April and May Wrap-Up

Wow, hello everyone! Long time no talk! I’m sorry my blog has been pretty dormant. The semester just ended, but I’m buried under a mountain of summer work. At least I have a few months to do it! Also, Happy Pride Month! For now, I’m here to talk about my month of April and May! I read a few books, and I did all the things…Let’s talk about it!

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January Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! January is finally over! It seemed like it lasted forever, and I’m excited for February to begin. I’m going to hit the ground running and be better at posting on time for my blogs, read more in my free time, and actually memorize my music for my school’s musical! I only read one book this month (I know… boooo). Let’s get into what happened last month and my plans this month!

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Where Have I Been?//September, October, and November Wrap-Up!

Hello everyone! It’s been such a long time since I posted; hopefully you haven’t forgotten about me! I’ve been incredibly busy these past few months, so I decided to wrap everything up in one massive blog post!

Books I Read in The Months of September, October, and November

To be honest with you, I haven’t been reading much these past few months. A reading slump caught me off guard, and my work load and social life have greatly increased this year.

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August Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! We’ve made it to September! *Pumpkin Spice Lattes increase*. I hope you all had a wonderful last month of summer. Sadly, I only read three books this month. However, I had an incredibly busy month as you’ll see by my ‘What Did I Do In The Month of July’. Let’s get into what I did and read in August!

Books I Read in The Month of August

  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo ★★★★/5
  • Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik ★★★★/5
  • The Color of Water by James McBride ★★★★/5

What Did I Do In The Month of August?

  • I visited New York City to see Great comet with Gretchen from chicnerdreads! It was so much fun. Great Comet is my ultimate favorite musical, and I was so glad to see it live finally. You can see some of my pictures on this blog post! Click Here!
  • I flew to Oklahoma! My mom and I needed to help my brother move in for college, so we went with him.
  • While we were in Oklahoma, we saw Ed Sheeran in concert 🙂
  • I started school! I’m trying to get adjusted to the new school year, but I’m really liking my new school so far.
  • ALSO: I’m selling some of my slightly used belongings on Depop. If you’re interested, this is the link to get to my online store!
  • ALSO PT. 2: I’m trying to win a competition to get Miss Saigon on Broadway tickets. For every person that clicks on my link, I get points. You literally can just open the link, and exit out of it right away; it just takes you to the Miss Saigon website. Click Here For My Link!

What’s In-Store for September? 

  • I’m volunteering at a theatre Sept. 9th! They needed help painting and organizing, so I thought it’d be fun!
  • I’m seeing a local production of Addams Family on Sept. 30th! It’s a dinner theatre, so I’m really excited to see how it’s done.

What (Might) I Be Reading In September?

  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

What did you do in the month of August? Did you read anything you really enjoyed? What do you have coming up in September?

-Liv

June Wrap-Up

My life needs to SLOW. DOWN. so I actually can accomplish the things I want to during each month. My life has been such a whirlwind the past few month; I’m hoping to get back into reading and blogging in the month of July. In the month of June, I read four books. Let’s get into what I read!

Books I Read in The Month of June 

  • The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson ★★★★/5 Stars
  • Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee ★★★★★/5 Stars
  • The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee ★★★★★/5 Stars

What Did I Do In The Month of June?

  • I went to London! It was a trip with my Grandma and Mom. London was such a beautiful city, and I’m hoping to go back someday.
  • While in London, I saw Les mis and Phantom of The Opera! They were both such amazing shows.
  • I went to a book panel in Irving, TX on June 15th! It was absolutely hilarious and one of my favorite panels I’ve ever watched.
  • I moved from Oklahoma! We’re closing on our house in Pennsylvania the first week of July, so we’re staying with family in the meantime.

What’s In-Store for July? 

  • The completion of our move to Pennsylvania! I’m so ready to be in my new house.
  • I’m trying to take a day trip to New York City to see a few Broadway shows!
  • That’s it! I’ve had such a busy past few months I’m ready for a chill(er) month.

What (Might) I Be Reading in July ?

  • Because You Love to Hate Me by by Ameriie (and many others)
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • The Girl With The Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

How was the month of June for you? How many books did you finish? Did you go to any cool book events?

-Liv

April Wrap-Up

Hey guys! I can’t believe we are already four months into 2017. It feels like 2016 just ended. Anyway, April was quite an eventful month! I read quite a bit but not as much as i would have liked to though. Although, I had so many different things take place in April so I forgive myself. I read seven books this month. Let’s get into the wrap-up!

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Books I Read in The Month of April

  • You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner★★★★/5 [Link]
  • Love, and You by Gretchen Gomez ★★★★★/5
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ★★★★★/5
  • Lord of The Flies by William Golding ★/5
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo ★★★★/5
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy ★★★★★/5

What Did I Do In The Month of April?

  • I saw Kinky Boots in Dallas on April 2nd! It was SO good!
  • I took the ACT! I thought I did fairly okay considering this was my first time taking it.
  • I saw The 1975 in concert with my brother! It was such an amazing show, and I’m so glad I got to see them live.
  • I’m participated in #AVAreadathon! I didn’t read all the books I wanted to but that’s okay. 🙂
  • I met Becky Albertalli at a book signing! She recognized me before the actual event so that was pretty cool.
  • I found out that I’m moving! This summer I’m moving to Pennsylvania because of my dad’s job.

What’s In-Store for May? 

  • School is over! I get out of school on May 25th.
  • My birthday is in May! I’m turning sixteen.
  • I’m less than 30 followers away from 1,000 on my Twitter! Can you help me reach it?

What (Might) I Be Reading in May?

  • The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
  • Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

How was April for you? How many books did you read?

-Liv

March Wrap-Up

Another month of 2017 has come and gone! Man, I feel like this year is kind of flying by. At the same time, it feels like it’s never ending. Either way, I read five books this month. I had a very busy month, and I’m excited to see what April has in store for me. Let’s get into the wrap-up!

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Books I Read in The Month of March

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ★★★★★/5 [Review]
  • Hear The Wolves by Victoria Scott ★★★/5 [Review]
  • The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig ★★★★/5
  • Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook ★★★★/5
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli ★★★★★/5

What Did I Do In The Month of March?

  • I bought a lot of books (yikes).
  • I attended the North Texas Teen Book Festival. (It was so much fun).
  • I had Spring Break! It was nice to have a week off from school. I went to Pennsylvania for a few days.
  • I finished Driver’s Training! I sadly can’t get my permit due to some rules Oklahoma has about transfer students, but I’m working towards it.
  • I had Regionals for Speech! I didn’t break through to State, but I’m really happy with how I did.

What’s In-Store for April? 

  • I’m seeing Kinky Boots on April 2nd with my best friends.
  • I’m meeting Becky Albertalli at a book signing.
  • I’m participating in #AVAreadathon!
  • I’m seeing The 1975 in concert with my brother.

What (Might) I Be Reading in April?

What did you do in the month of March? How many books did you read?

-Liv

 

 

 

February Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! February was actually an okay reading month for me! I read more than I did in January which is really good progress for me. I read a total of four books. Let’s dive into the wrap-up!

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Books I Read in The Month of February 

  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ★★★★★/5
  • The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig ★★★★/5
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz ★★★★/5
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli ★★★★★/5

What Did I Do In The Month of February?

  • I had a speech tournament! The tournament was the last one of the year except for Regionals.
  • I visited my brother at college. We also went to the local mall, and I got a bunch of new clothes.
  • I finished Driver’s Ed! I’m currently in the ‘Driver’s Training’ portion of it where I have to physically get in the car and drive. I hate it; I can’t wait for it to be over.
  • I went thrift shopping with my best friend! I love thrift stores so much, and I’m really happy with everything I got.

What is in-store for March?

  • I’m attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival on March 4th!
  • It’s finally time for Spring Break! I’m going to Pennsylvania for a few days.
  • Regionals for speech are coming up! I don’t think I will make it to state, but I’m excited to experience it all.

What Books (might) I be Reading in The Month of March?

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Hear The Wolves by Victoria Scott
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

What did you read in the month of February? Did you do anything fun?

-Liv

January Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! I haven’t done a wrap-up recently. In the past few months, my reading has been scarce. To be honest, my reading in January wasn’t great. I read three books. Let’s dive into it, anyway!

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Books I Read in The Month of January

  • Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel ★★★/5
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare★★/5
  • Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

What Did I Do In The Month of January?

  • I celebrated my one year blogiversary! I did a post about it here, and I have a giveaway for it here.
  • I went to two speech competitions! I competed in Monologues and Prose. I got third for my Monologues.
  • I started Driver’s Ed. I probably won’t get my license until October or November, though.
  • I bought tickets for Kinky Boots in Dallas, TX.

What is in-store for February?

  • I have a speech competition; the last one of the season before regionals!
  • My giveaway ends!
  • I’m visiting my brother at college the weekend of the 10th.

What Books (might) I be Reading in The Month of February?

  • The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • Hear The Wolves by Victoria Scott

-Liv

September Wrap-Up

Hey everyone! I haven’t done one of these in a while. Welcome to my September Wrap-Up! Since getting out of my reading slump, I have read a total of five books this month. I’m hoping to read more this month; let’s get started!

Books I Read in The Month of September

  • Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy by Ally Carter ★★★★/5
  • Don’t Judge A Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter ★★★★★/5
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ★★★★★/5  [Link]
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace ★★★★★/5
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ★★★/5

What Did I Do In The Month of September?

  • I visited my best friend for Labor Day weekend.
  • I met Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings at their Dallas signing on 9/10/16.
  • I reached 500 Twitter followers.
  • I received an ARC of Wonder Women from Quirk Books.

What is in-store for October?

  • I have a Yard Sale church fundraiser on October 1st. I have to wake up at 5 a.m.; I am really not looking forward to it.
  • I have my school play. We’re doing ‘The Wizard of Oz’, and I play one of the munchkins!
  • I’m seeing my best friend again for her birthday.
  • Halloween! I still don’t know what I’m going to be.

What Books (might) I be Reading in October?

  • On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
  • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

What books did you read read during September? What is your TBR for October?

-Liv