This month, I’ve decided to change things up a little with my April wrap up. I kind of want to wrap up my entire month–from reading to writing to everything in-between.
Books before Looks:
This month I read a grand total of: 11 books, which is 6 more then my goal.
- I read Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy, and Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max and they were OHMYGOSH amazing. Beautiful graphic novels with loads of diversity and girls having adventures. Then I received Volumes 3 & 4 for my birthday and accidentally read them too. (Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan and Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time).
- I read Agatha Christie, A Biography which was interesting, but sometimes veered a little on the over-explain-y side. But on the whole I enjoyed it, and it was nice to find out more about Agatha
- Then I picked up Who Let The Gods Out. This was FAB. I’ve already written a extremely fangirl-y review on why I loved it so much, which you can read here.
- Margot & Me was also very, very good. LOVED Margot, I thought Fliss was very funny, and the story was beautifully told.
- I grabbed The Bookshop Girl from Waterstones after a particularly stressful hospital appt, and it was the perfect pick-me-up. Funny and imaginative and about a bookshop?? It was everything I love in a book & more.
- I then read a book I’ve been meaning to read for YEARS. Anne of Green Gables is such a well known classic, and it absolutely lives up to that reputation. I fell head-over-heels for Anne (with an ‘e’), the moment I met her. It’s absolutely tragical I didn’t read this book sooner.
- Finally, I closed out the month with The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl, which was simply, incredible & quirky and heartwarming.
- BASICALLY, in conclusion, I had a fab book month.
- This month I wrote 5000 words on two essay’s for my Masters, and handed them in before the due date (GO ME!). I’m a geek who weirdly likes writing essays, so this was actually pretty fun!
- I also continued on my WIP. I am so near the end now I can taste it. I just need to, you know, figure out how it’s going to end. #writersprobz (EDIT: approximately 30 minutes before this post was due to be published, I finished it!!!)
- Here’s my novel aesthetics board for my book baby:
- I participated in CampNaNoWriMo, and had a tonne of fun. I loved that we get to count hours towards a goal now, because it’s so much less pressure then word counts.
- I wrote articles. You know me, I love a good article. I wrote all about second hand books for the lovely folks at Kettle, and I’ve got a couple more up my sleeves for the next couple of weeks/months!
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- I went to London a lot this month. Mainly for research purposes (The British Library is slowly becoming my second home), but I did spend one day in the London Dungeons with my BFF. It was hilariously scary. I say that because I was genuinely terrified the entire time.
- I turned 24. That means I can start my quarter life crisis immediately (who am I kidding, I’ve had five of those already!). But seriously, I celebrated by going to a museum with my rents, and eating cake & ice-cream and having a lovely weekend off work.
- My Dad turned 54. We got him a princess cake & cooked him dinner. He loved it.
- I wrote all about my furry, waggy tail-ed BFF, Stanley. Find out all about his cuteness here.
- Ru Paul’s Drag Race is everything. EVERYTHING! Bianca Del Rio is my ultimate fav.
- This month I have lovedlovedloved Lainey’s CampNaNoWriMo blog posts. As I am hoping to be gearing up for draft 2 soon-ish, these are the perfect redraft motivation. Week one, two and three.
- Jenny over at Jenny in Neverland wrote an excellent post on things to remember if you’re nervous in therapy sessions. This is such an important topic, and I read it at the perfect time!
- If you, like me, are currently infected with a bad case of wanderlust, then this article on travelling on a budget is for you!
- This post from Lindsay made me happy-cry. Perfect if you like reading all about ‘The Call”.
- Grace’s interview with the wonderful Laura Jane Williams was insightful and fab!
So that’s been April. Other then a really bad haircut and a cold (#rockstar). In May, I hope for sunshine, and walks, and finishing things, and crossstitch & reading. How did your April go? Has spring sprung where you are?