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August wrap up || My first month of blogging!

Holy moly y’all! I can’t believe it’s the end August already. September 5th will be an official whole month of me blogging! I’m so excited to have been around for this long! So here’s my month in review.

I read fourteen books!

  • I joined WordPress and set up a schedule. I posted around 11 or 12 different posts!.
  • I started having trouble sleeping and tried talking valerian root to help.
  • I started a job was a waitress and then took a host position instead.
  • It was my fiancee’s birthday! She turned 25!! We drove down to a neighboring county and spent the day before out there.
  • I started a twitter: @ BookswithDana


  • I lost a friend
  • Same room
  • You’re somebody else
  • The Lover Album

TV shows and movies

  • The last two seasons of OITNB
  • The last 4 seasons of The Office
  • Restarted OITNB
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Love After Lockup

This section got WAY longer than I thought it would but these are some of the posts people I follow wrote this month that I want to make sure y’all see!

Small WordPress Tips & Tricks that’ll Go a Long Way ft. html, themes & more! by Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea

Just general tips to help with WordPress

Back to School: College YA Edition by Christy and Claire  @ imallbookedup

A list of YA books based around/in college. I now want to read all of them

Blog Tour: All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle | Review + Playlist + Dream Cast by Leelynn @ sometimes Leelynn Reads

Wow Leelynn worked so freaking hard on this and you can really tell. I am so proud of her and I can’t wait to read this

The 5 Most Disappointing Books I’ve Read So Far This Year by May @ Forever and Everly

This was posted the week I started blogging and I loved May’s take on what to post for national book lovers day!

How to: pretend that you know what you’re doing + useful resources from around the community! by Ally @ Ally Writes Things

Literally posted 2 days before I started my blog and taught me a few things to get ahead as well as linking other similar and helpful posts!

One Star Reviews – A Discussion by Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog

Talk (respectfully) about our thoughts on one star ratings and when or if we give them

If You Liked These, You Might Also Like… by Anniek @ Anniekslibrary

I love this post! I sometimes do a similar thing in certain reviews but I love seeing a bunch recommendations stacked together!

Honestly this month has been pretty great for me. Starting a book blog feels amazing and I’ve already made a ton of friends and found books I wouldn’t have otherwise. I am so grateful for this community and I can’t to wait to continue to be a part of it.

Let me know how your August was! What was your favorite book or post this month?


22 thoughts on “August wrap up || My first month of blogging!

    1. I can already tell September is not going to be nearly as successful. Maybe it’s because I’m exhausted from work or because I’m going through a period of sadness but hopefully I’m able to do at least half of what I did this month!


  1. I also started my blog quite recently (mid-July) so best of luck for both of us! I haven’t read as many books as you though — busy life, bookslump… You name it.
    I think my favourite of this month was Spellbound by Allie Therin — it’s a gay romance in 1925 New York with a paranormal investigation going on! It was super funny and had great chemistry 😀


    1. I started my job towards the end of the month and before that I wasn’t doing much else other than reading so that’s why! I’m pretty sure Sept is going to be a lot less productive!


    1. Thank you!! Yeah this month felt really great. I’ve never kept track of how many books I’ve read in a month so it’s nice to see it all laid out!


  2. Congratulations on your first wrap up post and for one-month of blogging! Time flies so quickly, doesn’t it? It looks like you had an amazing reading and blogging month too 😍 Love that you also shared your favorite posts from other bloggers. Hope you continue to love blogging and continue to have great reading months!


    1. Thank you Dini! That means so much. I got the idea of sharing them from a few other bloggers who do it weekly/monthly but I didn’t want to make it its own post. Plus what better way to support our community than sharing our favorite posts with our followers!


  3. Congrats on reading so many books! I totally hit a slump in August and only managed to read one book (Carry On). I really hope September will be better.
    I did watch a lot of The Office, too, though haha.
    Michael is now gone and I see no point in waking up in the morning haha XD


    1. I’m sorry to hear about your slump! I’ve never read Carry On, is it good? I’ll think happy thoughts for September for you 💙


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