Oh dear, June is here. Winter has arrived (both in the sense of the season in Australia, and the fact that GoT returns very very soon). And the year is half over!! I’m not ready for 2017 to be so far along. Not at all.
Despite my personal feelings about time passing, it’s been a great month on the blog! Gotta love consistent posting. I don’t know how we’ve managed it, but I’m not going to question it. Especially since it includes a little follower giveaway among those posts ;D
- Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher ★★★½
- Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz ★★
- Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey DNF
- 5 Bookish Pet Peeves
- Acquiring ARCs 101
- 5 Male MCs I Enjoyed Reading About
- 5 Books That Really Intimidate Me
- 5 Superior Standalones
- Bec’s Top 5 Reads of 2017 (So Far)
- June 2017 Wrap Up
This month’s been a bit rocky, not gonna lie. It started with me feeling super burnt out just from life in general. I was getting over uni, constantly working, barely getting time to breath. The good thing about that is that I gave myself a week of nights off instead of studying, and that meant I actually read!! You can see some of the stuff I read in the photo below. It’s been nice, but I have to stop slacking off now.
Another thing that helped pull me out of this slump of life (aside from an amazing supportive clinician at my shelter medicine rotation) is I’m finally doing equine stuff!! Just being in a barn full of horses as they much their hay makes me happy, so working with them has been a dream. I wish my knowledge of horse stuff would just return faster!
I haven’t bought any books this month because I’m so busy (this may change when I go to Bookfest on the weekend), but a couple of publishers did send me books, both of which are loveozya!
- MY LOVELY FRANKIE by Judith Clarke
- THE UNDERCURRENT by Paula Weston
In a reflection of the business of life, Alise didn’t get time to fully write out her segment. This past month she had a birthday, got a promotion to full-time and has basically been getting the hang of full time work-life balance slowly but surely.
- Dreamers Pool by Juliet Marillier
- A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
- Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
- Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
- Eona by Alison Goodman