May, The Month of Rereads + Welcome, June!

It shocks me to say that June is almost here.

Yes, I say that in every recap post?? And yes, I say that I say that in every recap post in every recap post?? Hey, I’ll stop staying it when it stops being true. 😉 May has thankfully flown by pretty quickly, and tomorrow it’s officially June.

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Tomorrow is also my last day of school (!!), so if you’re reading this after 12:05 (we have a half day) on June 1st, well then, I am officially on summer vacation. Shh, summer doesn’t start on June 21. It starts when school lets out.

This summer is much needed, much appreciated, and much anticipated! I’m so excited to read, blog, write, relax, binge Glee, and just be a stress-free Olivia. But first, we need to talk about May, cause May deserves to be talked about. 🙂 I am unnaturally peppy right now.

Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 2.14.21 PMAs you might have seen the title of this post, this was the month of rereads for me. Hey, I’ll take rereading over no reading anytime. COUGHlastmonthCOUGH

I didn’t have that much time for reading, because up until the last week of school, I was getting bombarded by end of the year projects, tests, etc. Since I didn’t have time to go to the library, I ended up rereading a this month- I read a couple books from the Mother-Daughter Book Club series and the first book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series. It’s always a pleasure to return to those books. 😉

I’m currently reading My Dear Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, and I love it! I’m nearly finished, but I don’t think I’ll finish it before June.

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

I’m planning on maybe doing a post featuring this and maybe some other books not about Hamilton or anything something in the future(ish), so you may see this book pop up again on my blog. XD

How I Did On My May Goals:

  • Read 2 books ✅ yay! I read 3, so check
  • Read 1 book from TBR ✅❌ My Dear Hamilton is from my TBR, but I’m not quite done yet
  • Make summer reading bucket list ✅ you can read that post here if you haven’t!

My June Reading Goals:

  • Read 10 books
  • Go to the library
  • Read 5 books from TBR
  • Check a few books off my summer reading bucket list

Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 2.15.12 PMIt was an okay month of blogging for me?? I wasn’t super inspired, but I was also just extremely busy with end-of-the-year school stuff and had a lot going on in general that distracted me from blogging.

I accidentally missed a post…well, I wouldn’t say accidentally, more like I just didn’t post. I wasn’t feeling the creativity, and I didn’t want to force out a post that wasn’t written from a place of passion, if that makes any sense.

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everyone @ me because that probably didn’t make sense

BUT, in the last few days of the month, I got a lot more inspired to blog! I even drafted out some posts for June and starting thinking ahead to what I would post, which hardly ever happens. 😉

What I Posted in May:

And, for my goals… my only one was to stick to my blogging schedule, and I did not achieve that. I only set one goal, and I failed… *face palm*

Blogging Goals for June:

  • Stick to blogging schedule
  • Experiment with summer blogging schedule
  • Christianity post
  • Collabs
  • Special review 😉

I’m very excited for blogging in June! I have some things planned that I’m looking forward to a lot. *grins*

Oh, and I’ve nailed down my summer blogging schedule! I’ll be posting each Monday, and then I will be attempting to post each Thursday as well. Monday will be the definite posting day, and then Thursday will be the maybe posting day. Eep, I can’t wait for more posts! Someone calm me down I am too excited.

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Honestly, May went by in a blur.

It wasn’t quite as blurry as April, but it was still blurry enough that I had to look through my camera roll to see what happened. XD

  • My neighborhood pool opened, which is always a clear sign that summer is coming. I’ve only been once so far, but I looked forward to going many more times in the upcoming months!
  • This is kind of weird, but in biology we dissected a rat. It was actually really cool, although it was also really disgusting.
  • I got a jean skirt! And I’m really excited about that!
  • Sadly, the dance season ended. It was very bittersweet because a lot of my closest friends are leaving to join their school dance teams, and I’ll miss them a lot. *tear*
  • I was able to get together with a few close friends and we had a mini photoshoot in my backyard, which was so much fun. We also took some pictures with my fairy lights, and I wish I could share them, but won’t for privacy reasons.
  • SCHOOL IS ALMOST OVER!
  • Summer is almost here.
  • Hallelujah.

I’m looking forward to June! I’ll be busy volunteering at the Vacation Bible Camp at my church, as well as doing summer dance classes a couple times throughout the month. And of course, I’ll be spending time at the pool and reading and eating ice cream. 🙂

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And, that’s my May in a nutshell! It was short and sweet, and now I can’t wait to see what this next month holds for me.

How was your May? What did you do? What are your plans for summer? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!

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Photo by Reinis Birznieks on Unsplash >> Credits for the amazing image I used in the featured image, thank you very much to the photographer!

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41 thoughts on “May, The Month of Rereads + Welcome, June!

  1. May has been a whirlwind, TBH. It was the ‘month of middle grade reads’ for me, because sometimes we’ve just got to unwind, ya know? 😉 I read a whopping five books (and started on a sixth- it isn’t a middle grade one -_- )
    And hey hey- where I live, school BEGINS in June. Wooow.
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for June to be a good month. Because you can never be sure, can you. 😉

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    • I agree with you, Mukta.😉I read only middle grade this month, too! Hey, 5 books is really great, congrats on that.

      Aww, man! As my summer begins, yours is ending, that’s so crazy. Best of luck with starting back to school, I hope June is a great month! ❤️Thank you for your comment, Mukta.

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  2. Hey, congrats on your accomplished goals! 🙂 Also, good luck with your goals for the next month! Ugh, I hate how summer is almost over here and school’s about to start! I want more summerrrr 😭 btw, great post! 😊 xo, ryry

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  3. Ahh, I love this post!
    EXACTLY, I completely agree- summer begins when school lets out.
    Oh, Mysterious Benedict Society! Those are good books.
    We had dissection too! It was sharks, but not the big ones- that would be crazy. The photoshoot sounds so fun! And because it deserves repetition: SUMMER IS SO CLOSE. Pool + reading + books = fantastic.
    Something that happened in May: I went to Barnes and Noble to buy teacher gifts when I saw a table of classics that were 2 for $10 classics and got PUMPED. I think you can guess how this story ended.

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    • Thank you, Annie! 🙂
      Yes, it most definitely does. That’s why it’s called summer vacation. XD
      Yes!! They are. I’m actually reading one right this instant- we aren’t doing much in my classes today, haha.
      That’s so cool! I think the higher level biology classes (the ones you can take as an upperclassman) dissected small sharks…my teacher said something about that. What was it like?
      I NEED to go to my Barnes & Noble now and see if the sale is there too! Wow, that’s an amazing deal. Which classics did you end up getting?
      Thank you for the amazing comment as usual, and happy almost summer❤️

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      • You’re welcome!
        Okay, for some reason talking about how summer doesn’t start until school ends triggers in my brain the lyric ‘party don’t start til I walk in.’ I guess in this case it would be ‘summer don’t start til school lets out?’
        Oh nice! Reading Mysterious Benedict Society sounds like a great way to spend a class period.
        It was interesting! Some of the female sharks were pregnant and had baby sharks inside of them. At my school higher level bio disects CATS.
        YES, you should!! Emma, Middlemarch, Vanity Fair, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and Walden and Civil Obedience. The deal was even better than that because of Barnes and Noble membership and the checkout person was very cool and gave us an extra 15% off.
        Happy almost summer to you too!

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        • Haha! That’s so funny…it just triggers High School Musical “it’s our vacaaation” in my head, hehe…
          Whoa, that’s SO cool! A few of our rats were pregnant, too, but sadly mine wasn’t. XD Okay, cats?? I don’t know if I could dissect a cat…
          That’s a boatload of books! I haven’t read any of them, but I really want to read Emma and War and Piece, and then I haven’t heard the rest. You’ll have to let me know how they are!
          Thanks, Annie!

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          • I don’t even think I’ve watched all the movies, but the HSM song that always pops into my head is ‘get your head in the game!’
            I know! I think dissecting cats or rats would be harder than sharks.
            Haha yep, it’s great! You do?? Hm… are you thinking what I’m thinking? Okay, I definitely will.
            You’re welcome!

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  4. I was in my email and was reading the title of the post and I misread ‘Welcome June’ as ‘Welcome Julia’ and I was creeped out for a second there. 😂 Sounds like you had a good month, though! 😃

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  5. Oh yay for your summer holidays soon! I hope you’ll have a great time, months off to relax and be stress-free, you deserve it 🙂 ❤
    I'll be lookin forward to your posts in June… I'm curious about that special review, I have to say haha 😛
    Have a wonderful month! ❤ ❤

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    • Thank you very much, Marie! I’m looking forward to the relaxation (but mostly to nights staying up late reading, haha). 🙂
      Aww, yay, that makes me so happy to hear! *tries to look mysterious* *fails*

      Thank you again! I hope your month is great, and your travels are really fun💞

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  6. your month sounds so nice! I can totally relate to being busy and distracted from blogging…ahh I wish I was out of school already!! We still have a few more weeks so now it’s time to stress about finals…😬 I totally agree, summer starts when school gets out 🙂 Happy summer and I hope you have a great June!
    xx
    Em

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  7. Happy Almost Summer! I really enjoyed this wrap up, I still have to wrap up my May. I’m also hoping to read a bit more this summer. Ooh, collabs. Would you be interested in doing one with me?
    -Rose

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  8. HULLO OLIVIA. For some reason your posts always get me in a good mood?! they are just so happy and great and 😀 !! Anyways, I didn’t grow up with The Mysterious Benedict Society but I read it last year and thought it was a lot of fun!! Ahhh going to the pool is always great in summer! and you dissected a rat!? I mean yes, pretty digusting but I really like dissections?! (AM I WEIRD) And yay!! A JEAN SKIRT. I’m sure it looks fab, and the photoshoot sounds like you had a great time. I STILL HAVE SIX WEEKS OF SCHOOL SOMEONE HELP ME. I WANT TO ENJOY THE SUMMER OKAY.

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    • Hey, Ilsa! EVERY TIME YOU COMMENT IT MAKES MY ENTIRE WEEK.❤️How can a human be so kind?? Thank you so much!

      Ahh, the MBS is just such a happy and fun series all around, it’ll always be a favorite. And NO, it’s not weird to like dissections…I LIKE THEM TOO. I mean, it’s just so interesting to see and just witness the amazingness of an animal’s body. Hehe, I am quite excited about my jean skirt. XD

      Good luck with the rest of school! I hope it goes by fast and before long it’s your summer too! Thank you for the kindest comment ever Ilsa 🙂

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  9. Ah, I FEEL you about dance friends leaving to join school dance teams! Mostly, my friends are leaving our little “company” (which is like our studio dance team) and it makes me really sad, but I understand. And YES I reread the first book of MBS recently too, and it was so much fun. And aahh the Mother Daughter Book Club books bring so many good memories from my Middle Grade days :’) Hope you have a great June! ❤

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    • Aww, same! It’s so sad to see them leave, but I’m glad that they’re moving on to things I know they will love. And a thousand heart eyes for MBS and the MDBC, those will forever be middle grade favorites for me. 🙂 Thank you so much May, I hope you have a great June as well!

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