Hello everyone. Welcome to my monthly wrap up here on Olivia’s Catastrophe.
Life? Where do I even start. Things haven’t been going too well for me.
I made a bookish snapchat! You can add me if you want 🙂 My username is ocatastrophe there. We’ve also announced and started working on getting sign ups for the Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon for 2016.
I decided to quit writing a diary at the beginning of the month which is something I have always done. I just wasn’t feeling it anymore and it doesn’t seem like a big deal to most people but it meant a lot to me.
I’ve started to feel a lot more negative and down lately. It’s a struggle to force myself to leave the house for school let alone anything else. I’ve had three panic attacks at school, I’m struggle to sleep at night and at first I started to find it difficult to eat but that got better (all solved now!). I just really miss having a full nights sleep and not needing to give myself a pep talk every time I walk out the door.
The only highlight had to be my oldest sister coming to visit from England. It was really good spending time with her, talking and doing some yoga. My family has been good to me, and I have been meeting a lot of great people online through the blog and bookstagram. I think reading and blogging has really been the thing keeping me going. My older sister also has a fitness/health instagram! I’m linking it here!
This month was supposed to get better. Maybe next month. *shrugs*
In the last week of May I got my reading mojo back. Meanwhile, I’ve just been cramming in a lot of graphic novels and manga. I read:
Clockwork Angel: the Manga by Hyekyung Baek which was a very good adaption and I just loved the drawings. And it stayed so true to the story.
Twilight Volume 1 by Young Kim: and these drawings were even MORE beautiful. I LOVE Twilight and this graphic novel just captured the reason why I love it all the more. I was so happy reading this.
The Little Prince: The Graphic Novel by Joann Sfar, which I wanted to read because it’d been a while sicne I read the original. The story was just as sweet and full of great morals as I remember. But the drawings and artwork were only okay…
All the rest I reviewed. So you can see my review of Murder on Safari and The Berlin Package by Peter Riva here. And my review of Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee.
Not going to put any pressure on myself this month. I’m going to aim for these two books and just read what I end up reading. They are Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella.
Popsugar 2016 Challenge:22/40
2016 #BustleReads Challenge: 8/20
Olivia’s Question: How was the month of May for you? What did you get up to? What was your favourite read?