April Wrap Up 2019

What can I say about April beyond the fact that Endgame ruined me? There was a lot happening in April. We had the Easter holidays aka the weekend of glorious sunshine, the battle for Winterfell, Avengers: Endgame, and I celebrated another year of life. I can’t say 25 feels all that different, but my quarter life crisis has now been validated. I had a lot of fun in April. I went to the Aquarium, treated myself to some shopping, cried my heart out to Endgame, played a lot of card games, and soaked up the sun (when it decided to show its face.)

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However, on the reading front, I didn’t make a whole lot of progress. I mentioned in my March Wrap Up that I had started reading Strange the Dreamer, and while I’ve been reading every now and then, I did not succeed in finishing the book. That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it, but I have long accepted that I take longer to read books now than I did in the past.

Nevertheless, here is a summary of April’s blogging month. 

Discussion
14th April: Mood Reading Influences

TV & Film
19th April: What I’ve Been Watching – Fish-talking superhero, charming adventure in Corfu, and Winter Has Come

Top Ten Tuesday
16th April: Books for Rainy Days
30th April: Memorable Book Quotes

Waiting on Wednesday
3rd April: The Guinevere Deception
10th April: The How & the Why
17th April: The Queen of Nothing
24th April: By Any Means Necessary

Favourite Posts in April

Apologies for my inactivity on the commenting front, but I do read them and will try and be better at commenting. For now, here is a list of my favourite posts in April.

Briana @ Pages Unbound provided some stellar advice on how to revive and bring traffic to old blog posts.

Krysta @ Pages Unbound wonders if we really need a New Adult section?

Margaret @ Weird Zeal explains to us why she doesn’t like writing negative reviews.

Beth @ Books Nest debunks some book blogging myths.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books wrote this incredible piece on how to stop comparing yourself to other bloggers and then followed it up with tips on how to find your blogging voice.

Roxanne @ An Average Life discusses her problem with anthologies.

May Goals

Finish reading Strange the Dreamer. That is my number one goal for the month, but I would also like to get back to scheduling posts instead of hastily writing them up on the day or night before.

Beyond that, I am literally just going to see where the road takes me and play it by ear.

What was your highlight in April?
Any plans for May?

17 thoughts on “April Wrap Up 2019

    • I’m starting to base my summary of the month on feeling more than anything else. If I feel good about the month then it must have been a success, even if I didn’t read as much as I wanted to.

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    • So far so good. The sunshine is definitely a moos booster haha. I am making slow progress with Strange the Dreamer, but I am enjoying what I’ve read so far. Hope May’s being kind to you so far? 😀

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    • Baby Groot dancing is literally me every time my song comes up. I can barely contain myself haha.
      Endgame floored me. I was not prepared for all those feels. The kicker is, the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer even got me welling up. It’s going to be so interesting to see which direction the MCU follow next.

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  1. I love that gif so much, I could turn into a puddle of affection. Also, “but my quarter life crisis has now been validated” has to be the most relatable and honest sentence I read in forever while still being funny omg. I wouldn’t be opposed to a shirt with that quote at all haha. Love it. I hope you have a great month of May! c:

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    • Baby Groot is my spirit creature. That gif is literally me every time a song I love comes on. I can barely contain my excitement haha. A valid quarter-life crisis literally sums up my year. I embrace it haha. 😀

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  2. Happy belated birthday! I turned 20 a couple of months ago and had a mild freakout because I’m no longer a teenager. XD

    I NEED to see Endgame. Let’s hope I can avoid spoilers until I watch it!

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    • I remember exactly how you feel. In my head, I still feel like I’m 21 years old, I can’t quite believe that I am 25 now haha.

      Good luck with avoiding spoilers. It must be so hard, especially since the “spoiler ban” has now been lifted.

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  3. Happy belated birthday, Lois! I’m glad you were able to celebrate your birthday month with so many new and amazing things! I’ve watched Endgame twice now and it was a looooot of fun. I still can’t believe I’ve spent 3h watching a movie, but it didn’t even feel that long. Thought it wasn’t perfect and I definitely saw some plot holes, it was still an emotional and exciting experience.
    I do hope May is a better reading month for you! Wishing you an amazing month!

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    • Thank you so much. ❤ It was definitely a memorable birthday and I'm glad I spent it with my family and friends. I'm still reeling from Endgame, but I agree that it didn't feel like a 3hour film. It went by so fast. It definitely wasn't perfect, but it still packed the punches.
      My reading process is slow so far, but I'm still enjoying what I'm reading so that's a plus.

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    • Thank you so much and I must agree with that statement. There’s a reason diamonds are an April baby’s birth stone cause we are just that precious hahaha.

      I’m really loving the book so far, but it’s still a slow process. For some reason May decided to get super busy on me.

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