Happy Tuesday deerlings! I hope you’re doing well!
April was a bit of a whirlwind and I thought I might take some time today to take a breather and just share some fun updates with you!
So, I kind of took an unplanned mini hiatus from the blog these last few weeks. And That’s because I was suffering a severe case of burnout. I work a full-time job, am on a committee, have a husband and two furbabies to take care of and pretty much every weekend this month had something major planned. It was a lot and unfortunately, there was just too much, even for a pre-planner such as myself. Then I had to have mouth surgery and I wasn’t entirely sure how my body was going to react to that so, here we are. But, May is a new month and I’m going to take my time a little more intentionally and see what happens.
* – Denotes YARC challenge books
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton | 3 stars
Kakuryo Volumes 1* & 2* by Yuma Midori & Waco Ioka | 4 + 3 stars
Somewhere Only We Know* by Maureen Goo | 5 stars
A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | 4 stars
Internment* by Samira Ahmed | 5 Stars
Fruits Basket Volume 1* by Takaya Natsuki | 5 Stars
Romanov by Nadine Brandes | 3 Stars
Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo | 5 Stars
We Hunt the Flame* by Hafsah Faizal | 4 Stars
Unnatural volume 1 by Mirka Andolfo | 3 Stars
Girl, Arise by Claire Swinarski | 5 Stars
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | 5 Stars
What Every Girl Should Know by J. Albert Mann | 2 Stars
The Lovely War by Julie Berry | A courtroom drama between Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hephestus sets the stage for a tale of love and muse for 4 mortals during World War I.
An Edited Life by Anna Newton | A nonfiction book on decluttering and streamlining different areas of your life.
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon | This is the companion to When Dimple Met Rishi (which I haven’t read but I definitely want to after meeting Sandhya last month) featuring Ashish & Sweetie on journies to find themselves within their parents traditional restrictions.
Again but Better by Christina Riccio | Written by one of the the most energetic booktubers out there, this is the story of Shane, an awesome pre-med student who seems to be doing college right, minus the living part. She gets a second chance when she spends a semester abroad and we’ll see if she’ll be brave enough to take her experience by the horns.
O.W.Ls Magical Readathon Update
I completed my O.W.Ls!! I completed all of my exams for the Librarian career track along with a few extras.
Ancient Runes | Retelling – A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Arithmancy | Work written by more than one author – Maiden & Princess by Haack & Galupo
Charms | Age Line: Read an Adult Work – When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Defense Against the Dark Arts | Reducto: Title starts with the letter R – Romanov by Nadine Brandes
Divination | Work set in the future – Internment by Samira Ahmed
History of Magic | Published 10+ Years ago – Fruits Basket volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya
Muggle Studies | Contemporary – Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo
Potions | Next Ingredient: Sequel – Kakuriyo volume 2
Transfiguation | Sprayed Edgesor Red Cover – Kakuriyo volume 1 (back cover is red)