We’re already partway through April, and as per usual, I’m wondering where the time has gone. I feel like March flew by, and I didn’t really do a whole lot other than work!
I did meet up with my friend a couple of weeks back though, and it was so nice to see her, as I hadn’t seen her since before Christmas. We’ve always been really close – we used to live together! – but since we live quite far apart now we don’t see each other all that often, so it was nice to have a catch up (and eat some pizza!).
I’m meeting up with another friend this Saturday, and I’m really looking forward to that! I haven’t seen her in a while either, so that’s going to be another lovely catch-up (which will probably involve food!).
I’m really looking forward to the rest of April though because April is my birthday month! Hooray! My birthday is the 15th April and whilst I’m going to be working on the actual day, I do have a week booked off the following week which I’m looking forward to.
It’s going to be nice just to get away from work and get to put my feet up, but I’m also hoping to get out and do some nice things!
This month has been a pretty slow reading month, with me only getting through 3 books. I enjoyed all the books I read
The first book I read has been on my TBR list for a long
I then read Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, which I was really pleased to have been able to get out of the library. It had a great mix of incredible characters and beautiful settings and I liked the way it handled some pretty heavy topics in such a sensitive manner.
I also finally got round to reading the second book in Kiersten White’s Conquerer’s Saga after reading and loving And I Darken a while back. If anything this second instalment was more action-packed, and I liked seeing the changes the two main characters go through in this book, with Lada heading towards her future as the female version of Vlad the Impaler, and Radu finally opening his eyes and realising that there’s more to the world than Mehmed.
I’m now in the middle of The White Princess by Philippa Gregory, which is about the second Elizabeth Woodville, the York Princess who married Henry Tudor to finally end the War of the Roses. So far I’m enjoying it, but it isn’t my favourite Philippa Gregory book.
March wasn’t great as far as writing went, but I did do loads of outlining for the new novel I wanted to write after putting my other book on hold.
However, I’m now taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this April, and am attempting to write 40,000 words of my book, and so far it’s going OK. I am a couple of days behind, but I feel like I should be able to catch that up, and I’m happy with how my story is going so far.
My boyfriend and I are continuing to make our way through the Netflix Marvel
We also made it to the cinema to watch ‘Captain Marvel’ and we both really enjoyed it! We agreed that it wasn’t our favourite Marvel film, but we did like both the film and the character of ‘Captain Marvel’, and we, of course, loved young Nick Fury and Goose the Flerkan kitty! We’re now on the edge of our seats waiting for the release of ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and are hoping to catch it during our week off.
I really have been revisiting my high school days music-wise this past month, with My Chemical Romance and early Enter Shikari being at the top of my Spotify playlists.
A few particular songs I’ve been loving include:
- ‘Famous Last Words’ by My Chemical Romance
- ‘It’s Not A Fashion Statement, It’s A Death Wish’ by My Chemical Romance
- ‘Thank You For The Venom’ by My Chemical Romance
- ‘Adieu’ by
- ‘Mothership’ by
- ‘We Can Breathe In Space, They Just Don’t Want Us To Escape’ by
I still haven’t got back into the swing of regular posting, so March wasn’t a great blogging month. I have quite a few ideas though for upcoming posts, so
This month I posted:
So how was your month? What have you been reading/writing?