I Read Harry Potter for the First Time | May Wrap-Up

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Well, well… Look what we have here. A wrap-up on the 16th of the month. We are officially closer to the ending of June than we are to the beginning. Let’s just pretend May has only just ended, shall we?

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WRUP personal life.pngLet’s keep this part short and sweet because I’m not ready to talk about it. I spend the entire month in the library. I’m not even exaggerating. I went every day… even on the weekends… even when the weather was beautiful. Luckily it ended up paying off because I passed all my exams so far. Yaay! I have one exam left in about a month. So no summer break yet but I’m getting there. I’M GETTING THERE.

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
I’m not exaggerating when I say I have picked up this graphic novel and almost bought it at least 10 times before. This was at the bookstore where I go to find my Searching Saturday books. I can only hold back the urge to buy it so many visits, so last month I finally broke down and bought it!

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Separate occasion, same bookstore. It was one of those days where I felt like there was just no possible way where I was leaving the bookstore without a book. So this happened. I don’t own that many contemporary romance type books because they are usually not my thing. But I thought I could try one this summer.

The Second Sister by Claire Kendal
After a long week of exams, I ended up in a bookstore. This book sounded cool and has a beautiful cover. The rest was history.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Schermafbeelding 2017-06-04 om 17.32.22
GUYS! I finally did it. I picked up the first Harry Potter book, for the first time! Sure, I was very excited for it because seemingly everybody in the book community is completely obsessed with the books. It’s everywhere. Though I was excited I was also very scared. What if I wouldn’t like it? Maybe that’s why it took me this many years to finally get to it. Anyhow… I completely fell in love with it just like everyone told me I would. Apparently, I also remembered exactly nothing from when I watched the movies. Which was great because now I was actually experiencing it for the first time. I’m thinking about doing a spoilery review/discussion type thing where I talk about my experience of reading it. Let me know if you would like that!

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge (Audiobook) – Schermafbeelding 2017-06-04 om 17.33.17
Just after finishing this, I thought I was going to give it 3 stars. Then I realized I had very little good things to say about it. The synopsis sounded so good promising and terrifying. Yet I found myself bored and underwhelmed. There were a million different perspectives and I spend half the time trying to remember who was who. Not my thing. Review coming soon! I swear I will get on reviewing all the books I have yet to review.

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This was so cute! I picked it up because I felt like reading something that would take a little bit less effort.  The art style was fun, the use of color was beautiful, and I loved the characters. Again, review coming soon!

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando – 85/421 pages read
I started this book before every other book I talked about, but I ended up putting it back down. Not entirely sure why… maybe it’s the strange format. The text is used in a unique way. Words jump around on the page and some pages only have one sentence on them. It’s pretty cool but I think I’m having some trouble to really get into the story because of it. Next month (this month) I will probably continue with it though!

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WRUP on the blog.pngDue to the studying, I haven’t really posted that much. I basically only posted my Searching Saturday posts. It was kinda giving me guilt feelings but I’m glad I took some time to focus on studying. 

So the one exciting thing that happened on my blog this month was my redesign. I changed my banner and the style of my featured pictures. I was getting sick of the flowers in my design and I thought the stars would be more fitting with the name of my blog. I hope you guys like it!

My discussion on Problematic Thirteen Reasons Why Reviews is a post I’m really proud of because I feel like it’s an important topic. I didn’t want to post it at first because I was scared it would be too controversial but I’m glad I did it anyways. 

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What did you read this month?
Did you do any fun stuff?

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10 thoughts on “I Read Harry Potter for the First Time | May Wrap-Up

  1. Awww this is so great that you are reading the Potters for the first time and like it so much 🙂 I wish I could experience everything again like that 😀 You are so lucky as well – everything’s published and no waiting 😀

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