Sunday, 31 May 2015

Goodbye May - Hello June | Where Is 2015 Going?!

Well, after April's very busy and very exciting month, may as come around and just disappeared before out very eyes. WHERE IS THIS YEAR GOING? It'll be Christmas before you know! Too soon?.. Still, It's been quieter here on the western front, with Amanda holding fort while Stacie dealt with buys life events, so you've been able to relax without the fear of catching up on many, many posts from us when you check in. Here's to a (hopefully), little more exciting month in June!

Beautiful Bookish Butterflies In-Review


Popular Reviews This Month

Love Lucas by Chantelle Sedgwick:
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes:
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols:
Life Unaware by Cole Gibson:
Day Four by Sarah Lotz:
My Secret Ella Remix: | |
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater:
World After by Susan Ee:
Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas:
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Features and Discussions

Your Favourite Discussions This Month

Blogging News

Sadly, there's not been anything insanely exciting happening on Beautiful Bookish Butterflies this month. One thing that almost came about was our second edition of Summer Surge Read-a-thon, but due to lack of participants last year and a fear of being too busy to host the event well, we haven't announced it yet. We're still open to some sort of event some time this yeah, it just very well might not be during Summer sadly, and more than likely will not be a read-a-thon, but who knows.

Another important thing that's become more noticeable this month is that both of our time is running lower than usual, which means there have been days when nothing has been posted. This was never previously ideal, but we've come to realise that not having something everyday isn't the end of the world, so there may be a change that, in the future, there may be a day or two that we don't have anything planned. We're still considering possibly allowing guest posters or reviewers, but right now, we're focusing on ourselves and taking any time we might need, but we're definitely not going anywhere!

Stacie's April In-Review

Books Read

Books of the Month

Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas:
On The Fence by Kasie West:
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder:
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder:
The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle:
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce:

Away from the Blog

As you can see from the posts that you might have missed, Amanda has pretty much run the blog herself this month. I'm not going to sit here and make excuses as to why I haven't been active or contributed as much as I should have because the fact remains that I haven't. I am so extremely lucky to have a co-blogger/friend like Amanda who not only understands  but has never once pressured me or made me feel bad for not pulling my weight.

Not much has been happening away from the blog, not much I'd like to talk about anyway. I've had 4 birthday party's to take Caitlyn to this month plus half term and Glenn's shifts have been all over the place so I just feel like I haven't had much Stacie time this month and its really affected me. I just need a big slap in the face and to be forced to sit down and do nothing but write, because my weeks are starting to just blend into one. I would sit telling myself that I would get some blogging done the next day, after feeling very unmotivated and just crappy, and the next day I would tell myself the same thing until a week went by and I had absolutely nothing on the blog to show for it. To put it lightly, I just haven't been in the right mental state this month. Next month will be different though, I'm going to be working SUPER hard and going back to a lot of planning in my calendar for the blog. If my part in our next monthly wrap up is anything like this one I don't know what I'll do.

Amanda's April In-Review

Books Read

Books of the Month

World After by Susan Ee:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:
Bruja by Aileen Erin:
Fire Fall by Bethany Frenette: Reading..

Away from the Blog

May, in comparison to April, has been a much quieter month, and I've got to admit, I quite like that it's been that way, it's always nice to have a month that seems to just pass by and doesn't demand too much from you either physically or emotionally, it's a nice change. I guess the largest and most memorable thing that happened this month was that I dog-sat for my Aunt and Uncle while they went to soak up the sun in Salu. In fact, I subjected my twitter followers to a day-to-day account of my long chronicles and while it was very demanding on a mental level, it's definitely worth it for the £100 I'll be getting and putting towards my best friends Birthday and Christmas presents, so yay for that!

May also saw me putting into practice a few things concerning BBB that I've been wanting to do for a while, and that was creating some great themed graphics that stood out (which you've been seeing regularly and in our sidebar, and progressing more into practical and blogging styled discussions that help others get the most out of their blog. I've been reading a little less lately, and while I'm putting a lot into getting that back up and working on the books I need to read, I'm really liking how great it's felt to get out some discussions that I've been wanting to share for ages, and how much you've been loving the change too. There's been such a great response, so I'm going to be focusing on posting what I love, when I want.

I know that June is going to be seeing me do another short course to get some experience in warehouses which is something I'm feeling will be much more up my alley, and as far as blogging is concerned, I'm not exactly sure what's going to coming up. There's more a little more pressure on me to keep things rolling, and while I love blogging, I'm loving the freedom that comes with taking time for myself, so we shall have to see what happens me thinks.

How Was Your May? Let Us Know!


  1. Because You'll Never Meet Me is one that I've been looking to forever so I'm glad to see that you guys loved it! I'll definitely have to go check out the review. I'm glad to see you all had a pretty successful month.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. We wish you the best of luck Krystianna, it sounds like a wonderful book, I can't wait to read it myself!

  2. Oh man! World After was SO good! I'm so sad you didn't absolutely love it. :( It looks like you had a fantastic month though!

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  3. Wow! You guys do a lot in a month! I'm so impressed! Personally, I really enjoy hearing the personal updates. Reviews are great, but it's nice to hear about the bloggers themselves:)

    Also, how is Fire Fall? I NEED to read that pronto.

  4. I like the look of Because You'll Never Meet Me.

    My May was okay - I've been sick so my reading has suffered a little.... but that's okay. Have a great June!

  5. I love the way you have organized your post & the rating pictures, it looks really amazing :) I thought World After was still good, End of Days really disappointed me though! Happy reading :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  6. Ahh, your posts always look so professional and PRETTY. I am jealous. xD HEHE OKAY OKAY. In all serious now. Yaaay for World After! I literally just finished it and am basically in love. :') Although I missed Raffe. Also so awesome you both had so many incredible reads this month! THAT is fantastic. I had quite a few unexpected 1-stars **gasp** (I feel so bad giving low star ratings) but I had an epic amount of 4 and 5-stars too SO THAT WAS AWESOME.

    Here's to a wonderful June as well!! *toasts you with hot chocolate because is freaking brain out in Australia*

  7. Your post is gorgeous, my co-blogger and I have been looking for a way to make our posts more neat. We both like to add books to discussion posts and it always goes on forever. We love how you have the boxes for the in-review spots (below them). It makes it look gorgeous and just well put together. How do you make those? I mean, of course, if you don't mind we use the 'general' idea :)

    Thanks <33


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