May brought a lot of rain to my area. We had flooding again and there were folks whose bodies were recovered. I don’t know how much more news personnel and law enforcement agencies can stress TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. It’s just sad and senseless, and often puts emergency rescue crew’s lives at risk. Despite all this rain, I am sure once summer fully hits we will still be in a drought.
May brought state testing and the man’s dad to town. I loved having his dad here. They are really good at ribbing each other. I think his dad was alright with it being me. 🙂 Of course, May brings a conclusion to the school year. We still have two days in June, but we are all done and ready to get out those doors.
May also brought the man flying home for his grandmother’s funeral on Memorial Day. We embraced at the drop off and the carload of people behind us gawked on the sidewalk! Good to know we can make heads turn, eh?
May Reads and Reviews
Average Rating: 4.55
Pages Read: 2,017
Favorite Book: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
- The Siren
- Doing It Over
- The Untamed Earl
- Aether Spirit
- 27 Days to Midnight
- Dragons Are Real
- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
I also read the novella Noble Secrets. Reviews for it and Lost in Yonkers to come.
May was a little lesser in terms of stats. Around 1470 views. It’d be nice to have 2K consistently. I was on and off with commenting, so I know that is a little bit. I’m not stressing about it, though. With summer coming, I expect to be commenting and visiting more – and I’m going to get my Bloglovin set up properly!
The most popular post by far was my review of 27 Days to Midnight. That was also the day that had the highest pageviews! Despite this being the most popular review, I felt the best review I wrote was Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
My discussion post of series vs. stand alones garnered quite a bit of attention and commentary.
This month I was falling down on the job for my Famous Last Words feature, but I’m hoping to bring it back full force for June!
In May my challenges were not even on my radar. Although I made a bit of progress on a few, it hasn’t been phenomenal.
- Goodreads – 26/52 completed
- Alphabet Soup – 13/26 completed
- NetGalley – 2/50 completed
- Shelf Love – 10/51+ completed
- TBR – 11/50 completed
- Discussion Challenge – 13/24 posts
- Spring BINGO – 17/25 completed – new card next month!
- May BINGO – 15/25 completed
Y’all, I’m dreaming big! I hope to finish all these books in June!