July In Hindsight: Bookish Conquests and Other Things

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s already August, can you? The past month seriously flew by, but I have to say I’m happy the end of summer is approaching. Without a safe pool to swim in, I’ve been pretty miserable (I hate the heat!), and I am hoping for a long, cool fall/winter season.

I started a new job and that’s going pretty well.

I also have something of a big announcement to make. Next year, I have decided to go to grad school. This was something of a shock, but every part of my life needs to be about happiness, and I’m hoping that by obtaining my Master’s in Library Science I can fully embrace what really drives me 24/7.

Life’s too short. 

Anyways, on to this month’s conquests!


Writing Conquests

This past month has been all about my scifi short story Conscience.

I’m currently in the beta stage of edits, and that should be done in the next week or so.

I also have a confirmed cover (you’ll have to wait for it, sorry!) and am working on the full manuscript so that once my edits are done all I have to do is put the story in there and then have my great friend package it up in an ebook file.

Super excited about this and am hoping to publish mid to late August.

After that, I’ll be focusing fully on the Reaper sequel in order to publish sometime this year.

Wish me luck!

Bookish Conquests

On the bookish side of things this month, things went great! I read 8 books and four short stories.


Dark Lover Review


Buddy Reads & Rants: Dark Lover

The House in the Cerulean Sea Review



A Forest, Or a Tree Review



Dead Voices Review



Buddy Reads & Rants: Dead Voices


A Kiss with Teeth Review



Animorphs #35, The Proposal Review



The Bone Garden Review



Buddy Read & Rants: The Bone Garden

Madeline Review



Visser Review


Network Effect



Animorphs #36, The Mutation Review



The Reality Contagion Review


Favorite Book

My favorite for the month was The House in the Cerulean Sea.


What set this one apart was the heart put into this story. It felt authentic, and I loved every minute of it. Hoping to read more of TJ Klune in the near future!

Least Favorite Book

Unfortunately, The Bone Garden was my least favorite.


While this seemed like a great read, I ultimately felt that the characters and plot were lacking. This was nearly a DNF, but I pushed forward enough to finish.


Movie & Series Conquests

On the watching side of things, I reviewed three seasons of shows and a movie this month.


Crazy Delicious, Season One Review

Unsolved Mysteries, Season One Review

Are You Afraid of the Dark, Season One Review

The Darkness Review


My favorite watch for the month is a tie between Unsolved Mysteries and Are You Afraid of the Dark.

Both were so different from each other, but I loved each experience, and I highly HIGHLY recommend both.


Least Favorite

My least favorite would have to be The Darkness.


Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed this one, it just simply rated the lowest on my watches this time around.

Characters could’ve had a bit more depth, and I felt the reveal was a smidge weak near the end. At the same time, this is still worth the watch and was very creepy!


That’s a Wrap!

All right, there goes the month of July. How was your month? Did you read or see something in my conquests? Do you have any recommendations for books, tv, or movies? As always, feel free to comment!

Happy Reading and Watching, everyone!


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    • Thanks! I’ve been considering it for a while, but now I know it’s what I’ve got to do.

      It’s actually all online, and while working that’s way more convenient for me.

      It’s also cheaper than I thought it would be and will only take about 2 years, so I’m happy about those things as well.

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