Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Month in Review: June

SUMMER IS HERE! I'm so excited to be able to let go of the hell that was last semester and being able to sleep in. Although it does kind of scare me that next year will be my senior year, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. I have a lot to talk about in this review:

What I Read: 

The Martian by: Andy Weir- 4/5 stars
The Rose and the Dagger by: Renee Adhieh- 4/5 stars
The Way I Used to Be by: Amber Smith- 3/5 stars
The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan- 5/5 stars

Favourite book: Definitely The Hidden Oracle! This book filled by Percy Jackson fix that I so missed and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I will NEVER get tired of this world.

What I Blogged: 

My favourite post this month was my thoughts on LGBT Characters as Plot Fillers. I needed to get my opinions out in this one!

Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

Sierra explains that you should Respect your Relationship with Reading 
Cee shows that Love will Always Win 
Jillian weighs the Good and Bad of Multi-Book Perspectives 
Charlotte gives advice on Mental Health and Productivity 
Sierra guests posts on Temecka's Blog about the LGBTQA Community 

Blogger of the Month:

This month's shout out goes out to an awesome new blog buddy and fellow Raven Cycle lover Temecka @ Library of Tomes! Thanks for always being so lovely in your comments and go check out her awesome blog!

Personally of the Month: 

Exams have came and went and I am officially done Grade 11! I can't wait to see what paths next year will bring, but I will so enjoy this break first. 

I went to my first awards show, the MMVA's in Toronto 2 weeks ago! It was the coolest experience ever, and I got to see so many amazing performances and see what they actually do during the commercial breaks lol! I was so exhausted from standing by the end though, but it was so worth it! It was amazing to see up close so many celebrities, I had some major fangirl moments. And Nick Jonas will forever be one of my favourite artists ever. 

I have also gotten EXTREMELY into the show Glee this month. The songs are absolutely amazing and I find myself having little jam sessions everytime I watch it. I would so recommend the show!

So that's pretty much it! I'm looking forward to summer adventures and a family vacation soon! I'm not sure yet how that will affect my blogging but I'll be sure to let you know. Hopefully this summer will be the best.

How was your June?

Emily @ Paperback Princess 


  1. I'm glad you had such a great reading and personal month! Also congrats on finishing year 11! I hope you have an awesome summer and thank you so much for the shout outs. :)

    1. Thanks Sierra! I hope you had a good month as well :)

    I'm glad you had such a good month! I want to read the Wrath and the Dawn, but I'm slightly hesitant. I've heard some really mixed things.

    1. YOU'RE VERY WELCOME TEMECKA!! :) The Wrath and the Dawn is definitely an amazing read if you like a lot of description and metaphors, but that sometimes isn't for everyone.

  3. Thanks for the share - you're so sweet! :) And your LGBT characters post rocked - you should totally be proud of it XD XD

  4. Glad you enjoyed all the books you read this month! I love it when that happens :D I need to get on and read The Hidden Oracle, but I read the first Magnus Chase book this year and there's only so much as-yet-unfinished Riordan series I can handle at once!

    Thank you so so much for highlighting my post as well. I'm really proud of it because it's helped me as well, and my mum was proud of it as well, which means a lot to me.

    The awards show sounds like an AMAZING experience!! Glad you had a great time there and saw - what I'm sure were - some fantastic live performances :D

    1. I haven't read the Magnus Chase book! Is it any good? I'm more of a Greek mythology person than Norse, and I didn't really get into his Egyptian mythology series, so I'm kind of on the fence about it. But Trials of Apollo was SO GOOD!

      You're very welcome for featuring the post, it was very helpful to me :)

    2. If you're a Rick Riordan fan then yes! It reads a lot like Percy Jackson and is very simple in terms of the Norse myths, so I'd say good for if you're a beginner or not totally interested.

      Yay, I'm glad it had an impact on you! :)

    3. Well that's good then, might give it a go!

  5. Sounds like you had a great month! I'm reading The Hidden Oracle at the moment and I'm glad you enjoyed TRATD! Are you going to watch the Nick Jonas and Demi concert? Congratulations on finishing exams! WOOHOO!

    1. Hope you love The Hidden Oracle! No I'm not going to the Nick and Demi concert unfortunately but I did consider it :( Hope you had a good month too, Alicia!

  6. What a great month you've had, Emily! I read my first ever Rick Riordan book recently- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief- and I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it :D YOU WENT TO THE MMVA's?!! Omg, that's awesome, it must have been such an amazing experience. I've always wondered what they do during commercial breaks, but I still don't know :D Here's to an even better July!

    1. I hope you enjoy the rest of Riordan's books! They only get better :) Lol i was actually pretty disappointed because they do absolutely nothing during the breaks. Don't even play music or anything, it's just dead silence lol. Hope you have a great July too!

  7. I hope you survive senior year, Emily! I am an incoming junior in the 11th grade, though, haha and I'm already entering preliminary college. It's quite frightening! I wish I could just read all day and forget what I'm worried about.

    I'm super jealous you went to an awards show! And Nick Jonas *swoons* <3 I've never been to such a thing, but I'm happy you did and that you had a great time. I hope July would go better for you! Have a great month!

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Good luck in 11th grade! Hope you have a blast :) The show was an amazing experience. Hope you have a great July too!