While I did slack on my bookish end of things, May turned out to be a hectic month for me. In between getting the new kitten and tying up the final touches for my thesis manuscript, I feel like my mind has not found a single moment of calm. By the time you read this I’m already on my way to university to submit my final thesis manuscript.

Am I excited or am I EXCITED???

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If you follow me on Instagram @camilleareads – which you should, by the way, because I make fun content! – you’ve already experienced a bombardment of kitten pictures and videos on my IG stories!

I’m sharing them here because who wants to miss out on kitten photos, right?

The little beast you see above is Yuki. He likes to steal my yoga mat, loves belly rubs, and also loves to bite off people’s toes. He also gets his very own soundtrack when he’s running around the room! And now that he’s accustomed and settled in the house, it’s time he gets his first bath here! Don’t tell him that though, he already throws a tantrum whenever I leave the room.

Now that I’m officially free from academics work, I’ll be going back to my WIP and writing poetry! Because of the wonderful feedback I got on my post of Ideal Character Mash-Ups, where I shared little stories, I wanted to incorporate this into my blog. It might not always be character mashups but I do hope it’s something you will look forward to.

In regards with my poetry, I joined Tumblr again! My tumblr page is still bare but you can follow me @ofcamillea. Once I slowly get into the hang of things and readjust my routine, I’ll be working on a small portfolio for my writing. You can always download my old chapbooks from Payhip. Heirloom and Flowers on the Moon are free, while Letters for Lucifer costs 150PHP (2 USD).

So, how do you guys feel about buying totes or mugs with my writing on them?

If I get a good enough audience with my writing, I do plan on selling some merchandise. The money received will mostly go for my medications and will also help me save up to establish my author platform.

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Stacking The Shelves





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ARCs and Backlogged, May 2018

State of the ARC meme I thought using a chart would be a fun way to keep track of my ARC progress, as well as shame me into being a better reviewer. This chart is as of May, 2018:

So far, I have 32 ARCs with 17 backlogged. That’s actually an improvement from when I had around 49, I think? At least I’m keeping up with my written reviews! I know it shows two books are in need of reviewing but that’s going to be a full series review. Anyway, This month I DNFed, two ARCs because I couldn’t get into the writing. My reading has been a little slow this month but I’m hoping with more free time in June, I’ll be able to improve upon that!

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Tradition by Brendan Kiely

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton


My Not-So-Good Childhood Reading Habits

Writing Reviews: Who are they for?

Top Five Opening Lines

Five Memorable Closing Lines

The Top Six Books on my Wishlist

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This is a link up to Kristin Krave Books’ monthly meme

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21 thoughts on “MAY MONTHLY WRAP UP

  1. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer says:

    I’m doing pretty good on ARCs but I made an effort to not take more than 4 a month… Though I do have a handful of shameful books that I still need to read and review… I think every blogger does?!

    And I’m so excited to hear you will be writing more Cam! I’m super excited as I read that post where you shared your work and its quite good. Have fun with the poetry too. ❤️ And thanks for sharing my comment post!

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  2. Vera says:

    I can not believe how cute your kitty is. Those ears are just ❤❤❤ Good luck with the bath! Our dog is now absolutely ok with his baths… I think persistence paid off for me he he.

    And congrats to finishing your academics work. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry. 🙂

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