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.
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
24th April: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
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.
Marta @ The Cursed Books asks Are trigger warnings important?
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?