A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! Normally I would be freaking out about May being here already, but May means we finally get ACOWAR so I am totally okay with the fact that April is over!!! April was also a bit of a weird month for me, but it was an epic reading month and I’m very proud of myself.
I’m really proud of myself for the amount of reading I did this month! My only goal was to really finish my ACOMAF reread, but then somehow I managed to get through six other books as well! I really enjoyed all the books I read this month and I read my first ever poetry collection, so I’m ticking off my reading resolutions for this year! The books I read in April are:
-A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (reread)
-Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
-Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book
-The Selection by Kiera Cass
-The Elite by Kiera Cass
-The One by Kiera Cass
-The Heir by Kiera Cass
April Book Haul
I did really well in April on the book haul front because it was my birthday, so I got quite a few books, and vouchers to bookstores! I also won a twitter giveaway for a 2017 YA release, which was exciting!
-Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
-As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
Birthday and Birthday Book Vouchers
-Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K.Rowling
-The Heir by Kiera Cass
-The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
-The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
-The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
-The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
-Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
-The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
I’m not going to set my TBR too high for May, because it’s going to be a very busy month for me. The only book I’m really hoping to get through is ACOWAR, but given that it’s a monster of a book, it might actually take me forever to read (and let’s be honest, I’m probably going to drag it out as long as possible so it never ends). If by some miracle I finish it with lots of days to spare and don’t get thrown into an epic book hangover, I might possibly read either Lord of Shadows or The Color Project.
Spoonie Stuff and Life in April
It was my birthday on the 11th and I had a really awesome day (I uploaded a bit of a birthday blog post here). My family made me feel so special, and then a couple of days later I had my friends around for a party, and it was one of the best nights I’ve had this year. My friends are weird and crazy, but honestly so wonderful, and they make me laugh so hard and feel so loved, especially at a time in my life when I really need it.
Pretty much straight after my birthday though, my dad and I both caught an epic dose of the flu, so spent pretty much the entirety of our two week school holiday break curled up in bed and feeling somewhat miserable (I’m blaming him, he’s blaming me. Why do we always get sick when we have time off to do fun stuff?).
Spoonie wise nothing has really changed at all. I’ve been pretty rough because of the flu, and haven’t done much therapy but I’m getting back into it all now that I’m recovering from being sick.
I did a lot of dog sitting for my neighbours and it’s been so nice having a dog back in the house. Molly is so adorable and is very happy to chill with me and give me cuddles. (here’s a picture to make your day)
Easter came and went in April, which meant lots of baking with my mum and eating lots of chocolate and hot cross buns. And of course, watching the Vicar of Dibley Easter Special.
I wasn’t as active on my blog as I was hoping to be in April, because of how unwell I was, and a few other things personal things that ended up taking up a lot of time and energy.
On a really exciting note I received my first ever e-ARC from Sierra Abrams of her book The Color Project. I’m SO excited to read and review it, it looks like a really adorable contemporary, and Sierra is such a sweet person.
Okay, I think that’s everything I have to say for this month’s wrap up! Let me know anything exciting you did during the month of April!