Seriously, I can’t believe it’s June already! May went so fast for me. It wasn’t a super productive month as far as reading due to all the outdoor work and planting that needed to be done. We also had a wonderful reunion with a good friend of the family and his little daughter. We hadn’t seen them in over a year due to the pandemic. The kids were like in another world. I’ve also spent a little more time streaming and watching true crime videos on YouTube. That can take up a considerable amount of time if you let it.
So, now that all of our planting is complete, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to get more reads in for June. I’ve also decided to slow down on my NetGalley reads because I’ve requested too many at once. Reading a handful of books with late publication dates always slows down posts for the blog because I just went back to requesting ARCs a few months ago. I’d like to keep my ARCs manageable so I don’t have too many deadlines. It stresses me out to have too many waiting, and right now I have five NG reads on my list.
So, let’s see how May turned out!
In May I only reviewed 4 books; one was for Shabby Sunday, but I did have a few other reviews on Goodreads for books that will post this week. I’ll include those for June, which will likely be a much more productive month.
I did one Shabby Sunday for What the Witch Left. I’m hoping to at least share two shabby books in June.
Music Monday posts always seem to stay right around four to five posts a month because they’re favorites, which I rarely miss. For May I shared these songs:
Flower Friday went well for May. I shared these flowers:
This Week’s Reads are always fun posts to share. Many times I don’t end up reviewing every single book I read, so these posts are a nice way to share what the whole family is reading that week. I shared three This Week’s Reads posts for May.
For Mother’s Day my oldest children bought me the John Wick 1-3 Blu-Ray collection and a special Blu-Ray (tin) edition of The Wizard of Oz. We had a John Wick marathon in May. The Wizard of Oz honestly didn’t look that much different from the regular DVD edition, but I love that it’s in a collector tin.
One show my husband and I watched on Paramount Plus was Coyote, with Michael Chiklis. He’s one of my favorite actors, and my husband talked me into watching it. So far there’s only one season with six episodes. It was pretty intense, but it’s upsetting to learn that the show hasn’t been renewed, or cancelled. Nobody knows whether or not there will be another season, and it ends on a HUGE cliffhanger. We’re still awaiting Yellowstone, which was supposed to be released in June. We also became aware that some of our favorite shows including The Last Kingdom and Ozark will be ending after this next season. What a bummer! Especially for The Last Kingdom because there are a handful of books left in that series.
That’s pretty much it for May. As I mentioned earlier, there were other books that I read and didn’t share on the blog, including many children’s books. I’m hoping to get back to sharing This Week’s Children’s Books because my youngest daughter and I have come across some real gems here lately.
How was your month for reading? Does your reading slow down in spring? Let’s chat in the comments section!