May Wrap-Up–Summer is Here!!!

may wrap up

I have three days of school left. THREE DAYS GUYS. I’m so ready for summer. I’m shaking over here.

May was a good month, I guess. I honestly can’t remember much of it; I think I’m in shock. School is taking one last swing at me before it ends. My first AP exam, finals, lots of end of the year projects, yearbook signing–I’ve been busy.  But there was some good news: I found out that I am going to be the Arts and Entertainment editor for my school newspaper! I’m really excited to take on the role.

In terms of this blog, I could definitely feel my hectic schedule getting in the way of my blogging. I only had 14 posts this month, while I had been close to 20 posts in recent months. Still, I managed to keep reading and blogging despite the craziness, so that’s something.

Most of my posts this month were book reviews. I reviewed six books this month (all links lead to my reviews). After reading some fantasy-esque books (For Darkness Shows the Stars and Graceling), I got into the mood for cutesy romance and read a strong of contemporary romances. My favorite that I read was Since You’ve Been Gone, followed by my childhood revisit All-American Girl and the book I still have mixed-feelings about, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Getting back into the fantasy genre, I just finished The Burning Sky, and I will write a review for it sometime in the next week (it was pretty darn good, I have to say).

In English class, I finished To Kill A Mockingbird (though we started it all the way back in March!!!) and read the extremely powerful memoir that is Elie Wiesel’s Night. I’ll post a review for Night when I can get my thoughts in order about the beating my emotions just took at the hands of some of the most poetic writing I have ever read. And to honor the end of my AP European History saga, I ranted about the horrible textbook that I endured.

In terms of other blog posts, this month was not my best. I took part in two complementary Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Reasons I Won’t Read A Book and Top Ten Things That I Look for in Books. I also discussed the virtues of different types of bookstores and rambled for a bit about the challenges (I imagine) translators face when translating novels. I got some new books–though I haven’t started reading them yet.

In terms of writing, this month was straight-up awful. I published one poem on this blog, and I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t one of my better ones. I didn’t touch my WIP (which I also didn’t touch last month…). I really am itching to write, but school keeps dragging me away. (THREE MORE DAYS, PEOPLE!)

At this point, I’m trying to be optimistic about summer. I’ll have a post in the coming days about my goals for this summer (one of which will needless to say be to WRITE). I hope you are all having a great beginning of summer, and for those of you with finals to deal with–GOOD LUCK.

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