Posted in Monthly Wrap-Ups, Random Posts About Life

July Monthly Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Blogging with Reese!

It’s now officially August (and it has been for the past 6 days), and so although this post is a bit late, I’m doing a July monthly wrap-up! Wow, it seems like the further we get into 2021 the faster it goes.

Now, as you know, I’ve been posting on Fridays, but I feel like that’s too restricting, because I’ve also been wanting to post on other days, so I have decided to just post whenever. You can expect a post once or twice a week from now on!

Anyways, on with the wrap-up!

  1. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2. Matched by Ally Condie

Rating: 3 out of 5.

3. Crossed by Ally Condie

Rating: 2 out of 5.

4. Catherine’s War by Julia Billet

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

5. The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

6. Unlocked by Shannon Messenger

Rating: 4 out of 5.

7. Reached by Ally Condie

Rating: 2 out of 5.

8. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

Rating: 4 out of 5.

9. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Little Women by Rey Terciero

Rating: 4 out of 5.

10. Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

11. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Rating: 3 out of 5.

12. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Rating: 3 out of 5.

13. Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Rating: 4 out of 5.

14. We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielson

Rating: 4 out of 5.

15. Timeriders by Alex Scarrow (DNF, 20% through it)

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Wow, looking back, I feel like it was forever ago that I read some of these books, not just 4 weeks.

As you can see, I have only one DNF (because I try to finish as many books as I can). It was just so cheesy and nothing happened, so I had to DNF it. On the other hand, I finally read Unlocked!!!! I’ve been waiting for months (spoiler-free review coming soon!)!

Believe it or not, July was actually a pretty productive month for writing for me. I wrote 5 blog posts (okay, not super productive…), but my friend and I started working on a script together (I’m not sure what for, just kind of for writing), and we’ve been having a lot of fun with that!

We’re also gonna write and preform a skit for our school talent show! Well, it’s like a talent show, but there aren’t specific winners.

I didn’t exactly do a whole whack of stretching and become super flexible, but I did stretch consistently, and that’s what matters. I’m hoping to stretch more in August as well.

(This category is for pretty much anything else I did in July)

I went on a 3-day trip to Kazbegi National Park, so that was a lot of fun! We went hiking to Gergeti Glacier, and kinda got rained out, but we still hiked a long ways. (Comment if you want a full post on this trip!)

I also have been volunteering at the dog shelter a lot, and taking tons of pictures of the pups for the dog shelter website, which I’m really enjoying! We’ve dressed some of the puppies up in little costumes and done puppy photoshoots! The dogs are so sweet, and each of them has their own personality.

Speaking of animals, some kittens have moved into my neighbourhood, so I’ve also been spending time feeding, taking care, and photographing them!

Also, I saw Hamilton, and I have discovered that I absolutely LOVE it. I listen to the songs all the time; on my way to babysitting, while I’m doing the dishes, or doing school projects (though not a lot of work actually gets done when I’m listening to music).

Overall, July was a pretty fun month for me!

How was your July? Have you seen Hamilton? Where’s your favourite spot to go on vacation? Dogs or cats? What’s the best book you read in July?

Posted in Random Posts About Life

Totally Random Questions That Nobody Has Answers To?

Heyo guys?

How are you?

Today I’m gonna be asking some random questions that I’m not sure anyone has answers to?

Just random thoughts that run around in my mind when I’m trying to sleep?

(also, some of these questions may be space related because my dad and I are watching Interstellar and space things interest me?)

1. Are there other forms of life out there?

Are there? Who knows? Maybe someday we’ll discover some weird aliens on another planet?

2. What are beyond black holes?

Hey, maybe I should volunteer to be the first person to fly a rocket into a black hole? Nevermind, that’s probably a horrible idea? Perhaps there are other galaxies through the black hole? Maybe more advanced living beings are waiting for us?

3. Which are better, dogs or cats? 🐢 🐱

Hmmm people have probably been debating over this since the stone age? Wait I have a possibly awesome idea? How about you guys vote in the comments?

4. If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

Haha I think my mom and I were just talking about this when we were out hiking today? πŸ˜‚ Does anyone know? I believe that it does make a sound, but it’s just that no one’s around to hear it? Wait, so does it make a sound then? I’m so confused?

5. What was life like when dinosaurs roamed the world? πŸ¦•

Image people could go back in time to then? That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? I could go back years and years to ride a pterodactyl? But a T-Rex would probably attack me so that’s a bad idea, isn’t it? πŸ˜‚

6. Which came first, the egg or the chicken? πŸ₯š πŸ”

To end off this insightful post, we have possibly the most debated question in the history of the world? Which one? Ahhh maybe the chicken? But maybe the egg? My head is starting to hurt?

And people wonder why I never fall asleep?

Did you enjoy today’s extremely random post? Remember to vote on the dog/cat topic in the comments?

What are some super weird things you think about while trying to fall asleep?