April Wrap Up 2018

We’re already a third of the way into 2018 and here comes my obligatory where has the time gone statement. April was super busy for me this year. To start, I took on a load of extra shifts at my job which was great but also exhausting, especially since I also have a second job as well. So, usually, by the time I’d get home I’d be so tired, I wouldn’t even attempt to open my laptop. That means, I also wasn’t as active on the blog, which I’m still so sorry about. My blog hopping game has been terrible recently so if you’ve posted something you’re proud of feel free to send me the link so I can read them.

I also celebrated my 24th birthday in April. I worked in the day but treated myself to an abundance of cake and Chinese food in the evening. It was a very relaxed birthday.

The good news is that I also read a whopping 2 books in April. This is a big deal since my prior record was just 1 book per month, so I’m slowly getting my reading mojo back. I read Say You Remember Me by Katie McGarry which was raw, realisitc, and emotional. It was the perfect book to get out of this funk. I also read Invictus by Ryan Graudin. This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017 and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I love how Graudin explores the consequences of time travel and the character dynamics were incredible.Β 

Here’s a summary of April for all of you.

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: 4/5 Stars

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: 4/5 Stars

Reviews
24th April: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Top Ten Tuesday
10th April: Books I Love but Will Never Re-Read

17th April: Popular Books I’ve Not Read

Waiting on Wednesday
4th April: Darkdawn
11th April: Only Love Can Break Your Heart
18th April: Furyborn
25th April: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Discussion
5th April: I finally wrote up another discussion post and it was on a topic that can be a blessing and a curse to readers. Here are the reasons why I don’t set TBRs.

Favourite Posts in April

The Orangutan Librarian posted these discussions on Why Villains are the Greatest, and the films/TV Shows that are better than the books.

Alice @ Arctic Books provides some handy tips for blogging as a college student.

Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner shows us 9 ways to beat the writing blues.

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books treats us to these insightful posts looking at How you write a review and the expectations vs the reality about books.

Marta @ The Cursed Books asks Are trigger warnings important? Β 

May Goals

Well, I don’t know if you know this, but I am heading to Canada this Thursday. So, my main goal is to enjoy the month I’ll be spending there. It’s been 9 months of planning and now it’s actually hitting me that I’m going. Fun fact, it’s been a total of 18 years since I last went to Canada so this trip has been in the making for a long time.

So, what does this mean for the blog? Don’t worry, I’ve scheduled up a lot of posts for the month and while I won’t be as active I’ll be sure to pop in every now and then just to say hi. I’ll also be active on my Twitter and Instagram, so if you want to keep up with my adventures head on over to those sites.

I’d like to do more reading while I’m out there and hopefully I can get my creative juices flowing and come up with some new posts on the blog for when I get back.

Basically, my main goal for the month is to have fun and not stress.

What was your highlight of the month?
What was the best book you read in April?
Any plans for May?

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “April Wrap Up 2018

  1. Oh it seems like April was quite busy and tiring for you, but… May is such an exciting month for you, YAY for Canada! I hope you will have tons of fun and I’ll be waiting to see all of your pictures and hear about all of your adventures πŸ˜€
    Thank you so much for sharing my posts! ❀ I hope you'll have a wonderful month!

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  2. Hello Lois!
    That’s great to hear that you enjoyed the books that you’ve read this month. I think quality is more important than quantity when it comes to books.
    Seems like you’ve had a busy month. I think it’s alright to miss a few posts here and there – sometimes life just gets in the way, right? Our physical and mental health are more important πŸ™‚ Happy belated birthday by the way!
    Also, thank you so much for linking to my blog post ❀ Glad to hear that you liked that one!

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  3. By the time you are reading this, you will definitely already be in Canada AND I AM SO EXCITED! I am sure it will be a lot of fun and that you will be exhausted from the adventure and the walking around haha but it will be great! I am sure πŸ˜€ I hope you aren’t like me and actually DO get your creative juices flowing. I was way too occupied with everything around me to even really think haha

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    • Ive only been here for 2 days more or less and it already feels like longer. My feet are already aching from all the walking I’ve been doing, but I’ve at least managed to tick a few places off the bucket list.

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      • You definitely have to take break days that are just chilling at a local coffeeshop, catching up on TV shows on your laptop or something like that. Otherwise your body will hate you and it won’t be all that fun anymore haha

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