Where did April go? No really–I’m asking. This month flew by.
I guess it was a good month. I’ve been really busy because my first ever AP test is coming up. (AP euro for the
win 5!) Lots of studying but I’m feeling cautiously optimistic (*cue mental breakdown*). Other classes have been pretty easy though, and everyone is starting to wind down in preparation for the end of school (four weeks away!).
In the blogging world
I had 19 posts this month, with at least four posts a week (except for this week, which isn’t over yet). Not my best showing, but at least I kept posting and reading with all of the craziness going on in my life school-wise.
I had three Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Check in With, Top Ten Inspiring Quotes for Books, Top Ten All Time Favorite Authors. These were some of my favorite topics I’ve done so far, to be honest.
This blog turned one! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over a year now! I also talked about how being a book blogger has changed me as a reader.
Thank you amazing followers for all of the likes and comments. This was a really active month in regards to comments, and I love it when you guys take time to interact with my posts and, through them, me. So thank you.
In the reading world
I posted six book review this month. I added a book to my Nonfiction Reading Challenge by reading The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter, thoroughly enjoying it. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket got me credit for my Rereading Challenge and brought me back to elementary school. Noggin by John Corey Whaley was weird in a woah-amazing way; The Murder Complex by Lindsey Cummings was weird in a not-so-good way. A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff was sweet but sad. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson gave me fangirl feels like crazy, definitely the best book I read this month.
I’m currently reading For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund. It is soooo good. I accidentally read the companion novel for this book, Across A Star Swept Sea, (which takes place later chronologically) first. Technically, that gave me spoilers, but this book is so intense and unpredictable that I have no idea how it could end in a way that leads to the book I’ve already read.
In the writing world
I did not work on my WIP this month. It was horrible, but I had a bad combination of little time and less motivation. I’m feeling optimistic for May (*fingers crossed).
I did write poems though! Six of them. A Writer’s Manifesto and A Tired Ballet are more personally based in my life. All These Things I’ve Loved and Rusted Juxtaposition were aimed at being more solidly poetic, capturing moments in time. Aha Moment was my attempt to be funny (but it was also true). And What Matters was a show of support for the protesters on April 24 asking for recognition of the Armenian genocide. I left it obscure, with only references to it in the event in the tags, because I think the message I was conveying is larger than just one horrific event in history. Still, I wanted to make sure I did something to support the protests, and to draw the attention of people who might not be aware of it in my own subtle way.