January Summary

Eep, first month of 2017 is over and I only have three months until I have IB exams and I’m done grade 12! This is very terrifying and I hope my brain survives the trip. So before it can be fried, let’s see what I’ve managed to do this month. Continue reading “January Summary”

August Summary

I seem to be at least a few days late posting this monthly wrap ups every time. Bad habit Shayla. But I probably won’t fix it.

Anyways. My summer is over! I have 4 days left before handing myself over to school for my last year of high school. So what’s happened this month?  Continue reading “August Summary”

July Summary

….My summer is halfway over. Well damn it, isn’t that just cruel. Oh well guess I’ll have to make the most out of August.

But anyways let’s take a look at what I’ve done during the month of July.

Blog Achievements:

  • 1300 + views!
  • Then my post count is lacking this month…

Books read and reviewed:

Broken by Dean Murray – 1 star
Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne – 2 1/2 stars
The Hidden by Kelley R. Martin – 3 stars
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 3 1/2 stars
The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 4 stars
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs – 4 stars
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs – 4 stars
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – 5 stars
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs – 5 stars

Books read and to-be reviewed:

Favourite book?

Y’know when an author manages to break you into a million pieces with just a stroke of words? Yea. Enough said.

Least favourite?

I’m already in the process of wiping this book from my brain. Ongoing but worthwhile endeavour. Shit happens I guess, or rather shit books happen.

Currently Reading:

So those of you following know this was not my currently reading list before at all as I have yet to finish the other ones, I’m moving on from them for now to say the least and seeing where my random book choices take me. Look at all the ones I reviewed this month with that technique!

August to-reads:

I has absolutely no clue! And I’ve decided I really like it that way. Let’s hope it works.

Life Update:

Not much I suppose. I took my friend Emily from EmilysTableofContents to get purple dyed in her hair. Looks fantastic by the way. I have booked the appointment to get my own hair done, something different though. Considering doing a before and after on here of it. What do you guys think about that?
I tried standup paddle boarding with some friends. Now that is an experience I tell you! It’s with a yoga studio too so after all the laughs and jumping in we got to do some relaxation as well. I plan to go again soon!
Tried Pokemon Go. I couldn’t help myself. At first I just went out with friends. There’s this park and late at night it can be filled with over 50 people probably playing. It’s pretty awesome if you ask me. I caught a squirtle.
Starting a new regimen for being healthy and getting in better shape. Emily is helping me kick my ass into gear so we’ll see how that works out.

And I think that’s just about it for now, oh, I also got to go to Montreal to visit McGill university. One of the prospects for next year and it’s definitely still high on the list. Both school and city were amazing!

I think that’s all for the month of July though.

Until next time,



June Summary

It does not feel like a month has gone by at all. tumblr_nxcse2n7jg1tq4of6o1_500

Why is time going by so fast? Ughhh, I’m blaming exams all over again, and stress while I’m at it. I feel like it was only a few days ago since I made the May Summary. Let’s start looking at what I’ve managed.

Blog Achievements:

  • 150 posts, this will be 151
  • 1000+ views
  • 118 followers, including twitter and tumblr
  • Books read:

    Life update:

  • Survived grade 11
  • Began role as a peer mentor, have my group of grade 9s now
  • Fell off the wagon on being healthier, making my way back on
  • Completed the summer’s first trip to the beach
  • Began summer rugby season

Favourite book?


This one hit all the marks with the writing, story building, characters. It had it all and I believe will stick with me for a very long time in many ways.

Least Favourite?


This series, I feel like I always expected more than it could give, while this book was by far better than the first, still is not my go-to for recommendations.

Currently Reading:

(This one is taking a funny hit because I took some off that I was reading beforehand)

July to-reads:

Also a secret project by Megan Crewe will be read during this time as well.


It’s summer and goals are rather overrated for me at the moment.
First and foremost though, I want my blog to grow and flourish as well as my writing. That’s always a given for me I suppose. I’m still really excited about the MyTrendingStories opportunity and can’t wait to see where that will take me. Mostly though, I just want to sit back, relax and enjoy my summer like a teenager should.

That’s all for now, once again thanks to all the wonderful readers and followers that stick by me here, I love and appreciate you all. Can’t wait to come back to this community after being off in exam world.

Until next time, Shayla

May Summary & Shoutout

I actually found this idea while going through my reader and it seemed like a fun idea for me to go over some things. Good for me and anyone who wants a basic sum up of the weirdness that has been me this month.

First though! Shoutout to all of my readers, followers and all the people in between for following along on my blog. It means so much to have just made it to 600+ views and I can’t wait to continue through the summer months on this adventure.
Special shoutout to Sakshi Gour as well for giving me my first nomination, the One Lovely Blog Award. It really did mean a lot, so thank you again.

Let’s start with the blog achievements because it was actually just last night talking to Michelle that I realized, holy shit I have made some achievements. Fangirl, disbelief and excitement. Three words to sum up that reaction. And I needed to get homework done too, talk about distracting, but let’s face it, blogging is so much more fun than homework. Continue reading “May Summary & Shoutout”