May Wrap-Up: This Is A Bit Late But We Don’t Care + Not Enough Books, Not Enough Blogging, Not Enough LIFE ft. All The Book Screamings.

Let’s quickly acknowledge that this!! post!! is!! on!! time!! ish!! 

Honestly, May was exhausting. I don’t think I actually slept last month. I know my hand nearly dropped off from all the exams and the studying and my, I am SO thankful that these exams are coming to an end!

It’s still technically May when I’m writing this, and trust me I’m begging for it to be over. I cannot wait to SLEEP in. I cannot wait to not have to write an essay for TWO AND A HALF MONTHS. I cannot wait to go to Cornwall and lie in the sun and read books and blog for a month with no interruption.

Is it bad that I’m wishing my life away? NOT IN MY OPINION, IF I’M BEING HONEST.

CAN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS BE DONE ALREADY?

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books

  1. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren – 5/5 – this was SO AMAZING. The LGBTQ+ rep from the Bi main character and Gay love interest was amazing, especially with the <big>internalised homophobia, and this book also had a HUGE message about faith and sexuality and how one really can affect the other and specifically on the Mormon faith. SEBAAAASTIAAAAANNNN!! bby!!!  And, it also tackled stereotypes of being Bisexual too, which I thought was great considering that it’s not widely talked about in YA! There was so much heartbreak, so, of course, I had to be killed by this book more than once so I reread it and then reread it again. Review here.

  2. The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis – 4/5 – This was so heartbreaking. It is about a Greek family in America who are devout Catholics, and the mother is very strict, and the MC is also gay. This novel does not shy away from the horrors of parental abuse, and it was so so so heartbreaking and GUYS I was sobbing. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but I read it in an afternoon, so YOU KNOW IT’S WORTH IT. YOU. NEED. THIS. Review here.

  3. Solitaire by Alice Oseman – 5/5 – ifwengjngdjgbdfgbksdgujgbldig. I’ve wanted to read this book for so SO long and drjgjrdng!!! I was not disappointed!! I was so confused and in awe and TORI, I love her and the rep there. I also love how much focus there is on Charlie, her brother, who is gay and had/has an eating disorder and just what a lil cutie he is and NICK omg every time there was a Nick and Charlie scene my heart just EXPLODED. But I JUST LOVED the representation of seeing a loved one/sibling go through an eating disorder, as I don’t think that it’s repped enough and I found it really relatable to my own experiences and made the book EVEN MORE HEARTBREAKING AND AMAZING.

❤ my beaut copy of solitaire i cannot ❤

Of course, I would have LOVED to read more than this, but with the exams and everything, I think that this is actually an okay amount of books? Especially considering that I read Autoboyography 2.5 times and I have 0 regrets about that, nor shall I ever. JUST YOU TRY AND MAKE ME REGRET THAT.

MY BBY SEBASTIAN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE OK.

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twitter

Can we just. If you haven’t seen my twitter (let’s be real, who even looks at that dry carcass excuse for humour) I did threads for when I watched Guardians of the Galaxy vol.I and vol.II. and Thor Ragnarok!!

AND. ALICE OSEMAN LIKED MY TWEET ABOUT HER BOOK AND I DIED BRIEFLY. IMG_0945.jpg

YES, THIS HAPPENED. And Can I just say WHAT A GREAT BOOK SOLITAIRE IS? I was SO confused and NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I read most if it in an afternoon and I’m 10000% sure this is because Queen Alice Oseman blessed this reading experience herself.

I’M NOT DELUSIONAL, YOU’RE DELUSIONAL.

Screenshot 2018-05-29 20.57.01.pngI was also incredibly salty about some of my exams –>

*cough*GEOGRAPHY*cough*

Me????? Salty????? Never.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BUT IT’S FINE BC EXAMS ARE MORE OR LESS HALFWAY TO BEING OVER.

13 LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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my cat

Can I even do a wrap-up without mentioning my really podgy cat at least once? I don’t know, and I’m not going to test it out now.

This blog is really on it’s way to becoming a cat appreciation blog someone don’t stop me now.

“SO DON’T STOP ME KNOW CAUSE IM HAVING A GOOD TIME HAVING A GOOD TIME HAVING A GOOD TIME… I’M A SHOOTING STAR, LEAPING THROUGH THE SKY LIKE A TIGER DEFYING THE LAWS OF GRAVITYYYYYYYY” sorry i had to. queen = life don’t question it. GUESS WHO JUST PUT QUEEN TUNES ON? NOT ME.

ShE mAkEs MY HeaRT AcHe.

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top posts

hAhaaaHaahahAAAHhaaha  posting,,,,

Unsurprisingly(????) my top viewed was the,, coming out post,,,

HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE

And following that wassss…

20 questions

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life, wait. i have one of those?

  • hahAHshaahhaHAhaahH
  • I don’t have this thing people call a “life”
  • because of ExAMs.
  • I think that everyone who reads my blog knows about these exams BECAUSE I WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT IT AND IT’S GETTING ON MY NERVES.
  • SO MOVING SWIFTLY ON.
  • If you didn’t know I came out this month!!
  • Not to my family, but to the internet.
  • 7,600,000,000 > 5 people for sure.
  • 7.6 billion is way less scary.
  • You can read that REALLY AWKWARD POST HERE.
  • I’m pretty sure that was this month.
  • I am delusional, after all.
  • ICAN’TTHINKOFANYTHINGTOSAY.
  • I basically bought books EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A TONNE TO READ + ARCS
  • DONT EVEN MENTION ARCS TO ME RIGHT NOW.
  • I FEEL LIKE AUTHORS ARE GOING TO COME AND STAB ME IN MY SLEEP FOR NOT READING THEM YET.
  • FGNOEIGNIEWG.
  • what can I say?
  • I’m currently rekindling my love for Queen.
  • is this even a wrapup or just rambles.
  • who knows
  • what am I doing?
  • so apparently I don’t have much of a life recently.
  • whoops.
  • ~~~~~~~bye~~~~~~~

chat with me

How was your month?? Which books did you read? How were theyyyyy??? EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT JUNE!!! AND IT’S ALSO PRIDE MONTH SO YASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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56 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up: This Is A Bit Late But We Don’t Care + Not Enough Books, Not Enough Blogging, Not Enough LIFE ft. All The Book Screamings.”

  1. I DON’T CARE AT ALL! AT LEAST IT’S NOT POSTED IN LIKE JULY OR AUGUST OR DECEMBER?!? I mean I’m reading this a bit late but still! AND OMG AUTOBOYOGRAPHY WAS LIKE SOSOS GOOOD!!!! I read it like last week and it was just pshtsyjwh *mind blown* Yay for being nearly done with exams!! Ive done mine! *Evil laugh* Exams totally just take over you life and ruin you 😭😭😭

    YOUR CAT!!!!!!?!? I’m literally just dying of awe right now. Thanks a lot Lu. But?! aghghghh SO CUTE. 😂😀🍍🍍🍍🍍🎈🐈

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      1. I KNOWWWWW!!! I REALLY WANT A COPY!! It was so good!!

        YAUYYYYYY!!!! That’s so great! You should celebrate!🎉❤️😀

        awwww i love the flufffff!!!!! So cute!! I need a cat now. I totally won’t steal your cat though. *Starts hatching 🐣 plan to steal cat* Mwah hah hah ha

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  2. Aww super cute cate. I need a cat in my life again. Its been seven months since Jasper went missing 😭 I think it’s time to adopt one. #Catsrule!
    Best of luck with your exams, I know my daughter is stressed out with hers. 💙

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  3. I’m not a cat person, but your cat is ADORABLE! The books you read were also amazing!
    I’m kinda scared now because I haven’t started exams yet so….

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  4. I HAVE A BOOK OF ALICE OSEMAN ON MY YALC TBR.
    Like, I should read it.. but.. I’m rereading HP and that’s.. fun too? Like. I’m LOVING MY REREAD [holy shit how did that even happen.]

    AND YES FOR QUEEN.
    AMEN TO QUEEN.
    BOW FOR QUEEN.
    [Seeing them live June 28th and it’s QUEEN ALL MONTH LONG whenever I put on some music.]

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  5. YOUR CAT IS SO PRECIOUS I LOVE HER TELL HER SHE’S A CUTIE PIE FOR ME

    Hang in there Lu, you’re almost there ❤️ Kick some exam butt

    Also quality over quantity right? You read three AMAZING books that you loved! 🙂 Better than reading a bunch of meh or even bad books 😛

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  6. WHERE DID MY COMMENT GO AHHH I’m so sad it just disappeared. But anyway, let’s do this again:

    “Is it bad that I’m wishing my life away? NOT IN MY OPINION, IF I’M BEING HONEST.” – MOOD, AGAIN.

    The books you read are all books I’m dying to read & you loved them all?? AHHHH. Now I know whom to rant to, when I get to reading them!! And your cat is so adorable, I could look at those pictures all day. ❤

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  7. Oh, I want to read Autoboyography right now. NOW. But I have Ari and Dante and 12 other books I picked up from the library. Yes, 12. So, I’ll need to wait a day or two.
    And exams, are done, right? And you’re cat is soooooooooooooooooo cute. Please mail her to me, asap. Because she needs two loving moms. Right?

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    1. TWELVE. IM IN AWE.

      I have 2 more exams and I’m trying to hold it together.

      Standard delivery, maybe 5 days??? watch out for a really fat cat arriving! we can just have joint custody?? right??

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  8. I NEED TO READ AUTOBOYOGRAPHY AHHH IT SOUNDS AMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAZING AND EVERYONE IS SCREAMING ABOUT IT AND THE HYPE IS GETTING TO ME. Your cat is SO cute,I want to adopt it okay. ahhh good luck on your examssss!! i hope the ones you’ve done so far went okay!??! I BET YOU’LL DO AMAZING!! Try not to stress too much (says the one who stresses over the smallest things but OKAY ILSA TELL PEOPLE TO DO THINGS THAT U CANT DO URSELF) uhhh what else?? SO PROUD OF U FOR COMING OUT and happy pride month!! (and wdym this is a bit late?? THIS IS EARLY UR MAKING ME FEEL BAD I HAVENT EVEN WRITTEN MY RECAP)

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    1. PLEASE READ IT! IT IS AMAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!! LET THE HYPE CONSUME YOU!!!!!

      No, you can’t have my cat!

      Thank you so much!! Yes, I think that they’ve gone well??? Ahdkakshdjs.

      Thank youuuuuuuu!! ❤️❤️💗💗 😉

      (I mean,,, this was meant to be up last month like at the end and yh but!! Idk!! Ok!! I’m!! Strange!! And!! Delusional!!)

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  9. girl, you read so many good contemporaries! i know i can always count of you for fabulous book recs 😉also, i think i’m in love with your cat. please send your cat my infinite love and devotion.

    also, don’t worry, i’m with you on the exams!! as usual, they suck and it’s totally okay to rant about them because we are here to send you everlasting support!! i mean, during finals/midterm season i basically live and breathe exams and basically complain about them to everything and everyone. ❤

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  10. Awww, your cat is adorable! Also now I have Don’t Stop Me Now in my head, so thanks for that. 😆
    Lol, hahaha, I’m sure I had something else to say, but it was driven out of my head by cats and good music…

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  11. Oh WOW, how beautiful is your cat???? Seriously, post more photos because honestly: books < cat.

    I think I'm going to bump Autoboyography a little bit higher on my list 🙂 I keep seeing SO MANY wonderful reviews on it, and I too was totally on board to read it when I first heard about…but I sort of stopped when I heard about the Mormon rep. Because honestly, it just seems really tricky and most authors don't seem too concerned with showing Christian-based religions in any sort of positive light, especially in regards to LGBT+ characters. But I think I'll read a few more reviews. I still do really want to check it out for myself.

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    1. *GASP* “BOOKS < CATS." I'm sure that was a typo. they should be equal. ..

      Yeah i think that it's worth checking out more reviews if you're concerned with the rep, but in my opinion, I don't think that the author tried to demonise the Mormon church at all, and I think that it actually helped me (as LGBTQ+) to understand a bit more about their views and why?? I didn't know that much about the religion's views on it, so it was pretty insightful!! But definitely, don't just take my word for it and check out a few more reviews!

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  12. Ohh, I remember exams from when I was in high school and I don’t envy you Lu, but I hope everything is going well and I’m sure the work you’ve done revising will pay off in the end (even if you spend all that time on Geography only for two cases to come up (I’d have been salty if that’d happened to me too)). 🙂
    You got through some great books, obviously Autoboyography is on my TBR list but I’ve heard good things about Alice Oseman as well so I should try and pick up on of her releases at some point.
    I hope you have a brilliant June, and I wouldn’t worry about posting this a little late, some of my monthly recaps have been really really late.
    Great post. 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you!! I just finished them and omgggg so tireeedddd!!!!

      OMG YES. ALICE OSEMAN. I just want to read all her booksss??????????????????? Thank you so much, and I hope that your month is great too!!

      thank you so much ❤

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