April was a struggle. I think that is a good summary of my fourth month of 2020. The slump of 2020 just keeps on giving and I jumped right off the deep end. If that sounds depressing it was because that was how I felt.
In April I read a total of 11 books which makes the total of 2020 50 books read.
Of the 11 books 6 books were fantasy and 5 books were sci-fi.
Out of the 30 days of April I read 14 days which amounted to a total of 2011pages. My best reading day was April 19th with 405 pages.
The rating average of this month was 4,3.
- Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega / 4 stars
- All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries 1) by Martha Wells // Reread // Novella
- Killing Gravity (Voidwitch Saga 1) by Corey J. White / 4 stars // Novella
- Iron Cast by Destiny Soria / 4 stars
- The School of Magical Animals (The School of Magical Animals 1) by Margrit Auer / 4 stars
- Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries 2) by Martha Wells / Upped to 5 stars // Reread // Novella
- Guards! Guards! (Discworld, City Watch 1) by Terry Pratchett / 5 stars
- Rogue Protocol (Murderbot Diaries 3) by Martha Wells // Reread // Novella
- Shorefall (Founders 2) by Robert Jackson Bennett / 5 stars
- Exit Strategy (Murderbot 4) by Martha Wells / 4 stars // Novella
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia / 4 stars // ARC
May Plan: Wyrd Sisters | Witches Abroad
My E-arc copy of Shorefall was just over 500 so that counted.
May Plan: I have a few big tomes on my tbr for Wyrd and Wonder so we will see if I can get to them.
May TBR: The Bone Witch | The Shadow of What Was Lost | Black Prism
|Care of Magical Creatures||Creature with a Beak on the Cover||School of Magical Animals|
|Charms||White Cover||Ghost Squad|
|Herbology||Title Starts with an I||Iron Cast|
|Potions||Book under 150 pages||Exit Strategy|
|Herbology||Title Starts with an I||Iron Cast|
|Arithmancy||Read a Book Outside of Your Favorite Genre||Killing Gravity|
|Potions||Book Under 150 Pages||Exit Strategy|
|Transfiguration||Book that has Shapeshifting||Mexican Gothic *|
|x||Read a Dragon Book||Guards! Guards!|
*I’m just going to pretend that that weirdo old man was a shapeshifter because he had certainly changed his body lol. If you’ve read it you will know what I mean
⌘ I swear, my 3yo is going to give me early gray hairs. One night in April I was sitting with him on the couch, he turns to me in tears and says: I can’t get it out. I thought he meant a booger at first until I saw he stuck something up his nose!
It was still at the edge so I tried getting it out, but as I was alone with him I could not get him to be still enough and also pluck it out of his nose. He sniffed a few times and up up it went. We ended up at the emergency room in the evening to get it out. Not where you want to go during covid-19. Meh.
And of course as talented as he is, as I was putting down the phone, with discussing the situation with a doctor’s assistant of the emergency room if we needed to come in, he fell down the couch on a table and had a big ass bruise on his jaw. I cannot with this kiddo sometimes.
⌘ And this really wasn’t the best month for me either. I struggled hard. Especially nearing the end. (TW for depression and all that entails: highlight to read) I had a lot of negative thoughts that included thinking of ways to hurt myself and in one case I automutilated. I guess everything just kind of came out? I did start a process for treatment and had my intake this month. Currently working on the diagnosis portion but it is heading towards generalized anxiety disorder. Because of the above I have been pushed forward and will start treatment in May instead of being put on the waiting list after the diagnosis portion.
⌘ So this is just the weirdest time with everything. I haven been having a hard time with juggling all things like household chores. But also i am struggling to replying to comments on this blog. I hope you all know that I truly appreciate every comment I get, but at this point it just isn’t in my abillity to go back and reply on all your comments. I’ve been liking a bunch of them because I generally save comment notifications in my mail so that I feel like I have at least shown you all that I have seen them. And I appreciate them, I really mean that!
⌘ The May school vacation ends on May 11th and it looks like part time schools will be reopening. Likely Merijn will be returning to pre-school as well but not everything is set in stone.
Announcements and the Like
⌘ Raise the Banners | Wyrd and Wonder 2020
⌘ 23 Interesting Books Released in March, April, May and June| #toptentuesday 235
⌘ Bring Me Latinx | #ConSaborReadingChallenge 2020
⌘ Tilly and the Lost Fairytales (Pages & Co. 2) by Anna James
⌘ Holy Sister(Book of the Ancestors 3) by Mark Lawrence
⌘ The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice 1) by Mark Lawrence | ARC
⌘ Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega
Top Ten Tuesday
⌘ Next Books I’d Like to Borrow From the Library
⌘ Five Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About
⌘ 10 Titles That Would Make Good Band Names
⌘ 23 Interesting Books Released in March, April, May and June
⌘ Happy Feet 2 | Movie
Meh, it couldn’t quite hold my attention.
⌘ The Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Movie
I’ve been wanting to watch this one since it was rebooted, again. Now to go watch the rest.
⌘ The hosts of Wyrd and Wonder were interviewed on Armed with a Book.
⌘ CW from The Quiet Pond shares books about the magic of food. Yum! She also shares books by Muslim authors for #RamadanReadathon.
⌘ Jenna from Falling Letters shares 6 books by Asian-American and Asian-Canadian Authors she’s enjoyed but rarely talks about.
⌘ Liesbet from Zwartraafje organized A Hug Per Post that I took part in and summarized it in this post.
This monthly wrap up will be linked up with the monthly one by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction. This so we can blog hop to each others wrap ups easier.