Welcome to The Monthly Newsletter brought to you by the bloggers of Books and Ashes! Last month was hectic for both of us here so we didn’t have the time to make this post so this one will be a mash of both! (And this one is last, sorry about that!)
After the hectic month April was for both bloggers, May was a little more toned down for us but a great many things still happened! Between moving and hospitals we had plenty to do outside of blogging this month. We’re also (slowly but surely) getting caught up with revising our pages that list the reviews (as well as in the process of making another page for them too), as well as other tiny things throughout the blog to get it situated just right in our eyes. Hopefully by the end of the summer well have that done!
We’re also looking to maybe expand out more into social media, so the option of a Facebook for us has been put forward. We’re trying to figure out how we’re going to use that since we’re already stretched thin as it is between everything we run right now!
What do you guys think, is Facebook helpful with your blog?
I’ve diligently been working on my novel this month. I’m getting to much farther than I have before! I’m mashing together the three different beginnings I have designed in the past, and I honestly think this will be the best one. I can’t wait to see how it turns out this time!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned my RP (or if I have it was only once) but the last month has consisted with lots of writing of my character. I just got a second character, and already I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a potential third. Safe to say that when I’m not here, my RP is definitely where I’m at! (happyneverafterrp.tumblr.com, come check us out!)
We read a lot of books in both April and May, although definitely more in April than May but hey! There were some good books in there! I’ll be honest though, Rosamund Hodge’s books are freaking brilliant and I’m really looking forward to her next Retelling! As a little tidbit, I also finished Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda yesterday and I LOVED it! Expect a review for it soon!
April’s favorites were:
May’s favorites were:
Covers link to the reviews of each book!
Wow oh wow, I literally have to sort through all my books from the last two months, so there’s no update in this section besides our combined Goodreads reading goal!
We changed our goal (again). Now we’re aiming for 250 books and so far we’ve read 128! Not to mention we’re also 24 books ahead!
In May I participated in a page count read-a-thon with a few buddy reads. It was pretty fun actually! I got quite a bit of reading done, and in June I’ll be participating in a month long TBR read-a-thon to clear out a bunch of books I’ve been meaning to read alongside some others that I’ll have to read. Though, there are two releases this month I’m looking forward to that are just so far away! As in, they don’t release until the end of the month!
And news about The Collectors’ Society series! We have only one more book before the series is finished! I don’t think I’m ready to let them go! But with Winter Turning releasing as well this month I’m squealing out of my seat in excitement! I seriously love both of these series more than I can express!