Month IN REVIEW: “May” (MAY 29th – June 4TH)

Posted June 5, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Memes, The Sunday Post / 14 Comments

The Week in Review

I decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This week I’ve been cleaning out and packing up my classroom. Report cards were due, practice for culmination has begun, and our luncheon was on Friday. I ate so much junk it was ridiculous! Other than that, I’ve been crashing (still). Not much reading done. However, I did finish listening to Salt to the Sea. It was very good, but audiobooks aren’t my thing, so I missed more than I would’ve if I had read it. So… no review coming. Due to my exhaustion, I still haven’t finished reading Jane Eyre. It’s becoming ridiculous now, as I have less than 200 pages to go, and it’s so good, but it’s like a sleeping pill or something. I did begin reading Covet by JR Ward, which has been on my TBR list for a long while. Really loving it, and should finish it tomorrow.

Saturday I ran errands, or tried to, but then I got unusually sleepy and took a “nap.” Nearly three hours later I woke up and the day was over. Oh, well! I did manage to buy food, and pick up some things for my upcoming trip to Japan. I think I have everything I need now, except my hair and nails done. Next week is my last week of school, and then I’ll be on summer vacation. YAY! I leave on the 15th to Michigan, and then off to Japan on the 19th, so I’ll be MIA during that time. However, I plan to have one final Sunday Post up before I unplug for a few weeks.

book haul

last month on the blog

  1. [1 May] Month in Review: April (APRIL 24TH – APRIL 30th)
  2. [3 May] Top Ten Tuesday: Eight Characters I’d Love To Revisit As An Adult
  3. [4 May] Sovereign by Celia Aaron ★★★★
  4. [8 May] Week IN REVIEW: “Team Cap All the Way” (May 1st – May 7th)
  5. [9 May] Passenger by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★
  6. [10 May] Admiral by Sean Danker ★★★★½
  7. [10 May] Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Websites I Waste a Lot of Time On (Then & Now)
  8. [14 May] The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead ★★★
  9. [15 May] WEEK IN REVIEW: “Ship Ahoy!” (MAY 8th – MAY 14TH)
  10. [16 May] The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi ★★★
  11. [17 May] Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim
  12. [18 May] The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan ★★★★★
  13. [21 May] #COYER Summer Vacation Sign-Up
  14. [22 May] WEEK IN REVIEW: “Strawberry Shortcake” (MAY 15TH – MAY 21st)
  15. [23 May] The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh ★★★★½
  16. [23 May] The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh ★★★★½
  17. [24 May] Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed
  18. [26 May] Article: Great Bookish Swag for Bibliophiles
  19. [29 May] WEEK IN REVIEW: “Under the Sea” (MAY 22nd – MAY 28th)
  20. [31 May] Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Great Beach Reads

this week on the blog

I must be suffering from exhaustion, because I have nothing planned. However, I’m sure I’ll think of something 🙂 Stay tuned!

excited for… / watching…

I’ve been trying to catch up on all my shows, so I’m marathoning 12 Monkeys since I haven’t had time to watch season 2. It’s one of the best ski-fi shows on tv, and if you’re not watching, you’re missing out. Even though the season is about to end, you can catch episodes OnDemand.

Source: Television Promos

I’ve been anxiously anticipating Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) newest series, Outcast since I first saw the trailer. It’s dark, suspenseful, and not something you want to watch with the lights out. Or maybe you would 🙂 Not for those who steer clear of demon possession stories a la The Exorcist, as the series is about just that. Very atmospheric, the show lulls you with its suspenseful story of a man trying to make amends, and then BAM! All hell breaks loose. I’m a hardcore horror fan, and I found myself jumping a time or two. The first episode has been available OnDemand for about 2 weeks now, but the series just officially premiered Friday night on Cinemax. So if you’re interested, you haven’t missed much and can easily catch up. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. Mwahahahahah!

Source: Cinemax

I never got into the first season since I couldn’t stop comparing it to the novels by Blake Crouch. Yet when I saw the second season promo, I decided to give it a shot, and marathoned season 1 on Hulu. Now, I’m hooked on this series.Maybe all this tv watching is why I’m not reading…

Source: Television Promos

Lastly, AMC’s Preacher’s premiere episode was crazy insane, and just what I want to add to my Sunday night line-up. I’ve never read the comics, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I can’t wait to see what happens in episode 2.

Source: amc 

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14 responses to “Month IN REVIEW: “May” (MAY 29th – June 4TH)

  1. I hope you get out of your exhausted state soon and can enjoy some good reading. Also have fun on your trips, going to Japan sounds like a lot of fun. You are watching some interesting shows…lol. Outcast looks cool but I don’t get Cinemax. 🙁

    Happy watching and reading!


    • @Angelized_1st

      Thanks, me too! I think once I’m able to rest, I’ll be back in fighting form, and knocking out my TBR 🙂 The shows are interesting, and all bizarre. Fits my mainset right now. Hahaha! Have a great week!

    • @Angelized_1st

      Yeah, I hope to finish it today… Outcast was so good, and creepy. I hope you get the opportunity to check it out. I’m so excited for summer break, I can hardly stand it. Five more days…

    • @Angelized_1st

      Thanks, Lillian! I hope I have a great time, too! I’ve always wanted to go there, so I’m really excited. Thanks for stopping by!

    • @Angelized_1st

      Really? It’s the tv series based on a film starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis from a while back. It’s pretty good!

  2. You sound busy, and a trip to Japan? How nice! Hope it’s a great trip. I like 12 Monekys too and agree it’s one of the best sci fi shows on. And I watched the premiere of Wayward Pines S2 but missed episode 2- it’s okay so far although I miss some of the characters from S1. We’ll see how it turns out… 🙂
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    • @Angelized_1st

      Yeah, I miss Matt Dillon. We’ll see how Jason Patrick does. So far, I think his character is just meh. Maybe I’ll think differently after I watch the second episode. However, I’m loving the time jump. I think it’s creepier with the kids in charge.

  3. Audiobooks aren’t my thing either, so I’m completely get what you’re saying about missing half the book. That’s what would happen to me too, which is why I don’t even try.

    But yay, school is almost out! And it sounds you’ve got some awesome stuff planned for the summer! Take all the naps you need to, you don’t want to exhaust yourself before your vacations!
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    • @Angelized_1st

      I still have one more month left in my trial subscription to audible, but I’m going to cancel after I get my last book. I just can’t do it. I always feel like I should be doing something while listening, and then I begin tuning the audiobook out. I’m so happy for the end of the school year. It’s been incredibly stressful. Don’t worry! I plan to get plenty of rest 🙂

    • @Angelized_1st

      I’m going to download one more before I make a decision. If I have difficulty again, then it’s a sign I’m just not cut out for audiobooks. Thanks for stopping by!

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