Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May in Review

I don't know about you, but I thought May was kind of weird. Not just "what is this weather why is my basement flooding DEAR GOD DON'T LET MY CAR TURN INTO A BOAT" weird, but like real life weird too. I graduated in the middle of the month and ended up coming back to my parents house, which has been much better than I had actually expected it to be. 

I also got a dog. His name is Oskar (like in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) and he's an 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Bichon mix. Our older dog, Buddy, isn't overly thrilled by the new fur ball, but is adjusting. Anyway, I'm babbling about puppies. This isn't a puppy blog. 
Without further adieu here is my May in Review post. As always, I took the template from the lovely Lily at Lily's Bookshelf.

This is Oskar. He has mastered the "I'm skeptical" look. 

Books Read:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling
The Tragedy of Arthur - Phillips
Far To Go - Pick
Leaving Van Gogh - Wallace 
Total Number of Books Read This Month: 4
Total Number of Books Read This Year: 19
Most Anticipated: 
Leaving Van Gogh

Biggest Let Down:
The Tragedy of Arthur

Favorite Read:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I cried so much guys. So much.)
Overall Reflection: 
I'm starting to think my original goal of reading 75 books this year might be unrealistic with the start I got off to. Regardless, it's been a slow reading year for me. Hopefully this summer will help me to pick up my pace. I'm kind of sad I'm done with Harry Potter for a while, but it will probably be best for my friendships and my own mental health if I can talk about things that are Hogwarts related. Other than that everything's been pretty normal. 

How was your May? Read any fantastic books? Let me know! 


Nila-Raine BlixtWolf said...

I love Oskar already. And is it just me, but reading the deathly hallows a second time it seemed twice as long?

Lily Child said...

Even if this isn't a puppy blog, that is one cute pouch! :D

Jillian said...

I am in love with Oskar! The character and your dog!! So cute. He needs to be feature more often. I am just saying! ;)

oh and 4 books during May, during a school year, is pretty great!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

May was really weird. I love the pup though! I got a puppy in February and we almost named him Oskar, seriously, this close to going with that. We went with Oliver instead, but I do love the name.