July 31, 2015

July 2015

I really enjoy the summertime, y'all. It's not a secret, given that I've expressed my deep love for the season over and over on various forms of social media. I'm a sucker for sunshine that lasts for hours, breezy days and blue skies, trips to the beach or out of town; I'm definitely much more active in the summer than I am in the winter. July has been no exception to the rule! I'm a little sad to bid July goodbye but I'm super excited that tomorrow is my birthday month (my birthday is on August 5). I can't wait for the adventures I have coming up, including a trip up to Cape Cod to kick off the birthday festivities!

After a very chill Fourth of July weekend spent with Macky, I've been doing fun things like going to see Taylor Swift (my first time catching her concert!), attending a couple of signings (a massive RWA signing + a signing at Books of Wonder), hanging out with friends (ice cream dates and Target runs and hanging out at each other's apartments) and just spending as much time as I can keeping busy with life and projects and chores.



I have to admit that it's been a slow reading month for me when it comes to fantasy. I've only read three fantasy novels - The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass (PS - You should participate in the re-read that Bloomsbury is currently hosting! #ReadThroneofGlass) and Court of Fives. I'm reading Legacy of Kings this week though!


  1. Wow 20 books!? That's amazing! I can barely read 10 books a month (I get distracted waaay easily). I'm so glad you liked Hello, Goodbye because it's a book I'm really looking forward into reading.

  2. I think most people are more active in the summer than winter!! Hope you have a great birthday!! I love book signings, its always a fun way to interact with authors and fellow readers right? Congrats on reading 20 books...that is so great!

  3. Happy almost birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic July! I've been meaning to read ToG for forever, so maybe I should participate in that re-read. I'll have to check it out! I'm doing a monthly wrap-up round-up where people can link up their wrap up posts and find out what we might have missed on each other's blogs in July. Check it out if you're interested!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. I'm so behind on the times, but OH MY GOD, your blog design is lookin' gorgeouuuuuusss. The colors are soo wonderful.

    Summer is motivating because you don't want that heat to creep up on you when you're inside. (Though, I won't miss it when it becomes Fall, lol.)

  5. You've had such a fun busy month! Also -- I LOVE your new blog design! it's sooo pretty! love the colors!

    That's so awesome you got to see Taylor swift in concert!! it sounded amazing. I need to start my ToG reread in preparation for QoS!!! That is on my August to do list. :)

  6. Summer = impossible for me to read fantasy! I'm alllll over the contemporaries during these months. It looks like you had a great reading month! I definitely kicked butt with my reading too. Woohoo!

  7. Looks like you had a fun month! I love that you always share pictures with us. :) I miss your face!
    Also, your new blog design is so cute!!! I seriously love it. :)

  8. Gorgeous post Alexa :D Sounds like you had an aaamazing month. <3 Yay for seeing Taylor Swift :D So jealous! I adore her. <3 Love all your pictures :) Thank you for sharing about it all :) Hope August is great for you too. <3

  9. So cool you got to see Taylor in concert. Looks like you had one heck of a month!

  10. TAYLOR! I hope to catch her in concert one day!

    I have HELLO, GOODBYE sitting on my shelf! SOON.

  11. Summer is the best season. I live for warm, sunny days <3 I always love your personal pictures, it seems like you had a great month!



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