Life right now is in a lull for me. My university is literally trying to crush my will with anxiety. Even the promise of summer vacation does not cheer me. It’s just a big disaster right now, but I will not bore you with details.
The only silver lining I can really find in this mess right now is that I have had a lot more time to read and blog. I’m still never “ahead” of schedule, but I try. And I am making good progress! I actually made a blog calendar that looks all cutesy to keep me on track for this month, hopefully it does its job, so I can do my job.
Looking back at April, it was pretty good. I got in some good reads and even better buys!
This time around I’m going to add in a little update on my TV life too because PEOPLE. I have been watching some shows.
Islandborn by Junot Diaz
So utterly adorable. My Full Review.
Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby
Quite a fun, light and magical circus read! My Full Review.
The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
Not as great as Anne, but still fun! My Full Review.
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
It’s kind of weird, but in a good way. Plus WITCHES. My Full Review.
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Typical YA fantasy, but like I live for that, so it was cool. My Full Review.
A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall
Cute and fluffy! My Full Review.
Legend, Prodigy and Champion: The Graphic Novels by Marie Lu
YEAH I DID THIS TO MYSELF AGAIN. Series review to come!
Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
So gooooood. (I finished it in May, but it counts for April) Review to come!
HOLY MOLY! I READ 10 BOOKS. 10. AND STARTED AN 11TH btw. I know I said that reading more than like 3 books a month is nearly impossible for me, but as my dear Nikolai Lanstov says, “When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.” (BTW did you see the King of Scars Cover Reveal because I am still raving about it.)
Prodigy and Champion: Graphic Novels by Marie Lu
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
That’s it…..? Huh, I thought I had gotten more books. It’s good that I didn’t though, I have big books coming so I must save up!!!
Posts from April!
Books I Need to Reread in the Near Future
Frenzy Presents Event Recap | An Afternoon of Talking About Books
Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal! (Take a look at Kai!)
TV/ MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT
I have watched TV and I have watched movies. Lately I have had enough time to do both! So let me tell you about all the great and wonderful things to watch.
On My Block
10000000000000000000/10 R E C O M M E N D
If you want to laugh, cry and get angry all in one sitting, you need to watch this show. If you hate laughing, crying and getting angry at the same time, you still NEED to watch this show. I HAVE BEEN BLOWN AWAY. It all started in a big Snap Chat group with my friends, they were raving about it and I was there like okay. Soon enough everyone in the chat watched it and I was the only one left. With some added pressure of everyone sending memes and I not getting the jokes, I went forth and watched the show.
I LOVE IT SO MUCH. AND I AM SO THANKFUL IT HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR A SEASON TWO BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE CRIED IF I WAS LEFT WITH THAT ENDING!
GO FORTH AND WATCH IT NOW. If you want a diverse, funny and a m a z i n g show to fill your hearts, WATCH ON MY BLOCK!!!
Then I watched Avengers: Infinity War
I was destroyed.
Then I watched it again.
And was left in anguish.
That ending. It happened. They did that.
I don’t need to tell you to watch it, just do it!
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall 1 – 4 series reread
The Penderwicks At Last by Jeanne Birdsall
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Kiss of the Royal by Lindsey Duga
And anything else I find lying around that I have enough time for!
I have quite a month plan ahead. I don’t know what life will throw at me next that I will have to go through that might interrupt my plans, but that is alright I guess.
Let me know what you think! What was your favourite read from April? What books did you buy? What shows/movies did you watch? What book are you most looking forward to in May?