Life has been pretty hectic and I just moved away from blogging because I had no time for internet. July started off with a bang, with me reading 3 books in the space of 2 weeks - I felt so good about myself. Then everything went downhill from there.
But first, a huge thanks to HarperCollins YA for the tickets to the Paper Towns premiere. Paper Towns was one of the first books I read in July and I enjoyed it so much! It's my 2nd fav after TFIOS. I adored the road trip feel, the mystery, the pranks, the diverse characters, but most of all the realistic ending. Cara Delevingne was absolutely flawless at the premiere and she was so down to earth and funny! The movie itself was a faithful adaption of the book.
Then my demise follows. A workmate recommended a K-drama to me. Now to be fair, this was one I'd wanted to watch back when it came out - I was still in high school at the time but never got around to it. He was raving about and I knew it was really well received so I thought you know what? I'll give the first ep a go. I. Was. Hooked. It was so different to the usual K-drama formula: it's usually sweet poor girl and snobby rich guy are meant to be together but rich guy is in love with rich girl; rich girl is in love with rich guy's best friend who is also rich but very nice... and so the story goes. Secret Garden was SO different and it had a bit of magic (THE GUY AND GIRL SWITCHED BODIES) and omg THERE WERE SO MANY FEELS. My heart :c
After and during my 2 week binge of Secret Garden (where I did no reading) everything seemed to be happening in my social life.
I went to a K-pop concert! BTS (Bangtan Bomb) were even more amazing live and I fell in love with them all over again. My fav songs were definitely I NEED U, Sick, Just One Day, Danger and War of Hormone.
Turned up to breakfast on Sunday with Amie, Kat and Caz feeling absolutely gross and hungover but had a great morning with these lovely ladies!
Work then picked up with me finishing later every night and I was so exhausted when I got home I basically had dinner and just fell into bed. So again, no reading for me :(
A friend then held a wonderful Christmas in July party at her house and she did up her backyard so beautifully!
My team then won the Trivia Night for my uni's society. The theme was Disney and I can say I was the one answering all the Disney questions - and correctly :D
AND THEN AND THEN... I went on a road trip to Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay (whitest sand in the world) over the Bank Holiday long weekend. It was so gorgeous and beautiful and the weather was perfect. We had a onesie party, lots of good food and even more alcohol was involved. It was just an overall great weekend bonding with the people I've met this year. The sand was actually the whitest I've ever seen (whiter than Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island) and our beachhouse had steps from our backyard that went right down to the beach!
Kiama Blowhole, on the way there
Stanwell Tops and Black Head Reserve on the way there and back
Sunset at Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay
View from our beachhouse (Hyams Beach)
Now... I finished The Queen of the Tearling (finally) the other day and I'm halfway through Howl's Moving Castle so August is looking like a much better reading month.
Tell me lovelies, what's been happening with you?