YES - I know I've been super absent - I've been busy doing such productive and unproductive things as:
- Summer School: I decided to take two classes this summer: Microbiology and Spanish 4. Spanish 4 is the easiest thing in the world (at my school), which is good, because Microbio is wayyy harder than I thought because it is wayyy more online than I thought it would be. And I recently discovered that I don't really need it for my current degree or for medical school. So that's fun.
- Instagram: I gave myself a personal challenge this month (before I started that cursed Micro class) that I would post one bookstagram a day. AND I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I SUCCEEDED! It's been super fun, and you should go check out my pictures! Though I think that I'm going to take a break and post once every two or three days because Microbio is taking over my life.
- Graduations: No, not mine, but basically everyone else's, it feels like. It's graduation season, which means a party every weekend wooo. My sister's was this past Sunday, and that was epic, but took up the entire weekend because planning and shopping and cleaning up.
- Bookshelves: If you follow me on twitter, you will know that I have been measuring my room for new bookshelves, thanks to my mother wonderfully pointing out that if I got rid of a certain useless shelf and desk, I would have room for SO MANY BOOKSHELVES. Yes, I have the best mother ever. So we are going to IKEA shortly to purchase said bookshelves. I CANNOT CONTAIN MYSELF. Prepare yourselves, because so many #shelfies are coming!
Yeah, I'd say that's basically been it. It's been fun (and not so fun, MICRO), but I've also got stuff planned for July, namely, a mega blog post about all my travels from the past semester BUT WITH THE HELP OF BOOKS. (Yes, I know that I've been home for over a month, but shhhh it's a super long post so be quiet.) I'm excited, so you should be excited too!
ALSO CAMP NANO. Where are my other friendly Campers? I'm doing a rewrite of #SlavicNovel - hopefully Micro doesn't take over again aaaaah - and I want to hear all about your projects!
ALSO - today, July 1st, is the day my baby sister turns 18! So go check out her blog and wish her a happy happy birthday :)
This month has been my best haul month ever. Seriously. Look at this beauteous pile:
FROM BARNES AND NOBLE:
Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein - am I ready to have my heart smashed into pieces? I think so.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff -I FINALLY HAVE IT. I can't wait to read this amazing-looking work of art! (Also, IT'S SIGNED OMG)
FROM MY TRAIN STATION'S FREE BOOK SHELF:
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman - this book looked interesting and feels like a study of dialects and multiculturalism disguised as a fiction novel. I'm intrigued.
Printer's Coffin by M.J. Carter - a fabulous cover and a shadowy mystery... what can go wrong? It's apparently the second in a series but works as a standalone.
Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay - A British Library Crime Classic. I always love these classy mysteries.
The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sis - Peter Sis is an amazingly intricate artist who creates books that feel like they contain magic in the pages. I want to live in his sketches, please. This book is from my childhood - I remember getting it from the library - and a week ago, my mother and I bought it on impulse from Amazon. BEST DECISION EVER.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - I won the lovely Lisa's twitter giveaway! THANK YOU <3 <3
FROM THE LOCAL LIBRARY:
The Raven Boys and Blue Lily Lily Blue and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater - (yes yes of course I have The Dream Thieves on hold, did you think I had forgotten? NEVER.) I'm rereading them so that I can better prepare myself for what is the potential explosive feels-tornado that is The Raven King. HOLD ME
(photos link to their instagram versions)
How was your June? Did you do anything exciting? What did you read? Are you doing Camp NaNo? Tell me everything!