April Wrap-Up // A Terribly Unproductive Month, but I’m (Trying to) Write??

[whispers] One-third of the year is already gone. . . what am I doing.

It’s already nearing the end of school and summer with it, and yet I still feel like I haven’t done anything this year, this month especially!

I absolutely failed at blogging and reading last month and basically threw my priorities out the window, but April did have SOME highlights (I think)??

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I read 6 books! As you can see, I was very off my game in April. I wanted to read more, but unfortunately, my procrastination got in the way of it. However, it was a good month in terms of enjoyment, I rated every book three stars or higher! I also finished one of my most anticipated releases of the year and suffered, but that’s off topic.

s/he who became the sun be dazzled

  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan || this was pure pain and I am officially dead, but!! first five-star book of the year!!! ★★★★★
  • Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley || a lovely but forgettable book, the sapphic witches made up for it ★★★☆☆
  • Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala || I think this was a bit too short for me and I wasn’t very emotionally impacted, but it was still cute! ★★★☆☆ [3.5]
  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn || the worldbuilding really confused me but I’m invested in the characters and cannot wait for the second book! ★★★☆☆
  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert || this was good, I cried a lot ★★★★☆
  • XOXO by Axie Oh || this was much too cute for me to handle, and it was so fun to read a book that explores Korea, but sadly wasn’t particularly memorable ★★★☆☆ [3.5]
  • I thought I was going to blog more, but surprise! I didn’t!! I kind of disappeared for a little while because I had no idea what to post next and was not caught up with writing actual posts!! Stupid school. But at least I was (kind of) on top of comments last month???

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    I started writing! Technically not actually writing but plotting! Yes for plotting!!!* I have a very vague idea of a sapphic fantasy with morally grey characters and found family, but nothing for sure yet :’)

    I also went out to eat and visited a bookstore for the first time in forever. And I’ll admit that it was nice to experience a semblance of normalcy after the disaster that was last year!! (Yes, it was Korean BBQ, and I didn’t even realize how much I was craving it until I actually ate it.)

    That is it because 50% of my thoughts last month were something like ‘summer is almost here summer is almost here.’

    *Just kidding. Plotting is horrible.


    how was your April? are you also excited for the end of the school year? any new WIP ideas??? make sure to take care of yourselves!

    27 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up // A Terribly Unproductive Month, but I’m (Trying to) Write??

    1. Thank you so much for including my post!! Almost all the books you read are on my TBR as well ☺
      Hehe I actually did a lot of plotting in April as well and hopefully I’ll finally be able to write it down and finish a freaking outline!

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    2. omg i feel u Katie, i can’t believe it’s already May and we’re already almost halfway thru 2021 like whaaat i literally haven’t done anything with my life lol :’) ur not alone!! 💓 i hope May is better for you though <33

      glad to hear that you enjoyed most of the books you read in April!! i actually cannot wait to read She Who Became the Sun, and i'm even more excited now knowing that you loved it 👀

      also omg same, today i went out to eat at a restaurant for dine-in for the first time in over a year, and honestly it felt so weird haha – i'd forgotten what it feels like lmao. but it's definitely nice to slowly go back to normal!

      great post as always 😊

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    3. Thank you so much, first of all, for adding the donation link ❤ Thie situation here is bad and we do need all the help we can get! Good luck on your WIP!! She who became the sun sounds so interesting! I'm definitely going to pick it up soon 🙂 Great post!

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    4. I read Sweet and Bitter Magic and Picture Us in the Light in April as well! Aah I totally agree, PUitL was SO GOOD and I agree about SaBM, it was very meh. Oooh, I’m so excited you’ve began to write, that’s so exciting!!! Good luck on that also um that book sounds absolutely amazing??? Like seriously you don’t even have to give me a plot, give me the sapphic morally grey girls with found family.

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    5. okay but yesterday i was literally freaking out about how it was already mid-may :”) SWBTS is SO high on my tbr, and the cover is so gorgeous that i’m not even sad that my ARC request got declined – i just preordered lmaoo 😎 also tysm for including my post 🥺 it means a ton to me ahh!! your WIP sounds absolutely perfect, and i am in love already omg!! i hope may treats you well 💓💓

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    6. ahhh, i totally fell out the window (is that an expression?) as far as reading and blogging go last month too haha! legendborn is so good but also SO confusing as far as worldbuilding goes. she who becomes the sun sounds fantastic! i hope you have a lovely may💜

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    7. HAHA, aw katie! it’s okay, months like april happen to the best of us — i had a similar freakout the other day when i realized that we’re somehow already almost halfway through 2021??? how???? but i can’t wait to read SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN, and i’m glad that you started working on a new story and that you got to enjoy some KBBQ :,) hope you have a great may!! ❤

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    8. Sapphic fantasy with morally grey characters and found family – hey, I’m not trying to say you read my mind and got my WIP idea😂😆 – wow what a coincidence!! (Lol i love that combination so much) I hope you have a lot of fun writing your story!!! Hope you have a good month of May, and happy reading!

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