Closing Chapter 6: June 2020 Wrap Up

Hello there, bookworms and dragons! I realized that we’re half into July and I never wrapped June up so… better late than never, I guess. πŸ˜… Let’s jump in!

Books I Read

Surprisingly, I did manage to get some reading in during the month of June. Mostly audiobooks, though I’ve also gotten into reading digital books on my breaks at work so that’s helped. Here’s what I read last month.

  • The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Β½
  • Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
  • When You Know What I Know by Sonja K. Solter πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
  • A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
  • Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

Movies I Watched

June was not a movie heavy month for me. I’m still working on completing the MCU Movie Challenge, though apparently I took June off from it. πŸ˜… Here’s the list of movies I did watch!

  • Madagascar (2005) 🍿🍿🍿
  • The Boss Baby (2017) 🍿🍿🍿½
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) 🍿🍿🍿
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995) 🍿🍿🍿🍿
  • Brian Banks (2018) 🍿🍿🍿🍿

Other Things I Did

WORK. I went back to work at the beginning of June and we have been open to the public since then. For those who maybe didn’t know already, I work in youth services at a large public library. It’s been… different. And quite stressful. And, honestly, I’m shocked I’ve managed to get anything outside of work done at all because I’m always exhausted at the end of the day. In short–I have no idea how our essential workers have managed. You are all amazing and worth so much more than whatever it is they’re paying you!

SCHOOL. It was a very condensed class, but I had an AMAZING group to work with for all of the group projects. Honestly, without them I probably wouldn’t have gotten as much out of the class. It was actually pretty great.

Language Learning. I didn’t do much with Ilocano during June, but I did start listening to Pimsleur Japanese on my lunch break every day. It’s helping but, to no one’s surprise, Japanese is difficult to learn. Still, I’m improving and really enjoying it. It’s such a beautiful language!

Working out. I’ve managed to turn this into an actual habit. So much so that my body refuses to accept “rest days” and I end up doing something on them anyway. Usually light yoga for beginners.

Long Distance Socializing. I’ve been video calling with my sister a lot. I also video call my monsters while I’m on my break at work. Technology does have its wonderful moments, doesn’t it?

I participated in a blog tour! The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth is such a fun book and I really truly love it. It was also a really fun one to create a Bookish Soundtrack for.

That’s all that I can think of just now. Happy reading, bookworms and dragons. πŸ–€

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