Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spring Recap and Giveaway

It doesn't seem that long ago since 2014 started, but we're already halfway into the new year and now it's summer! Actually, I've been on summer break since May 9th, but technically May is still a spring month. For the past two months, I've skipped doing recaps and updates. So, I decided to just wait until June hits and do a massive wrap-up of the past several months. 

Let's see, I finished my "sophomore" year of college with a 3.56 GPA. Not too shabby, but I'm hard on myself when it comes to grades, so I'm not that happy. Especially since it decreased both these past two semesters. I really need to step it up, because I've decided not to minor. Which means that I'm graduating next spring!! I'm so excited to finally be done with school for a bit, and I'm excited for what the future brings. These past two years have taught me a lot about myself, and I wouldn't do anything differently. But I want to make this final year the best that it can be! :) 

With that said, I've just been enjoying being home and having the time to read. I've already read 84 books this year! THAT'S A LOT. I'm definitely going to be surpassing my Goodreads goal of 100. And I've also ...OH MY GOD, THERE WAS A SPIDER RIGHT BY MY HAND!! *excuse me while I go freak out some more* *deep breathing* I FUCKING HATE SPIDERS. NO, SERIOUSLY, THEY ARE THE WORST CREATURES IN THE WORLD. I'm not being melodramatic, I swear! *takes one last, calming breath* Okay, guys, I'm good now. I think... let's just hope I can sleep tonight. *shudders* 

Aaaanyway, like I was saying before that spider so rudely interrupted me, I've also been keeping up with my NERC challenge. Which, if you don't know, is called the NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge and is hosted by Emily @ Falling for YA. It's an awesome challenge designed to help you break down those long-ass TBR lists from both websites and bring you up to that 80% desired approval rate on NetGalley. If you want to see what I've read and reviewed for this, check out my reading challenges tab. 

Also, here is the list of books I've read and reviewed on Part of that World in April and May! :)


A recap in reviews!

April
*Dazed by Kim Karr
*Breaking Alexandria by K.A. Robinson
*Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy
*My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris
*Make It a Double by Sawyer Bennett
*Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert

May
*Foretold by Rinda Elliott
*Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
*Uncovering Cobbogoth by Hannah L. Clark
*Enchanter by Joanne Wadsworth
*Fighting for Infinity by Karen Amanda Hooper
*Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn
*The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
*Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee
*Falling for Autumn by Heather Topham Wood
*Torn from You by Nashoda Rose
*Overwhelmed by You by Nashoda Rose
*Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
*One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
*Son of Set by Kelsey Ketch
*The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

My favorites were My Not So Super Sweet Life, Maybe Someday, The Kiss of Deception, Ten Tiny Breaths, One Tiny Lie, and The Truth About Alice.

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ALSO, DON'T FORGET! 
***GIVEAWAY***
I currently have a giveaway going for a paperback copy of Mended by Kim Karr for the blog tour! You only have 4 days left to enter, so be sure to do that here

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For the time being, I'm just going to keep knocking down that atrocious NetGalley reading list and keep looking for a job. I'm also going to (hopefully) start running with little bro and turn this into a productive summer. And I'm finally pushing myself to finish writing a book! If you missed my blog post about my WIPs, you can find it here. Everyday, I'm going to write at least 1,000 words in CC. On Saturdays, I'm going to update my word counts on the right-hand side of my blog page. So, stay tuned as I try and push myself to finish a book this summer. :)

That's it for me, guys! So, what are YOUR plans for the summer? Are you reading anything spectacular right now? Or maybe you're like me and afraid of spiders! Who knows? Haha. But I'd be stoked if y'all left a comment! :)