Currently Loving…| AUGUST

Hello, hello!

August has been a wild ride — on and offline — with a ton of reviews, book lists and interviews on this blog! Summer is also winding down and the air is starting to feel different with kids returning to school and Instagram travel posts slowing down. I have some news for all the readers who enjoy this monthly collection of links and favorites.

Currently Loving is moving exclusively to the newsletter! So, if you enjoy this regular feature, it may be wise to sign up to my fortnightly newsletter.

What else will you find in the newsletter? Personal life updates, books I’ve enjoyed (exclusive newsletter book reviews), ARC excitement (in which I share one forthcoming title I’m excited about), freelance job opportunities, and the occasional personal essay.

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Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get back to business — for one last time!

What I Loved in August

This Modern Love piece about a couple who mutually decided to take a five-year break and then find each other after made my heart so warm.

Why some people get burned out and others don’t ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Six elevator pitch examples that will change the way you describe what you do and grab the attention of potential clients/investors.

I love the advice in this NPR article about making friends.

It’s OK to treat friendship as seriously as you would dating

Having friends is one of the most nourishing parts of being alive, so it’s not weird or bad or wrong to prioritize it. Get comfortable putting yourself out there a little bit. Carve the time and space you need to find and nourish your friendships.

– How to Make Friends, Julia Furlan

This article about men who’ve taken their wives’ last names is so fascinating.

Loved this interview with debut middle-grade author, Kate O’Shaughnessy.

8 realistic ways to stretch your food budget ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

25 editing tips to make your writing better. If you need more help, you can always get one of these 20 books on writing and editing.

I love this essay about a woman’s journey to loving her brows.

Because I’m in a travel state of mind, I’ve been watching a few travel vloggers. It’s hard to find those who aren’t obnoxious or totally unrelatable but also have A+ filming skills. Until I found Flying the Nest, an Aussie couple who enjoy food and travel. Here’s a video of them eating different meals in Delhi, India.

On the Blog This August

Interviews:

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Book Lists:

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For Freelancers:

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I wrote 10 book reviews in August — you can catch up here.

That’s all, folks! I hope to see you in the newsletter list. But even if you decide not to come along for the ride, it’s been wonderful sharing links, videos, podcasts, and more with you for the last four years. Thanks for always stopping by and raving with me about the things I’ve enjoyed.

Have a wonderful September!

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8 thoughts on “Currently Loving…| AUGUST

  1. Hello Afoma, how are you holding up? I love your blog so much, thanks for creating this space. So, I am signed up and subscribed to your newsletter but I have never received an alerts. Why though?

    1. Hi Vivian! Thanks so much for reading and ! To receive alerts for new posts, please put your email in the space under โ€œget my posts hand delivered.โ€

      As for the newsletter, I can put you on the mailing list, if youโ€™d like. It automatically unsubscribes recipients who donโ€™t open two newsletters, so maybe you were unsubscribed? Not sure! Iโ€™ll add you back on anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Ufuoma. Pls don’t stop the ‘currently loving’ segment on the blog please. It’s so rich and enlightening. I always come back to read your old ‘currently loving’ from months back. It wouldn’t be easy doing that from my mails cos yours is well curated. Also, i don’t think i have received newsletters since i signed up. Just signed up again, so let’s see x

    1. Hi Deizy, thanks so much for your kind words about the segment. It has already being discontinued but I can imagine your disappointment. Thanks for signing up to the newsletter. Itโ€™ll be just as good as the posts โ€” even better! The blog is growing and some things have to change to move forward. I hope you can understand that, and thanks for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

      Afoma

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