Let’s Catch Up (#13)

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Hey y’all! Happy Sunday, it’s time for us to lay our burdens down and have a little chat. If you’re new here, these catch up sessions are basically my version of a weekly wrap-up. They’ve evolved quite a bit since I first began, they’ve even evolved since our last catch up.

Life Update

This week was my last week of my creative writing class. I submitted my short story and I’m looking forward to getting feedback on it. I’m really excited for Advanced Creative Writing this Fall.

I went to Michael’s yesterday and bought black paint, some fake flowers, and a watercolor sketchbook. I’m sure that will come up again in the future.

I was worried about one of my flowers because it hadn’t been blooming much lately so I did some research. It turns out that it just needed to be pruned. My flower baby will be fine and for that I am thankful.

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Today’s the last day of my giveaway! I’m giving away my copy of The Black Kids because I want to get it into the hands of others who may be interested in reading it. The giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST today so make sure to join if you haven’t yet.

Yesterday, I decided to turn my mom’s empty display case into a bookshelf. It turned out pretty cute and my mom was pleasantly surprised by it.

What did I miss?

Did you miss something I posted this week? I posted something every day this week (I have a lot of time on my hands right now) so check out what you may have missed.

Books of the Month ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

I purchased two books in July. If you want to know what those books were, click here.

The Ungodly Hour Book Tag ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

My first ever book tag! I saw the Folklore tag going around and was wondering if there was one for Ungodly Hour. There wasn’t, so I decided to make it. So far Lori @ The Reading Fairy and Matty @ Matty’s Book Avenue have done it so be sure to check out their answers.

Check, Please! Book Review ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

I’ve been catching up on book reviews and experimenting with the banners. I really enjoyed Check, Please! and it was a good start for the readathon.

Crazy Rich Asians Book Review ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

Crazy Rich Asians was a world wind of a book. I listened to the audiobook so I didn’t even realize it was over 500 pages.

Such a Fun Age Book Review ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

I can’t wait for the Such a Fun Age live-show that the Black Hotties are hosting at the end of this month. It’s such an interesting book and I can’t wait to see what they thought of it.

Using my Psychology Degree to Dissect my Reading Tastes ~ Rae's Reads and Reviews

I really enjoyed doing the theme analysis for The Black Kids book tour and I wanted to do more Psychology inspired posts. I decided to psychoanalyze myself this time around.

Blogging Updates

If you aren’t too new here, you may have seen a shift in the look of my posts and overall all blog. Last week I talked about getting a cartoon made of myself and now all my graphics basically revolve around that graphic.

I’ve always loved cartoons and I really enjoy looking at blogs with cartoony aesthetics. I really want this blog to reflect the things I love and I really love cartoons.

I’ve made all these banners using Canva. Now that I know more of what the site has to offer, I know how to style my banners and graphics. If you’re working on your blog aesthetic, I’d highly recommend just going on Canva and experimenting with their features.

Book Bloggers to Check Out

In honor of my theme shift, I’d like to talk about some of my favorite blogs to look at, and I mean literally just look at. Here are some bloggers who’s aesthetics I really admire:

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books has such a gorgeous site. Her blog has a rain and rain boots theme going that is just so cute.

Kat @ Novels & Waffles is one of those bloggers that you just have to look at and say “wow.” Her blog is absolutely adorable with it’s breakfast theme.

Maisy @ Hawthorn Book Reviews has a flower theme going that I just love. If you know me, you know I LOVE flowers.

Fadwa @ Word Wonders has a watercolor flower theme that is just gorgeous.

Booktubers to Check Out

I’ve been back to watching Booktube videos this week and watch I have.

I found out about Hayley through the Unfriendly Black Hotties page. I really like her vibe.

Someone had recommended Shareis and her SilverRoseReads channel in one of their videos. I think it was Mina but I don’t know for sure. Anyway, I went down the rabbit hole and really love how creative Shareis’ video topics are.

Ellias is a fairly well-known Booktuber but if you’re like me and just getting into watching Booktube, then you should definitely check out his channel.

How was your week?

What did you enjoy this week?

Do you have any favorite Booktubers?

Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!

4 thoughts on “Let’s Catch Up (#13)

  1. Great post, I’ve just started watching a bit of booktube so I will have a look at your recommendations. I love the display turned bookcase – very clever and cute. Have a lovely week ❤️

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    • Thank you so much! Booktube is really fun to watch and I’m happy these recommendations helped 🙂 I still have more books to add to the display but I’m really loving it so far. I hope you have a great week 😀

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