But I digress. Here’s another really pitiful monthly synopsis of my blogging!
What I’ve read and reviewed!
What I’ve read but have yet to review!
- The Coffee Cries Foul by Ymatruz
What I’ve seen around!
Posts, writeups and discussions from other bloggers I think are worth reading. Check these out!
- Simone’s review of We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
- Liv’s review of A Million Junes by Emily Henry
- Joshua’s review of Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
- Louise’s review of I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo
- Hollie’s review of The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
- Sarah’s review of Release by Patrick Ness
- CW’s review of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
- DJ’s review of Bliss (2017)
- Ellie’s review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Elena’s review of Miss Sloane (2016)
- Nikolekoleta @ LIGHTNING IS BUT A FLICKERING LIGHT: “RE: FILIPINOS SAYING WE SHOULD MOVE ON”
- Gretchen @ chicnerdreads: it’s 11:somethingP.M. and i wrote a thing
- Oriana @ The Words She Scratched Into the Mirror: you were not made to fit in small hands
- Dani @ moredanw0rds: Sonete de un Filipino
- Everything in and around Denmark: If Only, I
Write-ups and discussions:
- Suzanne explains why the library is an invaluable resource for a book blogger.
- Gem wonders if books and film adaptations should even be compared.
- Phoenix points out what makes a book “young adult”.
- Sofia shares tips on how to fall back in love with a genre.
- Olivia opens up a discussion on analysis vs. criticism.
- Alyssa asks, “Do you read books at face value or do you read deeper?“
- Sydney shares a list of anime she recently tried out.
- Kat explains why she prefers reading the book after watching the adaptation.
- Lia writes about fantastic audiobooks and where to find them.
Plans for next month?
You’d think that after experiencing an exhausting college semester, I’d want nothing more than a two-month vacation. Nope. Some time ago, I’ve learned that I get extremely bored easily — that no amount of leisure can really fix. I’ve realized that I would rather keep myself busy than spend long durations of time remaining idle. With that said, I’m planning to take midyear classes this June! A midyear term usually lasts around seven weeks, if I’m not mistaken. Which means next month and until the end of July, I’ll be plowing my way through another mountain of academic requirements.
On the bright side, the allowable workload for a midyear term is, at most, six units. That’s basically two classes. Compared to a regular semester, the workload is significantly lighter and more manageable. The only downside to the midyear term is that classes run from Monday to Friday; meanwhile, during a regular semester, classes are usually Tuesday to Friday. But I digress.
The point is, I’ll still be studying but I’m pretty confident that I’ll have more free time on my hands. Seriously, I cannot express how much I love midyear classes because I can chill and still perform well.
However, I still can’t commit to blogging frequently. I mean, I have stuff outside of college, too! And to be fully honest, I want to maximize the amount of rest I can have, socialize a bit more, and catch up on the many, many series I’ve been missing out on. Oh and write more poetry. I haven’t written a poem in over a month!!! Define frustrating.
This does not mean that I won’t do my best to blog every now and then. That Bookshelf Bitch is still my little lovechild, and I’d be damned if I’d give up on it now. Plus, I really miss blogging! I have so many ideas that I don’t have the time to jot down and to shape into actual outputs.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is: here’s a halfhearted promise that I’ll be blogging more this coming June! Wish me luck, yeah?