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May in Review — Monthly Recap

Morning everyone!



What month is it again?





Since it’s a new month, this means it’s time for a monthly recap! And since we just finished May, that’s the month we’re recapping. πŸ˜€ Let’s get started.

new dividerGoals from May:

the ones I completed will be in green


  • Read 15 books

Yep!! I actually read 17, so May was a very good month for reading even though there was a ton of craziness. πŸ˜‰

  1. Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon (Goodreads) (read my review here) 3 stars.
  2. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  3. Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire (Goodreads) 5 stars.
  4. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Goodreads) 3 stars.
  6. Riding Freedom by Pam MuΓ±oz Ryan (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  7. Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  8. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian (Goodreads) 2.5 stars.
  9. Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman (Goodreads) 5 stars.
  10. Stuart Little by E. B. White (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  11. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  12. I, Robot by Issac Asimov (Goodreads) 3.5 stars.
  13. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  14. Horse of a Different Color: Reminisces of a Kansas Drover by Ralph Moody (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  15. Seaman by Gail Langer Karwoski (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  16. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo (Goodreads) 4 stars.
  17. Christy by Catherine Marshall (Goodreads) 3.5 stars


  • Finish Psalms

I did finish it, YAYY! Now I’m going to read it again because it’s the Bible Bee study book! πŸ™‚

I started on two and kinda finished them?? I don’t really like either of them though, so. We’ll keep working on this.


YESSSSS! You guys have no idea how happy I am that it’s summer. XD

  • Survive graduation + all the preparation

I’m sad to be leaving my co-op, but yes, it was an amazing night, and we all had tons of fun!

  • Finish Christy by Catherine Marshall

Yep! Finally finished it.

  • Read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

My mom is having my brother read this book out loud to me, but we just started two days ago…

  • Take some more pictures

I didn’t really touch the camera…. maybe a few times, but nothing much. πŸ™

  • Read 8 books for school

*goes back up to books read list*

I read twelve. O.o

  • Get caught up with journaling


  • Get caught up with pen-palling

Yep! I was pretty behind with all my letter writing, but I am now caught up! (besides one letter which I just received this past week)

  • Make a lot of Ebay listings, maybe max for the month


  • Finish module 17 in algebra 1 book

I needed a little break from math, okay?

  • finish 808 Bible Lightunit, start on 809

Um, no? Boy, I really need to catch up on a lot of things this month. XD

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Goals for June

  • Read 30 books because of a reading challenge I’m doing with a friend. (!!) We’re trying to read one book a day! And yes… this is probably very optimistic, but hey, it’s SUMMER!
  • Finish Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
  • Finish ten books from my summer reading list
  • Get caught up with journaling
  • Prepare for Camp NaNo (HOW IS IT ALMOST HERE?!?!)
  • Finish Bible Lightunits
  • Work on Ebay/Etsy stuff
  • Finish Algebra book
  • Have fun with family visiting
  • Pack for camp!!
  • Write some more
  • Enjoy summer
  • Spring cleaning if my mom remembers *hides*
  • If there’s anything to do in advance, prepare for summer DC and Virginia trip (!!!)
  • Get completely caught up on post reading
  • Finish three *gulps* beta novels

Wow, that’s a lot of goals. O.o

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Posts from May

SOULS ASTRAY BOOK BLOG TOUR – Guest Post by Troy + Book Spotlight + GIVEAWAY

PANANAW BLOG TOUR! β€” Character Interview with Gale + Link to the NEW Blog


A Q&A. My Answers to YOUR Questions!

A Camp NaNo Tag

Maddy’s giveaway!

2019 Summer Reading List

Review of Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon

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Happenings in May…


  • went to Great America with several of my friends… I rode a roller coaster for the very first time and found out that I can handle the tamer ones (loops, upside down, etc.), but I’m not brave enough to face the crazy ones! (drop tower and ones where your feet dangle in the air) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • as usual, I held babies!! <3
  • it rained quite a bit, actually. It was cold too! In the last few days though, it got much, much warmer. XD
  • ate Chick-Fil-A for the first time in FOREVER!!
  • watched most of Apollo 13
  • released a new Audiosmiths production, “Book Club… I Think” (LISTEN TO HERE) I play one of the main girls, Zora, who starts the book club. This was a super fun (and funny!) script that Rose wrote. πŸ˜€


  • figured out some things for new school
  • celebrated some birthdays
  • hung out with friends and made some special memories
  • graduation!! Both me and my friend consider it an accomplishment that we didn’t cry. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­
  • I also received many generous gifts from friends and family because of that! Thank you all!!
  • late Mother’s day celebrations


  • celebrated my parent’s anniversary
  • completely re-organized and tidied up my blog buttons page… it was SUCH A MESS. It took more than an hour to finish!! πŸ˜‚
  • wrote some letters to pen-pals and authors
  • went to see a ballet of The Secret Garden
  • cut nine inches off my hair. :O It now just barely reaches my waist
  • watched The Sound of Music… I love that movie!!
  • harvested some wheat out at our property for chicken feed
  • went to the library and got REALLY excited about all the wonderful books!!



  • my Grandma made me a new skirt!!
  • lots of reading
  • got excited about piano again because of all the new songs!!! YAY!
  • remembered how much I enjoy summer! πŸ˜€



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Thanks for reading, you guys! πŸ˜€


What did you do in May? Any plans for summer? Are you done with school yet?


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  1. Ooh you read so many books! I started reading one in May, and I haven’t even finished it yet πŸ˜† Aww I’m so sad Hamlet only got three stars from you πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ oh well, it’s not for everyone! Honestly I had to read the Cliffnotes to understand what I was reading the first time. Best of luck on all your goals! You have so many! 😍❀️

    1. What can I say… I love reading! πŸ˜‚ Aww, I hope you get some more reading time soon!! Yeah… Hamlet was kinda confusing and EVERYONE dies. πŸ˜† Thanks Maggie!! πŸ€—

  2. Great recap, Liz!! 😁❀ So happy to be commenting on your blog again! Hamlet is very confusing, but I kinda like it! 😝

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