Tuesday, July 14, 2015

June 2015 Recap


Besom font by Krisjanis Mezulis

Gosh, where do I even begin with June? If you've been reading my blog for the past month, you may remember that I moved to New York for the summer to intern at HarperCollins. It has been a dream come true (seriously) and not a single day has been dreadful. I am INCREDIBLY thankful for this amazing opportunity, and I can't wait to share what I've been doing — hopefully in the near future :)

HIGHLIGHTS


Find more photos of New York on my Instagram, @amarisinwonderland!

1. New York (basically the entire month of June was a highlight)
My parents had plans to visit my grandma in New York, so it was perfect timing for me to fly east with them. (I sound like a bird HAHA.) Being able to explore bits of the unfamiliar city with them made the transition a pinch easier, and they got to hear all about my first day in person. After they left, I had no problem finding things to do by myself — I am naturally okay with that, but I do wish I could walk around and discover new things with friends back home sometimes.

2. Meeting Mary E. Pearson, Marie Rutkoski, and Emery Lord at Books of Wonder
There are so many more YA bookish events on this side of the country! I was lucky enough to attend two during the first week of June — one to celebrate the paperback release for The Kiss of Deception, and the other as part of the Boldly Bookish Tour! I didn’t get to stay long for either because my parents were still in town, but I loved being able to see and hear all of the authors talking about their books.

WHAT I READ


Loved: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
Liked: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Was okay with: Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh
Found strange: Love is Red by Sophie Jaff

Number of books and pages read in June: 4 // 1336 pages
Number of books and pages read in 2015: 28 // 8108 pages

WHAT I WATCHED


Inside Out
To be completely honest, I didn't love Inside Out. (Please don’t whip out your notepad and start a list of reasons you hate me.) I am *HUGE* fan of Disney (movies, music, you name it - I love it) so I did have expectations going in — and they're usually exceeded, but with this one ... I just couldn't get into it. I found myself constantly waiting for something exciting to happen, and then it was all over. I was also very annoyed by Riley, the young girl who houses the emotions. It was a good movie, don't get me wrong, but not one I'd choose to re-watch.

Gilmore Girls (S3 + S4)
When I first started watching this show late last year, I was obsessed. And then I stopped when Jess left because, well ... Jess left. LOL. BUT I AM BACK ON THE GILMORE GIRLS TRAIN, Y'ALL, AND I'M LOVING IT. No episode escapes me without laughter, ESPECIALLY when it involves Kirk. I highly recommend this show to everyone!

POSTS I PARTICULARLY LOVED WRITING

  • 16 Titles To Add to Your Summer Reading List - Although I was planning for the look to be a little different, I was so happy that all these wonderful ladies agreed to contribute. It was fun to read everyone's responses and put it all together!

SONGS ON REPEAT



I didn't listen to much in June, not even the radio, but I heard this one on the airplane and loved it.

What were some of your favorite reads in June? Do you watch Gilmore Girls (and more importantly, how much do you love it?) What are some songs you've been listening to on repeat?

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