Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2014

Posted June 4, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

May 2014: in which BEAAAAAAAAAAA

MAY. MAY. IT’S OVER. IT’S JUNE. I NEED TO HAND IN MY THESIS THIS MONTH. Paaaaaaaaaanic. But no, in all honesty, May was a pretty cool month because BEAAAA. For the rest I was so busy. So so busy. Work kicked it up a notch, and I had way more responsibilities all of a sudden. But I managed. With thesis stress, I barely had any free time tbh, and when I did, I was completely out of energy, to the point where all I could do was watch TV. I gave up on reading A Clash of Kings sadly… so in that sense… well, after finishing my thesis, I hope June will give me more freedom. But on the plus side, the books I did read, were all good. My lowest rating this month was 3!!! *dances*

May Reads

Books Read:

The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (audiobook)

Book of the Month:

May Stats
Total books read: 8
Total pages read: 2,637
Average rating: 4.06 (!!!!)
2 2014 debut authors read
6/8 (75%) standalones, 2/8 (25%) series
7/8 (88%) paper, 1/8 (12%) audio
2014 Stats
Total books read: 51
Total pages read: 19,904
Average rating: 3.42
5 2014 debut authors read
47% standalones, 53% series
59% paper, 39% pixels, 2% audio

May Reviews

May Posts

May Obsessions

  • May was the month of BINGE WATCHING ALL THE TV SHOWS. First up, there was Orphan Black which is just absolutely fabulous. But seriously guys, you will be addicted to this series, so set aside a weekend to watch it in full. Each episode has like a cliffhanger ending, I’m not even kidding. SO GOOD THOUGH.
  • Next was The Blacklist which has to be one of the best 2013-2014 new series. Whoaaa. I was quickly addicted. It’s just so intense and twisty and action packed. AND THE CHARACTERS. AND MY SHIP. I want more. *moans*
  • Then I watched House of Cards. Compared to the other two, I didn’t like it as much, it’s a bit less explosive. But. But. It’s cool. I love politics. The characters here are so hateful though. I’m reeling from the end of season 2. asdfjkl;
  • And finally I’ve been rewatching Lie To Me. It’s one of my favorite series ever, and its cancellation really broke my heart. Watching it again, I love it just as much, but I’m also loling at all the actors guest starring in that show that I’ve gotten to know in the last few years. Mike Ross and Louis Litt from Suits were there! Logan Echolls as a crazy psychopath – which explains my initial revulsion to him as a character (Jason Dohring seriously has the crazy eyes). And so many others. It’s like nostalgia central.
  • Music-wise: Shatter Me by Lindsey Stirling. Yeah, I found it, made it a music match-up, then listened to it on repeat. I regret nothinggggg.
  • Also currently assaulting my music-loving heart and tearducts – Nashville‘s It Ain’t Yours to Throw Away. Seriously, I cry every time. *sobs*

In Real Life

  • We had some pretty nice weather, which I got to enjoy a couple of times by having drinks after work, but most of the month I was just busy busy busy, either working on my thesis or preparing for BEA.
  • Book club once again! We had it a bit earlier, so that I wouldn’t miss it while I was in NYC. We read The Falconer and as you can tell I LOVED IT A LOT A LOT. The others also all liked it but did not want to fangirl squeal with me. Sad day.
  • I started looking for jobs a little bit, which is terrifying and nerve-wracking. I actually saw this 2 month internship that was perfect for me, but then I never heard anything back. SADFACE. I WAS MADE FOR THAT PROJECT. 🙁
  • Um. BEA happened. Duh. Full recap to come.

That’s it for me. How was your month?

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7 responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2014

  1. YAY FOR 4.06! I love having awesome reading months, it feels so good! I had a pretty good reading month in May as well so yay for that! I’ve been wanting to start watching Orphan Black for awhile now but I think I’ll get so obsessed that I won’t have time for anything else. I hope you have an awesome June!

  2. You’ve had a cracking month hunny, it’s good to see you back in your swing! I’m searching for jobs too which sucks, especially when you find one you think would be perfect and never hear back, relaly puts a damper on your mood, but good luck! I’ve been iffy about The Falconer, but I’m considering it more now that other people are saying good things about it, people I trust anyway. My month has been boring in comparison to yours, so I’m really annoyed, but I’m excited to see your BEA musings! 🙂

  3. Yay congrats on your awesome month! That’s a ton of books you reviewed AND LOOK AT THAT AVG RATING!

    And for the job thing, you should call next time and ask/harass (well not really) about it. I know it’s kinda nerve-wracking, and I usually don’t call back too, but if you really feel like it’s right for you THEN FIGHT FOR IT. I mean it’s better than nothing haha.


  4. Sounds like even if it was super stressful with work and the thesis, ending the both with BEA was the perfect way to do so! YAY for months when the lowest rating for a book was 3 stars!
    My month was pretty much ok, it ended with the wedding of one of my best friends, so that was pretty much brilliant!

  5. I would have fangirl squealed with you if I didn’t got sick 🙁 such a bummer, because I really was looking forward to talk about The Falconer *shipping Aileana and Kiaran so hard!* Booh that you never heard anything back from that internship 🙁 I can’t wait for all your BEA talk! Orphan black & The blacklist are both on my to watch list, but I need to be in the mood. I just know you are going to rock with your thesis, you can do it Debby 🙂

  6. Wish I could get through eight books in a month. It doesn’t help that I’ve been reading one book for the past two weeks. I’m going to get through it… I hope.

    I’m also impressed by your average rating. I wonder if that’s because you read mostly stand-alones in May. I’ve had a tough time with series in recent years; many of the books I loved the most were stand-alones.