Wrap Ups

August Wrap Up (Goodbye Berlin, Hello Edinburgh!)

Hello everyone! A lot has happened in the last month! And I’m in Edinburgh now!


What I did in August

I spent the last few weeks working in the bookstore and then left Berlin. I’ve moved to Edinburgh now in preparation for my university course in Publishing. I am SO EXCITED to finally start studying and learn more about the industry. The last few days in Berlin were wonderful, if sometimes stressful. Some things that happened weren’t that great, but overall living in Berlin was an amazing experience!

Sinead
My first picture on Instagram! I’m reading my Kindle.

I got Instagram last month! If you want to follow me, click over here. I’ll be taking photos of Edinburgh and of the books I’m reading, as well as photos of myself. So if you want to know more about the person behind this blog, do check it out!

I wrote two guest discussion post this month. The first was at Elif’s blog and was about problematic issues in classics. It’s written in German, but the Google Translate version is supposed to be okay. You can check it out here. The second blog post at Fadwa’s blog and is about the representation of people who have bad eyesight in literature. You can check that one out here. I also wrote a discussion post on my own blog about whether you should edit ratings and reviews of books after they’ve been published.

What I’ll be doing in September

My university course in Publishing is starting soon, so I’ll be busy getting into academic mode in the next few weeks. I’m also still waiting for my stuff to arrive from Germany, and then I can finally have a cozy dorm room! I might not be able to do that much blog hopping at the moment, but I’ll do as much as I can!

I’m also planning on finishing Diversity Bingo 2017!


Posts written by other bloggers that I enjoyed this month
English

Arc Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright / Centers colonist guilt & has flawed racial representation

Coffee Shop Talk: Ethics in Social Media Linking

Publishing Masters: It Begins

City of Strife and City of Betrayal’s characters aesthetic

German

(Problematische) Klassiker: Sollten wir Klassikern Immunität gewähren?

Posts I published in August
Non-review posts

July Wrap Up

Should you edit ratings and reviews of books after they’ve been published?

Character interview: Quentin from Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Yee (no spoilers)

Sunshine Blogger Award

Reviews

Wake Me When I’m Gone – Odafe Atogun

A Change Is Gonna Come – Anthology

Illegal Contact – Santino Hassell

Sunbolt – Intisar Khanani

Weil wir längst woanders sind – Rasha Khayat

A Harmony of Water and Weald – Lynn E. O’Connacht

Starswept – Mary Fan

Auma’s Long Run – Eucabeth Odhiambo

Moribund – Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Guest posts

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Glasses – or lack there of – in books

Problematische Klassiker – Statement einer PoC*


How was your August? What kind of plans do you have for September? Did you read any cool/interesting/funny blog posts last month that you think I should check out?

20 thoughts on “August Wrap Up (Goodbye Berlin, Hello Edinburgh!)

  1. Moving to a new country is always so exciting! I hope you enjoy your course and living in Edinburgh. Good luck! x

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  2. Congratuations! I enjoyed your post on Fadwa’s blog.

    Your round-ups of posts you enjoyed on other blogs is also always interesting, I’ve followed quite a few new-to-me bloggers thanks to those, especially since the Read Diverse 2017 link-ups ended.

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  3. Ohhh and university course in Publishing?? That sounds amazing!! I wish you a great month of September 😀
    (Aww, again, I’m so glad you liked my blogpost for CoS&CoB ❤ )

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  4. Sliiiightly getting jealous here, I really miss living in Edinburgh and the people I have there.

    Has your course started yet, or do you have some more time to get acquainted with the city?

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      1. Nope, nothing unfair about that this time. xD Since I missed all the events I was interested in. And there’ll be another one next August, with equally exciting guests!

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      2. Less than a year, you can do it! 😀 And there’ll be other book-ish events in the meantime … Word Power Books/Lighthouse (http://www.word-power.co.uk/) and Blackwell’s usually have interesting events all year round! (Also the Blackwell’s card gets you a point for every quid you spend and with 100 points you get 5 quid off your next purchase.)

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