This post was originally published on my old blog on 5/31/14.
The May Monthly Recap
This is my first monthly recap, so I’ll explain how the monthly recap will work. First I’ll highlight some of my posts this month. Then, I’ll highlight posts that I liked around the blogosphere. Finally, since this is a Saturday, I’ll also do my third Stacking the Shelves Post.
Highlights on Butterflies of the Imagination
- I discussed Post-Race Fuel and included some mouth-watering pictures.
- I shared my experience with a writing critique in my post entitled A Culmination of Teen Arts: The Writing Part.
- I reviewed The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
- I wrote my most popular post yet. It’s called Top Ten Things That I Love About Blogging and as of right now, it has 16 comments! Woohoo!
Highlights Around the Blogosphere
- Cait and Mime at the Notebook Sisters celebrated their blogoversary with a “party” from May 25-30. Happy Blogoversary to them! My favorite post from their party was Blogger Friend Love + Things We’ve Learned in Three Years of Blogging.
- Emily talked about Skyscraper Syndrome and I found that I could sometimes relate.
- Emily (a different Emily) shared her Top Ten Bookish Dreams, and I basically want everything on her list.
- Ms. Morrill wrote a series entitled Editing in Layers. The link will bring you to the last post in the series, which also contains links to all the other posts in the series.
- Samantha discussed different books that she could read next in her post What’s Next? Help her decide what to read next by commenting!
Stacking the Shelves
Click to see the slideshow of book covers in the original post.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom: My dad recommended this book to me and since I’m kind of going through a memoir phase right now, I thought that it would be a great read. Corrie Ten Boom is such a brave person and I can’t wait to read about her life.
- Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson: Fairytale retellings + Peter Pan = awesome. ‘Nuff said.
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson: The cover is gorgeous and I’ve heard that it’s a good book, so I decided to give it a go.
- Cress by Marissa Meyer: I want to read this book so badly! I read Scarlet and it was so suspenseful! Now I have to find out what happens to Scarlet and Wolf and Thorne and Cinder and Iko and Kai and Queen Levana and Cress and everybody else!
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand: I’m reading this book for my summer reading. My dad recommended this book to me, especially because it’s about a long distance runner and long distance running is one of my passions.
How did your month go? Have you read any of the books that I got this week? Which book should I read after I read Cress (because I’m obviously going to read that one first)?