And we have officially entered the year’s halfway mark. Where has the time gone?
This has been a very, very, very slow reading month and I’ve found myself in a bit of a slump. I’ve just not really been in the mood to read. On top of that it’s been so hot and sunny here (which is a rare occurrence) that I’ve been outside most days so I’ve been slacking on the commenting.
With this reading slump hitting me in full force, I have made some progress in checking off my TV watch list. I’ve finished Season 5 of The Walking Dead. The current season of The Flash and Arrow have both come to an end and I’ve started watching the first season of Grimm. So something good has come out of the slump.
In terms of life moments, things have been busy. To start, Middle-Earth has been calling me for quite some time; so I had to answer and I am off to New Zealand for the month September, which basically means I’ve spent the past few weeks planning and organising and saving up. I’ve also found myself working 3 part time jobs, which is chaotic and tiring but hey, every little helps.
This is how May treated me blogging wise.
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater: 5/5 Stars
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: 4/5 Stars (Review to come)
Features at My Midnight Musing
Top Ten Tuesday
3rd May: Characters I’d Like to Revisit
10th May: Non-Bookish Websites I Frequent
17th May: Books I Picked Up on a Whim
24th May: Book I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed
31st May: Beach Reads
Favourite Posts in May
Jesse @ Books at Dawn treated us to this wonderful posts reminding everyone that Bloggers Are Humans Too. There’s been a bit of drama regarding “hate comments” and this post was a nice reminder to everyone that, yes, we may disagree about books and such but at the end of they we should all be respectful to one another.
Aentee @ Read at Midnight treated us to these two wonderful posts. One on Why Shipping is Important to Her, which basically sums up my shippers heart. The second, is a wonderful Blog Graphics Tutorial.
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner responds to the controvertial comments that caused some outrage among booktubers and bloggers. The Latest Booktube Explosion
Regina @ The Bibliothèque basically summed up all the reasons we find ourselves drawn to those bad boys in The Ultimate Bad Boy Discussion.
Ari @ The Daydreaming Book Worm asks if Reading Slumps Are Really Our Enemy?
Summer @ XingSings sprinkles a good dose of positivity into the community with her post detailing all The Things That Make Blogging Worthwhile. I loved this post and it well and truly highlighted all the ways blogging has been beneficial to my life.
Jorelene @ Page Chronicles offers some Blog Related Advice and Q&A in celebration of reaching 500 subscribers.
Aila @ One Way or an Author treats us to this insighful post explaining Why YA is so important to Young Adults. Also over at Happy Indulgences she posted this wonderful discussion on how we can Agree to Disagree, And Still Stay Agreeable. Again, it all comes down to respecting one another’s opinions, even if we don’t agree with them. Reading is a personal experience and everyone has a different interpretation of the books we read, that’s what makes it so interesting.
Nick and Nereyda @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Book List tell us about their Co-blogging experiences and tips and also provide this interesting discussion on Why Disappointing Series Might be a Good Thing.
June To Be Read List.
I’m not going to even try and set a TBR list for this month because my mood has been all over the place and I can’t guarantee that I’ll even pick up a book.
However, I am hopeful that when this dreaded slump lifts, I will devour Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything and whatever else catches my eye.
TV wise, I hope to continue my binge watching sessions and I plan on completing the first season of Grimm and watch the short lived Firefly series.
Life has been chaotic in terms of work but at the moment my plan is to basically save up as much as I can in preparation for New Zealand. Also, if anyone has been or lives in New Zealand feel free to send me some tips on place to see and such. Never fear, our Hobbiton tour has already been booked! 😀
Blogging wise, May was a very slow month for me.
How did May treat you?