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August 3, 2019

Monthly Wrap Up : July, A Month of Love

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First thing first, praise to the Almighty. I am truly happy and grateful for all the things I have and received especially in the month of July. Syukur Alhamdulillah. July has been wonderful for me. I was in a cloud nine and I pray to Allah swt for it to stay this way. Insha Allah.

So, July. It is my mom and my birthday month. It is really a wonderful month, taste new food, surrounded by amazing books also meeting new wonderful people. It is a pleasure to meet them all.

Anyway, how are you, people? I wish you in pink of health and may happiness find you in this new month. New month, new day, new thing to discover and new thing to look forward to!

I guess I shall start the July monthly wrap up. Here we go ~

Birthday


In July, there is two birthday to celebrate and they are my lovely mama and myself. We both share the same birthday month. Yay! The cake on the left is a surprise gift from my baby sister and I like the look when my mom saw the cake. It was a really wonderful evening to celebrate together. While on the right was a surprise from my adik (my second sister) for me. I was...so touched and I cried. Suddenly, there is a birthday song in Molten and the staff there holding the plate and sang the birthday song for me. I will never forget that moment. I will forever remember it. Thank you to two my sisters - adik and baby for the surprised!

note: I feel old now!!!

Books I Have Read

I managed to read 5 books which is so much better than in the month of June because I only read two books. Can you believe that? I don't know. Reading slump hit me hard in June and kind of frustrated with myself. Well, thanks to Zelda - Breath of the Wild. I have been too focused on playing with that game until now. hiks. Anyhow, July is where redemption has been made.

Here are the books I have read and reviewed on the blog:

πŸ‘ We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo - 3 πŸŒŸ "I am so want to love it like really love the story so much, however, I will only going to like it and that's all." Want to know why? Click to read my review!

πŸ‘ The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods by Emily Barr - 3🌟 "Not sure what I felt about this book, honestly. One time I felt connected to the story but another time, it wasn't." I have not written the review yet.

πŸ‘ Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart - 4.5🌟 "profound, uplifting, vulnerable and very emotional" Click to read the review.

πŸ‘ Alena by Kim W. Anderson - 3🌟 "I was so excited to read a graphic novel that I think I put a high expectation on it and I kind of like it but I don't? I don't know. It's complicated."

πŸ‘ The Boy with Blue Trousers by Carol Jones - 4🌟 "I was really engrossed with the story of this book. It is really captivating." Click to read the review.

Book Haul (Received & Bought)



Wonderful books that I could not wait to read! Thank you very much to Pansing for the review copy sent to me in exchange for an honest review. πŸŒΊ

Here are the books I received:

πŸ₯ The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell - published on June 13th, 2019
πŸ₯ Chessboxer by Stephen Davies - expected publication on October 3rd, 2019
πŸ₯ Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo - expected publication on September 24th, 2019
πŸ₯ The Ghouls of Howlfair by Nick Tomlinson - expected publication on October 3rd, 2019
πŸ₯ The Switching Hour by DamarisYoung - published on August 1st, 2019
πŸ₯ Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson - expected publication on October 17th, 2019
πŸ₯ Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks - expected publication on August 27th, 2019
πŸ₯ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 20th Anniversary Edition by J.K. Rowling

As for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban house edition, when you purchase the book you will receive a house pin! It is available at selected Popular, Kinokuniya and Borders stores. While stocks last!

The last book was bought by me at MPH Bookstores and it is 30% off! No second thought at all just picked the book right away as it is in my wishlist to buy and read. The title of the book is:

πŸ₯ A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Stationeries Haul

I...spent my money on stationeries because I decided to start to do a bullet journal again and I hope this time around it works well with me!! Anyway, here are the things I bought through Shopee. Okay, I kind of could not help myself from scrolling through Shopee and want to buy something on Shopee so, it happens.

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πŸ’°Unicorn stickers, Gudetama Stickers
πŸ’°Panda & Gudetama memo pad
πŸ’°A sticky note
πŸ’°Basic Washi tapes
πŸ’°Midliner pen
πŸ’°STA Pigment Liner pen
πŸ’° Typo Dotted Journal (not in the picture)

and more is on the way. Have not yet received them! I can't help from buying them. It is just so cute!!!

Also, I bought enamel pins from cesaendre.co πŸ˜‹

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Cute, aren't they? Do check their Instagram. They have many beautiful enamel pins for you to choose and the price is reasonable too!

Food

My favourite place to savor soy chicken! It is my personal favourite place to eat Soy Chicken at Jjinja Chicken. I just love the taste of the food there. Yummy!

July wrap Up


Overall, it was a joyful month and I really appreciate those who wish my birthday, the gifts, the surprise. Thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely express my thanks to all of you and wish you all have a wonderful year!

Last but not least, it was my second time attending an event organized by Shopee. Thank you for inviting me to MPH Bookstores Launch with Shopee. I managed to meet such a wonderful group of people there and it was really fun. I hope to see you all again soon.

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By the way, I am currently binge-watching Chinese drama. I just finished watching Go go Squid! and currently watching Before We Get Married also a Korean drama title Hotel Del Luna. Can you suggest to me more Chinese/Korean drama? 😍

May August bring more happiness, barakah, love, rezeki in our life. πŸ’—


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How has July treat you all?
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