4/29/18

Bye-Bye, April!

**All pictures (asides from the gifs) are my own in this post. 
     
            This month has been... busy....

How life and I interact  ^ 

             This is my first "official" wrap-up post, so it'll will probably stink #sorrynotsorry 


-My family and I went camping, but had to leave a day early because of rain. 


We didn't see any alligators, although we have before. One of the friends I made there told me a day after I left that her family had spotted one.




My family ^^ <3

-I saw Avengers: Infinity War with some friends (yesterday, actually) and I am NOT OK. 

-I've done an awful job with keeping up with blogs, I'm sorry!

-Camp nano went... hahahahahaha.... I wrote 14,269 out of my goal of 30K

-My co-op is ending this Friday for the school year, it's a bittersweet feeling. 

-But I am in charge of the end of the year slideshow, so I'm worried about that going wrong last minute. STRESS. YAY.  

-This my style this month could be described as tired, smudged, and overly caffeinated





-My favorite class this year has been art, partly because no homework, and partly because well, art. Although I am not as good as Piper Anson. 

-My youngest brother continues to be a mess but simultaneously adorable.

I wish I could show his full face, but his smile is just <33 


-I'm also driving now with my learner's permit, which has been... well... no one's died.... yet.

-I've eaten too much chocolate and pizza, I kept telling myself that I was going to lose my winter/school year fluff this month, and then I preceded to stuff my face with food. Oops.

-This month has had it's fair share of awkward moments, I love the teenage years.



Posts this month:



Notable books read this month: 

-Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

-Safe by Dawn Husted

-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

-Extremities by David Lubar



Favorite posts from around the blogosphere: 

How to Identify and Correct Info Dumps by Shannon Dittemore

Invite Yourself to Tea by Julian Daventry

Your Words Matter//Spread the Light by Ivie Brooks

Your Greatest Teacher is You by Hannah White

The Time I Met Damian McGinty by Lilah

I honestly don't know what else to put so, that's a wrap! 


How was y'all's month?
What did you do?
What good books have you read?
Have you watched the new avengers? (EMAIL ME, I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO).

Happy Writing,

44 comments:

  1. Your month sounds a lot like mine, except I didn't have the added stress of Camp NaNo, of course. Glad you're still alive and sane after that!

    Oh goodness, I agree completely on the awkwardness of the teenage years - especially when you add potential relationships into the mix. Yay, life. :D

    Don't worry about the slideshow. Seeing as you're in charge, it's obviously going to be enviably amazing. :D Good luck!

    Oh, and I haven't yet watched Infinity War, but I know most of the plot. Did it completely wreck your emotions? ;)

    Brianna

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    1. I'm glad I am too, and thank you!

      Teenage years are interesting. XD

      Awww, thank you!! That means a lot. <3

      IT DID, I AM IN RUINS. T_T

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  2. The best part about being in charge of the slide show is you get to pick the pictures. And the captions.

    Saves a lot of awkwardness. Not for everyone of course...but we don't care about them so it's all good :)


    What did you think of Fangirl?

    And what is the book you photographed? The one that's right above "Notable Books Read This Month"

    Because it has traumatized people muttering in their secrets and that is my favorite *heart eyes*

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    1. Yes, I do love that! And it's been fun getting to leave my classes to walk around and take pictures. ^_^

      Awkward moments do make great stories!

      Fangirl was amazing! I loved it so much. :D

      It was Safe by Dawn Husted, and traumatized people muttering their secrets describes half of the book perfectly.

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  3. INFINITY WAR.....*dies* *multiple times* *shrieks* *keels over* *pops back up* I AM NOT OKAY EITHER.

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    1. *screams* THE WHOLE THEATER WAS IN SHOCK, I WAS ACTUALLY SHOOKETH.

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  4. WHAT'S YOUR EMAIL??? I'LL EMAIL YOU. I JUST GOT HOME FROM WATCHING IT!! I AM SHOOKETH. AND I AM A BUNDLE OF EMOTIONS!!

    Lilah

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    1. It's on my contact page (readinggirlcox@gmail.com) I WAS STUNNED.

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  5. Okay, best wrap up ever!!! I love all the pictures!

    You did an epic job! Thanks for mentioning my post. :D

    As for the avengers, I haven't seen the movie, don't really plan to, but I'm actually curious what happened. MK had some theories and now I want to know if they're true or not. XD XD I've been seeing people say they are not okay everywhere and I don't know if that's good or bad. I guess the only thing that matters is that no one really dies in a marvel movie, remember that peeps. XD (Okay if someone died, it better not be Cap. I actually like him. XD)

    Good books... WORLDS BENEATH BY K.A. EMMONS!!! I NEED IT TO BE OUT ALREADY SO OTHERS CAN READ IT SO I CAN FANGIRL WITH MORE PEOPLE BECAUSE MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!!!

    As for what I did, work, work, and more work. XD My wrap up is coming soon, so I'll have more info there. XD

    Awesome job!

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    1. Thank you!

      You're welcome. <3

      if only that was true this time, Ivie......... :"((
      I think my heart broke a bit.

      AHHHH, I WANT WORLDS BENEATH AS WELL!!!!!!! IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

      Can't wait!
      And thanks again. ^_^

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  6. Good photos! Also, it's never bad to stuff one's face with pizza. That's what pizza is there for, haha. Best of luck with your slideshow. I just finished up my junior year of college yesterday, and I am also utterly exhausted.

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    1. Thanks! It certainly isn't, although probably isn't the /best/ go-to health wise.

      Congrats! I hope you feel more rested soon.

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  7. I live your photography in this post. It's beautiful. Reading a post of yours always makes me smile. The camping trip looked awesome. I am so scared of learning to drive - I always have my head in the clouds so..... Also, awkward teenage moments!!! Hahaha, you're not the only one.

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    1. Aw, thank you!! <33

      I always have my head in the clouds as well, so it's been difficult concentrating.

      YEP. LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS. :P

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  8. Love this post! especially the photography <3 <3 AND OH MY WORD we saw "Infinity War" last night, and MY HEART is broken. also I'm really confused and heartbroken and a mess. so yup. it's going to be a loooong year till the sequel :P :))

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    1. Thank you! :D

      AAAAAHHHHH, I KNOW. IT KILLED ME. THE WHOLE THEATER WAS IN TEARS.
      It's going to be a very long year. :'(

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  9. Ohh, camping sounds fun! I need to actually go camping someday, but my family's not really into it, so its a bit hard. =)
    It's always sad when co-op ends. =( Art is an awesome class.
    *High five for not killing anyone while driving*
    -Mikayla-

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    1. It is fun! I don't enjoy everything about it, but when I look back I had fun, and I did make friends, so that's always a win. ^_^

      It is sad. :/
      Art is AMAZING!

      *high fives back* Yay!!

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  10. CAMPING!!! I love camping!!!! (I actually got to came one night, for a horse event, so that was fun!) But I can't wait until it's warmer out so I can go camping more often. I'm a bit of a cold wimp and don't like to venture outside late at night until it's realllllly warm out!

    But I love your pictures!

    And don't even get me started on Infinty War...I can't see it in the theater because there are so many instances of the Lord's name used in it...so I have to wait until I can rent it and filter it and that probably means I'll have seen so many spoilers by then AKHJFSALDKFHLSDKJFH

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    1. That sounds so cool! My family is the opposite, we can't sleep in heat. >.<

      Thank you!

      There was a lot of language. :/
      BUT AAAHHHHH, GET READY FOR ALL THE SPOILERS, BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS GOING TO EXPLODE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

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    2. I'm probably going to avoid any Marvel blog posts, and try my absolute best to not serach around on social media, for fear of spoilers...

      But, in the end, it's just a movie. If half of it is spoiled before I end of watching it, it's not the end of the world...

      Plus, I still have half the other Marvel movies to catch up on anyway...guess that's what happens when you come into a fandom late XD

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    3. That is very wise.

      And true! Welcome to the fandom. XD

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  11. Oh wow I love all those camping photos! They're so beautiful :)
    I haven't watched the new avengers and I wasn't interested at all tbh but everyone keeps screaming about how amazing it is all over the internet and I sort of want to watch it now?? XD

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  12. Sounds like you had an amazing April, Gray!:)
    -Quinley

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  13. Don't feel bad about your post, it was really good! (My wrap up posts are not any better, trust me!)

    I love all the photots! They're all so pretty!

    I really want to go camping now....

    Don't worry, I didn't make my Camp goal either (10K out of 30K).

    I haven't seen Infinity War yet, but my brother and Lilah have and they have the same reaction. Which is kinda creepy since they have opposite personalities, LOL. I'm scared now....

    Awesome post, Gray!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Catherine!

      *high fives* I didn't except to make my goal, but I am actually happy with what I've written. :)

      IT'S SO GOOD, BUT AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

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  14. Great post, Gray!
    It’s been a pretty good month I guess - it just flew by! To be honest all of 2018 has seemed to fly by so far.
    I saw Infinity War too!! How can anyone be okay after watching it though?! And that ending! Now we have to wait till next spring to watch part two!!
    I hope you have a great next month!

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    1. Thank you!
      The months always seem to fly by faster every year. >.<

      I don't know, and I'm not sure how to wait a whole year!!!

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  15. You are adorable. <3 <3 <3

    And this month has gone by so fast I can barely think. We celebrated my grandparent's 47th anniversary with a party, I saw a bunch of cousins, saw an uncle I rarely if ever see which was super cool, watched Robin Hood and a few sit coms, read Heartless, and am currently trying to find an editor for a book of mine.
    Life keeps happening, leaving no time to catch my breath haha.

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    1. Aww, thank you! <3

      That's so cool! Congrats to your grandparents!!! :D
      Meeting family is always nice. And Robin Hood is amazing, as well as Heartless. ^_^

      Good luck finding an editor! <3

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  16. It sounds like you had a great month! The pictures from the camping trip are awesome! I bet you had fun.

    "Tired, smudged, and overly caffeinated" pretty much sums up my life this month. *facedesk* I'm glad I'm not the only one!!!

    I hope you have an amazing May!

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    1. I did! Thank you!!

      Yep, we are the smudged tired ones. XD

      Thanks, I hope you have an amazing May as well!

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  17. Tired, smudged, and overly caffeinated is a look! I relate.

    I saw Infinity War,and I'm a mess!

    Awesome pictures, makes me want to go camping!

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    1. It is definitely a look! :P

      SAME. HOW EVEN??

      Thank you!

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  18. Hey Gray! It sounds like you had a pretty good month! Your little brother's smile is adorable. <3
    I haven't seen Infinity War yet, but I hope to soon. I heard it was really sad. :-(
    Also, sorry I haven't been on your blog in a while! We're moving, so life has been crazy. :-Z
    Camping! How fun!!! It looks beautiful!!!
    I hope you have a good May!!!

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    1. Hello! And I did, thank you. <3

      IT IS. T_T

      I understand, good luck on your move. I haven't moved since I was two, but I've seen and heard how much of a hassle it can be. ^_^

      It was!

      I hope you have a good May as well!!

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  19. Spring and Summer are the best!- Jose

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  20. First HOW ARE YOU SO PRETTY THIS ISN'T ACTUALLY FAIR. Second you should do more wrap up post!

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  21. I love all the pictures of you and your family going fishing! Your little bro is so cute! <3

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