Goodbye April. You were awesomely chaotic. I might be biased but I do believe April is the best time of year. Spring is in full bloom, the air feels fresh and I celebrated my 23rd birthday. It might be early but I’ve already entered this quarter life crisis mode! Adulting is hard.
So to celebrate the big day I was treated to a nice haul of books so my collection of unread books has increased in size…again. I also found myself in a self-induced food coma, it was a treat day. 😉
In other news I also started another job in April. That means I am working a total of 3 part time jobs now and it’s as chaotic as it sounds. I’m holding up so far so we’ll see how it goes.
Sadly, I didn’t have the best reading month and due to my busy schedule I spent the duration of April reading The Winner’s Curse. This book was beautiful and heartbreaking and I am happy I gave it a chance and terrified of the rest of the series.
The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski: 4/5 Stars
Favourite posts in April
Sara @ Freadom Library talks about the lack of female friendships in YA books.
Maha @ A Younicorn Reads wonders what’s the cure to problematic books?
The Orangutan Librarian comes to the defense of writing in books.
Jesse @ Books at Dawn introduced his new guest blogger, Nicole.
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder gives us some prompts for writing positive reviews.
Louise @ Genie Reads talks about killing the Request button on NetGalley.
Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook gives us an introduction to the basics of SEO.
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight explains just how easy it is to go bookishly bankrupt.
Complete the Winner’s Trilogy. I must admit, knowing that The Winner’s Crime is basically angst galore intimidates me. I’m not good at dealing with these emotionally charged, frustrated reads simply because I get way to invested and I end an emotional wreck by the end. However, I really enjoyed the Winner’s Curse and am really intrigue by the world and it’s politics. So my plan of action is to read the second book as fast as I can so I can get to the final installment where, hopefully, there will be a bit more happiness.
I’m also planning to finally watch Black Sails. I’ve seen the first episode and thought it was a solid introduction to the world and I definitely want to see what else it has instore for us.
April was personally a busy month but slow in terms of reading and blogging.
How did April treat you?