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I just realised the last Cake Conversations I wrote was all the way back in January, so… HELLO BLOGGLINGS I’M STILL ALIVE. I don’t think I’ll remember everything that went on since then, so let me just tell y’all where I’m at right now. I’m finishing up my postgrad in England, and then I’m moving back to Germany at the end of August. When I say “move back” I mean my family is saving me from being homeless, because I don’t have a place there right now. I’m currently looking for a job (wish me luck!
or better, employ me), so I have yet to sort out the living situation. EXCITING TIMES.
Right now, I’m mostly at home writing my dissertation, but I also have some friends visiting before I leave, so I hope I’ll get to enjoy England a little more before I leave. It’s insane how fast the year went, but there’s some time left!
In other exciting news, I’m joining Shattering Stigmas as a host this year! Shattering Stigmas is a mental health event focused on mental health in literature, but there are also discussions about more general aspects of mental health. If you would like to write a guest post for Reviews and Cake, you can find all the information in my call for guest posts. I’d love to feature you!
I’m pretty sure I got a lot of books since January, but I can’t recall them all right now, so here are some recent ones. I’ve mostly been reading ebooks, because it’s just so much easier on my eyes.
The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters – thanks Sourcebooks Fire!
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison (I was craving some urban fantasy)
The Good, The Bad, and The Undead by Kim Harrison
Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli (I was excited for this one, but then I read some bad New Adult and now I’m less excited)
‘Round the Web
These are super random links I saved because I thought they were funny or interesting.
- How Football Sounds to People that Just Don’t Care – this is an article that replaces football with archeology, and it’s just brilliant
- 16 Things That Prove the World is Getting Better, Not Worse because we all need a reminder
- 26 Tumblr Posts That Are Never Not Funny – in my opinion the curator of this fine piece missed the chance to include left pizza with beef, but it’s still funny
- The amazing story that melts your heart: A Lion Named Christian – Accurate naming, it did melt my heart.
- Why Can Some Animals Be Domesticated, But Not Others? – Because, you know, I did kind of want a pet lion after watching that documentary
- the history of the entire world, I guess – If you love history, this video is for you. If you hate history, this video is also for you. After the surprise hit history of japan, Bill Wurtz returns even bigger and better.
- Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’ – I found this super randomly and was like THEY’RE ALLOWED TO DO THAT?? I thought that was still a sci-fi thing. Imagine civilization crumbles and some future dystopian people randomly find those facilities… or maybe not, because it’s pretty gruesome.
- 7 Things We Complain About In Our 20s That Are Actually Kind of Awesome – I don’t agree with every single word in this article, but I do appreciate the different perspective, and it makes some really good points.
On the Blog
- Shattering Stigmas: Call for Guest Posts
- Books About Twenty-Somethings: Discussion
- The Hottest Blog Post You’ll Ever Read: Me being silly
- Experiences in England: My new travel section!
- When Dimple Met Rishi: Review
- Wanderlost: Review
- Scoring Wilder: Review
- Small Admissions: Review
Tune of the Week
I’ve known Humble the Poet for a while, because he’s friends with a YouTuber I watch, so I checked out his new music, and I really like it!
Phew, that took a while. Happy to share things with you again though! What have you been excited about recently?
As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!