May 2022 Wrap-Up! // it’s been a while!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while and I’m so, so sorry for that. I’m currently taking three summer college courses and uh…Statistics has been rough. I think I’m allergic to math. That is my self-diagnosis. Anyways, let’s talk about MAY! And fun things!


Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor is about a homeschooled math genius who has to go to a SHAKESPEARE-THEMED summer camp in order for her parents to allow her to attend Oxford University. I had no idea what to expect going into this book but oh my gosh, it was good. It was funny and fun and full of cute little theater moments! Did it do anything revolutionary? No. Did it save me from a reading slump because it was a fun time? YES. Wednesday Books has been killing it with their contemporaries this year and I’m all for it. I gave this one 4.25/5 stars!

One For all by Lillie Lainoff was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I’m so sad to go on record to say that it did kind of disappoint me. This story follows a girl who has POTS, and yet her dream is to be a Musketeer. She’s given the opportunity to join a secret group of female Musketeers, and along the way she takes it upon herself to find out what happened in a family member’s suspicious death. I WISH I LOVED THIS. It just read a little younger for me, and I felt bored during most of it? I’m an unfortunate mystery snob and so when the mystery disappoints me my whole day is ruined. Overall, this is a 3/5 star read.

Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kitcoyne follows a girl named Laurel who is forced to use her magic to protect her rural community against a terrible creature who has reawakened, determined to kill her and take her farm as its own. I have no thoughts regarding this book. None. Zero, zip, zilch. It’s summery? But spooky? And insanely weird. I have no idea what happened and whether or not I’m upset about it. My review for it will definitely be well-articulated.

blog posts from around the blogosphere (i wish i had more before my summer went off the rails 💀)

Riddhi discusses the pros and cons of blog tours!

May was Asian and Pacific Islander month, and Fanna recommended an incredible 110 fiction books by Asian and Pacific Islander authors!

It was Rachel’s 2nd blogiversary and she’s one of the funniest bloggers I know, and is always fun to talk to! Also, she has impeccable taste in books.

Dinipandareads wrote a gorgeous review on The Empress of Salt and Fortune!

tv/movie highlights

Flower of Evil is officially my number one K-drama of all time. The romance + thriller hybrid is so well-done and I might make a whole review on it because what a masterpiece.

Only Murders in the Building is so good too! It’s a limited comedy mystery murder series and it’s honestly such a good time.

I’m currently watching Spy x Family and Crash Landing On You and they’re both incredible so far. EDIT: I also just started Stranger Things Season 4 oh golly oh gosh.

Top Gun: Maverick…well, let’s just say I’m in love with Rooster. Might also write a full review on it (by which I mean ramble nonsense about all my favorite parts and end with the mindblowing reveal that I still haven’t seen the first Top Gun all the way through).

Okay! WordPress is being unbearably slow so I might make a mini-cinema review post where i make reviews for the tv/movies I talked about above. Tell me: how was your May??? And please link any recent favorite posts below!

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18 thoughts on “May 2022 Wrap-Up! // it’s been a while!

  1. May was rough for me and my family, but we’re chugging right along. Only way out is through, right? And I totally hear you about being allergic to math. I detested every single one of my math courses in school, and I’m so glad now I don’t have to do math unless I WANT to. (Which is never, I never want to do math.) I hope you get to read more, and maybe relax some in June!!

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  2. I’ve also self-diagnosed that I’m allergic to maths! 🙈 Thanks for shouting out my post, Kaya! Long Story Short sounds so good so I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it. I also *adore* Spy Family so much 😍 I hope you enjoy(?) your summer courses and I definitely hope your June is fabulous!

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  3. ha no i love math actually so i cant really relate but the overall stress i definitely get. long story short is on my tbr, glad you enjoyed it!! ahhh i’m currently watching spy family too (its one of my first anime actually) and i love every moment!
    omg thank you so much for the mention ily :))

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  4. I like math, but honestly, calculus has me rethinking my likes! I mean, integrals is rough! Also, ooh I am glad you liked Only Murders in the Building- I loved Season 1 and I cannot wait to watch Season 2! And yess, ST4!! Wait till you watch Episode 7- It’s mind blowing!
    And Long Story Short- I’ve been waiting to read it since like last year!
    Thank you so much for mentioning my post, I’m so happy you liked it!

    Great wrap up! Hope you’ve a great June!

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    1. oh gosh noooo not calculus😭😭 i’m glad you mostly enjoy math though!! i can’t wait for only murders s2 because i’m genuinely addicted.
      AH now i immediately want to get back to watching Stranger Things just to get to ep 7 haha!
      I hope you love Long Story Short! And your post was truly amazing! Thank you💜

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  5. i hate math too. honestly, it’s the bane of my entire existence 😭 anyways, i’m so glad to have you back! i really need to watch The Flower of Evil, it sounds so interesting! cannot wait to see more posts from you, hope you have a wonderful june kaya! 💜

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  6. With you there on being self diagnosed allergic to math! Was the worst subject I had going through college. I have heard Only Murders in the Building might have to start that this week since season two is coming out soon. Have a great June!!

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  7. AHH KAYA HI!! It’s so nice to see you again!! And oof math is probably my favourite subject haha but doing it for long periods of time makes me regret my entire existence💀💀
    OHH BOOKS!!! I completely agree with you on one for all, I just want to get through the final few chapters, in hopes of the story progressing better 😭😭
    Hope you have a great June 💖💖

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    1. THANK YOU!! It’s so lovely to see all of you again! And lol, I’m glad that it’s your favorite subject, I wish it were mine!! The long problems make me want to sleep forever💀
      YES omgg I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who feels that way…it definitely gets a little more exciting towards the end if that helps?
      Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful June too!💜


  8. i have a highly complicated relationship with math where i usually cannot decide whether its one of my favorite subjects of ever and have an obsession with it (SEE ALL THE SUM-SOLVING GIVES A LOT OF MIND-WANDERING TIME OK?) or if i wish to hurl the textbooks out the window. but after spending the entire day studying for a math test, I THINK WE CAN DEFINITELY HATE ON IT TOGETHER.
    but. anyways. I AM SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED LONG STORY SHORT SO MUCH!!!! it seriously sounds so good and I NEED TO GET TO IT SOON?? and also wake the bones!!! I AM HIGHLY CURIOUS RN. I LOVE THE WRAP UP AHH!!

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    1. LOLLL that’s a chaotic relationship but also kind of relatable💀💀 Getting the answer right gives me a dopamine hit but then when I get it wrong I want to throw math into a pit…and I usually get it wrong😭 But honestly, the idea of having mind-wandering time is so appealing…
      And thank you!!! AH I HOPE YOU LOVE LONG STORY SHORT!!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!!💜


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