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June Summary

This is gonna be a short one! I had high hopes for June. I was gonna write a pride post, I was gonna update you all on how much I’ve written and done this month. I was gonna share my plan for Camp NaNoWriMo in July.

And yet.

My mental health had other ideas.

So, this month I didn’t write at all. I finished 3 books. Mostly I focused on getting back into some habits - drinking water, and working out. Since I had really fallen into a deep darkness and stopped doing pretty much anything except for going to work and sleeping too much.

I also had a trip to the ER (I’m fine - everything is fine) in June so that set me back a bit too.

So for this post, I’m just gonna share with you the 3 books I finished in June.

This week, (I know it’s July, but I’m gonna share anyway) I’m on vacation - catching up on some laundry, relaxing, not focusing on work, and watching SGDQ (That’s Summer Games Done Quick). I’m hoping to upload all my handwritten novel notes into Dabble and start writing next week, if not this week. The guilt for not having written is now getting bigger than my not wanting to write. And I know once I start, I’ll get back into the groove. Also we’re doing some restructuring at work so I’m hoping that will help with my workload.

Anyway, here are the books I read in June as always, if you want the full review, follow me on Goodreads.

Oh man this book didn’t age well. Why all the heteronormativit? Why is it being applied to dogs?? I LOVE 101 Dalmatians. It was my favorite Disney movie as a kid, and Cruella is my favorite villain. I even had 101 Dalmatians bedroom as a kid. I read this because of the new Cruella movie coming out - technically it’s a re-read since I read it as a kid. But Oh man this book did not age well.

This book was bleak and depressing and probably not the best read for my mental health. BUT it was still good - and my pick for book club So I was sorta obligated to read it. I wanted more sci-fi admittedly.

This is the book I had hoped to finish early in the month so it could be my pride month book review. It’s written by a gender non-binary person, and features a gender non-binary character (as well as some lesbian characters too). And while I think all of that is cool, I still gave this book 2 stars because it just wasn’t for me. This book felt like if Tumblr wrote a novel, and I thought the metaphors were both a little all over the place, and also a little heavy handed. Also the ending felt a little deus ex machine to me.

That’s all for now.

Until next time,

B.Strong &;

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