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[ Aimee ]

Welcome to our newest feature, friends! It’s basically exactly the same as our weekly recaps, except that these’ll show up in your feed twice a month only, and it’ll feature updates from all of us (or sometimes just some of us. But you get the point)!

      As usual, I’ve been floating my way through the week. I literally can’t even remember what happened yesterday. *shakes first at my goldfish memory*

      Oh, bad bookish experience. Last night, we drove to the bookstore at 11PM since said bookstore’s website said they close at 12mn. I was going to get a physical copy of Magnus Chase, but when we got there, the security guard told us that it was closed. On the outside, I was chill, but on the inside I was, Dammit! Crap! Nooooo!

[ Sara ]

I’m very sad to inform that the past few weeks have been very stressful. School, for one, is school, and will always be stressful.

     I’ve mentioned before that I’m a plant lover so you can imagine my mourning when my cactus, Sunny, died yesterday. To make matters worst, I accidentally knocked my other cactus and the pot broke. My new project is to make a new pot myself.

      Also, thank you for your support, but I didn’t make the soccer team. Even though it was something I really wanted and really worked hard for, I don’t feel disappointed for not making it. I know I played supremely well and it’s not the end of the world because I’m joining a soccer club outside of school. So yay for that! What IS bumming me out, however, is the fact that I haven’t been able to read AT LEAST ONE BOOK!!!! I’m very stressed.

#Obsessedcurrent obsessions

[ Aimee ]

I’ve been crazy obsessed with taking bookish photos and editing them! White backgrounds are just so clean and gorgeous. You saw a few of my first test subjects in last week’s recap. ;) More of these crazy, time-consuming shenanigans can be found on my bookish Instagram account. (Jealous of my smooth self-promotion skills?)

      I’ve also been listening to Levels (Nick Jonas) and Locked Away (R. City) which are both pretty fabulous songs.

      Annnnd I’ve been watching a bit of BookTube, marathoning videos from some of my favorite bloggers: Emily May, Faye, Kat Kennedy, Jeann and Amir to name a few.

[ Sara ]

RUNNING!!!!!!!!!! It’s crazy to think that only four months ago, I hated running with every fiber of my being. I couldn’t even run two minutes without wanting to crawl in a hole and die. Ever since joining a soccer club in Colombia during the summer, I’ve disciplined my body in the art of long distance running. I’ve never been happier with my body and my health. Soon, I’ll be racing for organizations and fund raisers and will also be competing against other athletes! I’m very excited!!!!

#BookHaulthis week’s stack of pretties (links lead to Goodreads)

[ Aimee ]

Because of exams, I’ve been banned from the bookstore, but I did get myself some ebooks because, well, you know me. I can’t not, okay?

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The Sword of SummerSlasher Girls & Monster Boys

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How did your week go? Any new books added to your TBR piles?


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20 thoughts on “Rambling Rundowns #1: A Week of Very Sad Things

  1. Oh, thaks for mentioning my post! :) Aimee, you should read Slasher Girls & Monster Boys ASAP. It’s not the best book in the world, but there are some great stories in it. :) Sara, I’m sorry about the soccer team and your reading. hopefully it will get better. Btw, I love this feature better than the weekly ones! I love to see more than one of you in it!


  2. Those photos are like EYE CANDIES to me, Aimee!! You have a dab hand in photography :)

    And Sara, my deepest condolences to your cacti. May she rest in peace in plant heaven!! Also pottery seems interesting! You gotta show us your final craft ;)

    I love this feature already. NEED MOOARR but.. good luck on your studies + reading, girls!


  3. Ah Sara, I’m sorry about your plant and about the soccer team, but I wish you luck with the club outside of school! <3 Also, well done on running! I absolutely hate running haha but I'm starting ice skating lessons and dancing, which I'm VERY excited about! :)

    Aimee, YOUR PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS. I'm trying to get better at photography but it's taking quite awhile. -_-


  4. Oh I would have been so mad about the store being closed. Grrr. Sara sorry about the soccer team but you will have fun on the club outside of school. Aimee those pictures are gorgeous!!! Love the white background! Thanks for the link back :) Have a great week!


  5. I finished slasher girls and monster boys this week. Last night I went to B&N and picked up The Uninvited, Walk the earth a stranger, Daughters unto devils, A Madness so Discreet and queen of the tearling. Today I am headed to the state renaissance faire, so I won’t get much reading done this weekend.


  6. Awww, I’m sorry to hear that there was sadness and stress all around here^^ book stores being closed when they’re supposed to be open AND YOU NEED a book is the worst D: I hope school and life chill out for everyone! Oh and GORGEOUS pictures Aimee ♥♥♥


  7. Omg, Aimee, I ADORE your white backgrounds. Can I be sneaky and ask how you set them up?! *puppy dog eyes*
    Aww, Sara that’s really totally sucky. *sends you cake of comfort*


  8. Yaas Sara, go you for getting fit via soccer! Super jealous because I know I can never be like that. :’) No motivation, no time, no skill. I’ll probably be crawling to my nook with a pile of books in hand instead…

    I can understand about stress though. :\ I remember last week I really blew up at school because of people, grades, everything! But it does get better, so good luck with it!

    And also Aimee, that Doraemon lamp is to die for! Love your book photos.


  9. I’m loving this new feature! Aimee, those photos are flawless! And I am so jealous of your self promoting skills… So smooth 😉
    Sara, I’m sending you love and hope that all that stress doesn’t get to you. School is a horrible stress creator and I know the stress of not being able to read because of busy lifestyle!
    xoxo 😊


  10. YESSS I am super excited that you are enjoying The Sword of Summer Aimee, I knew it would totally be your thing! Your instagram photos are SOOO PRETTY I love your account so much. It’s so much fun isn’t it?

    Wow Sara, good on you for getting into running and even getting into competing! That is really exciting stuff, running for me helps me to manage my stress as well.


  11. GAHHH I know exactly what the world is going through. SCHOOL IS STOPPING ME FROM LIVING PROPERLY. I swear I’m like a zombie. I eat, drink, sleep, study, study, maybe sometimes no sleep, but definitely eat, because life. I’m glad you’re being so cool about the soccer thing, Sara, I know I’m still mighty upset about not getting Cultural secretary over at my school. <3


  12. Hey! Thanks for mentioning my post <3 <3

    Second, I am seriously wondering HOW you get the background of your photos to be so white. Are you going to share your secrets? I guess it doesn't help that I have no white background with tons of light anywhere in my house. Oh well.

    Sorry to hear about all the sad things. I hope things look up?


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