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Made My Day: Idiot Exes

My friend Jessamine broke up with her boyfriend for many reasons. But since then he has tried to call her many times, accused her of being a player, of wanting to get back together with him, of lying about wanting to be his friend because she didn’t want to call with him and hadn’t liked his new Instagram post. Every day it gets more ridiculous.

JustMeJuls xx

My Life

Hey there!

My life at this moment does not really exist. I study and study and study some more. But, I only have 4 exams left! I’m so close! After I have survived them, I will try to post more.

But currently, all I do is eat, sleep, and study. Because I’m writing LO tomorrow and don’t have to actually study anything for that, or at least I hope so… I spent the whole afternoon in bed, too tired to sleep. I have been so unproductive today, it’s not even funny. Like, sure, I don’t have to do anything for tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have work for next week, right? Yeah, well I’m ignoring that now. This has turned into me just complaining about my work, instead of actually doing it.

At some point in the near future, I will post my wrap up for August, but I didn’t read too much, because school hates me!

I’m going to get some sleep, the more the better, right? How is your life doing lately?

JustMeJuls xx

 

How I Study

Hello,

My exams have started already for this term and I am really, so not looking forward to them. So instead of actually studying, I decided it was a better idea to share how I would study (if I ever get past procrastination)…

  1. Make sure you know what you need to know. Make a list of all the pages you have to study and have them all by your side the whole time.
  2. Make study notes. These can be in any form: flashcards, bullet points, mind maps etc. Do what you want to do. I recommend making these colourful, as it will help your mind absorb the information. But don’t over-colour it. Don’t make it an exploded rainbow. Make a system, a colour for definitions etc.
  3. Read through these notes. And again. And again. Then you can quiz yourself by covering the page (duh). If you learn by hearing, record yourself reading the notes and listen to it a couple of times.
  4. Get others to quiz you. You could also quiz them.
  5. Blurting. I have no clue if this is an actual thing, but Jade from Unjaded Jade recommends it so often that I tried it and woooooow. It really worked for me. Basically, you write down four or five headings from your notes, put them away, and use these headings to write down every single point from your notes. Then, go over them and correct, see if you left anything out. If you did, try it again until you get it right (if you have this mythical thing they call time). This is blurting and it got me through my music exam on Monday.
  6. Before bed and the exam, read through your notes. Just reading, no active recall of effort required.

This is how I try and get information into my brain. Mostly it works, sometimes I’m just too lazy. A lot of the time, actually.

I hope this helps you (I don’t even know whether I wrote this to help you. More like to document my mental place at this time…). Hopefully, it helps. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment! We all need all the help we can get to pass.

JustMeJuls xx

 

Tiny Update

Hello,

Yes, I changed the theme of my blog. And I really like it. It is so much prettier than the white I had before. I’m still thinking about the background colour… But I like the new design.

I’m not sure if you are able to comment (if you ever wished to do so) on my posts, because I can’t see a comment section thing. So I’ll have to figure that out. Also, I’m not sure if I want the full posts in an endless scroll setup or if I want to make them small excerpts. We’ll see.

Today our teacher told us what we have to do to pass out Abitur, grade 12 basically. It’s like a fail wherever you turn. So so bad. So my friends and I have decided to move to Canada and live there together. So much fun. If at some point I die in the near future, it’s because my Abitur has killed me. Yay.

JustMeJuls xx

Books I Read In July

Aaaand it’s August. Already. Why.

This month I’m attempting to do the NEWTs reading challenge, even though I did not do my OWLs and I don’t care. It doesn’t really matter. So since I’m attempting this, I thought I might as well share what I read last month.

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – I read this while on holiday at the coast on the Kindle because this is the Harry Potter book I remember the least. When I first read this series I had the hardest time finding this book at a library. I went to quite a few just to look for this book and it was never there. I think I even somehow ended up watching the movie first because I thought that I had read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I think I might have even just skipped to the third book. Oops. Oh well. I definitely needed a recap.
  2. Leah On the Off Beat – I bought this while on holiday because I really wanted to return to Simon’s world. I really loved it a lot, although I think I connected to Simon more than I did to Leah. Still, it is a great novel and I definitely recommend.
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Yes, I am reading them out of order. I just read whichever one I remember the least or just feel like rereading. This novel is, as always, great and things get really dark. It’s like the beginning of the end (because something happens [no way]) and the end of the beginning (because it’s not fluffy and happy and Harry getting house points). It’s great! Not that I mind the happiness, because it’s good that we stored a lot up over the first few books!
  4. Throne of Glass – Wow. This happened so long ago. There were so many secrets back here. It was amazing to reread this and see everyone in denial and non-death! The whole series is amazing, I definitely recommend it, and you will be sucked into the love and hate. Simultaneously wanting the various plans to work and not even knowing the whole story is something you have to deal with. This series has so many levels and each book brings many new reveals which shall shock you into oblivion. When reading this first book you will never guess where this story will take you in the future. Seriously, pick it up! By the way, it’s about an assassin. If I didn’t convince you before, that must have.
  5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – I don’t really remember much about this, even though I read this less than a month ago. I feel old. It was a great contemporary novel, I definitely related to the characters. A great read and I think I read it in one sitting!
  6. P.S. I Still Love You – Yes, I went right on to read the next one. Well, I say read, but I listened to these two. In German. Because why not?! This was really good. I loved the game they played, but I wish [this person] got more satisfaction out of winning! To be honest I was rooting for whatshisname. I can’t actually say it because of spoilers. But yes!
  7. Girl Online – This was a reread for me and I liked it as much as before! It is a really nice book and inspires me to blog and photographyness stuff. I can’t write. Love love love Noah.
  8. Girl Online On Tour – Because reading the second book in this series is compulsory. The third one too. But I didn’t, because I didn’t feel like it. I love this book because it’s not just smooth sailing and oh the feels. Also, Elliot is freaking amazing. Yas.
  9. Der Vorleser – A German classic. Why??? The beginning is just why. I found this really boring with no proper plot. But I had to read it for school. Azkaban, I tell you. This sucked my happiness away.
  10. A Thousand Perfect Notes – By the amazing blogger Paper Fury. So emotional. This got me so scared. I read this in one sitting. Really recommend. Please read it. Also, Beck’s name is just so funny. Also, funny how these are getting shorter and shorter as the list goes on…
  11. The Martian – This is one of my all-time favourite books. And I can’t say much about it because of spoilers. But it’s about a man stuck on Mars by himself and he has to survive. Well, he doesn’t have to. But he wants to live so yeah. Mark Watney is just pure awesome. “Fear my botany powers!” and “I’m a space pirate” are bits of his awesome personality so just go. Go and read this. Please. You will thank me.

So these are the books I read in July. 11 is quite a big number. Double digits. Wow. Anyway, I might update you on the books I read in August in a few weeks. Or I might forget about it completely. Who knows. Okay, I’m rambling.

Hopefully, you had a good reading month in July. What was your favourite read last month and what didn’t you enjoy. Also, if you can give me a reason to like Der Vorleser please, please do!

JustMeJuls xx