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?