Monthly Rewind: April 2020

April has been a weird mix of having a ton of motivation to having no energy at all. That said Bookending Spring was amazing and I’m so grateful to everyone who hosted and took part, you’re all amazing! That said let’s rewind April and see what I’ve got up to, books I’ve read and more.

Books Read

If I DNFed the book then I’ll include it in brackets and the page number I DNFed at..providing I remember!

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (currently reading)

Books Gained

I’ll put in brackets whether the book was bought, pre-ordered, won or gifted to me. If it happens to be a review copy/arc then that’ll also be in the brackets! 

The Beyond by Chloe Neill (bought)

Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie (bought)

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (bought)

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie (bought)

Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie (bought)

What I’ve Watched This Month

Whether it be TV shows, movies or a YouTube video I really loved and wanted to share with y’all. You can find it all in this section! Along with a lil ramble of how I felt about what I watched!

NCIS LA Season 9: Ep 13-24

NCIS LA Season 10: Ep 1-18

Heartland Season 12: Ep 3-6

Life Updates

April has been a full month Bookending Spring was going on, I was posting daily on my bookstagram and I’ve been fluctuating between being productive and just sitting watching YouTube to try and help restore my creativity pool. That being said I have started a new series on the blog, which is an interactive story and I’ll probably try and post those once a month. The first “chapter” went up a week or so ago so the poll is now closed but you can still read it in time for when the next chapter goes live!

I’ve also been working on May content, trying to engage more on bookstagram (if you have a bookstagram feel free to leave your link below and I’ll go and shower you with some likes/comments!). I’ve been testing out some new spreads in my bullet journal and went a bit book crazy with the amount of books I bought. It was almost going to be more but I found some self control and clung to that for dear life.

I’m hoping to get the first two of my assignments written and sent in for my course next month because I’ve been procrastinating doing it. Mostly because the assignments just overwhelm me but they need doing and sadly they won’t write themselves. I will also be continuing to post on my bookstagram although at the moment it’s been rainy this week and so I’ve not been able to take photos for next month *sobs*

I’ve also started reformatting some older blog posts so please excuse the mismatch of formatting going on at the moment. Maybe by the end of this year it will all match…one can hope.

Around The Blogosphere

As I go about my blog hopping ways, I save some posts I loved, to share with you here. Ranging from reviews to tags to recommendations to discussions and if I stumble across any announcement posts from others in the community…yep you guessed it they’ll be going here.

Announcements can be from a blogging event (e.g something like Bookending Spring) to readathons to a bloggers new features. 

Announcements

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Discussions

Amber @ The Literary Phoenix discusses “Why Haven’t You Finished Your Novel?” & Other Exasperating Productivity Suggestions During Shelter-In-Place

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea is back with the second instalment in her Caitlin Reads series! I adore this series of hers so much ❤

El @ Elated Books chats about Reading Multiple Books At Once

Kelly @ Another Book In The Wall talks about Lengthy Books I Want To Tackle At Home

Reviews & Recommendations

Jamsu @ jamsudreams reviews Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (which was a buddy read with yours truly)

Kal @ Reader Voracious reviews All The Teeth and Stars by Adalyn Grace as well as compiling a wonderful list of Book Releases You Might Have Missed Due To Quarantine (March-May)

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea has some awesome recs for us All Of The F/F Books I’ve Ever Read + F/F Books On My TBR

Tags/Misc

Jeimy @ A Novel Idea shares A Tutorial On HTML For Book Bloggers

Kal @ Reader Voracious has created a great original tag What My Favourite Characters Would Do In Quarantine Book Tag

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts shares her thoughts on Meteor Garden (2018 Reboot) | I Think I’ve Been Robbed Of A Proper Ending

Charvi @ Not Just Fiction does The Social Distancing Book Tag

Announcements

Bookish Collision

Just a reminder that you’re welcome to join this discord server! It’s a place for all book lovers, whether you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or booktuber. Hell if you’re just a reader you’re welcome to join, you will need either a twitter or goodreads which can verify you are indeed a reader. (just because we don’t want trolls ruining our bookish fun!)

The whole idea of the server, is to bring the bookish community together. We can also support everyone better, across the platforms which is great, spreading love is so important in this community. Particularly across platforms I feel, you can also make friends too.

At the moment we’re still a smol server, but we truly hope you’ll swing on by and join in the fun. ❤

Join Bookish Collision

April’s Playlist

In case anyone wants to snoop on what I’ve been listening during the months, this section will break it down for you!

April went from a bit of K-Pop to full on country because I found Smooth Country Radio online and I’m obsessed. My other love, well one of my first loves in music has been country so a lot of the country songs on here were what was playing on the radio.

 

April 2020 Tracklist

I Love Me by Demi Lovato

Hello Heartache by Avril Lavigne

For Life by EXO

Just Right by GOT 7

Gravity by Against The Current

From by KQ Fellaz (Ateez)

If You Do by GOT7

Oh My God by ((G)I-DLE)

Runaway by Avril Lavigne

Scream by Dreamcatcher

Before You Go covered by Nicole Cross (original by Lewis Capalidi)

Strangers by Against The Current

Kiss and Make up covered by Alex Goot, Jada Facer, KHS (original by BlackPink and Dua Lipa)

She’s In Love With The Boy by Trisha Yearwood

I’m Comin’ Over by Chris Young

HOLY by Florida Georgia Line

Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

Sixteen by Thomas Rhett

Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) by Gary Allan

I Told You So by Keith Urban

Never Wanted Nothing More by Kenny Chesney

Take Me There by Rascal Flatts

Alright by Darius Rucker

Make Me Wanna by Thomas Rhett

Dirt by Florida Georgia Line

Back To December by Taylor Swift

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

American Kids by Kenny Chesney

She’s Everything by Brad Paisley

I Just Wanna Love You by The Shires

Walking in Memphis by Lonestar

Just A Kiss by Lady Antebellum

Speechless by Dan + Shay

19 You + Me by Dan + Shay

 

Rewind The Posts

How I Organise My Books (#BEspring20)

How I Edit My Bookstagram Photos (#BEspring20)

What If I Were To Begin My Blog Again? (#BEspring20)

Imagine A Bookish Picnic With Your Friends (#BEspring20)

Island Adventures: Welcome To The Island & Choose The First Adventure!

Plan With Me: Personal BuJo May 2020

I hope your April has been a good one and that you’re staying safe ❤ Sending you all the love and good energy.

12 thoughts on “Monthly Rewind: April 2020

  1. Thanks for mentioning me! For some reason your posts haven’t been popping up in my reader? So I unfollowed & refollowed & hopefully it works 🤞

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  2. Oops I see all the books you’ve got are well… books I shoved at you. I have no regrets at all about this and please know that I will continue shoving books at you. 😈

    April has also been a bit of a struggle – I’ll come up with ideas, want to write them, but not write them at all because Effort™.

    I hope your May goes well! I’m still not sorry at all about all the music and books.

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    • Yep they are, hahaha tis fine I shall just happily float along all the recs you throw at me. That’s a huge mood of not writing them because effort. I feel that. I hope you May goes better than April ❤

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  3. You had a great month! I hope you are enjoying Cinder. It’s one of my favorite series and each book gets better. Cress is my favorite, though. 🙂 Happy Reading!

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  4. Ah, thank you so, so much for mentioning my post, Clo! I can’t tell you how happy I am that you like caitlin reads—I used to be really unsure about whether it would find its audience 🥺🥺 I spent April mostly watching dramas, haha! I’m currently watching a Chinese drama called The Untamed, but I’m trying my best to go through it slowly, because I’ll be SO sad when I finish. also, I think you told me once that you don’t know where to watch dramas!! (at least, I hope you did, and I’m not misremembering 😅) I watch them on a site called kissasian.sh! you can find any Asian movie or drama you can think of for free on their site! you just have to disable ad blockers on their site ❤

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