Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 2016 in Review

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Good morning, and happy last day of June! I've been on summer break all month, but I've been keeping busy with work, preparing for college, and blogging. I did manage to read some fantasic books this month, though; be on the lookout for reviews coming soon.

Books I Read

Books I Added to My TBR

In My Life

  • I graduated from high school! On Saturday, June 4, I walked across the stage, collected my diploma, and officially ended my high school career. As I said in a discussion post based on graduation, the event itself wasn't as exciting as it's often made out to be, but I enjoyed seeing all my friends and acquaintances one last time before parting ways.
  • I attended college orientation. I'll be starting college in downtown Indianapolis in the fall, and earlier this month I visited campus for a two-day-long rapid-fire preparation session. Aside being inundated with information, we also signed up for classes. Since I'm planning on studying in the business school, I'm taking two intro-to-business classes, a course on how to use Excel and other Microsoft products in the workplace, and three general education classes: finite math, public speaking, and cultural anthropology.
  • I worked almost full-time. Summer reading is well underway (for those who don't know, I work at my local library), and that means there are piles of books to be shelved and rambunctious children to clean up after. I've been keeping busy by working most days—and since I'm not going on any trips until summer reading is over, I plan to spend July shelving books as well.
How did June go for you? For those of you who are on summer break, how are you spending your time off?


  1. Congrats on graduation! That's so exciting. Downtown Indianapolis is about two hours from me - I go for concerts sometimes, so that's cool you'll be in college there! I hope you have a blast. I really liked college better than high school.

    DEFINITELY read Aristotle & Dante. It's a favorite of mine. Plus, the author is working on a sequel now.


  2. Congratulations on graduating! I graduated last summer and it still feels surreal. I started college last fall, and the orientation and prep is so overwhelming at first! It's like the just dump all and any info on you all at once. And then I forgot most of it by the time the semester started. Oops. Now that my freshman year is over, I miss it lol but I'm working on campus this summer so it's not too bad. Good luck with work and starting college! :)

  3. Congratulations on graduating! My brother just recently graduated and I still can't believe it myself. Working at a library sounds so fun, though! I am volunteering at mine this summer and am having a blast so far. I'm just so glad it's summer! ❤

  4. Congrats on graduating, Emily! And it sounds like you read a lot of good books! I haven't actually read any of the ones you read this month, but I'll definitely have to add some of them to my TBR after this! And YAY to Aneeqah convincing you to add The Star-Touched Queen to your TBR! It's my favorite book of 2016 so far and I hope you'll love it!


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