The Weekly and Monthly Hufflepuff #71 June // Sad Because Pride Is Over, Freaking Out Because CAMP NANO HELP ME

Y’all I’m so sad Pride Month is over??? It went by so fast I blame exams because I couldnt’ fully enjoy it because of them but on the plus side those were probably my last ever exams??? SO YAY

πŸ’›Β Cinderella Boy by Kristina Meister ⭐⭐⭐ – A fun, cute read and if it weren’t for the slow beginning this would’ve been a sold four-star read. If you want a genderfluid Cinderella, queer Prince Charming and queer kids fighting back then look no further

πŸ’›Β Autoboyography by Christina Lauren ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I STILL HAVE NO WORDS FOR THIS?

πŸ’›Β Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – This was such a fun and cute read! Plus the main character is ace and while that is definitely discussed, it’s not the main focus. It’s just a part of who she is.

πŸ’›Β Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – SUCH a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy! Absolutely loved it. A perfect Riordan read. Loved that we got more focus on Magnus’ hallmates as they’ve been quite absent in the other two books, that it was Ramadan during their quest so Sam was fasting, the power of friendship!!, Magnus being a loveable bean, the slowburn between him and Alex, Alex being Alex… God I loved it

πŸ’›Β Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertali ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – There is a conversation in this that did make me a bit uncomfortable, especially since it wasn’t addressed, but despite that I really loved and enjoyed it. The moment I started it I felt like coming home and I read it in one day. I will definitely address my main problem in my review, and it is possible that I’ll change my rating to four stars, as I rated it five after reading the adorable ending. I need to gather my thoughts a bit more


All in all a perfect month! My only three star read was still a gem that I love very much and look! at! all! the! queer! books! A perfect Pride reading month

Ahh this was such a weird week?? Like it started out pretty relaxed but then the end of it?? SO MANY PLANS. Thus why I’m writing most of this in advance because this weekend is a busy weekend. Last Sunday we went to a friend of my mom’s for her birthday in the late afternoon. This friend is basically family to me and her son is like my brother. At some point in the evening we decided to take a walk and that ended in us going to all the playgrounds in the neighbourhood lmao. The next day we went to one of the playgrounds again, and discovered there were also trampolines!! We are in our twenties but we hadΒ the best timeΒ 10/10 recommend. The day after that he texted me that he had gone to the playground again, as he biked past it and noticed that it was desertedΒ πŸ˜‚Β I can just imagine the headline: ’24 year old has the time of his life at deserted playground’

what was going on inside my mind when he texted me

Tuesday was a ‘relaxing’ day at home in which I finally got around to cleaning my room and reorganising my shelves as I didn’t have enough space for my newest books (this includes books I got for Christmas which I never got around to finding a place on my shelves for since I left for Manchester not long after) and uh I ended up taking quite a few books off my shelves for good? I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with them, but of course I’ll make sure they’ll find a new home.

Wednesday I took the time to blog, but I don’t remember much else? Thursday my mom dragged me to the beach. I’m not very fond of the beach but she loves it, so I went with her but dansgh sand

me @ sand

Don’t get me wrong it was still a fun day but I prefer to not go again until like,, next year. Friday I spent at home as I had to take care of some blogging and school stuff and my weekend was pretty full. Though I did leave for a bit to go to a YA/comic books/manga sale at my favourite bookstore and found some gems! As usual I’m too lazy to take a picture but I found some Pokemon Special XY and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphirevolumes that I didn’t have yet, volume 2 of Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat, Ms. Marvel volume 4 and Labyrinth Lost (that same day I found out it had queer rep?? I DID NOT KNOW THAT?? WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THAT)

Saturday I went to my best friend’s dorm as it was her last weekend in Amsterdam (for now) because her internship is finished and we decided to celebrate that. Before our celebration we went to a protest march against the seperation of immigrant families in America. It was the first time for both of us that we went to a protest – somehow we both always missed them until afterwards? I always see them on social media or the news and I’m like ?? how did y’all find out about this. I was a bit anxious because you know, anxiety, but everything went fine and while I wished a lot more people had showed up, it was already great to see everyone who did.

In the evening we had dinner at an all you can eat tapas restaurant which was really good, except for the loud, rude, sexist men not far away from us. Thankfully they left us alone, but sgjh I felt uncomfortable.

Today I’ll be meeting up with another friend and just enjoy the weather. It’s ridiculous how warm and nice it’s been lately. Usually the weather is really nice during exam time and then the moment that’s over and I actually have the time to enjoy it, it’s back to regular Dutch weather. But now?? Nope. Gotta love that climate change


I’m hoping to FINALLY finish my unnamed contemporary – it would be the third time I use this project for Camp NaNo and third time is the charm right? RIGHT? I really want to finish it (or at least work on it) but I also don’t want to pressure myself?? But if I don’t pressure myself I never write??? Like seriously for someone who claims to love writing I barely ever write dkngjsh

Oh but while on the beach I did get around to writing a few ideas/plot points for the sequel to the unnamed contemporary asdfdgk They’ve been going around in my head ok I had to write them down before I forgot I didn’t mean to work on the sequel

🐝 The Writing Hufflepuff 🐝


πŸ’›Β All Of This Is True // Boring, Flat Characters and Possibly Redeeming A Character Who Commited Sexual Assault???
πŸ’›Β Cinderella Boy // Genderfluid Cinderella and Queer Kids Fighting Back


πŸ’›Β LGBTQIAP+ Comics You Should Read Part I
πŸ’›Β LGBTQIAP+ Comics You Should Read Part II
πŸ’›Β LGBTQIAP+ Books I Want To See Turned Into Movies Part I
πŸ’›Β LGBTQIAP+ Books I Want To See Turned Into Movies Part II
πŸ’›Β The Pride Tag // In Which I Shower Becky Albertali With Love
πŸ’›Β I wrote a guest post for Bethany @ Bethany and Books about growing up bisexual in Amsterdam


πŸ’›Β My Current Writing Ideas/Projects That Are All Gay Duh + Aesthetics!

Wrap ups

πŸ’›Β The Weekly Hufflepuff #69 // HAPPY PRIDE Y’ALL
πŸ’›Β The Weekly Hufflepuff #70 // I’M A FREE ELF also 21 now ahhhh


πŸ’›Β My Fourth Blogoversary??? + Aesthetics Giveaway!

I would’ve loved to blog more, especially about Pride, but considering I had exams until the 19th I think I still did pretty well?? Plus apart from my All of This is True review and my blogoversary post sort of all of my other posts can be seen as Pride related as well lol

πŸ“·Β Aesthetically DreamingΒ πŸ“·

πŸ“ΈΒ I (awkwardly) introduced myself and the blog
πŸ“ΈΒ I shared a photoshoot of some β€˜under the sea’ photography
πŸ“ΈΒ I did the photography tag in which I shared my best photo, favourite instagrams and my love of cats
πŸ“ΈΒ I shared some of my favourite Instagrams (theme: Paris)
πŸ“ΈΒ I talked about the struggles of being a photographer
πŸ“ΈΒ I shared my photography essentials
πŸ“ΈΒ I shared 6 LGBTQIAP+ artists for Pride
πŸ“ΈΒ I looked at the pros and cons of a Canon camera and iPhone 6
πŸ“ΈΒ I talked about the South-African lesbian photographer Zanele Muholi
πŸ“ΈΒ More LGBTQIAP+ Artists To Share!

πŸ’›Β Aimee @ Aimee, Always gives 5 reasons why the bookish community rocks
πŸ’›Β Lu @ It’s Lu Again talks about whether LGBTQIAP+ rep in YA is varied enough
πŸ’›Β Anna @ Reading Peaches shares some LGBTQIAP+ books with the hate to love trope
πŸ’›Β Mel @ A Word and a Whisper shares their favourite moments of Pride Month
πŸ’›Β Hannah @ Mortal Reader talks about her experience at the Harry Potter Studio Tour
πŸ’›Β Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares 15 contemporaries to read during summer
πŸ’›Β Shai @ Cade Under Books shares 5 graphic novels with f/f relationships
πŸ’›Β Lia @ Lost in a Story talks about romance in media, aphobia and happy endings
πŸ’›Β Jordyn @ Jordz the Bibliophile talks about people not taking YA seriously
πŸ’›Β Julianna @ Paper Blots shares 12 Asian-inspired fantasies coming out soon(ish)
πŸ’›Β May @ Forever and Every shares how she keeps track of her reading and I don’t know how they do it?? SO ORGANISED WHAT

Seriously how is it July already. Does anyone else remember how everyone was complaining how slow January was?? AND NOW IT’S JULY? How was your June/Pride? Did you do anything special? What was your favourite read this month? Are you prepared for Camp NaNo? Let me know in the comments!

20 thoughts on “The Weekly and Monthly Hufflepuff #71 June // Sad Because Pride Is Over, Freaking Out Because CAMP NANO HELP ME

  1. I also don’t write nearly as much as I claim to or probably should, but I wish you the best of luck for Camp NaNo. I find writing in the summer a little harder for some reason, but you can do it!!!

    • Glad it’s not just me! I’m often just so tired or I just don’t feel like it? I should just make myself but aghh
      Thank you! I definitely need it haha. For me summer is a bit easier as I don’t have any school – the regular NaNo never works for me as November is just too busy with school :/

      • Yes, being tired is a huge problem. I just want to be awake and ready in my mind while writing. For me it’s actually the exact opposite. It worked far better during school times, when I was super busy and should have been doing other stuff. Now with summer and more time at hand, not so much …

  2. Oh my gosh I loved the last Magnus Chase book. It was so good and it made me want to reread the whole trilogy when the first two didn’t make me that excited at first. <3 Souds like a busy month and week. Good luck on nano.

    • Thank you! Ahhh I feel you πŸ˜‚ I’m lucky to have an already existing project that I really want to finish, but otherwise I wouldn’t be prepared at all either lol Thank you, you too!

  3. Ahhh I’m so glad you enjoyed Autoboyography and The Ship of the Dead; I loved those books as well. 😍 I’m so excited to read I Was Born For This; I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and ahhh I just can’t wait to read it! Wonderful post! 😊

  4. ahhh thank you for the shout out!! <3 <3

    I feel you on the Camp NaNo panic! I'm not actually writing-writing but I've decided to spend 30+ hours on outlining the novel I've used for the past couple of NaNo events. I'm hoping to have a full outline by the end of the month so I can start actually writing it next month, but we shall see.

    Good luck with your writing goals!

  5. OKAY RIGHT firstly, I LOVE these posts because they are so interesting and also give me new blogs to read!!!! YEEES!! Just gonna go stalk them :P OOH and playgrounds are such fun (I’m a child really). LABYRINTH LOST I have not read that!!! AND I LOVE. AUTOBOYOGRAPHY. SO MUCH.
    I’m so glad this months and week has been good!! Good luck this weekend and I’m so glad you went on that protest march!! xx

    • Ahhh yes go stalk them!! They are all so amazing and deserve the love :P
      AREN’T THEY? There should be playgrounds for teens/adults because some of the stuff is definitely too small for me lol
      Thank you Elm!

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