Wrap-Ups

July Wrap-Up

Hi, hello, I am back! What a month July has been! I really wanted to keep being active in the blogsphere but, just like I mentioned could happen, it simply was impossible for me to find time to post or comment on everyone else’s posts. It’s been a month of balancing a job and an internship, meaning that I’ve been working 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, and writing my master’s thesis on the weekends. I’ve had virtually no time to do anything else at all, and unfortunately, blogging was an exception.

That being said, it was an unexpected lovely month. Work has been better than I was expecting, and I’m 100% loving my internship. I’ve been interning in two different libraries and it’s been a really cool and productive experience. I’ve learnt a lot in a very short period of time. My master’s thesis, on the other hand, has been a bit of a pain in the ass, but I think I’m satisfied with how it’s turned out.

Obviously, because of the ridiculous amount of stuff I’ve had going on, reading has not been happening… almost at all. I’m in the middle of reading three books, but barely advancing. I did finish a photography book I’d had my eye out for while at the library though, so I’m happy with that. I also haven’t read almost any new posts past the first few of the month, so this wrap-up will be slightly different and definitely shorter.

Next month I’m on holidays from work for most of the month so I’ll be working only a normal amount of hours at the internship, and I’ll only be doing corrections to my master’s thesis, so I’m hopefully going to be way more present here.

What I Read

Loving by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell

This photography book is a collection of historical pictures of men in love. I first saw this book at a bookshop with my friend and I was immediately drawn to it. Luckily, the library I’m interning at right now is specialised in art and they had this book available. So, I obviously took that opportunity and read it then and there. The pictures were fantastic and the preface was also really lovely to read. Definitely a very interesting piece of work.

What I Wrote

I, incredibly, managed to post one single post—other than my previous wrap-up—before disappearing off the face of the earth. So here is that single July post.

Blog Posts I Loved

I unfortunately barely read any posts beyond the beginning of the month wrap-ups, and by that I mean I read two single posts:

Fingers crossed that I get to read more of your posts in August, because I feel really did miss out on a lot. Many posts I’ve bookmarked and I’ll hopefully get to them sooner rather than later, but we’ll have to wait and see.

How was your month? Did you read any new favourites? Is there a special book you’re really looking forward to?

7 thoughts on “July Wrap-Up

  1. Oh wow, that was one heck of an intense month for you! I hope you can get some rest in August, because 12 hours of work a day and 5 days a week of that and still having to do academic work on the weekend – that’s just too much on the long run.

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  2. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying your internship, even if it’s been a crazy whirlwind! And I relate so hard to your master’s thesis feeling like a pain in the ass 😂 If it helps, my supervisor once told me you weren’t putting in the proper work if it didn’t feel that way…

    But anyway, I hope you have a bit more relaxation coming your way, and I’m glad you took the time off from blogging that you needed! If it makes you feel better, you didn’t miss out on anything as far as my posts are concerned because I joined you and went on full-on writing hiatus 😁 So yeah, I totally get your decision to take a break, and don’t think you have any reason to feel guilty!

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  3. Gosh it sounds like you had such a busy month considering how much you’ve been working! I’m glad you’re enjoying your internship, and congrats on finishing writing your thesis! I completely relate to masters theses being a pain in the ass, haha.

    Best of luck with the editing/corrections, and I hope you have a great August – and get some rest, you deserve it! 💛💛

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  4. July sounded like a productive and hectic month for you, I’m glad you liked your internship. 💕 Congrats on writing your masters’ thesis, and I hope the edits go well. I hope you are able to enjoy a break this month and have time to relax. Loving sounds like an interesting book, I think seeing so many different human photos can capture a lot of emotion. Wishing you a wonderful August! 🥰

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