A Whole Lot of Randomness

July 29, 2017 miscellaneous 24

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What’s New?

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!

The Shiny

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.

On the Blog

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!

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24 Responses to “A Whole Lot of Randomness”

  1. Greg

    Yay for moving home- hope your job situation sorts itself soon. And good luck with your dissertation! I’m really looking forward to Shattering Stigmas this year, after some of the amazing posts I saw last year.

    LOVE the links! Cryopreservation- I HAVE to go read that! And that history of the world one as well. Thanks for sharing those. :)
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  2. Chelsea

    The Long Ride Home looks good! Gonna keep an eye out for that one. Those random links are everything. I DIED reading the football as archeology one – reminds me of the ESPN/teacher video that Key & Peele did. I love a good Tumblr roundup since that website seems to thrive on creating hilarious posts for the world to enjoy. Can’t wait to watch the history of the world when I get a chance. I love reading these kind of round up posts! :)

    • Chelsea

      UPDATE: Just watched the history of the entire world and it is the best thing I have ever seen with my eyeballs and also connected some dots in my brain which many many years of history classes failed to do so basically they should just use this and Hamilton to teach history from now on. Great, glad that’s settled!

      • Vlora

        Vlora

        I swear I learned more about American history from Hamilton than from my degree in American Studies. I feel like history would be much more accessible if they used more storytelling in school. :D Glad you liked the video! It’s so good!
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I’ll review it once I get around to reading it! Glad you liked the links haha they were a bit random. Tumblr is a treasure trove for sure. I don’t really use it much, but I’m always a fan of the roundups. :D
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  3. Evelina

    Such a fun post! That’s too bad about your emails, I totally know what you mean because I had my mailing broken for over 3 months (and didn’t even know…) nightmare!
    Have a happy move back :)
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  4. Lola

    Good luck with the job hunt! And I hope you enjoy your time left in England. That’s exciting news you’re joining shattering stigma’s as a host this year. Have a great week!
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  5. Lauren

    Aw I’m sorry to hear about your email dilemma! That’s the worst. Your recent new books look great! I keep meaning to read Kim Harrison’s adult books but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Game. Set. Match. also looks great – I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Have a great week, and happy reading! :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      It was a bit of an issue, but I’m glad they’re working again now! Kim Harrison’s books were on my list for ages, so I’m glad I finally got around to them. Thanks, have a great week too!
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  6. Samantha

    Good luck with your dissertation! Those are stressful things! I’m sure you will find a great job. Job hunting is always stressful though. I remember graduating and going through it and I know exactly how you feel!
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