Monthly Wrap Up ~ April 2016

Monthly Wrap Up ~ April 2016
Hey everyone!
So this is my wrap up for April a week late because well… I’ve been shunning all responsibilities. But here goes nothing πŸ˜€
So what did I do this month when I wasn’t really present on the blog? Well, it was the one year anniversary of me choosing Christ and being baptised – and I took the day to remember that choice and think about it. I didn’t really celebrate though. 
I was in the biggest reading and blogging slump that I have ever been in in my life. I had no preparation on how to handle this. 

This month was also the school prom which I did go to this year. I didn’t go all out and buy a new dress or anything (I used one of the church dresses I already own) and it was okay. The prom itself was kind of boring but the company was great. 

There’s this pretty epic guy who has become pretty special to me lately πŸ˜‰
My older sister came home for a bit and as a family we went to see Kung Fu Panda 3. It was good, but not as great as the previous two have been. I also went to the cinema most this month than I have in a long time, also seeing Civil War (pretty good! I was impressed. Team Iron Man all the way) and The Jungle Book too (which was brilliant! I can’t wait to talk more about it.)
I went up to the North of Holland for a holiday with my family and my best friend came along too. We went to three museums – a house development, a prison and a prehistoric one. We went to the cinema there and to this amazing zoo where I took a lot of pictures. Expect to be seeing them come up as Olivia Snaps soon!
Not much. 
I shouldn’t really be complaining because seven books is a decent enough number. But I just didn’t really feel it this month. I had so much time to read so much more and I just couldn’t. Anyway, here they are. 
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adieh – That took me by surprise! There was a lot of hype and I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. I read the whole thing in a day. Before the slump, of course. 
King Lear by Shakespeare – This was required school reading. It was a decent play but disappointing because I expected to like it a lot more than I did.  

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – This was a buddy read with Noelia @ A Day in Bookland. I loved Tartt’s The Goldfinch so I was looking forward to this a lot. But there were a lot of issues with the pacing and the story wasn’t nearly as good as I hoped. Such a shame. It dragged. 
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista, Mail Order Brides by many authors, Death Wish by Megan Tayte and The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody are all ones I reviewed.
Because it’s pretty much the same as last month with only a few little changes, I’m just going to show you a photo and not list anything! Sorry but #laziness.

Popsugar 2016 Challenge:22/40
2016 #BustleReads Challenge: 6/20
Olivia’s Question: How was April for you? What did you do? What did you read?
Olivia-Savannah x

34 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up ~ April 2016”

  • In April I was also in a huge blogging and reading slump and while reading-wise it’s better now, I still have a lot of blogging to catch up to. Life gets so crazy sometimes! I also saw Civil War recently and really loved it. I’m planning to watch The Jungle Book tomorrow with my sister and I’m excited because almost everyone I know who’s watched it really enjoyed it. You trip sounds like it was lots of fun! I’m looking forward to your photos ^^

    • Sounds like April was pretty slumpy for everyone! It's kind of cool to know that I wasn't alone in this. I'll be busy catching up in May as well. I'm glad you loved it and I hope you will like The Jungle Book as well πŸ˜‰

  • It sounds like, although your reading hasn't been top notch (although three books in a month is still three books, and that's actually a fairly decent month's worth of reading for me! *laughs* My reading game is maybe a little off this year, too!), your family life has been pretty good, and I hope you're happy with how things have been going! And it sounds like you've got other exciting things happening in your life, too, so I think it's probably alright if your reading suffers a little for everything else to be experienced. Although I know what it feels like to not be satisfied with your reading, so I hope you feel better about things next month. xx

  • Sigh. I had the same April, Olivia. I was down in the dumps, in a reading rut and I just couldn't find it in me to write anything. Well, let's hope we're both back in our top forms.

    Have a great week!

  • I get in a reading slump every now and again, too. It sounds kind of odd for people who love to read to get in a slump about it, but it happens. Even still it sounds like you had a lot going on. Great wrap up! πŸ™‚
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  • April, for me, was a mess. I has so much going on in my life that I missed posting several days. I'm still doing a lot, but I've learned to say no on Sundays. I stay to myself, at home or I go out to the movies. I'm heading to catch the 1:30 showing of Civil War in a few. Then I plan to come home, make a pot of coffee, and read until Game of Thrones comes on tonight.

    • It's okay to miss a couple of posts! I pretty much figured it out this month as well. It's good that you have reserved Sunday's as a you day though. I hope you enjoy Civil War and that you had a relaxing day.

  • Sounds like you had a pretty good month overall! That trip to Holland sounds like it was really fun so I can't wait to hear more of it! Here's to an even better May!

  • Seven books is still great! Plus- you did a lot of other things besides reading and blogging like going to museums, spending time with family, going to more movies, going to the prom, etc. It sounds to me like you did a lot of memorable things in April. Hopefully May will be a better reading month for you, but don't be too heard on yourself. πŸ™‚


  • Very interesting post,I'm so glad that you had a prom that's so nice *-* Also very nice photos and this gif πŸ˜€
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  • Seven books is a lot for a slump! I am so excited to watch the Jungle Book! I've heard so many good things. I'm glad you liked The Wrath and the Dawn, I've been wanting to read it for a while now.

    I hope May is better for you! May the odds be ever in your favor. πŸ˜€

  • Argh! I realllllyyyyy wanna see Civil War! Have to wait & see it with the bestie on Monday. #TeamCaptainAmerica (well, #TeamBucky) sorry! πŸ˜‰

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