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May 2021 updates

I was so ready for warmer weather, and May sure delivered! Between chilly weeks, there were 90 degree days.

Queries & Writing

Reading

I read a total of 14 books this month, bringing me up to 78 for the year so far. Click on the links to read my Goodreads reviews, as my star ratings mean very little.

I read a lot of great books in May! The most memorable: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep, about the Donner Party (which led to a few other books about the Donner Party), and The Initial Insult, which was a modern retelling of Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.”

  1. The Guest List by Lucy Foley (4 stars)
  2. Wild Sign (Alpha & Omega #6) by Patricia Briggs (4 stars)
  3. A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer (4 stars)
  4. This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston (3 stars)
  5. The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Alan Wolf (4.5 stars)
  6. To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown (3 stars)
  7. Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer (4 stars)
  8. The Sky Blues by Robbie Crouch (4 stars)
  9. Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale (3 stars)
  10. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (4 stars)
  11. Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults by Mitch Weiss & Holbrook Mohr (3 stars)
  12. Mystics & Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History by Philip Jenkins (2 stars & DNF)
  13. The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis (4 stars)
  14. The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (3 stars)

TV & Movies

Binge-watching:

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons 5, 6, 9, 13
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars seasons 1-4
  • Yes, that’s it – I’m a little obsessed at this point

New Movies:

  • Unpregnant
  • The Last Shift
  • Barb & Starr Go to Vista Del Mar
  • Monster Hunter (DNF)
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Fear of Rain (DNF)
  • The Mortuary Collection (DNF)
  • The Woman in the Window (DNF, just like the book)
  • Moxie

Movie Marathons:

Yup, still stuck on cults:

  • Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple
  • Prophet’s Prey
  • Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
  • A (about the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo)
  • Sons of Sam mini-series

Other Stuff

Started a new knitting project – I’ve already got the back and one front side done of a sweater!

I also booked another trip! I’m so psyched to travel!!

How was your May? Are you ready for summer?

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