August Wrap Up & September TBR 2020

August really flew past by and now I’m stressing out it’s already September because it means that I only have 1 MONTH!!! left to work on my thesis 😨😨😨

🌞: Diversify That Shelf 🎠: Nostalgiathon β›°: Avatar the Last Pageturner🎨: Graphic novel/comic 🌈: LGBTQ+

  1. THE BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN by J.Y Yang β›°πŸŒˆ // ✰✰✰✰
  3. DETECTIVE CONAN vol. 26 by Aoyama Gosho 🎠 // ✰✰✰✰
  4. PUDDINGHAM PALACE vol 1 & 2 🎠 // ✰✰✰
  5. A BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket 🎠 // ✰✰✰
  6. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE by Lucas Rocha {eARC} 🌈// ✰✰✰✰✰

Remember at the beginning of the month, full of excitements of all the amazing readathons happening in August, I signed up to THREE of them??

Well, I managed to finish Nostalgiathon since all the books were such a quick read- I think I finished everything in the first 3 days lol and that’s me already trying to slow down and savoring the nostalgia πŸ™ˆ But most importantly, this readathon happened at the beginning of them month, way before I fell down The Old Guard fandom at the beginning and The Untamed rabbit hole at the middle of them month and neglected all other worldly affairs πŸ™ƒ

I managed to read Where We Go From Here when I’m functional enough to read again, but by that time all the readathons are already over so I basically failed 2/3 of them 🀑

  1. CHARMING AS A VERB by Ben Philippe {eARC}
  2. EARLY DEPARTURES by Justin A. Reynolds {eARC}
  4. EMBASSY OF THE DEAD by Will Mabbitt {eARC}

September always seems to be the month for so many book releases, and this year is no exception. So many eARCs I’m excited due next month and many of my anticipated releases are released next month: THE INHERITANCE GAMES and LEGENDBORN being the two of them. I won’t be having much time reading with thesis deadline getting closer (πŸ’€) so I’ll focus more on review copies.

First thing first: I finally made the switch to block editor!

Technically I’m still able to use the classic editor (idk why, don’t ask), but I suddenly felt… challenged and decided to made the switch. It was hard at first, especially since there are so many different blocks available so formatting was weird, but eventually I got used to it! Sure it’s a hassle that I have to write in HTML to be able to justify all my paragraphs, but there are so many features to explore and the reusable blocks feature is fantastic for someone who always forget something πŸ˜‚ I’m still have a lot to learn and get used to, but so far so good!

On the life front, lab is finally open for students again so I went back to lab in August! Granted it was only for a day, to grab my stuff and discussed my thesis (can’t work on anything else since the deadline is approaching), but it felt nice. And now I have all my notes and can complete my manuscript πŸ’ͺ

I’m shocked it’s already September though, because my deadline is on October 3rd. I thought I still have more time but turns out, I don’t πŸ’€

Can We Panic Now By Staky Whi Data GIF - LowGif

This is also your post-ly PSA to check out or watch THE UNTAMED if you haven’t done so!!! This show just took over my life, body and soul, in August and I’m not over it yet 😭. It makes me want to reactivate twitter to tell the kdrama group chat we had but alas, I’ve exceeded the time to reactivate my account.

Crunchyroll - The Untamed - Group Info

On a more somber note… RIP Chadwick Boseman. It’s such a shocking and devastating loss, especially considering how much passion and dedication he brought to his role, the representation he gave for many, all while fighting his private battle. Truly one of the best.


How was August?


33 thoughts on “August Wrap Up & September TBR 2020

  1. omg thanks for the shoutout!!!! i’m super excited for EARLY DEPARTURES–i hope you end up loving it!

    also….i’ve heard a billion amazing things about The Untamed……i feel like. it’s something i must watch soon. sometimes i see little clips places (like the arrow scene) and i just !!!!


      1. Oof, I totally get that. I lowkey started reading the fanfic even though i’ve never read any of the original content T_T I am so chaotic


  2. I’m glad you were able to go back to lab, even if you couldn’t do a lot there. Best of luck on your thesis, you can do it!! I fell in love with The Old Guard last month too – it’s such a fantastic film and I’ve been reading a lot of fanfiction. (Haven’t read the comics, and I honestly don’t think I will because I don’t like graphic novels or comics, sadly.) Anyhow, can’t wait to watch the film again, lmao. Thank you for highlighting our post! I hope you’re having a wonderful September! πŸ™‚


  3. tasya, thank you so much for the shoutout, first of all! also, i will be very much looking forward to your thoughts on charming as a verb and early departures. both are anticipated releases of mine, and i felt so conflicted about justin a. reynolds’ debut i am just cautiously optimistic about early departures, but the premise sounds so cool!

    also, the block editor changed officially for me here, and i…… i’m literally grieving a little bit still. it’s so hard for me because a part of the configuration of my posts just *does not work* anymore, so i’m having to edit everything on HTML pretty much and it sucks. i really wish it was still an optional feature ):


    1. I think I had mixed feelings about Opposite of Always too, but it was mainly me feeling the book was repetitive- which should be expected with the premise πŸ˜… I enjoyed Early Departures better but I wasn’t in the headspace to fully appreciate it so I’m setting it aside for now.

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  4. Thank you so much for the shoutout, Tasha! Also I see “The Untamed” πŸ‘€ I’ve watched the donghua version of this series and I’m slowly making my way to the drama! I definitely agree it’s slowly taking over my life too ksksks


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