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