Hey Panda friends!
I absolutely cannot believe that it is the end of May and we’re already halfway through 2018. Whaaaaaaaat?! Idk how time is flying so fast and I always seem to be so behind on everything. May seems to have been a massive blip for me in terms of organization so sadly I didn’t get to post most of the topics I had planned and only read 3 out of 8 on my TBR! Oops… BUT I did read some fantastic books this month anyway and am smashing my Goodreads Challenge (which I have now increased from 50 to 75 books).
* Circe by Madeline Miller – ★★★★★
* Stardew Valley Guidebook – ★★★★★
* Secret Societies and Crazy Cults: The History of Secret Orders through the Ages by Jonathan J. Moore – ★★★ – review
(L) Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – ★★★★★
(L) Saga: Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples – ★★★★★
* Dragon Age: The World of Thedas by David Gaider – ★★★★★
(ARC) Where the Stars Rise: Asian SFF edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak – ★★★★★ – BOOK OF THE MONTH – review
* Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff – ★★★★
* Legend by Marie Lu – ★★★★
I was super well behaved this month. Although I did acquire 5 books ALL 5 books were either free or super cheap. I found copies of The Secret Life of Bees and Small Island by the side of the road. Water for Elephants and Flame in the Mist were both £1/£1.80 in charity shops. And Once Were Warriors is from eBay and bought for AAPI Heritage Month!
- If you hadn’t already seen, I am in the process of finishing my first paid piece of writing. It’s currently in the last stages of editing so it should be being published soon and then I can share it with you all!
- I was interviewed a few weeks ago on Asexual Artists where I spoke for the first time about that aspect of my identity and my work as a diverse book blogger!
- This month I also jigged my Patreon page around so that it more accurately reflects where I’m at and where I want to be heading. If you would like to contribute in return for my blog content and/or support me as a writer then please check it out! We’re currently saving up to move house in the 2 months so everything is currently going towards the cost of moving, and after that, it will be going towards helping me afford a complete redesign of this blog!
- Alternatively, if regular monthly donations aren’t your thing but you would like to ‘tip’ me I now also have an Amazon wishlist full of books, video games, and bookish accessories. Anything bought from my wishlist will be opened via Instagram stories and reviewed/streamed!