The Weekly Hufflepuff #56 | Beautiful Library, Art and ‘Cool Japan’

Don’t mind me I’m just freaking out over the fact that I only have one week of vacation left and I still have so much I need to do before school starts hahaha

Last week I said that I found Six of Crows a bit slow – probably because I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary lately and thus had to get used to that fantasy pace, but I ended up really loving it and already started on Crooked Kingdom, which I’m using for the Grind side quest for The Reading Quest. So far I’m at 40 EXP and 83 HP.

I also read the latest Lumberjanes and Hi-Fi Fight Club issue 1, but since it’s only the first issue I can’t say much about it yet, apart from the fact that I really love the art.

THE COLD IS GONE WOOP WOOP

On Tuesday my mom and I went to the Rijksmuseum, because we both hadn’t really been in a while (apart from two temporary exhibitions back in May). We only had a few hours and the museum is huge, so we definitely need to go again at some point, but at least I finally saw the library!

You’re not allowed to take pictures downstairs, so I had to settle for this

You are however allowed to take pictures upstairs

LOOK AT ALL THOSE BOOKS

Honestly pictures can’t do it justice. If you’re planning on going to Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum, I definitely recommend checking out their library

On Wednesday we went to the city center to do some necessary shopping and get ice cream at Van der Linde – if you’re ever in Amsterdam, get ice cream at Van der Linde. In my opinion it’s the best ice cream in the city.

On Thursday (I need to start these paragraphs differently rip) we finally went to the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition at Museum Volkenkunde, which was a lot of fun. I had never been to this museum before, as it’s in Leiden (not that it’s that far from Amsterdam, I’ve just never been) so we did take a look around the museum a bit, especially since before you get to the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition (which is temporary) there’s an exhibition on Indonesia as well. Since we’re Indonesian we had to check it out. We’re thinking of going back and bringing my grandfather with us.

Anyway, the Cool Japan exhibition was about both the hystory, myths (specifically yokai), more traditional art and of course manga, street fashion, music, etc. While the entire exhibition was interesting and fun, my favourite (and my mom’s) was the final room where they had built a small arcade. You could also read manga, there was a big screen showing some music videos and there were a few cosplays on display. Oh and there was a little bit about fan culture back in the old day which was really cool to see.

The robot (called Pepper I believe?) was so cute! Except then it was like ‘Do you want to talk? Come closer if you dare’ Is that a threat Pepper??

I used to play fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken all the time, but on one of those arcade machines is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY I SUCKED (though I did win one round I’m 99% sure that was dumb luck)

The biggest reason the last room was my favourite – THIS GAME WAS SO MUCH FUN AND SO ADDICTING I WANT ONE OF THESE IN MY HOUSE

I also had to work and will have to work quite a bit the coming week (haha there goes my last week of freedom) While I did do some fun things, I unfortunately also struggled with my mental health this week, though I’m feeling a lot better again today.

๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about characters that get a lot of hate, but I would definitely fight you for
๐Ÿ’›ย I turned some art into memes for this month’s Artsy Hufflehoe
๐Ÿ’›ย I reviewed It’s Not Like It’s a Secret and spoiler: I have a lot of mixed feelingsย 

I was really bad at keeping up with posts this week, so basically I spent hours today catching up (I still have a few left to read but oh well) Really hope this is not foreshadowing for when school starts again

๐Ÿ’›ย MARIE IS BACK
๐Ÿ’›ย May talks about how to deal with bookish disappointments
๐Ÿ’›ย Lia did The Book Aesthetics tag and her aesthetics are beautiful
๐Ÿ’›ย Jasmine talks about her trip to Liverpool
๐Ÿ’›ย Lauren talks about characters she wishes were her friends
๐Ÿ’›ย Dev talks about why we need more shows like Brooklyn Nine Nine
๐Ÿ’›ย Hannah talks about recent YA cover makeoversย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Mikaela talks about book-to-movie adaptations
๐Ÿ’›ย CW has some book recs for invisible narratives in historical fiction
๐Ÿ’›ย Lauren talks about comics and graphic novels for beginnersย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Em explored London

And that’s a wrap! What have you been up to? Been to any cool exhibitions lately? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #55 | I CAN BREATHE AGAIN

GUESS WHO CAN BREATHE AGAIN

I only have an annoying cough left but oh well I CAN BREATHE

The Reading Quest started so I started Six of Crows. So far it’s been a bit of a slow read for me, but I think that’s also because I’ve been doing (and reading) some other stuff. I did finish Snow White and the Seven Angels, because it was really short. Right now I’m at 30 EXP and 31 HP.

On my way to work and I continued Anne of Windy Poplars and found myself so close to the finish line that I really wanted to finish it this week, even though I could’ve read Six of Crows instead. As much as I love Anne, I was so done with this book. So I wanted to be literally done with it. I had been reading it for two months!! I thought this was one was longer than the others, but only by a few pages? (I read it as an ebook thus why I didn’t know) There were certainly some good moments, but the old characters barely appeared and there were so many new characters omg. I didn’t care for most of them, though some of them were definitely charming and fun. Anne herself definitely still is.

Other than that I’ve been catching up on some comics: Lumberjanes, Giant Days (I’m finally all caught up but that means I can no longer binge read) and I finally continued Squirrel Girl by starting volume 3. While I did like the first two volumes I wasn’t in a hurry to continue, but I definitely fell in love with it during volume 3! Oh and Giant Days is SUCH A JOY. It’s so funny and charming and just afsdfg. I’ve already talked about Lumberjanes here but I’m still loving it.

Had to rest because of my cold that I wanted to get rid off ASAP (no way am I letting this cold ruin the last two weeks of my vacation as well) so besides going to work I stayed at home. I don’t even remember what I did? Wow my life was so boring this week. Obviously I read. I also watched the usual shows (Shadowhunters – THAT FINALE, The Fosters, The Bold Type) besides Teen Wolf. As I mentioned last week the first two episodes really bored me so I didn’t really feel motivated to watch. I only have so much time left before school starts and I didn’t want to waste it on a possibly ย boring episode. I’ll catch up probably once school has started and I’ll be too tired to do anything else anywayย ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ I also started to rewatch my favourite K-drama, Dream High, because why watch any of the 21487635 K-dramas you haven’t seen yet when you can rewatch your fave instead (I’m happy to inform you that I’m still absolutely in love with it)

Oh and I blogged? I think? Or did I schedule these posts. Oh yeah I did. But I read other people’s posts! So there’s that. I didn’t just lie on the couch and read Klance fan comics all day hahahaha

Help me I’m in Voltron hell and we’re not getting season four until October

OH AND I WROTE! I actually wrote almost 1400 words? Considering I haven’t written anything since Camp NaNo ended I’m proud. I don’t have much to say about it so I decided to put it here instead of adding my separate writing section

๐Ÿ’›ย I created The Book Aesthetics Tag in which I made some aesthetics for books and characters
๐Ÿ’›ย Iย made a tutorial on how to make aesthetics
๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about studying journalism with an anxiety disorder and worrying that my anxiety will get in the way of my goal of becoming a journalist and how my writing/character eased my worries a bit
๐Ÿ’›ย I reviewed Heroine Complex which you need in your life ASAP. Female Asian superheroes should be enough to get you to read it right?

๐Ÿ’›ย Eve talks about their experience at YALC
๐Ÿ’›ย Ilsa talks about why she started to hate book genres
๐Ÿ’›ย Em has some DIYs to stay organised
๐Ÿ’›ย Kat did my Book Aesthetics Tag and her aesthetics are beautiful
๐Ÿ’›ย Jordyn talks about what determines when she reads a book
๐Ÿ’›ย Holly wonders if there’s more to Jane Austen than romance (spoiler: yes)
๐Ÿ’›ย Ellyn wonders if we should recommend books we haven’t read in a while
๐Ÿ’›ย May talks about how blogging can help with social anxiety
๐Ÿ’›ย Lia talks about cover judging and compares Dutch and UK/USA coversย 
๐Ÿ’›ย A.J. talks about what Percy Jackson meant to her as a kid with ADHD
๐Ÿ’›ย And also gives you 5 reasons why you should add Wild Beauty to your TBR

And that’s a wrap! I have no posts scheduled for this week

yes I’m repeating gifs but honestly,, constant mood

This will be fun (I’m currently screaming on the inside). I DO have a review written, I just need to take a picture for it and inspiration needs to strike. OH WELL. We’ll see what happens.

How was your week? What’s your favourite K-drama that I MUST watch once I finished rewatching Dream High? If you’re doing The Reading Quest, how is it going? What are you reading? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #54 | More Period Talk Still Not Sorry ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

GUESS WHO CAUGHT A COLD IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

I wish I could say ‘not me!’ but alas it’s me. I have really bad luck lmao

I finished Heroine Complex and hope to write my review later today, though I’m not sure if that means I’ll have it up sometime this week. It all depends on when I’ll be able to take a picture of the book. I also started and finished Ps. I Still Love You by Jenny Han and It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura so I need to step up my reviewing game haha. I finished the latter last night, just in time to get started on my tbr for The Reading Quest.

On Monday I went out with a friend so I could take a new profile picture for her (I’ve become everyone’s private photographer lol) and to catch up of course. She also needed return something she had ordered online – whenever we meet up she has to return something so it has become an inside joke haha. The weirdest thing happened though – as we were walking down the street I suddenly noticed a girl who looked like one of our other friends, and then I realised itย wasย her. And then I noticed the other girl who was our other friend haha. Back in secondary school it was always the four of us, but while I’ve kept in touch with all of them and still saw them from time to time, it’s been a little over a year since we were all together. And then later in the day we ran into one of them again!

On Tuesday I went out to work and write some articles for work’s Tumblr, feeling really energised until the next day I woke up with a sore throat. I was really, really hoping it was just hay fever, but when I still had it the next day I knew it probably wasn’t. And sure enough on Friday I woke up barely being able to breathe. At this point I had also gotten my period so I’m really starting to think my body hates me. The weather here is constantly changing here though (like always) so it’s really easy to catch a cold, especially when your resistance is bad like mine is around the time of my period. I’ve been taking medicine and nose sprays regularly though, and I’m feeling a lot better today, at least in the cold departement haha.

I also worked a bit on Friday, but that was really short so when I got home I immediately laid down and watched The Bold Type. Which is so good!! Definitely recommend it. Other than The Bold Type I’ve only seen the newest Teen Wolf – I still need to catch up on Shadowhunters and The Fosters. Am I the only one who’s not really enjoying Teen Wolf 6B so far?? The first two episodes were so boring (though there were things that I liked!) and I hate how it barely focused Scott, Lydia and Malia.

๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about the four main characters of my WIP and all of you made me cry. You guys loving them??ย Fangirling over them?

Me as I read all the comments:

๐Ÿ’›ย I signed up for The Reading Quest and shared my TBR
๐Ÿ’›ย I did the Blogger Aesthetics tag and as the aesthetics hoe I am I shared more than 1
๐Ÿ’›ย I confessed some reading related sins as I did the Reader Confessions tag. And I just realised I posted two tags in a row woops. I originally wanted to post something else, but since I wasn’t feeling so well yesterday so since I already had this in my draft I decided to post it

๐Ÿ’›ย A.J. talks about books vs their tv/movie adaptations
๐Ÿ’›ย Fadwa reached a 1000 followers so go increase that number
๐Ÿ’›ย Amber talks about hate towards YA
๐Ÿ’›ย Em shares her blogger aesthetics
๐Ÿ’›ย Juliana talks about reasons why blogging is useful
๐Ÿ’›ย May shares a peak behind the scenes and talks about her post-planning and writing process
๐Ÿ’›ย Marie wonders what makes a book blogger a book blogger
๐Ÿ’›ย Analee shares 9 reasons why she has trust issues with WordPress. Honestly same
๐Ÿ’›ย Kat talks about her characters for this month’s Beautiful People
๐Ÿ’›ย Holly debunks the mythical ‘beach read’
๐Ÿ’›ย CW made motivational corgi wallpapers which you need in your life
๐Ÿ’›ย Lia did the You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag which looks like a lot of fun
๐Ÿ’›ย Mikaela wonders who book reviews are for
๐Ÿ’›ย Emily shares 4 stories to watch/read while you wait for the next episode of The Bold Type
๐Ÿ’›ย Adalyn shares book recommendations based on your Hogwarts House
๐Ÿ’›ย Emily shares some of her writing projects
๐Ÿ’›ย Aila talks about her love for non-European fantasies
๐Ÿ’›ย Kizzy talks about her trip to the Harry Potter Studios
๐Ÿ’›ย Cait talked about what her writing process looks likeย and did a vlog with her sister

Ohh before I forget: WordPress deleted a bunch of unread comments from my notifications. I tried to reply to all the comments I found on recent posts that I hadn’t replied to yet, but if I didn’t reply to your comment (which could also very well be on your own post(s)) I’m really sorry! I’m going to try and reply to comments asap from now on before WordPress deletes them again

Aaaanyway that’s a wrap! How was your week? What have you been reading? Are you participating in The Reading Quest? How do you feel about Teen Wolf 6B? Any great blog posts I MUST check out? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #53 | I Talk About Periods So… Sorry Not Sorry

THE NETHERLANDS WON THE EUFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

At all the sexist men who said women can’t play football, they wouldn’t even be able to beat amateurs etc etc… EXCUSE ME WERE WAS OUR NATIONAL MEN TEAM LAST YEAR OH YEAH NOT EVEN QUALIFIED

I was really tired and not feeling well this week, so most of the time I didn’t feel like reading. Until yesterday, when I suddenly made a lot of progress in Heroine Complex. I’ve read a lot today too, and maybe I’ll finish it tonight. Depends on whether I’d rather read or blog. While I don’t want to get too far into it until I’ve finished it, I’m really enjoying it!

In other reading news, I’ve been clearing my Goodreads to read shelf. There are quite a few books I have no longer any interest in, but also books that I have no idea why I added them in the first place? I don’t see past, present or future Michelle interested in these? I am confused, but also like a weight lifted off my shoulder with all those books gone *she says as she adds 10000 more books*

As I already mentioned, I was tired and not feeling so well. First I ran out of my hay fever medicine during the weekend, meaning I had to order them on Monday and didn’t have them until Tuesday. Cue not being able to breathe while walking even a few steps outside. Which really ruined my trip to Stedelijk Museum with my mom. Though the exhibition we went to (it was the last week and neither of us had seen it yet) was… really disappointing? Not our thing at all. I love photography, but I guess Rineke Dijkstra is not for me *shrugs*

I also had the brilliant idea to continue taking my birth control pill three months in a row, thus skipping two periods because I really wasn’t feeling it and now my body is punishing me. I’d say don’t be like me but I know people who do this all the time?? A friend of mine just continues to take the pill for six months, gets her period and then continues to take it for another six months. HOW. I AM IN PAIN. MY BODY IS CONFUSED

So basically I haven’t been doing much rip. BUT I’M SEEING A FRIEND TOMORROW SO I’M EXCITED

I’m also hoping to actually go out more this week but who am I kidding I’m not even on my period yet and I’m already suffering

๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about Zanele Muholi, a photographer and visual activist from South Africa who photographs the LGBTQI community in South Africa
๐Ÿ’›ย I wrapped up July
๐Ÿ’›ย I shared some snippets in which one of my characters teaches you how to flirt and another one is a blue cowย 
๐Ÿ’›ย I reviewed The Upside of Unrequited which I’m honestly falling more and more in love with?? I might change my 4 star rating to a 5 star rating? As much as I loved it once I had finished it, I still didn’t love itย that much but,, now?? Lads I think I’m going to change it

๐Ÿ’›ย Savannah talks about what makes a good book blog and shares some of her favourites
๐Ÿ’›ย Alice has tips and a tutorial for using Edelweiss Plus
๐Ÿ’›ย Inge teaches you how to fold your book into a heart or in ‘home’
๐Ÿ’›ย It’s Angel’s fifth (fifth!!) blogoversary and she looks back on these past few years
๐Ÿ’›ย Shannon shares her weird (but wonderful) bookish habits
๐Ÿ’›ย Mia talks about why unhauling 30 books was the best decision she ever made
๐Ÿ’›ย CW reviews Want by Cindy Pon so let her convince you to read it because it sounds really good and important
๐Ÿ’›ย Em shares some LGBTQ+ music that she loves
๐Ÿ’›ย And talks about all the art she saw in Bristol
๐Ÿ’›ย Kira isn’t only celebrating her blogoversary, she’s also celebrating 100 followers so go increase that number because she deserves it
๐Ÿ’›ย Hannah wonders if using good grammar is worth it
๐Ÿ’›ย Ilsa interviewed Cait which was of course a really fun and hilarious interview because it’s Caitย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Holly wrote a discussion post on the phrase ”well, at least you’re reading something”
๐Ÿ’›ย Mikaela shares 10 of her most secretive bookish confessions
๐Ÿ’›ย May celebrated her 6-month blogoversary (HOW HAS SHE BEEN BLOGGING FOR ONLY 6 MONTHS) and answered some questionsย 
๐Ÿ’›ย And she shared 9 reasons why we bookworms shouldn’t be trusted which is a genius way for non-bookworms to leave us alone so we can read all our books in peace and quietย 

And that’s a wrap! Any great posts I missed this week? What have you been reading? Have you cleared your Goodreads tbr shelf and thought ‘…why’? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #52

Woop I finally reached 52 Weekly Hufflepuffs! I started this feature almost two years ago, yet I only reached a year worth of weekly wrap ups now haha #isuckasablogger

I made slow progress Anne of Windy Poplars again. I am enjoying it, but it’s so long and such a slow read. Plus I miss all the old characters and none of the new ones really jump out. I also felt the sudden urge to reread Anna and the French Kiss last night, which I finished this morning. Finally, I started Heroine Complex, but I can’t really say anything about it yet. I’m not far enough yet.

Last week I said I was planning on spending more time at home, which I did! I only went to work for a bit on Friday, but other than that (and doing some grocery shopping) I spent some well-deserved time at home. The last few weeks had been so busy, I really needed to just… not go anywhere lmao. That sounds incredibly lazy but I just needed to lie around, watch some tv shows, read books, write and blog.

Since I didn’t do much, I don’t have much to share here either haha.

Wow this section was completely unnecessary

BUT THIS SECTION IS NOT UNNECESSARY YAY

LOOK

Though I changed my goal again, this time to 10.000, I’m happy with the fact that I wrote, wrote a little more than 10k and withย what I wrote (which is obviously really important too). While I initially set out to write 25k, there was no way I would’ve been able too. Sure, I technically had the time or could’ve made it, but it would’ve tired me out (physically and mentally), and how would that do my writing any good?

I might share some snippets later this week depending on how I’m feeling. I just hope that I’ll be able to finish this novel this year. I’m going to need to come up with a plan haha

๐Ÿ’›ย I finally got my review for Queens of Geek up (which reminds me I need to take a picture of The Upside of Unrequited so I can get that review up too ahhh)
๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about the behaviour of some of the Supergirl cast members and why I had already stopped watching the show
๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about why you should watch the Disney Descendants movies
๐Ÿ’›ย And I also talked about why you should read Zodiac Starforce – lot’s of me trying to convince you guys to love the things I love haha

๐Ÿ’›ย Marie shares her book blogger bucket list and honestly… same
๐Ÿ’›ย Ilsa talks about 10 awkward blogging moments #relatable
๐Ÿ’›ย Julianna talks about blogging organisation (and is actual blogging goals omg I want to be that organised)
๐Ÿ’›ย Analee talks about 7 things all us bookworms wished we had known before becoming a bookworm
๐Ÿ’›ย Lia did the 777 Challenge and thus shared some lines from her WIP
๐Ÿ’›ย CW’s love for The Epic Crush of Genie Lo shines through her wonderful review
๐Ÿ’›ย Elly talks about the next Doctor being a woman
๐Ÿ’›ย Balie talks about 4 unique tropes she’d like to see more of
๐Ÿ’›ย Fadwa talks about reviewing books outside your lane
๐Ÿ’›ย Kat did The Writer’s Tag
๐Ÿ’›ย May talks about reasons for unfollowing blogs
๐Ÿ’›ย A.J. talks about what to do with problematic books you own
๐Ÿ’›ย Beth talks about managing your expectations for hyped books
๐Ÿ’›ย Mikaela wonders if you too get tired of seeing the same books around the blogosphere

And that’s another wrap! I don’t have anything scheduled for this week which makes me sliiightly nervous, but I’m definitely getting an Artsy Hufflehoe up tomorrow. I mean, it’s the last day of the month. I have no choice. Anyway, I doubt I’ll disappear, but I may not post three times which is my usual minimum. If I do disappear I hope I’ll be writing haha (watch me waste my time by marathoning shows instead).

How was your week? Any great blogposts that I didn’t list here? How’s Camp NaNo, or writing in general going? Let me know in the comments!

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The Weekly Hufflepuff #49

Since I wrapped up June last Saturday and didn’t do much that week anyway because of my neck and back pains, I decided to skip last week’s wrap up. This means I have even more blog posts from the community to share though! I have this kind of insane idea of wanting to read all the posts I missed, which I know is impossible but I’m gonna try anyway haha. Wish me luck

These last two weeks I caught up a bit on DC Bombshells (I’m still very behind even though I love it a lot? There are just so many other things to read and do though!), read the newest issues of Brave Chef Brianna, Ms. Marvel, Gotham Academy and America, finished Kindred Spirits, Queens of Geek and The Hate U Give and started The Upside of Unrequited.

Sooo I didn’t really do anything last week since I was in so much pain that it gave me a headache and made me nauseous. I felt much better this week though! On Tuesday I finally bought a new camera with my birthday money and I’m in love.

This also led to me making a new instagram account and blog. Obviously I’ll continue to blog here, but that blog is for my photography.

On Wednesday my mom and I went to the Efteling, a fairytale-themed themepark which was a lot of fun. I might write a separate Travelling Hufflepuff on it.

This week I also finally got around to cleaning up my room. I’m usually a pretty organised person, but my room was a mess this last term, as I was either too busy with school or too tired because of school. I also got around to re-organising my shelves and I’m thinking of maybe doing a bookshelves tour post.

Today I went to the Stedelijk Museum with my mom, to check out the Zanele Muholi exhibition. I talked about her before in my Artsy Hufflehoe Pride Edition and I most likely will talk about her again in this month’s edition haha.

I’m doing Camp Nano again this year and it’s going… umm.. *nervous laughter* So I didn’t write at all last Saturday as I wasn’t really feeling well, but I did write on Sunday and Monday. After that… Iย did have the time to write technically, but I just ended up doing other stuff that I wanted and needed to do instead? Oh well the month isn’t over yet and I may still write tonight. Right now I’m at 2913 words and my goal is 25,000. Jeepers.

Here are some Tweets from when I was writing:

I’m so happy that I get to share some amazing posts from the blogosphere again! Time to spread some love:

Are there any posts you read this week that I MUST read? Let me know in the comments!

And that’s a wrap! How has your week been? Are you reading, writing, enjoying your holiday? What are you all up to? Let me know in the comments!

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The Weekly Hufflepuff #48

*really losing inspiration for intro’s for these posts send help* OH I CHANGED MY LAYOUT A BIT I CAN TALK ABOUT THAT. So yeah I created a new header as I was getting a bit tired of the old one and wanted more colour. I also created my own social media icons which was aย painย but I like the result so it’s worth it. I also changed my ‘meet the blogger’ thingie as I was getting tired of my old picture. Also this one fits the blog’s name better haha

I finished The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan and well… I’m a bit disappointed? I absolutely loved the first one, but this one? I dunno I nee dto gather my thoughts so I can write a review, right now I’m not sure yet how I feel.

I finished my second year this Tuesday which is crazy. I’ll be a thirdyear already this September?? What?? BUT ALSO SUMMER VACATION. Boy do I need it. Looking back this term was pretty fun, it just wasn’t fun that my friend and I had to redo an assignment from last term. BUT WE PASSED THIS TIME. I passed all my classes from this year so naturally I’m happy.

To celebrate the end of the year my friend and I went to cat cafe Kopjes, which was fun though the cats weren’t really in the mood to be petted or play. I think it was a bit too hot for them haha. Most of them were up high sleeping. We only got to pet two cats which made us really sad haha.

This cutie was sleeping until I decided that I needed to pet it. I still feel super guilty for waking it (that second picture is how it looked at me when I softly touched it). My heart guys, I feel so bad (it let us pet it though it was sooo soft

I’m gonna move there and live among the kitties btw

ALSO WHO ELSE WATCHED DOCTOR WHO LAST NIGHT AND IS BITTER I SWEAR THEY BETTER FIX THIS NEXT WEEK

Since my last wrap up I posted:

I haven’t read any blogposts this week (or the previous weeks) so I have nothing to share for the ‘elsewhere on the internet’ part. Hopefully next week!

And that’s a wrap! What have you guys been up to? Any posts (written by you or others) you think I HAVE to read? What have you been reading? Let me know in the comments!

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The Weekly (#47) and Monthly Hufflepuff: April

And ANOTHER weekly wrap up! And a monthly wrap up! Is my blogging slump over? Am I going to rock combining blogging and school this term? WHO KNOWS BUT I’M EXCITED ANYWAY

Also I’m sorry that I once again have to freak out but… IT’S MAY ALREADY? Okay technically it’s still April but it feels like May since I’m wrapping April up. I’m kind of not ready for it to May already, because then soon it will be June and before you know it it’s June 6th and I’m turning 20

Peter Pan where you at mate

This month wasn’t very exciting when it came to books, though some good comic issues came out (I still need to catch up on some!). It wasn’t a bad month either though!

Zodiac Starforce was SUCH a fun comic I need more. I think there’s going to be a second series this year? Fingers crossed! Hopefully I’ll review it soon.

I read the 2015 Archie comics last month, so I started Jughead as well. While I do really love his character, I found it hard to get through. Also it made me really, really despise Riverdale’s Jughead even more.ย Not only did they erase his asexuality (and it seems like he’s aromantic as well, nor does he like to be touched) they completely erased his fun personality?? I will eventually pick up volume 2 though, because as I said I really love Jughead (also was anyone else really disgusted when in this week’s episode he said that Archie’s songs made you want to slit your wrists like that’s not okay??? Don’t joke about that??)

I really liked the first issue of America, but the second one? Wow. It was a bit of a mess story wise. There was so much going on that I got really confused. Still love the character though, so I’m not giving up (besides it’s only the second issue)

And I really, really need to get to reviewing Brave Chef Brianna and Goldie Vance as these comics are AMAZING. I’ll get to reviewing the BBC Class books as soon as I’ve finished Joy Ride. My review for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be up this week! I think I scheduled it for tomorrow?

This school week was so much better than the last! I’m really looking forward to this term now. It also helped that I only had three days of school (though I didn’t go to one of them because I was exhausted and needed to sleep) since Thursday was Kingsday and we had Friday of as well. This gave me plenty of time to do school work and blog – I scheduled three posts for this week again!

I missed Doctor Who yesterday (I’m already caught up though so here’s my weekly reminder that I love Bill Potts. Also the Doctor punched a racist bigot – iconic) because I finally went to see Hidden Figures! It was my most anticipated movie of the year, so I’m not sure why it took me this long. It was INCREDIBLE though. It exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were really high already. I need to see it again. It’s so powerful and just

I had no idea I posted this much this month?! I really hope I’ll be able to keep this up, because boy did I miss this.

And once again that’s a wrap! How has your week been? Have you seen Hidden Figures? What did you think of it? Are you enjoying Doctor Who season 10 so far? What have you been reading? Tell me all about it in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #46

A second Weekly Hufflepuff in a row?? I’m on FIRE

I finished The Stone House and started What She Does Next Will Astound You, another BBC Class book. I really like the formatting of this one. I also started The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which has been fun so far (I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen The Muppet version of this? So that makes it extra fun since I’m not that familiar with the story)

My final term of my second year has started this week (WHAT) ย and um… It was a pretty stressful week full with panic attacks, but I’m okay now. I’m not saying that I won’t be stressed anymore and that I won’t get anymore panic attacks, because I know that isn’t true, but I do feel better than earlier this week. This term does look fun and I’m looking forward to it (mostly I’m looking forward to finishing it though woops – I’m just reallyย really ready for summer vacation, I really feel like I’m at the edge of a burn out)

Last week I completely forgot to mention that I went out with a friend that week (because I’m a horrible friend) to get Dunkin’ Donuts because two stores finally opened in Amsterdam.

Not only does it look really cute, it tasted amazing. Like strawberries and with custard inside

And time to freak out over Doctor Who again! Another amazing episode. Lately I hadn’t been that excited about Doctor Who, but this season really feels like my favourite show again. Also did I mention I love Bill??

Other than that I haven’t been up to much. I’ve been trying to get back into blogging and the blogging community and so far I’ve been quite succesful? I’ve got 3 posts scheduled for next week and read quite a few posts!

I came up with a new feature! As you may know I work at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and I love art, so for a long time now I really wanted to talk more about art on here but I never got to it and didn’t really know how to do that. Then I came with the very simple solution: a new feature! I really wanted the name to have ‘art hoe’ in it somehow, as I love that term. And so, with feedback from some friends, I came up with ‘The Artsy Hufflehoe’! I don’t know yet when I’ll start this feature. Hopefully in two weeks!

And that’s a wrap! Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up and I’ll see you with another wrap up next week. How has your week been? Are you also in the last term of school? Any exciting summer plans? What have you been reading? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #45

When you haven’t written a weekly wrap up since November (!!) and you have to look at old posts because you can’t remember the format you know you haven’t been blogging since forever

I finally picked up one of the BBC Class books that have been on my shelf for months now. I really enjoyedย The Stone House, so I’m excited to read the other two. Speaking of BBC Class, it started airing in America yesterday on BBC America, so please support it!! It’s an amazing show that needs a second season (and so do I). If you need some convincing, read thisย post.

This week I officially finished my third term and had some days off, meaning I could relax a bit. I did have to work, but it was fun! Especially when there isn’t a voice screaming in your head ‘YOU STILL NEED TO DO THIS! AND THAT! BEFORE TOMORROW!’

Oh and a new exhibition opened at the Stedelijk Museum this week, so my mom and I went to the opening. Openings are always fun, and I definitely like Seth Price’s work.

OH HAPPY EASTER. I completely forgot. I hope you all enjoy your chocolate eggs. Or whatever you’re eating today. Just enjoy your food.

GUYS DID YOU WATCH DOCTOR WHO LAST NIGHT?! IT WAS AMAZING OH MY GOD. IT WAS SO GOOD. AND BILL. I LOVE BILL. CAN BILL STAY FOR A BILLION SEASONS (HA SEE WHAT I DID THERE). JUST FANGIRL WITH ME OVER DOCTOR WHO (AND ESPECIALLY BILL!!) IN THE COMMENTS PLEASE IF YOU WATCHED IT

I POSTED THINGS!! YES!! I really hope I’ll be able to keep it up this time since I really enjoyed getting back into the blogosphere this week and it made me realise how much I missed this.

I’m very behind, but I read some posts!! So let me share some

And that’s a wrap! Boy did I miss saying that. I dunno, while I did blog here and there, I just… Kind of forgot about my weekly wrap ups? Maybe it was intentional at first, as I barely read, blogged and read other people’s blogposts, so I felt like I didn’t have anything to write about anyway, and of course at some point I didn’t have the time and energy to write them anyway, but at some point I definitely forgot about these. ANYWAY. What have you guys been up to this week? What are you reading? Or watching? Let me know in the comments!