April Wrap-up

I can’t believe it’s already May, you guys! Time is going so fast. It feels like yesterday I started this blog, but it’s been almost four months already. Having said that, I’m going to starts this wrap up before I sound like an old person.

Looking back, April wasn’t a great month for me. I set out to read five books and wanted to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo but I failed at both. I read 4 books this month and Camp, well… that was a complete disaster. I knew it was going to be hard to juggle Camp with everything else I have going on, but I really thought I could do better. I’ll probably do a post on why I failed Camp NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe it will help you learn from my mistakes.

Here’s an overview of what happened along with some of my favourites of this month

Books I read

  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda: funny, light read with amazing, three-dimensional characters. I love Simon and Blue, Abby, and even Taylor with the Amazing Metabolism  ❤
  • The Hate U Give: one of the most important (YA) books I’ve ever read.
  • City of Saints & Thieves: a mystery / thriller with a unique setting and a diverse cast, but somewhat of a disappointment.
  • The Upside of Unrequited: another funny, light read by Becky Albertalli but, ultimately, not as good as Simon vs.

Other Blog Posts

Memes

Tags

Infinity Talks & Discussions

Monthly Favourites

TV Shows

  • Thirteen Reasons Why: despite the controversy, I enjoyed watching this show and it’s had a huge impact on me. You can find my full review on this blog (link in the discussion section above).
  • Designated Survivor: I started watching this when it first aired and really liked the concept, but then it went on a hiatus of a couple of months I believe. I recently started watching the new episodes and I’m happy to say it’s gotten better. I’m really hooked now! For those of you who haven’t heard of it: Designated Survivor is a show about “a low-level Cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.” (IMDB) It stars Kiefer Sutherland as the new President of the United States and Maggie Q (one of my favourite actresses. Nikita, anyone??) as FBI agent Hannah Wells.

Movies

  • Guardians of the Galaxy II

On Saturday night, I went to the movies to see Guardians of the Galaxy II. I really loved the first one, so I’d been looking forward to seeing the sequel just like any other fan. There was a lot of hype and a lot of expectations and I think that’s why I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. It’s a good movie, but the humour was often forced. It was trying too hard to be funny and it backfired. But, on a more positive note, I loved baby Groot ❤

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Music

  • The Sign of The Times by Harry Styles

I was never a 1D fan, so I was pleasantly surprised by the boys’ solo careers. I already liked Zayn’s Pillow Talk and now The Sign of the Times has become one of my favourite songs. To be honest, it’s not what I expected from Harry Styles at all. He’s come out with a song that has great lyrics and singing. It’s a timeless song, a song that I think we’ll still be listening to thirty years from now.

I really hope there’s more where this came from.

How was your month? Did you get a lot of reading done? What were some of your favourites?

15 thoughts on “April Wrap-up

  1. I binged Nikita like crazy! Such a good show. I have been meaning to get to Designated Survivor because she’s in it and Kiefer too. Don’t feel so bad about Camp NaNo, I also did not reach my goal but I wrote more which is the point.

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    • YES! I loved that show ❤ You should definitely give Designated Survivor a try.
      And thank you for saying I shouldn't feel bad. You're right. It shouldn't matter how much I wrote, just that I wrote in the first place.

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      • You’re welcome! I feel like the experience really is a win-win sort of thing. I will definitely check out that show. Also, I’m currently obsessed with Quantico. Not sure if you’re looking for a new TV show or not. But there’s spies (which reminds me of Nikita, even though they were more assassins) and it’s addicting.

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  2. Ahhhh so many amazing books!! SIMON VS omg. 😍😍 I love that and The Upside of Unrequited so much, though I agree Simon is better haha. 🙈 And yes!! THUG is one of the most important books in YA of all time, honestly. Such a phenomenal story! 😭😍

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    • Thank you so much! That’s like the best comment you could ever give me.
      And aaah, me too! I LOVE Simon so much. I wish I had a friend like him. And, yes, reading THUG is a must!

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  3. I do wish you luck in participating in NaNoWriMo next time. I also would have found it super hard to juggle that with all the other things I do, time-wise. Nice to hear from someone who’s watched Designated Survivor! I’ve watched 24 before and was curious to know how Sutherland strive in his new role hhaha Can’t wait to watch GotG2 though!! 😛 Hope May has a lot of bookish goodies in store for you! 😉

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    • Yes, time is definitely most people’s worst enemy 🙂
      Oh, I haven’t come across a lot of people who’re watching it. What do you think? I also used to be a 24 fan and I think the show’s pretty good!
      Thank you, and I hope you’ll have a fabulous month of May too! 🙂

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      • I haven’t watched it yet hahah I’ve been too busy with other shows and movies. I just ignored it because of how rarely I hear about it. I thought it would just be a standard not-too-special TV show. Jack Bauer was a different story though hahah. I might give Designated Survivor a shot in the near future though, see how the season does rating-wise or something. 😀

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