Hot Girl August

It’s August and I can’t stand this heat.

July was my birthday month! I spent the day of my birth with my closest pals: a delightful lunch with Angel and saw Spider-Man: Far From Home with Yash. I loved the film and am filled with feelings that I still feel now. You can hear those feelings on Put A Blurb On It which’ll have a new episode this week. Other films I saw in July: Midsommar (so weird and only recommend seeing it with a crowd) and The Farewell (so. freaking. good! Highly recommend).

I had a closet mishap which involved buying a closet set NOT from IKEA and being expected to know 1) how to find wall studs and 2) own a drill. It took three days, it was harrowing and it made me realized that my house is poor constructed. I will never cheat on IKEA again unless it’s bed frames.

I went to the first BIPOC of Publishing in Canada meet up which was a delight. It’s so important to have a support system for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in publishing and I’m so proud of the team behind it. It’s great for those who’ve been in the industry for years and amazing for folks who are new to it. Follow them on Twitter: @BIPOCPub.

My 2019 July reads:

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  3. Satoko and Nada Vol. 2 by Yupechika
  4. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

On whether or not I’ve hit my reading resolutions this month:

I’ve read one translated work (Satoko and Nada Vol. 2) which would also fall under “read more comics from different genres”. I haven’t re-read anything but there are plans underway for a series! I also haven’t read any work from a Somali writer.

Until next time…

Published by Ardo Omer


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