Friday 15 August 2014

Talking Personal + Bout Of Books 11.0

Hi guys! If you didn't know, I'm Tracey, and I run this blog. Every month I'll be "Talking Personal" with you guys on what's been happening in my life, exciting announcements, events I'll be participating in and just random stuff I'd like to share!

Daily Life:

  • I've started university again! Three weeks into my second semester and I'm already behind (no surprises there). I'm actually really enjoying uni at the moment, and loving what I'm doing. My study tip: do subjects you like so you don't feel bored out of your brains while in class. 
  • I found a new Korean restaurant, Arisoo, with amazing customer service and really great food. It's small but easy to find, and the environment is pleasant. I think my family went a little nuts and ordered way too much food, but it was well worth it. I only snapped a few pics since I was too busy eating. 

Location: 285A Victoria St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Price Range: ~$15 - $20

  • Part of my preparation for the start of warm weather includes tweaking my computer a bit. I love this desktop because, hello, ice cream. I actually got it from DesignLoveFest where you can find many more designs that are really adorable. 


  • Giveaway Winner:
Last month I hosted my first giveaway to celebrate PrintedWordsAnd reaching two years. The giveaway was actually a lot more successful than what I expected. It ended this Monday and now I am going to announce the winner. *Drumroll*

Congratulations Kayleigh, I should've e-mailed you already so hopefully your prize comes soon! 

  • Book Sale
Alicia Kobishop's novel The Fine Line will be on sale on the 30th August - her birthday. The novel is available on Kindle at Amazon for 99c. That's actually, really cheap. 


  • BOUT OF BOOKS 11.0
Bout of Books 11.0 is a week long read-a-thon starting on the 18th August and runs until the 25th. (Sign up sheet here). Keep an eye out for updates, but in the meantime check out what I'm reading for the week. Let me know if you're participating as well!

So that's a wrap up for the past 2 weeks of August.

What have you been up to?


  1. Well, you just made me really hungry! ;-) As for BoB, I hope you have a fun week! #readstrong

    1. Hahaha! I'm getting hungry thinking about it as well. Thanks, hopefully I can get through the books!

  2. That website is adorbs! So summery and cute. Thanks for sharing, going to download a few wallpapers too. I've never participated in a Bout of Books challenge, but I'd love to next year. Someone needs to shout out a few weeks before it starts so I can pull myself together and get sorted I think :)

    Now I'm hungry too :D

    1. I know, it was such a great find! Mmm, I'll definitely give you a heads up just before it happens :)