IT’S SUMMER AGAIN SO I CAN FINALLY DO THE SUMMER BOOK TAG THAT I WAS TAGGED FOR A YEAR AGO

Last Summer Cristina and Analee tagged me to do this tag, but before I knew it Summer was already over and I didn’t want to do it in Autumn. So I figured I’d wait until this year (yes this one is deliberately late, unlike all the other ones haha). So thank you Cristina and Analee for tagging me and check out their blogs!

LEMONADE: PICK A BOOK THAT STARTED OFF BITTER BUT THEN GOT BETTER

I feel like I always pick The Maze Runner for this question in other tags as well, but I honestly can’t think of any other books. I’m just so glad that I continued on because it really did get better

GOLDEN SUN: PICK A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SMILE BEYOND COMPARE

The Hidden Oracle seems like a good fit, since I smiled and laughed a lot and Apollo is the Sun God

TROPICAL FLOWERS: PICK A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

Well this leaves me with a lot of choices lol. I’m going to go with All The What Ifs because it deserves more love. It takes place somewhere in America.

TREE SHADE: PICK A BOOK WHERE A MYSTERIOUS OR SHADY CHARACTER IS INTRODUCED

missperegrineSharon seems pretty shady when he’s first introduced in Library of Souls, but he really grew on me (which is saying something because besides him I only like Addison. See my review here).

 

 

 

BEACH SAND: PICK A BOOK THAT WAS GRAINY AND THE PLOT BARELY DEVELOPED

Introductions didn’t even have a plot (review). Then there’s A Thousand Nights which sort of had a plot? But it wasn’t executed that well in my opinion. So I’m going with that one. Especially since I’m still salty about it.

Anyway, read my review here

GREEN GRASS: PICK A CHARACTER(S) THAT WAS FULL OF LIFE, MAKING YOU SMILE

I think Luna is a perfect choice for this one.

WATERMELON: PICK A BOOK THAT HAD SOME JUICY SECRETS

Oh wow I can’t think of any. Besides Pretty Little Liars but I haven’t read the books

SUN HAT: PICK A BOOK WITH A VAST, BIG UNIVERSE/SETTING

I love the worldbuilding of the Lunar Chronicles, so I’m going with that one

BBQ: PICK A BOOK IN WHICH A CHARACTER WAS PORTRAYED AS A HUNK

Uuh Hazel thought Percy was a Roman God when she first saw him in Son of Neptune, so I’m going with that one

SUMMER FUN: PASS THE TAG ON

Amy and Nicki | Jess | Cindy

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What is your favourite Summer read? Let me know in the comments!

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Summer 2015 Goals: How Did I Do?

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Summer isn’t officially over yet, but September just doesn’t have that summer feel anymore, mostly because the holidays are over. So how many goals did I accomplish?

Finish the second draft of The Army of Quermo – though I’d be happy with just writing a lot, not necessarily finishing it. EDIT: New goal is to translate everything I’ve written so far

So my initial goal was to finish the second draft, but then I decided to write in English and thus translate what I have so far. Sadly I haven’t translated everything yet, but I do hope I’ll be able to do this this year.

Finish the interview stage of my grandfather’s biography

Um yeah…

Read 22 books – why 22 you ask? Because there are still 22 books left until I’ve finished my Goodreads Challenge! (16/22)

While I’m typing this I’m still reading The Enchantress, but I might have finished this by the time this go up and then I’ll have read 17 out of 22, which is not bad. I wish I could’ve read more, but I’m happy with the amount I’ve read! I hope I’ll be able to keep up reading this much the coming months.

Redecorate my room – I wanted to do this before America, but now I really need to do it as I don’t have enough room for the stuff I bought

YES SOMETHING I DID DO! Pictures will follow soon(ish). There are still two bags of stuff that need to go to the attic in my room and there’s a photo I need to print out for a photo frame, but it’s pretty much done.

Blog a lot – though I don’t think this will be a problem!

I blogged almost every day. Sadly I doubt I’ll be able to keep that up now that school has started again.

Blog about my time in America

There are two posts left! Not including the posts in which I show what I bought. I almost accomplished this goal, so I’m pretty proud of that.

Blog more again about writing

I did the 777 Challenge, participated in both the July and August edition of Beautiful People, sorted the main teens of my WIP into Hogwarts houses, asked if you guys could pronounce a few names, I explained why writers can’t disconnect from the Internet and did the #WritersLife tag. All in all I’m pretty proud! I hope I’ll be able to do a writing post at least once a week.

Make photo albums – I have a lot of printed photos that I’d like to put in albums. There are also quite a lot that I still need to print, but that will cost a lot of money…

Sort of. I put a few pictures in my photo album, but a lot of my photos were too big for it… So basically I still have a lot of pictures haha.

Put pictures in the frame for my mom – quite some time ago I bought my mom this big frame where you can put in a lot of pictures (kind of like a collage – I have no idea how you call these frames), but because of school I haven’t had the time yet!

Uh yeah… Sorry mom! I did pick out some pictures for it.

Meet up with friends

And hopefully I’ll be able to see them regularly during the school year as well! It’s so weird to think that I won’t see them in the hallways anymore.

Celebrate my birthday with friends

I talked about this in my July Wrap Up!

Explore my city and have some kind of adventure (I don’t know, it sounds like fun and it feels like there are so many places in Amsterdam that I have never been or maybe I was just too small to remember)

Read my first Blogsterdam post to find out about my adventure!

Catch up on tv shows

I still need to catch up on Doctor Who (season 8 finale and Christmas special) and Reign, which are the tv shows I meant when I set this goal for myself.

Finish my Disney rewatch

There are still a few left, so I didn’t finish my rewatch either.

So 7 out of 14 goals were accomplished. Not too bad! Did you set any summer goals? How did you do? Let me know in the comments!

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