April Round-Up

Monthly Round-Up for April

See my monthly round-ups for January, February and March

April has, as always been a varied and busy month – I have been in three countries (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), working full-time and reading as much as possible around that! I have attended a few bookish events, including the wonderful YA Shot and have gained some new books for the shelves – probably more than I should have, whoops!

How has your April been?


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Books read

Total: 55

Picture books: 20

Graphic novels: 0

Middle Grade:20

Young adult: 11

Adult: 2

Non-fiction: 1

Poetry: 0


Sources of books

Library: 17

Bought/Owned: 22

Won: 0

ARC: 15Β  (12 e-ARCs from Netgalley)


April Posts

Book Reviews:

Starfish

Ten Cents a Pound

Gilded Cage

Can Dreams Come True?

Dino Wars


Author Interviews:

Krysten Lindsay Hager (Can Dreams Come True?)

Dan Metcalf (Dino Wars)

 

Multilingual flashcards: Happy Easter, Butterfly, Relax, Read, I’m tired, Earth Day, Breathe, Morning Mist, Write

Image/ Seoul, South Korea on Study Celta

Language Learning: Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2


bookshelf rainbow

Other posts:

Book Rainbow: Yellow Books, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Off to Wales – my first visit to this beautiful country!

Reblogged posts: Interview with Mary Choi, How Korean Dramas inspired Rebel Seoul


I also took part in:

Waiting on Wednesday:

Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel

Six for Sunday:

Most exciting 2018 releases,

Favourite books so far this year,

Favourite places to read,

Favourite snacks to eat while reading,

Favourite books that nobody has heard of.

Cover Reveal: Deep Blue


April Achievements and Highlights

I went home for part of the Easter holidays and, despite having a cold, managed to relax, see friends and family, visit some historical sites and lots of bookshops!

Attended YA Shot in Uxbridge which was an amazing experience. I also, FINALLY, got up the nerve to say hello to some of the lovely book bloggers who I know from Twitter and blogging. Turns out they’re just as nice in real life!

My blog has gained more views already than it had in the entirety of last year – whoo hoo! I know that views aren’t everything but I am glad that someone out there is reading and enjoying my posts

I now have over 400 followers and over 2000 views, which has made me very happy.

Finally started using Instagram – please feel free to follow me or leave your links below as I am really enjoying finding new accounts to follow.

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Thank you to everyone for reading!


April Favourites

Favourite tea: Have been drinking lots of Green Tea with Jasmine, as well as the entire Steamed Green Tea range from Twinings. Yum!

Skincare: Loving the Vitamin Facial Spritz from Superdrug’s B range – smells yummy and makes my skin glow!

Watching: Went to see A Wrinkle of Time and Ready Player One in the cinema – I loved Ready Player One even though it was different from the book. On the other hand, I was bitterly disappointed in A Wrinkle of Time because I had worried about how the weirdness of the book would translate to screen and it…just..didn’t…

I have not watched any TV this month – has anyone got any recommendations?


What did you think of my monthly round-up for April?

How did your month go?

Would you like to see more posts like this?


Let me know in the comments!


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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Some fab books on your read pile! I thoroughly enjoyed the Company of Eight this month too, and I adore Lockwood, Spellchasers and the Nowhere Emporium, and have enjoyed a few others too. VERY excited for the Storm Keepers Island come July 😊 What did you think of When the Mountains Roared?
    Amy x

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    1. Loved When the Mountains Roared and have just started reading it to my class – they were gripped! Really enjoyed the Nowhere Emporium and looking forward to the sequel. The Spellchasers Trilogy was completely my cup of tea – am now trying to get a hold of Lari Don’s other series (first aid for fairies etc) My reservatio of the next Lockwood (Hollow Boy) has arrived so will be reading that soon. I liked the first book, but enjoyed the second book even more! As for the Storm Keepers Island – I absolutely adored it! Only read it last month but already planning a reread πŸ™‚ Would definitely recommend it very highly!

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      1. The 3rd Lockwood is my fave, and the Fabled Beast Chronicles are fab x

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      2. Brilliant – good to know as I’m about to read the third one – will bump it up the TBR pile as I liked the second one loads!

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  2. Wow! It looks like you have an amazing April! I can’t wait to read Children of Blood and Bone! I hope May is good to you as well!

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    1. Thank you very much! I really enjoyed Children of Blood and Bone – think I will need to read it again to get everything though. Hope you enjoy it when you read it! What was your favourite read of April?

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  3. Kim says:

    What a very busy April. I wish you the same productivity in May as well πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you very much! How was your April?

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      1. Kim says:

        Too busy. Lol.
        I started following you via this blog. But I also follow you via Cozy Pages.

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      2. Thank you! I have followed you on Bloglovin’ πŸ™‚ I would absolutely love to visit South America one day. I remember reading about the Nazca Lines when I was a kid and wanting to visit. Plus Machu Picchu, penguins, salt plains, Galapagos islands, the waterfalls, the Amazon…I could go on forever! Someday perhaps…

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      3. Kim says:

        I know. So many things to add to the bucket list! Lol. I’ll be happy to get through just a quarter. But Machu Picchu is one of the first!

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      4. I am dreaming of traveling there now…

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      5. Kim says:

        Me too.. Lol. But I must do Cuba first!

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    1. Thank you! I still can’t quite believe that April is over and it’s May already!

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