WOW is it the end of May already!? Is 2018 almost HALF way done!? What is this craziness!?
May was super fun and super busy and passed by in a flash for me. Looking back, I accomplished quite a lot:
Read 5 books!
Finished writing Children of the Sun!
Started plotting Shapeshifter (my new WIP) using the Snowflake Method!
Celebrated my 1 year blogiversary and doing my first ever Q&A!
Took the dive and started wedding planning!
Made a dress!
I am happy that I actually accomplished all the goals that I had set out to do at the beginning of May (yay!) I even followed my TBR (for once!)
May was an incredible reading month for me because I enjoyed all of the books that I’ve read! I finished a total of 5 books (though I am also 95% through the 6th book, which is about the Snowflake Method.)
I was super excited for Leah on the Offbeat (★★★/5 stars), which is the sequel to Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda. It was an adorable and fun read, and though I enjoyed it overall, I wished that I could see the POV of Leah’s love interest more. Check out my review here.
Emergency Contact (★★★★/5 stars) was my mood read for this month. When I came across Marie’s review for this book, I decided that I HAD to read this book right away. Absolutely no regrets, because I loved it and ended up finishing the book in 2 days! Check out my review here.
I am continuing to re-read the Harry Potter series, which is an amazing experience so far:
The Prisoner of Azkaban (★★★/5 stars) sets a darker tone for the series. I loved meeting Sirius Black and we also get a glimpse of Cedric (!!! CEDRIC!!! *fangirlish squeals*) who has a bigger role in book 4. However my only issue with this book is that the pacing is very slow for the most part (and you know me and my love for fast-paced books!)
The Goblet of Fire (★★★★/5 stars) is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE in the series so far. I loved everything about it: the quick pacing, the Triwizard Competition, the Yule Ball, CEDRIC, and the budding chemistry between Ron and Hermione (the cutest couple ever <3) Even though it is a longer book, I got through The Goblet of Fire in a flash!
Read more about my thoughts of Harry Potter here (for book 1) and here (for books 2 to 4).
The Diary of Anne Frank (★★★★★/5 stars) is one of those books that I can’t believe I haven’t read until now. I loved reading Anne’s story. Through her vivid descriptions, we get to know Anne and the relationships with her family and the van Dan family who went into hiding together. It was easy for me to forget that this is a diary, not a novel, and that the people in the story are not at the mercy of an author who will craft the ending that they deserve. Because of this, the ending was truly unpredictable for me. (Does that even make sense?)
I love this time of the month when I get to look back and round up the posts that have inspired me:
Zoie @ Whisked Away By Words talks about what makes a good romance in a story!
M. L. Davis @ Uninspired Writers discusses the love/hate relationship that writers have with editing. (Yes I am guilty of this love/hate relationship LOL)
Dominique @ 3C Style shares some nature-inspired looks in her series, When Fashion and Nature Collide.
Beth @ Reading Every Night discusses a topic that all of us readers can relate to – how to manage our growing TBR.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books asks a question that might have crossed your mind: Do you have to review books to be a book blogger?
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer talks about something that is essential to our lives as bloggers- commenting and when to comment back.
Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff shares her experience with Hogwarts Mystery! Truth be told, I am on the fence about playing this game – it seems REALLY fun but at the same time, I get the feeling that if I start, I could never stop!
Sim @ Flipping Through The Pages gives us some tips about staying legal, specifically, writing a disclaimer for our blog. This is something that I’ve never thought about (but probably should!)
Haidan @ Haidan Writes shares ideas for self-care – so important especially when we live busy lives!
Lia @ Lost in a Story discusses DNFing – Is there a good time to DNF a book?
How was your May? What were your favourite reads? Do you stick to your TBR or are you a mood reader? (I am a mood reader for the most part – this month is an exception rather than the rule for me!) Have you played Hogwarts Mystery?
Lastly, I’m still open for questions for my Q&A! Let me know if you have any burning questions to ask 🙂
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