May Wrap-Up // blogging more, reading more & finishing 11th grade!!

May was quite the exciting month for me. Not like anything largely monumental happened, but it was a good month for many reasons that you can guess from the title. Now, let’s get started!

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Books Read:

 

Ship It by Britta Lundin // 3.5 Stars. Appreciated the ode to fandoms and fanfiction but just didn’t like the characters and they made stupid choices.

Furyborn by Claire Legrand // 3 Stars. Honestly I was disappointed with this one. Bisexual rep?? Pshhh :/

Legendary by Stephanie Garber // 4.5 Stars. I!! Was!! So!! Surprised!! This was really good, made up for the mess that was Caraval.

The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood // 4 Stars. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity and how glued my eyes were to the pages. RTC.

I read a good amount of books! I have finally gotten back into a reading mood and now have been knocking out my ARCs and review copies that have been sent to me. I unfortunately haven’t finished Windwitch still, but honestly it’s just not working for me at the moment so I might put it down and pick it up some other time.

June TBR:

 

These are all review copies that I really need to read this month. One I’ve had for sooooo long sent to me by an author, one that I was sent for review because I’m part of the blog tour, and the last one because it’s a NetGalley copy.

Blog Posts:

Book Reviews:

Remember For Me by Diana Tarant Schmidt // a character with alzheimer’s dies and then comes back to life as a superhero

TV Show Reviews:

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon // a girl with superhuman strength + the cutest romance ever!!

Movie Reviews:

Black Panther // marvel has my love back

Tags & Awards:

Your WIP in Gifs Tag // watch me (kindly) shove my book down your throats

Discussions:

An #OwnVoices Discussion on Native American Representation // stereotypes & lack of seeing my culture in the media

Most Popular Post:

My most popular post is Your WIP in Gifs Tag! I honestly just wrote this post because I was lacking motivation and ideas but y’all seemed to enjoy it so I guess it worked out?? I love it when my posts on my writing get so much love it makes me feel all fuzzy inside.

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ffowihfw i love tangled so much

The Blog:

If you haven’t noticed, I posted a lot more this month! It felt so good to post again and get book reviews out of the way (i posted four! i feel like this is a record) and to also review a K-Drama and movie, which I don’t do as often as I’d like.

My stats have been steady as well and I’m chugging along slowly to the 1k follower mark eek! I plan on hosting a Q&A for when I reach the big one triple zero. You can go ahead and send me questions over email (on my review policy page), on instagram, twitter, or just in a blog comment and I’ll add it to the Q&A questions 🙂

Personal Life:

I FINISHED 11TH GRADE!!!

If you’re a frequent reader of my Monthly Wrap Up posts, you’re well aware that I have been working my butt off to finish my last class for 11th Grade (algebra ugh) and it finally happened!! I finished!! And it feels so good!!

but also, i… don’t know what to do with this free time?? i honestly get so bored without anything to work on during the day. does this make me a workaholic?

I also contacted my school about possibly applying AP courses for 12th grade – gotta get those college credits – and apparently I only needed three credits for math in order to graduate and my 11th grade Algebra was the last credit I needed so I DON’T NEED TO DO ANY MATH UNTIL COLLEGE!!

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k-idols are so weird around confetti i swear-

About the AP courses – I need a 90% or higher for the past two years of school to qualify for AP and I qualify for English and World History so I’ll be taking AP for those two classes so that I can get college credits. Also, I can take an AP exam next May to give me even more credits for college!

I am so excited you have no idea. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulder. Without Algebra for the next year, I should be able to raise my GPA and just… stress less. Y’all probably don’t care about all of this school talk but going to college has been a dream of mine for so long and it never felt like it was actually going to happen, but now things are finally moving forward and it makes me excited.

My friend and I have also decided to work together to enter a WebToon contest where the winner could win $80,000 dollars 😀 My friend is great at drawing and she asked me to do the writing so we’re working on it together.

What I Watched:

I watched a lot more stuff this month compared to last month. My family and I watched Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Truth or Dare, Game Night, and some other movies I can’t quite remember at the moment. I enjoyed them all.

By myself I started Burn the Stage on YouTube Red but haven’t made it past episode 2 hahaha! I keep forgetting it exists and that I have access to watch it. I also have been watching – and have been addicted to – Age of Youth 2 on Netflix. It’s the second season of the first K-Drama I ever watched and I adore it so much ❤ They removed and added some characters but it hasn’t really bothered me.

there’s a sub-plot including a boy group and how they’re at risk of getting disbanded after years of working their butts off and it breaks my heart because one of the members is so hopeful that if he keeps working hard he’ll one day be a big star

and there is so much character development in this season i love it so much

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oh look, it’s me in the back

What I Listened To:

The same old same old, mostly, but I started listening to some new groups including Pentagon, The Rose, and Day6. My Pentagon bias is edawn, my The Rose bias is Hajoon, and my Day6 bias is Dowoon.

Here is my favorite song from each group:

edawn is the one in the beginning and the one on the far right in the thumbnail he’s so precious and his rapping kind of reminds me of gdragon so it was like instant love

hajoon is the drummer (and maknae). fun fact: my friend that i mentioned earlier that i’m participating in the webtoon contest with started listening to them before me and peer pressured me into listening to their stuff haha!

dowoon is also the drummer and the maknae like hajoon
and i should probably clarify, but to you non-kpop fans out there, bias means favorite member of the group and bias wrecker basically means second favorite, or member that is always trying to become the bias and maknae means youngest member

BTS also had their comeback this month… and. I was… kind of disappointed. Okay I was really disappointed!! Which sucks because I’m never disappointed when it comes to them. The entire Tear album just doesn’t work for me. There are a few songs that I kinda liked and Fake Love has grown on me but I wouldn’t willingly listen to any of the songs during my usual K-Pop listening session.

What’s Happening in June:

  • BlackPink comeback,, maybe?? I’m not a huge fan of them but I do like some of their music.
  • Start 12th Grade
  • Prep for my birthday in July (i’m turning 18!!)

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How was May for you book-wise, school-wise, life-wise? Are you doing anything fun for summer? Let me know!

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23 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up // blogging more, reading more & finishing 11th grade!!

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  2. Congrats on finishing 11th grade and no more math untill college haha 🙂
    I recently started getting into The Rose and I do love the video for some reason.
    Sorry to hear you’re not liking the new BTS album. I have to admit, I’m struggling with a lot of the songs of the album as well, but I am loving Fake Love and I do like Airplane pt 2 and So What from the album.
    Hope you’ll have a great June!

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    • thebookprophet

      Thank you ❤ I haven't even watched the video even though i put it here hahaha. i liked magic shop and anpanman, though tbh i forgot what all of them sounded like besides fake love cause i haven't listened to it more than once because it was painful for me since i expected more 😦 Hope you have a good june too!

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    • thebookprophet

      Thank you!! Haha, I’m taking another week off that I wasn’t originally planning so that I can get some work stuff done and maybe some writing so hopefully boredom won’t consume me 😀

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  3. Lori

    Congrats on finishing 11th! I’m a new reader of your blog and super impressed with how much you do. It’s awe inspiring for this 25yo who perpetually feels like a newbie. I wish I had start blogging in high school.

    I’m blog hopping this month and newly rediscovered your blog (I was already following on Bloglovin’, but I follow so many blogs). I’ll shout you out this weekend on my blog in an effort to help you get closer to that 1k! ^_^

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    • thebookprophet

      Awe thank you so much ❤ Blogging is definitely a lot of struggle, but I've found that I've grown a lot since I started which is great cause it's like this one constant in my life when everything else changes. I hope you're liking my blog hehe!

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  4. That’s so exciting about not having to do math until college! and good luck on your AP history and English classes. I CLEP tested out of most English and History classes, actually 18 credits. So, I always suggesting looking into CLEP tests.
    Also, YAY, on almost 1,000 followers! That’s so exciting!
    I want to check out legendary but I haven’t finished Caraval and just need to finish this obnoxious book 😂

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    • thebookprophet

      I know!! I freaked out when my guidance counselor told me about not needing to do any more! Thank you~ I just hope I’m able to handle the workload because I’ve never taken an AP course before but it’ll be worth the extra credits. Oh no are you not liking Caraval?

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  5. Congratulations for finishing 11th grade. It seems like a lot of weight has been lifted. I also can’t believe I’m saying this but I was one of the weird ones who liked algebra at school. For some reason it was one of the only Maths concepts I could actually grasp quite quickly and to me it felt like I was working out a puzzle.

    Bookwise, I think I need to try Caraval again. I listened to a couple of chapters on audiobook last year and for some reason I couldn’t get into it. However, I think that it is one of those books I need to read physically just because of the story and the writing. It would probably be lost on me if I listened to the audiobook again. I’ve also heard so many good things about Legendary that I want to jump on the hype train and know what all the fuss is about.

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    • thebookprophet

      Thank you! And yesss, I was struggling with algebra so a HUGE weight has been lifted. I wish I liked math to be honest, but at least i’m relatively good at all of my other classes so it’s a nice compromise. It is satisfying when you solve a problem right the first time and it feels like all of the puzzle pieces have clicked together. Also, Caraval just might not be for you. That’s how it was for me but then Legendary ended up working out more for me.

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      • I never really liked Maths but I did okay in it. I was a lot stronger on other subjects too, so it balanced out alright.

        I think you might be right about Caraval not being for me. If it was, I would have tried it again already.

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