Monthly Wrap Up: May 2019

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Life in May

I did a tonne of stuff in May, as usual! The milder things were, of course, Eurovision (I’m still laughing over the UK only getting three votes from the public… we deserve it) and a pub quiz with my colleagues in which my team came second (out of two teams, but still). 

In mid-May, we attended a friend’s wedding in the Cotswolds (it wasn’t as fancy as it sounds) and I managed to not get super anxious, which was nice! There was a bit of a moment after I tried to dance and there were too many people, but I managed to handle myself pretty well. The day after the wedding, Quill and I went to Sudeley Castle, which was gorgeous, and we watched the jousting. It was a lovely way to spend the morning before heading home!

Speaking of Quill, he finally got a new job as a technical translator, which is something he has been aiming towards for a long time. This means that we’ll be moving house at the end of September so that we’re halfway between his new office and my current one, so our commutes should both be pretty decent. I’m a bit nervous about the move, but I’m excited about what’s to come!

I’ve also been working on optimising Recaptains for the past few weeks. It’s taking a long time because we have so many posts, but I’m really pleased that I have been working on this project consistently. It has meant that this blog has been a bit neglected, but I’m hoping that once I’m done fixing up Recaptains I’ll be able to focus on Books of Amber a bit more.

Books Read in May

1. My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
2. I See You by Claire Mackintosh
3. The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
4. The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor
5. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
6. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
7. Lifelike by Jay Kristoff
8. Jade City by Fonda Lee

I didn’t get too much reading done in May, unfortunately. I think I just lost focus, and I can’t really blame it on being busy this time. I read a few disappointing books, which I think put me in a bit of a slump. I’m really struggling to balance blogging, reading, Booktubing, and Recaptains as well, so that hasn’t helped. How do you guys balance things?

Looking Forward To

Okay, so, June is going to be AMAZING. I’m going to Gran Canaria for ten days in the middle of it, and I absolutely cannot wait. I’m already sorting out all of my videos and posts that will (yes, WILL) be going up during that time, and I’m super hyped for all the reading I’ll be able to do while I’m off work for over two weeks.

There’s also a couple of readathons that I’ll be taking part in in June, the first being Summerathon, and the second being the Buzzwordathon. I haven’t sorted out my TBR for any of this yet but I will definitely post about them once I’ve got it all under control!

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