May 31, 2015

May wrap up

Saying that my May was eventful will be huge understatement:)
A lot happened in this month, in the blog,my life and let's wrap it all up and admit the unbelievable truth that we're entering the sixth month of the year!



What I Read

Scarlet by A.C.Gaughen
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Vicious by V.E.Schwab
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Born in Sin by Kinley McGregor
Lord of Desire by Paula Quinn
Firelight by Kristin Callihan
Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

What I Posted

Reviews


Discussion posts

Some fabulous bloggers stopped by to share their opinion on book blogging and speech freedom

I shared a few tips on how to discover your reviewing style

A Little Bit of Everything



Others


Around the Blogosphere

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!

drumroll......

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"!


Tweets of the Month

Of all the things to learn from The Book Thief, this is what Cait learned:)

The woes of an International book lover

Maggie Stiefvater shares some words of wisdom

We have managed to make Sarah J.Mass cry!



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!
Yay!




So there you go, that was my May!
How did your month go?

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