We have reached the halfway point of 2015! WUT?! I feel a little like I’m back in the groove with reading and blogging, so lets see what I got up to this month…
No purchases this month (that I can remember). Yus! After last month’s haul, I really didn’t need anything else to add to my shelves. Which likely means there will be purchases next month… 😉
Movies and TV Shows:
This was the month of movies! I took a free trial of Amazon Prime, which included access to unlimited Prime Movies. So I watched Whiplash, Unthinkable, Non-Stop, Zero Dark Thirty, Taken 3, and The Lucky One. My sister recommended Whiplash, it was definitely… different, but enjoyable. Thrillers were clearly the theme for this month! And it was very weird to see Chapman from Orange is the New Black in a romantic lead role with Zac Efron!
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Joy @ Joyous Reads asks where have all her bookmarks gone?
- Tara @ The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh! got critical about theme, and tells us why she doesn’t want to write a novel
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner explains why she’s not too old for YA
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads explains why she doesn’t do blog tours anymore, asks do we really need “strong women”?
- Lindsey @ Bring My Books updates us on her 2015 blogging resolutions
- Kimberley @ Stacked asks how do you organise your books?
- Asti @ Oh, The Books! tells us it’s OK to adapt to changes in how we blog
- Ceilidh @ Bibliodaze asks what’s next for E L James?
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives talks about book amnesia
- Trish @ Between My Lines talks about realism in fiction, and asks why do you read?
- Cait @ Paper Fury explains why she always finishes books
- Kira @ Sorry Television wrote a great piece on E L James and Grey
- Kat @ Cuddlebuggery shares how to get your hands on ARCs (with dinosaurs!)
- Alicia @ Kernels of Nonsense talks about perfect hereos
As always, I’m linking to the latest Oh, The Books! weekly recap post so you can find more amazing things to read!
In Case You Missed It:
This month I read and reviewed Ordinary Beauty (4/5), Confess (4.5/5), Slammed (5/5), and Nowhere But Here (3.5/5). I have read more than this, but I need to get some time to write up the reviews, and then cross-post too.
Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On – Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List – Top Ten Favourite Top Ten Tuesday Topics – Top Ten Favourite Books Of 2015 (So Far)
This month I also interviewed Catherine Linka, author of A Girl Called Fearless and A Girl Undone, including a giveaway for an eBook copy of A Girl Called Fearless. Discussion-wise, I asked if you ever get overwhelmed by it all, and wrote So. Much. Yes, which one kind reader described as being about women, feminism and books. I know in last month’s wrap-up I talked about a new feature releasing in June – fear not! It is on it’s way!
My most popular posts in May (except for TTT posts) were my review for All The Light We Cannot See and Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed By It All?
How was your June? Talk to me in the comments!
Eeek! Thanks for linking to my post and now I need to go click on ALL THE LINKS and devour them. hehe. My June felt pretty slow. Like I’m sitting here thinking finally it’s July, omg. I think that might have something to do with me being sick of winter already. eehhehe 😉
I have like 4 weekly recaps to catch up on with Oh, The Books! I always have a gazillion tabs open and my laptop starts making noises like it’s trying to take off. We’re in the middle of a heat wave at the minute, and we’re not coping lol we weren’t made for heat! This year is going in so quickly though! Someone in work said the other day we’re closer to Christmas 2015 than we are Christmas 2014… eek. R x
Um, you didn’t buy any books this month?! WHAT? 🙂 I’m glad you’re back into a reading groove. Can’t wait to see your review for The Nightingale. i saw you gave it FIVE STARS, which is rare for you.
Yea… I just remembered today I picked up a couple in the charity shop… I’ll photograph those and include them next month… Oops? Lol I’m glad to be reading again too, and enjoying it!! I have a couple of review copies I could do with getting out of the way… I’ve gone off eBooks though. Sigh. I’m definitely writing that up this week while it’s all fresh in my head. Yes, YES, YES 5* of Amazing-ness. I’m keeping a look-out for more of Hannah’s books now too. I was toying with 4/4.5 until those last few chapters sent me over the edge. Ugh, I loved that story. R x
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Isn’t it a great feeling to be back into the swing of things (reading/blogging)? Unfortunately, I didn’t have as much self control as you last month. sigh. there’s just sooooo many good books to buy!
I see you watched Zero Dark Thirty! One of my all time favourite. 🙂 How did you like it?
I wish you all the best of July, Rachel! Also, thanks for the mention.
It is! Although I wish I could get more scheduled. I’m in procrastination mode at the minute, but I’m just glad I’m enjoying reading again.
I really enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty – I did a little research on it after to see how much of it was based on fact etc. and found that to be very interesting too. I watched a lot of thrillers this month, and a lot of political/terrorism based thrillers. Very coincidental, but it was interesting to compare them too. I did feel it was a very long movie at points – took a while to get into it, but it was very well done.
Thanks, Joy! Hope you’re keeping well R x
You’ve had a productive month! Look at the posts and reading, and how do you find so many good posts to link up. I read a great post and then remember the topic and can’t for the life of me remember what the post actually was. I need to get a better bookmarking system I think. Some great links going on here, though. I love nothing more than a good blog link both for discovering new blogs, but also just for all the things you discover!
Thank you! Sometimes it doesn’t feel all that productive compared with what I wanted to get done in my head, but it’s a big improvement compared with when I was slumped. I follow all my blogs with Bloglovin, and I follow a LOT of them, when I find something I want to link-up I save it. Bloglovin let you segregate your saved posts now into “collections”, so I’ve one called Wrap-Up. Every time I read a post I want to include in my monthly wrap-up I save it to that collection, and voila! It takes time to do all the linking and whatnot, but that Bloglovin feed and save feature is SO useful. I love nosying around links too, that’s why I love Oh, The Books weekly feature! R x
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