April Wrap Up 2020

Notice anything new?

That’s right, My Midnight Musing has a new look. It is so exciting to finally find the time and energy to change things up. 

There’s still a lot of tweaking to be done, so any feedback on what works and what doesn’t is much appreciated. No going back, now.

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April has felt like a world of its own as we’ve adapted to this “new normal” and continue to adhere to lockdown rules. It’s been quite nice to have the time to catch up with little projects that have been left on the sideline but work still calls, and fortunately, it can be done at home.

I also celebrated my birthday at the end of the month and was lucky to see some glorious sunshine and my family kindly treated me to prosecco and pancakes at home.

The goal for April was to write more original content. From discussion posts to reviews, listicles, and everything in between. It’s been fun, if not time-consuming, and there’s a lot of pride in what’s been produced. Here is what went down on My Midnight Musing in April.

Reviews

  • 10th: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) by Laini Taylor – 4 Stars

    “The subtlety of their development was both moving and natural as we unravel the fears and regrets of our most beloved heroes.”

  • 26th: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – 5 Stars

    ” It’s authentic and original as we explore the tender passion of two vulnerable souls that find love and strength in themselves and each other on this
    gorgeous journey.”

Discussion

TV & Film

Waiting on Wednesday

Favourite Posts in April

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares some tips to deal with a blogging slump.

Kat @ Novels and Waffles provides 5 easy steps to write SEO friendly content.

Earl Grey Kick tells us why the Lord of the Rings tickles the traveller’s soul.

Michelle @ Minty Prose talks about finding solace amidst the chaos.

Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner spotlights 6 reasons she loves reading MG novels.

The Orangutan Librarian gives us tips on how to DNF.

Margaret @ Weird Zeal looks at why and how to support independent bookstores during Covid19 (and always).

Cas @ Daydreaming Ink shares some tips on conquering the To-Do List.

Lashaan @ Bookidote explores what a bookish dystopian would look like.

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters spotlights books that inspire wanderlust, and it made me wish we were on our Texas road trip.

May Plans

Read, catch up on my TV shows and films. In an ideal world, I could do it all, but it’s a balancing act, so we’ll see where my moods take me. If the sun still shines in my little corner of the world, I’ll likely be roped into the garden with the family when I’m not working, but it’s nice to see our veggie patches and garden looking so lush, so I welcome the work.

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However, the biggest goal for May is to create more original content, just need to get researching and writing. Let me know if there’s anything you’d specifically like to see on My Midnight Musing.

What did you get up to in April?
What was your highlight of the month?
Favourite book? TV show? Movie?

25 thoughts on “April Wrap Up 2020

  1. I am excited to see what you come up with in terms of content for May! I am sure it will be amazing 🙂 I hope I already said it, but just in case I haven’t, I really like the new look. It will take some getting used to, I think, because it’s so much lighter, but it’s a cool theme!
    Thank you so much for sharing my post ❤

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    1. My brain can’t seem to think of the words to actually articulate everything I want to say in these posts haha. The lighter tones are definitely an adjustment. I got was confused when I opened the site the next day.
      Always, your content is golden!!! ❤

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  2. I love the new theme you’re using! It’s so clean looking! Happy late birthday once again 🙂 My SO and I had to celebrate isolation style as well, but we still really had great birthdays 🙂

    I also loved Marie’s post on the reading slumps … related SO much to it! It looks like you had a great month despite everything going on. It’s great to see that! Have a wonderful May!

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    1. Isolation birthdays are a new style now, but I feel like we’re entitled to an additional celebration when things calm down haha.

      I feel like I’m constantly living in reading slumps haha.

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  3. I see we both felt inspired! ❤ ❤ I love it!

    Happy belated birthday love! drinks and breakfast sounds amazing. My husband's birthday is May 25 and I have no idea what we'll do.

    YASSS Kiss Quotient love!

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    1. Thank you. ❤ It's amazing how rejuvenated this new look makes me feel.

      My family definitely got creative with birthday celebrations. Board games were essential haha.

      Have a lovely May and a happy early birthday to your husband. ❤

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  4. Ahhh I love the new look! I can’t wait to see the new things you’ll put together for your blog, it looks so lovely already. ❤
    I hope that May will be kind to you, Lois ❤

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