Dear July | Sincerely, June



- I (kind of) got an internship! I want to study political science in college, so I've always wanted to intern on a campaign. I've been working around five hours a day almost daily on the campaign of the Democrat planning to challenge the Republican representative from my Congressional District. YES, I KNOW I PROBABLY JUST BORED Y'ALL TO DEATH IN TWO SENTENCES. *bangs pots and pans to wake you up* Seriously, though, it's been incredibly fun and rewarding so far, even though I haven't been doing super high-level stuff.


- I read 7 books this month. Which isn't great, but it's not horrible, either. Best: The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. Worst: Note to Self.

(I might also finish The Kite Runner before the end of the month? Probably.)

- I binged House of Cards. I started watching this show.....a year ago? I remember being pretty "meh" about it, probably because n o t h i n g will ever compare to The West Wing. I put it aside, but I recently picked it up again and just!! SO GOOD.

- Have a playlist.



- I'll post about this again closer to the date, but I'll be going on a one to two week hiatus due to family vacation. I'll be hanging on my aunt's farm, browsing some of Seattle's famous bookstores, and meeting one of my best online friends IRL! (*internal screaming*)

- I'm also headed to AnimeIowa! This will be my first time attending an anime con, so I'm pretty psyched. I'll (probably) be cosplaying Lorna from Over the Garden Wall and Asuna from Sword Art Online.

- I NEED TO GET WORKING ON MY SUMMER GOALS. Guys. Remember this list of summer goals I posted a month ago? I've barely made any progress. *cry* Special priority: watching anime, writing, and service hours.


....because SO many bloggers put out awesome content this month.

Savannah @ Scattered Scriblings recommended 7 must-reads for your summer TBR and shared 7 books on her own. Well, my TBR's just exploded.

Serena @ Poetree shared her thoughts on reconciling faith and political party. We so often associate these religions with conservatism and those beliefs with liberalism, but there are so many people in different places on multiple spectrums!

Anna @ Annaish compiled a list of LGBT+ books representing a plethora of sexualities and genders. As a member of the LGBT+ comm, it was so awesome to see an ally take the time to create such a great list.

Finally, Loren @ Let's Be Lost wrote a beautiful post about All Time Low's new album in a pretty unique way. Seriously, guys, you HAVE to check this one out.


How was your June? What did you read, listen to, and watch? Any cool July plans? Comment below, and have an incredible day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE THE SCRIPT! And congrats on your internship, and you certainly aren't boring Ellie DONT YOU DARE SAY THAT. It sounds awesome and i'm glad it worked out. Have fun on your vacation!

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    1. YES SAME SAME. Ahhh, thank you!! <3

      - Ellie

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  2. GAHHHHH BOOK STORES. When I went to Las Vegas, they had a rare book store at the Wynn (which is a hotel) and I wanted SO BAD TO GO IN THERE, but it was pricey. Going to Seattle and visiting theirs just sounds so much more fun, though, because famous bookstores + coffee = bliss! YOU ALSO GET TO GO TO AN ANIME CONVENTION TOO. Getting tickets to the anime convention here is so hard, according to some friends who were kind of ambiguous on whether they just slipped in after the entrance was closed because of the amount of people... hmm...

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. OH MY GOD THAT SOUNDS SO AWESOME. I went into an old bookstore in NOLA, and there were some beautiful illuminated manuscripts. I ended up getting a few Star Trek books :) Yess, coffee and bookstores is The Ultimate Aesthetic.

      - Ellie

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  3. dude, I will admit it--poli sci sounds super boring to me, but every political science major I've met has been absolutely in love with that field, so I guess that says something good about it! also, as a fellow social sciences major, I'd just like to say--welcome to the madness. :D congrats on the internship!

    I really need to read Eliza and her Monsters... *looks sadly at my empty wallet because of summer tuition...*

    thank you for posting all those links--I really have been in need of new blogs to check out, but I've been too busy/lazy to actually get out there and do it. so I always love post recommendations! :)

    hope your July is fantastic!

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    1. Haha, it's definitely something you have to adore in order to stand it for over two seconds. I do love it, though!! Haha, thank you!

      Awwww. Does your library have it? That's where I got my copy.

      Ahh, thank YOU for being such a lovely commenter! I hope you like them :) happy July!

      - Ellie

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  4. Awesome recap, Ellie! Congrats on that internship. *throws confetti* And lovely playlist! I'm in love with Lorde's new album asdfghjkl. Sword Art Online is sO GOOD AHAH HAVE FUN WITH ASUNA'S COSPLAY. My brother and I adore it. Have a great weekend! <3

    anna | annaish

    P.S: Thanks for sharing my post!!

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    1. Thank you, ahh! SAME DUDE SAME.

      - Ellie

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  5. How exciting about your internship! Being a part of something you love is well worth it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. Congratulations on your internship, Ellie! I hope it's everything you want it to be. I'm reading Eliza and her Monsters soon, what did you think of it?

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    1. Thank you! I LOVED IT SO MUCH A G H. It was a very close runner-up for best June book <3 I hope you enjoy it!

      - Ellie

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