Just a warning, this will be a long one. I completely forgot to schedule a wrap up for May and figured I’d make this one a double whammy. A lot has happened in the last two months. I don’t even know where to start. Now that I’m back home, my Canadian adventure feels like a dream. I genuinely had the best time out there and am already itching to go back.
I wasn’t very active in the blogosphere during the holiday and it was nice to have that little break from the blog. I still checked in every now and then, but that was out of choice instead of that feeling of obligation. The break was just what I needed to revive my enthusiasm for blogging. I came back from the trip with fresh ideas for the blog.
Now, in preparation for this trip, I ended up stocking my kindle with a bunch of different titles and packed two books with me thinking I’d do some bedtime reading at some point. That did not happen and I read a total of one book on the holiday. However, since coming home I’ve found a new motivation to read and ended up speeding through To Kill a Kingdom.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Ariana Zapata: 3.5/5 Stars
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: 4/5 Stars
17th June: Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Top Ten Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
15th May: What I’ve Been Watching, #3
I also introduced a new feature to the blog in June. At the moment it’s looking to be a five post extravaganza reflecting on my great Canadian adventure. The first part of the On the Road series take you to Toronto.
Favourite Posts in May and June
Kelly @ Just Another Book in the Wall talks about her love for anti-heroes.
Jesse @ Books at Dawn spotlights the book series he won’t be finishing.
Kat @ Life and Other Disasters celebrated her 5-year blogiversary with this super fun q&a.
Regina @ The Bibliotheque spotlights the pros and cons of negative reviews.
Maria @ Big City Bookworm provides some insight into her trip to Seoul, South Korea.
Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa tells us why she’s taking a break from reading.
The Orangutan Librarian explains to us why her reviews are for readers.
Keep the energy going. When I was in Canada I felt like I had this fearless attitude where I could literally achieve anything if I put my mind to it. Coming back home it would be so easy to get stuck back in that bubble of familiarity. I don’t want that to happen to me so I want to keep that fearless energy and channel it into something productive, whether it be in my life, on the blog, or both. I’m tired of playing it safe and learning to put myself out there no matter how terrifying it is my biggest goal not just for July, but for the entire year.
What was the highlight of your month?
What was the best book you read in June?
What are you looking forward to in July?