’m already super happy for all the nominations that you received, because they’re incredibly well-deserved. 💛
    Hope you have an amazing August! Enjoy your time in Canada!

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    1. Ahh Lais thank you so much!! ❤ I'm not a fan of snow, as you know, so I'm happy not to be getting there in winter, but I hope you will someday!! 😀
      Oh thank you and yes, my WIP is related to traveling, really excited to write more 😀
      Thank you so, so much Lais, you're too sweet ❤ I hope you'll have an amazing August ❤

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  21. ooooh Canada!!! I hope you have tons of fun with your sister Marie!!! And Croatia looks gorgeous. ❤️❤️❤️ Your aesthetic is so gorgeous!! And any writing is good writing. I hope you keep it up. I read 100 Days of Sunlight this month and think its right up your taste alley. 😉

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  22. Croatia looks amazing, Marie! I really liked reading about it. So the terrible thing is that I basically haven’t used Goodreads this year so I sorta have no idea what I read, but I LOVED Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, I read some excellent poetry, and I also enjoyed Darius the Great is Not Okay.
    I’m doing a Climate and Ecology Literature and a Children’s literature class, which I am ADORING although my life still feels a little askew. so hard to find a balance between uni and work and LIFE.

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    1. Ahh thank you Shanti, I’m so happy you enjoyed reading my travel post, thank you ❤
      AHH DARIUS! I finally got my hands on a copy and I can't wait to read it ❤ And oh these classes sounds so interesting, I'm so happy you're enjoying them! Finding the right balance is always so complicated, I get that 😦 I hope you'll have a beautiful August! ❤ ❤

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  23. Omg, I’ve seen so many good reviews and ratings of American Royals!! I read the first two books of the author’s other series, The Thousandth Floor, and they were just so ADDICTING in a kind of rich-life-drama way, and I was so invested in the characters, AHHHH. Also, really want to read The Lady Rogue– the cover is too gorgeous, and I recently read Starry Eyes and it was SO GOOD so I’m just??? having high expectations now?

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    1. AH YES YES YES!!! I LOVE the Thousandth Floor series so much, I loved the first two books as well and can’t wait to read the last one! I hope you’ll love American Royals as well!
      The Lady Rogue was really good, I had such a fun time with it, I hope you won’t be disappointed by it!
      Thank you so much! ❤

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  24. So happy that you had a great time in Croatia with your boyfriend. I saw your travel diaries post and it looked like such a great time. Great job reading six books! I am dying to read The Lady Rogue. It’ll be interesting seeing Jenn Bennett writing something other than contemporaries. I can’t wait to get a copy. I am really looking forward to reading American Royals and Don’t Date Rosa Santos too. Happy to see that you enjoyed them. 🙂

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  25. Omg you’re going to CANADA!!! I’m so excited for you! 😍 I really really want to go to Canada too someday, I hope you have the very best time (and will maybe share another travel diaries?) 💕 I’m bad with taking breaks for myself as well, so I totally get you – sometimes we really need to recharge though 🙂 I’d also love to learn more about your newest WIP idea!! The aesthetic looks really good 💖

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  26. I’m so happy you enjoyed your trip to Croatia, and I hope you have so much fun in Canada!! ♥ Reading 6 books is already amazing, and as long as you enjoy reading, it’s all that matters. I wasn’t too curious about American Royals, but now I really am! It sounds so fun and since I’ve enjoyed reading contemporaries lately, I’m sure I’d like it a lot! And I’d LOVEto hear more about your writing omg I’ve worked on my WIP a little this month, but not as much as I would have liked. Still, it’s a story I will not give up on, and it’ll get written. Enjoy your break, and congrats on your nomination, it’s so deserved ♥

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  27. Okay, so I know you won’t be seeing this because you’re in Canada (YAY!) but I just wanted to say I’m so happy for you! That’s so awesome you’re traveling and getting to see the world. I’m also so excited that you’re writing something new. I’m all about writing the book you want to read! 🙂 Have an amazing trip!!

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  28. *gasp* Is that a picture of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge I see in your aesthetic board? Could it be a hint for the setting? 😊

    I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been writing again recently! I find it strangely coincidental because, though a few things fell into place for my original WIP, my travels through Asia this summer inspired me to work on a new WIP too. I even wrote snippets of scenes while I was going through transportation in China, which was when I realized that I needed to temporarily drop my old WIP and work on this new one that is consuming my mind and life. I’ve been thinking about finally sharing this new WIP on my blog via WIP tags, which… gaaah I’m so excited about! I can’t wait to hear more about your new WIP (if you decide to share the story on your blog), and I hope you have a wonderful month of August!

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    1. Yes it is annnnnnnd maybe? who knows haha 😛
      Thank you so much, I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been getting back into the writing groove lately, yay!! this is so exciting and I hope this new idea will be one you love working on! ❤

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  29. ahh I’m so happy you’re going to Canada! I hope you’ll have a wonderful time there ❤️Also I WOULD LOVE to hear more about your writing !! I’m sure it’s amazing ❤️❤️

    July wasn’t really a great month for me but I guess it’s normal to have bad months !

    I hope you’re having a lovely day ❤️❤️

    ( also this wrap-up was sooo good, the way you write your blog posts is truly amazing and so special)

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  30. I’m so glad to hear that you had an amazing July! I’ve been seeing all your stunning photos on Instagram from Croatia and Canada, and omg, it all looks so stunning. While I’ve been to Canada twice before, I can honestly say that I didn’t really ever look into Croatia before. There are so many beautiful places that I want to visit in the world, and I honestly have to say that Croatia never made the list. I didn’t know that it had so much beauty to offer. After seeing your photos, it definitely makes me want to visit there eventually. Great post Marie xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

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