[Rewind] July 2017

15:00 Cilla P 4 Comments

There's really not much to rewind this time! July has been a rather dismal month in terms of blogging. I fell into a reading slump too, though funnily enough finished two 5-stars books immediately after. I do have some things to talk about though, so I hope you'll read on!

New to My Shelves

I went to Oz Comic-Con last month and spotted Wires and Nerve while walking around the artists market. As it turned out, it was Douglas Holgate's (the illustrator) stall! My friend and I had a nice chat with him about how Wires and Nerve came to be, and he signed our copies for us. I adored Iko, so I'm really looking forward to reading this!

I've also been approved for Starswept by Mary Fan on NetGalley. The synopsis caught my eye, and I'm totally here for a diverse sci-fi story!


Laurinda by Alice Pung / ★★★★★ (I posted this one in June, but I never did a June rewind post, so I'm sneaking it in here!)

Other Things on the Blog

I only did one other post this month, and that was this list of the books on my current TBR. I've already finished three out of the four books on the list, so I'm going to have to line up new ones soon!

Challenges Progress

↠ Goodreads challenge: 23/30 books
↠ Discussion challenge: 5/24 discussion posts
↠ ReadDiverse2017 challenge: 8 books
↠ #RockMyTBR challenge:  1 book
↠ Backlist Books challenge: 7 books

Around the Blogosphere

↠ Clara discusses ways to pick your next read.
↠ Laura talks about how to know your idea is a keeper.
↠ Shannon discusses things she likes about your blog.

In Life

↠ I started my next (and hopefully last) placement for my course! It has me working with older adults, and I'm absolutely amazed by how much they have seen and done in their lives. It hasn't all been sweet and easy though. I'm not always sure how to communicate with them, particularly with those who have dementia. Sometimes it's sad, because ageing isn't easy, and the current generation of older adults have lived through at least one war. My other placements have had me working with children and teenagers, so there's a lot of things I don't know yet. I'm absolutely fascinated though.
↠ I went to Oz Comic-Con! I wanted to go see Alyson Hannigan, and I'm so glad I did. She came across as sincere and lovely, and she was really funny in person too! Though now that I've seen both her and David Boreanaz live, I probably should watch Buffy...
↠ For the first time since 2015, I'll be going home to Indonesia! It's only a short trip, and a part of me is stressing about leaving in the middle of semester, but I'm going for a wedding so the timing can't be helped. I'm looking forward to the trip and seeing my friends and family, though not so much to the international flights!

In Store for Next Month

Those 5-stars books I mentioned earlier? There shall be reviews coming up for them! I also have two discussion posts in mind. Fingers crossed I get to them all! 

How was your July?
Did you read any good books? Link me to your latest/favourite post of the month!
Do you have any plans for August?


  1. Aaaaah thank you so much for linking to my post! That conversation you had with Douglas Holgate sounds so interesting! And I'm glad I'm not the only person who hasn't read Wires and Nerve yet - sometimes it feels like that!

    1. No problem at all - it's a great post! :) I might write it up when I post about Wires and Nerve (if I can remember it!). You're definitely not the only one. I'm always behind on new releases!

  2. I’m glad you had fun at Comic-Con. Good luck with your course, and have fun in Indonesia!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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