August Wrap Up & September TBR // Back to Reality


With August coming to a close, so does my summmer holiday and internship. It felt very surreal and I still can’t comprehend that I actually did that.

But I did, and now that it’s over, I’m back to my normal life, with some misfortunes along the way.

But first, the books.

  1. THE GIRL FROM THE WELL by Rin Chupeco // ✰✰✰✰
  2. ONE NATION: AMERICA REMEMBERS 9/11 10 YEARS LATER by LIFE magazine // ✰✰✰✰✰
  3. STRANGE SIGHT by {e-ARC} // DNF at 14%
  4. THE WINTER SEA by Susanna Kersley // ✰✰✰✰
  5. BEAUTIFUL BODIES by Kimberly Rae Miller {e-ARC} // ✰✰✰✰
  6. ROOM by Emma Donoghue // DNF at page 159
  7. DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY by P. D. James // ✰✰✰✰ – Review to Come!
  8. KAFKA ON THE SHORE by Haruki Murakami // DNF at page 150

All links lead to my review, unless stated.

Tbh I’m not happy with my read this month. Sure it looks a lot. But I dnfed 3 books this month, while I usually only have 1 or 2 per year. So yes, this month is just awful.


  1. THE NEVERLAND WARS by Audrey Greathouse
  2. COMPULSION by Martina Boone

50d1d-untitled3I’m done with my internship! The whole intership felt surreal, like I’m dreaming and I’m not the one doing it for real. But I did and it’s suddenly time for me to go back. I’m really sad to leave… I really loved my job, the atmosphere, and the people. They are amazing.

So yeah, leaving sucks. But what’s even worse was the bad luck that happened on the day I should be flying back home.

First, it turns out I bought the wrong plane ticket. The ticket I bought was for August 1, while my actual flight is August 26. And I just realized this when I was in front of the check in counter, with only 5 minutes to spare before boarding. What happens next is a drama worth of chickflick movies: me, in my cream sweaters, begging to the executives to be let on the plane with tears on my face. A futile attempt that was. Then I ran around the airport tried to find the next flight and when I did, the flight didn’t accept card. Thank god I still had cash with me, barely enough for the tickets. It was my first solo flight and tbh it scarred me for life.

My flight was supposed to take only 1 hours 5 minutes, but it ended up being 2 hours 30 minutes due to the crowded airport that we had to flying around in circles for 1 hours 25 minutes. It was crazy.

I really dreaded my mom’s reaction but she ended up laughed it off. My sister told me that my uncle already called her and explained everything (he was waiting for me until I got new ticket) and she already let out her frustation before I appeared. Also, I think it had something to do with how crushed I look when she saw me, so there’s that.

And then when I came home, my sister actually broke a mug I got as internship souvenir. I just broke down right there and then like I just couldn’t handle that day anymore. My mom sent me straight to bed😂 I think she’s scared of how easy I cried that day when I usually never cried that she just told me to sleep it off😂

But hey, at least I got home safely and my parents said nothing (I still have to replace their money) so that day wasn’t so bad. Sadly, I think I already stressed out that I got sick for the next 2 days😂😂



9 thoughts on “August Wrap Up & September TBR // Back to Reality

  1. Oh I hope your reading month will be better in September – I can’t wait for you to read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your bad adventure at the airport, it must have been SO stressful, I couldn’t have handled it ahah. YAY for finally being home after all of this, you did it! ❤ ❤ ❤
    Sending you tons of love for this month! xx


  2. I am impressed. I would have melted down at the airport. I love the Heirs of Watson Island books. I still have the read the last book, but since I own it, chances look good. I was just thinking about the Summer of Chasing Mermaids last night, because I am using it for my TTT (I am twisting the topic to books on pushing through grief and loss). I loved the book, and I hope you enjoy it too.


  3. Gah I am SO SORRY that happened to you on your flight! I’ve taken a ton of flights and I’ve never had that kind of experience. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly paranoid and checking my tickets constantly before the flight, but hopefully that doesn’t happen the next time you’re flying! Breaking down crying after a hard day like that is understandable. During the tech day when I did Hairspray this past semester, I broke down in tears after someone accidentally stepped on me. It didn’t hurt at all, but all the stress of the show + the fact that I was so sick I didn’t have a voice (which has never happened) really broke down my barriers. Not fun.

    I’m glad the internship was fun for you, however, and I hope this month is a better book month for you!


    1. I usually did too, but I think I was doing something when I bought the ticket and the rest of the month has been hectic that I didn’t re-check the ticket. At least I get an experience and an idea of how to handle airport crisis xD Yeah, I think when we’re stressed even the minor things can break us down 😀 How’s the play? Did you nail it? 😀 Thanks Alexa, have an amazing September too!


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