Guys, July was such a wild month for me (Not reading wise though – I only read 4 books, don’t judge me pls)
First of all, Nish and I watched HP and the Cursed Child in Melbourne and GUYS. GUYS. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are seriously missing out. I feel like I can’t say much because I don’t want to spoil anything but if I could summarise the experience in one word, it would be magical. There were legitimately moments during the play when my friends and I were convinced we were witnessing real life sorcery.
Also, as if the experience couldn’t get any more incredible, we got to meet the cast. BY ACCIDENT. Just because we happened to be hanging outside the theatre for ages trying to sort out our emotions and not cry because the play was over.
Yes I also got their autographs and I will frame this and guard it with my life
And of course, because it was Melbourne, we were spoiled for choices when it came to aesthetic brunch places.
I may or may not have fallen off my chair whilst trying to capture one of these images. It was worth it. Not that it happened. But, theoretically. You know.
Managed to sneak in some quick shoots with my insanely photogenic friends…
And then I came back to Perth and got a cat. Yeah I know, I wasn’t expecting that either 😂
Would you call that a cat-ciddent?
The short story is that I went out for dim sum with my cousins, came home and somehow convinced my Mum using very roundabout logic to let us adopt a cat. Guys you have no idea how significant this is, my Mum used to hate cats. Like more than Nish hates After by Anna Todd (FYI, that’s a lot of hate) so this is a momentous occasion indeed.
This is Dobby and I love him even though he looks better in photos than I do
We’re incredibly lucky because he’s actually a dog-cat – he follows us around the house, gets excited when we get home and is SUPER affectionate (which is pretty unusual for cats!) He became the favourite member of the family in about 0.00005 seconds flat.
My entire family 24/7 now
And last but not least… Nish and I finally launched this blog! Not gonna lie, it was really Dobby who finally brought us together for long enough to sort ourselves out, after registering this account a year ago.
Here’s to us and our mutual love of books and TayTay!
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I finally stopped waiting for ‘the right time’ to read this book and can I just say it deserves 100% of all the praise it has gotten and I honestly think it should be required reading? I kind of just want to sneak it into people’s bags and pray that they’ll read it and become better people.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
This was a re-read for me after watching the play and I got so emotional. I think I gave it a 4 or 4.5 stars the first time because there was an uproar about the queer-baiting and I think I got a little caught up in it. I still think this was a missed opportunity for J.K. Rowling to introduce more diversity into her books, but personally I don’t feel that there was any indication that Scorpius and Albus had anything more than just platonic feelings for each other.
Book Love by Debbie Tung
If you are a bookworm, you need to get this book. If you know a bookworm, you need to get this book, if you’ve ever given a book a passing glance, you need to get this book.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Watching the play made me so sentimental that I’ve decided to re-read the entire HP series again 😂 This is actually only my second time re-reading it (I know, what a crime) but it’s so interesting how the books can mean such different things to you when you read it at different points of your life.
- Olivia @Purely Olivia imparts some pearls of wisdom for new bloggers and reminds me just why I love this community so much!
- Kat @ Novels & Waffles introduced The BiblioSmile Project which is honestly the most wholesome thing since Tom Holland graced our screens. Side note – if you haven’t checked out Kat’s blog yet you are in for a TREAT, her posts always make my day and her graphics are so sweet you’ll get diabetes (but in the best way possible!)
- Xandra @ Starry Sky Books ranked her experiences with Adam Silvera’s novels and yes, she even includes romance and heartbreaker ratings in her rankings. Honestly can this be a thing? Can we have this for EVERY book please and thank you. As someone who has been DYING to pick up an Adam Silvera book but chickened out every time because I didn’t think my itty bitty heart could handle it, I appreciated this post very, very much
- Marija @ Inside My Library Mind’s reacted to negative reviews of books she loves and I almost DIED laughing.
- Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts did a Harry Potter themed BuJo spread and WE. STAN. IT.
That’s all for today, folks! Hope you all had an incredible July (who am I kidding I’ve posted this so late that I already know for a fact that most of you had a PHENOMENAL July.) Thank you all again for being so supportive and welcoming – we can’t wait to get to know you all better!