August has come and gone and so did this summer…and to that I say….GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Let the fall come with it’s basic Starbucks drinks and basic cozy sweaters and basic Halloween demonic clown rituals (looking at you America!!!). And if you’re saying that it’s still August when I’m typing this than I can’t hear you over sound of the rad Spooky Scary Skeletons Remix I am blasting at max volume!!! HEAR MY DENIAL!!!

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Also the summer holiday is done. …FOR SOME OF YOU OUT THERE!!! haHAA !! I’m starting school on the 11th!! TAKE THAT SUPERIOR EDUCATION SYSTEM IN OTHER COUNTRIES!!

(i am terribly sorry for the excess caps lock in these paragraphs – I promise I’m not shouting at you…too much)

 And here is a fun monthly wrap up!

Life Updates
  • I traveled to London and Bulgaria
  • AND I wrote my first ever TRAVEL POST
  • it’s long
  • obviouslly

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I read a total of 2 books. Which is 2 full books more then I read last month…ignore the sound of me crying in the corner. Ahem.

(click covers for my reviews because I finally figured THAT out!)


Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)


The Hidden Oracle: ☆☆☆☆ Narcissistic bisexual god has existential crisis while the apocalypse happens (AGAIN!!) in the background

Strange the Dreamer: ☆☆☆☆☆ Awkward librarian makes his dream come true while we have a moral dilemma of who are the bad guys again?? I need the next book like yesterday please give it to meeee


TV Shows
  • Boku no hero academia (seasons 1&2 ) : ☆☆☆☆☆ Smol cinnamon roll becomes a superhero in the bestest way, while being surrounded by the purest children ever. I actually wrote a detailed review here in which I gush a whole lot more.
  • No game No life (season 1) : ☆☆☆☆ Brother and sister who have huge social anxiety get transported to a manic pixie fantasy world in which every conflict is solved by playing a game, in which they than decide to win a kingdom and challenge god. (universe domination would be my top priority too tbh)
  • Castlevania (season 1) : Another Dracula story but this time done right. I appreciate all the true Romanian settings and details. Obviously EVERYBODY here is a vampire. Duuuuh.
  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt (season 1) : ☆☆☆☆ Kimmy escapes after being trapped in a bunker with a cult for 12 years and discovers modern New York. It’s hilarious and the music is pretty good too.
  • Baby Driver :☆☆☆☆ Cars: The Musical. The cinematography and soundtrack were amazing!
  • Moana : ☆☆☆☆☆ THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! Everything was amazing and it made me an emotional mess. GODDAMN IT I SAID I DON’T CRY AT MOVIES!!
  • Little Witch Academia : Such a cute movie to get you into a fall mood. Is it Haloween already?
  • American Made : ☆☆ In case you haven’t heard of this movie before – NEITHER DID I! I went because mom wanted to see Tom Cruise’s face on a reaaaly big screen. I did get popcorn though so it was worth it.
On the blog!

I posted a grand total of 6 posts!…yup there goes Ioana again disappearing from the face of the Earth. *sighhhh*

I ranted about anime and books…which is to say: a normal occurrence.

Internet in general
  • YA book twitter did some awesome detective work ,taking down someone who scammed their way onto the 1st spot on the NYT bestseller list (don’t worry, the crown has been rightfully restored to queen Angie Thomas). When will people learn to not mess with a community of people that work in publishing/ bookstores or are just massive fangirls? Everyone knows fangirls are ferociously scary.
  • Taylor Swift dropped a new song annnd I’m kinda meh about it.
  • @Whittynovels just made a whole thread about The Bronze Horseman and how problematic it is (romantization of abuse/rape). Here is her blogpost as well.
  • In a Heartbeat short film was uploaded on YouTube and it’s the purest thing you will ever see. Honestly my eyes have been blessed.
  • QUEEN V. E. Schawb announced there will be MORE books in the Shades of Magic world!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH! HEREEEEE !!! Can you hear me screming?! I AM SO EXCITED CAN THE RELEASE DATE COME SOONER?!



I did the #augustmaiden challenge this month and I had a BLAST! I also may have bought cake just so I can use it in my posts. NO REGRETS! I had my cake and ate it too AND IT WAS DELICIOUS. (yes I do have FEET omg. and cute socks. maybe i’m not fully a lizard behind the screen…maybe i’m just HALF lizard…)


Dog picture of the month


Look at my parental holding the small ray of sunshine. It’s grossly adorable. Rainbow puke inducing.


So that has been my month! If this type of post seems familiar is because I sneakily stole it from the interwebs (mostly from Cait @Paperfury CHECK HER OUT IF SOMEHOW YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY AND YOU’VE BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK WITH BAD INTERNET CONNECTION).

How has YOUR August been? I hope it was a good! If not I shall always include a picture of my dog in these kind of posts in hopes to make someone happier!! 


8 thoughts on “August Recap {I disappear and manage to read a book}

  1. DRAGON WAFFLEs, I just realised how amazing your name is. You can use it like ‘Oh my Gosh’. LIKE OH DRAGON WAFFLES, I ate a waffle! Sorry that was random. It’d be something a parrot would say like ‘dragon waffles dragon waffles’ okay i’ll stop.

    I LIVE IN LONDON AND THE PIC IS veRY PRETTY!! And so is your dog and bookstagram! EVERYTHING IS PRETTY!

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    1. Dragon waffles dragon waffles dragon waffles oh no now I said it so many times it lost all it’s meaning. Like…IT SOUNDS SO WEIRD NOW! I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT 😂😂😂😂😂!!
      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMPLIMENTS ❤! I’ll be sure to tell my dog someone on the internet thinks she’s pretty she’ll appreciate it.


  2. Sounds like you had an awesome August! And hey, two books is better than no books, especially since you loved them. Castlevania sounds like my kinda show w/ all the vampires lol. I haven’t seen Moana yet! I’m waiting for Disney to play it on TV so it might be a while. Your dog is so cute! Oh, and I’m also not crazy about the Taylor Swift song.

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    1. You should totally watch Castelvania -it’s on Netflix and it very short with just 4 episodes (also Drac is the most overprotective smol bean and I have feeling about him ok they should just leave my son alone 😭).
      “Better than no book” I like how we’re thinking alike here. If only my Goodreads Challange would be on the same page.


  3. Oh I absolutely LOVED Strange the Dreamer and Trials of Apollo too!! (Apollo is so freaking hilarious.😂) And ahh may I just say I love your blog’s name? It is literally the best thing of ever.🎉🎉😂

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    1. Thank you ❤!! Ah yes my blog’s name…a constant struggle because it makes me hungry?? I mean i want waffles so what am I supposed to do when there are none?? Alas I shall endure because it sounds so funny 😂.


    1. Castlevania is like a video game that they made an animated series of?? I never heard of it before either but I made it my life’s quest to see and read all of the Dracula things so here I am 😂.
      And yess I absolutley love Laini Taylor but I guess she isn’t for everyone haha.

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