Wednesday 7 September 2022

Month In Review(s) - August 2022

(Warning: this post briefly discusses mental health problems)

August was... OK, I guess.

And for me, this year, OK is freaking fantastic!

So, it was still too hot, but it was cooler than July which -

 - yes, please, thankyou, more of the lack of heat melting my brain, if at all possible, thanks!

I do not function in the heat. At all.

August - Awst

Frighteningly, we now have an official drought in much of Wales. 

If you don't know Wales and our verdant, fertile, valleys all that well, you might wonder why that's frightening.

Basically - you know the stereotypes that the rest of the world has about it always raining in London? Yeah? Well, I would consider London to be quite a dry place.

And we have drought.

(And now London possibly wants our water - but if I start getting into the long and exploitative history of water politics between Wales and England, we will be here all day.)

Climate change is real, and it is here.

Not much to report, generally, tbh.

Just working my petite derriere off, but also trying not to work too hard, and to balance it out with self-care - which is hopefully working because even though my mental health was up-and-down in August, it was definitely better than July.

...July was bad. You may not think so from my July wrap-up, but that's because honestly I wasn't in the mood to talk about it at the time.

Maybe that's inaccurate - not all of July was bad. But yeah, the bad parts were Bad.

I had a few days at the end of July which were the worst I've had in a very long time. 

Luckily things were better in August - not good, but better 😊

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Most Popular Posts*

#1 - Month In Review(s) - December 2019

#2 - Nerd Church - The Writer Diaries: Thinking Way Too Much About Poetic POVs

#3 - Month in Review(s) - July 2022

#4 - Nerd Church - Some People Will Always Add A Sneer

#5 - Review Time! - Goodnight Boy by Nikki Sheehan

#6 - Mini-Review Time! - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

#7 - Review Time! - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

#8 - Friday Fics Fix - A Dose of the Warm Fuzzies

#9 - Friday Fics Fix - Haunted

#10 - Comics Wrap-Up - Setting Fire To The Sky

*combined Google Analytics and Blogger stats in an attempt to discount spam traffic, apologies for any mistakes made

- the order of popularity may be inaccurate: 

as you can probably see, my stats were a little all-over-the-place this month, with some older posts doing very well for no apparent reason (love ya dearest nerdlets!), so I decided that any post from more than a year ago had to be included within the top 30 of my Google Analytics data in order to be considered.

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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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If It's Got the Rock, It's Cool - Black Adam, She-Hulk, & more

It Doesn't Make A Whole Lot of Sense - Ms Marvel, Batgirl, & more

The Biggest Target - Ms Marvel, Censorship, & more

Friday Fics Fix

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Like A Whole Season Arc of Supergirl - Amazing novel-length Supergirl fanfiction, with a main focus on Brainiac 5 and Nia Nal

Horror Movie MCUHorror movie summer camp with teenage MCU characters (and Queerness!)

Bucky-Barnes-Based and Weird - Bucky is (probably...) some sort of immortal being and Sam is his perky colleague from the music store where he works!

Adorkable Lokius - Sweet fluffy relationship stuff (with a dash of Angst) with Loki and Agent Mobius

Nerd Church

We're All Just Muddling Through - 'We're all hot messes. Each and every one of us.'

Some People Will Always Add A Sneer - I don't understand critics who can only be critical

The Writer Diaries: Thinking Way Too Much About Poetic POVs - I've been writing a lot of poetry; which led me to a whole lot of thinking about the 'speaker' in poetry

Other Non-Review Posts

Review Posts

Adult Fiction

'Klara and the Sun' with an orangey cloudy sky, with the sun at the centre of the image

So that's August!

How was yours? 😊💬

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  1. Glad to hear that August was at the very least, ok!

  2. I'm going to check out you post on poetry. I like when other bloggers talk about poetry.
    Have a great October reading month.


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