What I Read
Chiara asked whether you can be an author and a book blogger at the same time?
Aimee lists the three problems that any reader can relate to
Kelly talks about plagiarism
Nicole feels annoyed when she repeatedly sees the same guy on different covers
Jeanne wrote a pretty informative post about twitter
Jillian tells us why contemporary is her favourite genre
Jules make a list of the things that bloggers do behind their laptops
Cait makes a top ten list of the occupational hazards of being a bookworm
Nova shares a beautiful personal post
Melanie talked about leaving characters and books behind
Val discussed about translating books
Mel shared a pretty hilarious post on how to book blog
(Please don't take her tips seriously:))
Faye says that we need more ordinary love interests in fiction
Jess posted a beautiful and insightful post on being free in her speech
Bookish and Blogging Community News
1. I myself had some important blogging announcements this month.
First of all, I got a new design,thanks to the lovely Hazel, which I am completely in love with and celebrated it with a giveaway!
Which reminds me that it's time to announce the winner!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
In the same post, I made another couple of announcements, check it out!
Then, recently, I finally admitted to myself that I need a co blogger. If you're interested, check this post out!
2. Aimee is going to organize blog tours for free!
Here's her announcement
3.Cait celebrated her fourth blogoversary with a fabulous giveaway and by answering some questions.
4.#RandomYAParty! Faye and I randomly decided to have a twitter party one fine day and it was a blast! We may do it again today, so stay tuned by 8.30 A.M. EST.
5. So many good releases this month! ACOTAR was probably the most buzzed around book of the month, along with Wrath and the Dawn , Ember in the Ashes etc. I myself only read one May release - Nowhere But Here- and before anyone does, I CALL DIBS ON RAZOR!
6. BEA 15. Though all I could do was sit at home and wallow in self pity with a tub of ice cream, it was still amazing to see everyone having a blast!
7.We book bloggers had a love fest in twitter! It was totally random, and inspired by a few tweets, everyone started to shower love for their favourite bloggers, and it was really heart touching to watch it! *sniffles*
8.Nova started an awesome project called "You are appreciated"!
You can learn SO MUCH from books. For instance, I learn how to swear in German thanks to #TheBookThief.— Cait (@PaperFury) May 29, 2015
The woes of an International book lover
That moment when you're about to pay for something online, only to see a $30 shipping fee and you're like NOPE. NOPE NOPE. FUCK YA. BYE.— Faye (@kawaiileena) May 7, 2015
Maggie Stiefvater shares some words of wisdom
I'm gonna tell aspiring writers the same thing I told him: Good writing is good planning. Sleep on it, and it'll be stronger in the morning.— Maggie Stiefvater (@mstiefvater) May 24, 2015
We have managed to make Sarah J.Mass cry!
ACOTAR debuted at #2 on the NYT Bestseller list. I'm a sobbing MESS. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the readers who made this possible.— Sarah J. Maas (@SJMaas) May 13, 2015
Personally, my May!
1. School started! I actually wanted to write a post about my first days of Advanced Levels, but I never got the chance to.
I was actually a bit nervous about school because I will be joining a new class and going to get a new bunch of classmates. But fortunately, my new classmates are awesome! Well, not all, obviously, but I managed to make a lot of friends, especially a girl who was a hard core fan of Game of Thrones!;)
Other than academics, I also rejoined my school debate club - which is a huge passion of mine!
Overall, school's been awesome, but exhausting:)
2.My room is being renovated! Right now, everything's a mess:), but I am getting new furniture- new bookshelves!- and am going to pull off all the posters of my pre teen years obsessions *shudders* and put up new ones!
3. I am pretty happy with my blog stats! May has been a generous month when it comes to pageviews:), and by the end of the fifth month of blogging, my blog has almost 14,000 site visitors!
So there you go, that was my May!
How did your month go?