Sunday, June 2, 2013

May Re-Cap

May Re-Cap

What happened here at The Reading Diaries this month.

I'm slowly working my way through my huge pile but I don't feel like I'm making much of a dent but I'll keep chugging away at it.

I've been tweaking the images on the blog I made a new background but it's not done but this is just the start my goal is to finish it by the summer.
Fun Posts from the month!
Interview with Terron James (Interview)
Interview with Marcia Mickelson (Interview)

Books I read in May

Unknown by Melissa Pearl (Review)
Insight by Terron James (Review)
Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller (Review)
The Huaca by Marcia Mickelson (Review)
Comes the Night by Norah Wilson & Heather Doherty (Review)
Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans (Review)
Sunshine by Nikki Rae (Review
Centaur Rivalry by Nancy Straight (Review)
Kindred by Erica Stevens (Review)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (Review)

I know the list is kind of shabby considering I'm shooting for 200 books this year. 

So since I've been behind on my reading goal all year I'm going to use the summer to challenge myself. 
I plan to read 90+ books over the next three months that should make a big dent in my review and fun reading pile. I'll make a post for my personal summer challenge later. 

I also decided to take part in two summer challenges from goodreads. 

The first is hosted by Romance Readers Reading Challenges group.

The Bachelorette Quarterly Challenge - May 27 to Aug 27 Sign up is (Here). The ideal is to read all 25 books that fit the topics based on covers related to the tv show the Bachelorette. Which I watch because I love reality tv.  

The Second is hosted by Young Adult Book Club group. 

Quarterly Challenge #10 June 1st 2013 to August 31st 2013. Sign up (Here) The ideal is to read 10 YA books one for each topic.

A little off topic:
I'm going to ramble. 

The end of May I had to say goodbye to my reading buddy, best friend, and fur baby. He developed Feline Leukemia which is according to the vet unheard of for a indoor cat who has no interaction with other cats. It's also rare for a cat who must have had it since birth to make it past two and he was four and a half. 
My hubby said he was waiting for me to find a replacement and the puppy did just that. 
I keep telling our puppy Grimm he has some pretty big shoes to fill because Cash stole my heart. 
My fondest memories are of drinking coffee only for him to sneak up and stuck his feet and face in it. He was notorious for licking the foam on my lattes.I loved the way he always came anywhere in the house when I called. He was my sweet cuddle bug when the hubby deployed during the lonely nights. I will never forget him he's in my heart forever!!

At least he's a book loving puppy just like my cat!
However I don't know if he will be a lap dog. At 4 and a half months old and over 50+ pounds I may have to just have his head on my lap. 

Overall it wasn't the best month but I did my best. 

How was your May?


  1. I'm so sorry about your cat. 200 books in a year that is a hard challenge. 90 books over the summer is a lot. Please do take a moment to relax and don't make yourself hate reading.

    I'm hosting a read-a-thon at the end of June. If you would like to join. I bet you could get a lot of reading done during the event.

  2. I'm sorry for the loss of your cat. 200 books is a lot of books to do in just three months so I wish you the best of luck. Make sure you don't hate reading by the end of it. Liking the new background and I can't wait to see your finished project. P.S. If you have time tomorrow stop by my blog because I'm hosting a meme called From the TBR Pile! I hope you can stop by and your puppy is so cute! My puppy just turned 13 and isn't doing so well. I'm trying to spend as much time with him while I'm home from college! Thank you for sharing and I hope the month of June is a lot better for you.

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought I was going to lose my fur buddy in 2011, when he had a terrible infection. I'm grateful for every day I have with him because he made it, and he's been doing much better since he had a polyp removed from his ear in December of that year. (He just came barreling through the door and zoomed past me as I was typing that.)