Well. That month flew by. How did so much time go by and I feel like I hardly did anything. Agh. It was not the best of months.
The last two weeks I was doing school and it did not start out well. I was spending too much time on my school. Calculus had review concepts that I’d never heard of in the first place. World Literature wanted me to read The Odyssey in a week, and put annotation through the whole thing. And everything else was actually going well. Thank goodness for that. But I think that I have now figured things out. So hopefully school will now be a bit easier.
I have failed in my writing this month. I got a couple thousand words. It seems that I only really write well when I am doing NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo. I need to really start having a goal for writing everyday even if it is just a little bit.
I haven’t read many books this month. But…I read some extremely good ones.
- In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
- Illuminate (The Illuminae Files_01) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
- Forbidden (The Books of Mortals: Book 1) by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
- Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive: Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson
- Edgewood (Edgewood Series: Book 1) by Karen McQuestion
- The Odyssey by Homer
- The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
I also read the Bible book 1 John.
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: What a tragic story. Nothing went right and the ending wasn’t even very happy.
Illuminae: ASJDLKFJSLDJFLSDJFKL ACK!!! I can’t handle it! This was so unique, so different, and so amazing.
— Gabriela Paige (@GabrielaPaige99) August 5, 2016
Forbidden: This was okay. It was good, but not great. I will be reading more of this.
Words of Radiance: *hyperventilates* *is dying* I am speechless. These books couldn’t get any better. What even. How does someone even write such a great book?
Edgewood: This was another okay book. I don’t think that I’m going to read the rest of the series.
The Odyssey: This was actually a reread for me, for school. I still enjoyed it, but annoting made it not as fun.
The Most Dangerous Game: This is a very cool short story. It was intense and had some really creepy and scary plot twists. I loved it!
I am currently reading:
- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
- The Iliad by Homer
- Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
- The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy: Book 3) by Terry Brooks
One Thousand Gifts: I NEED to read more of this. I keep putting it off.
The Iliad: I have never read something like this for pleasure reading so I’m reading it very slowly.
Mornings on Horseback: I never thought that a biography on Theodore Roosevelt could be so interesting. I almost cried at one point.
The Wishsong of Shannara: I am loving this!!! I love how it gives off such a classic feel, but it’s not boring or uninteresting. And let’s just say that Allanon makes the book.
So Katie mentioned NF a long time ago. I would listen to the one song that she recommended (Oh Lord) every once in awhile, but I wasn’t into it. This month I got into it. I mean, really into it. I love it so much!!! Then I showed Sophia a few songs and now she’s into it so. Katie, I think that you started something. 😀
HAMILTON HAMILTON HAMILTON. It will never grow old.
I’d never heard of Relient K before, but someone on Twitter mentioned that they had a new album and I listened to a bit and love it!
Some days the only reason I got through school was because of music. I listened to SO many soundtracks. One that I listened on repeat like four times in one day was 300: Rise of an Empire. It is a really good soundtrack.
This was a different kind of book. I enjoyed it, but I had a few content issues with it.
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Here I talk about all the crazy stuff I did in July. LIKE WRITING 10,000 WORDS IN 1 DAY.
I loved this book so much. It was written in the most unique way ever. And it’s science fiction!
A link-up that two bloggers started. I’m so happy to be able to participate.
This was okay. I still recommend people giving it a go though. I was in a kind of reading slump when I read it.
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I was so surprised by how much positive feedback I got on this. I had a stressful first week on school so I wrote this.
BEST BOOK. EEK! *screams/squeals/flails* IT WAS AMAZING. And I wrote the longest review that I have ever written before.
More of a history lesson than anything else. I liked writing it though.
Sophia (a different Sophia), did a Twenty One Pilots book tag. I am totally going to participate.
Alyssa did an interview with Bryan Davis!!! I freaked out when I saw it.
Jazzy wrote such a funny post on homeschooling and a bunch of other random stuff. It was hilarious.
I don’t think that I have anything else to mention. Oh, I did watch the Unbroken movie. It didn’t do justice to the movie, but it was still really good.
That guy was a “bit” crazy. But whoever played him did really well on portraying his character.
So how was August for you? Have you started school?