April 2016 Wrap-Up

Goodbye 2016, because you are just flying by! Another month, another wrap-up. This month was productive in some ways, but then again I also watched a lot of anime this month which prevented me from both reading and writing, so… maybe not as productive as I wanted it to be.

What I Read

Books I Started But Didn’t Finish

  • Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews – book #5 in the Kate Daniels series. I’m really enjoying it so far and the mystery behind what’s making the Masters of the Dead not be able to control their vampires anymore.
  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux – Scary things are too much for me, and add pictures to this and I’m freaked out. I’ll finish it one day!
  • Splintered by A.G. Howard – I’m really liking this Alice in Wonderland retelling a lot so far, with its goth/punk features and purple font. I definitely want to finish this soon!
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Yes, I’m finally starting this book and so far I’m enjoying it. It definitely has an atmospheric feel to it so far and I’m really interested to see how the story unfolds.
  • Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova – The fourth book is finally out and I started it and I’m so excited to read iiiiiiiit. I’ll definitely finish this soon.
  • The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows – I’ve wanted to see what this book was about for a while, and I’m enjoying what I’m reading so far.
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley – I started this sometime last year, and I picked it up for Genrethon this year, but only read a chapter. I’ll finish it one day!
  • Paper Hearts, volume 1: Some Writing Advice by Beth Revis – I can always use pointers and tips when it comes to writing, so I decided to pick this up this month given I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo.

Books I Got This Month


I SWEAR THAT’S ALL. *flops under pile*

Discussions I Held

Top Ten Tuesdays & Top 5 Wednesdays

Writing Related

Well, I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo this month and it was less than spectacular. I still got some writing done, which is good, but not enough to my liking.

Fun Things


So as for Flights of Fantasy, I’ve read another three fantasy-esque books/novellas, bringing my total up to 22 books! I’m probably going to pass my goal of 30 books, but that’s okay.

Life Updates

  • So I went to the author signing for Erin Bowman & Jodi Meadows out at Brookline Booksmith near Boston and it was a really fun event! Not only was the bookstore charming, but I got to get books signed and pictures taken with the authors, who were super sweet.
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  • More cute clothes from maurices is a wonderful feeling when you’re so used to not being able to find a lot of cute, flattering things.
  • We were going to adopt my coworker’s cat, but we ended up giving her back after a few days because a) I had bad allergies to her, b) my bird was not a fan, and c) she didn’t seem happy here, which means we weren’t happy, either. It was sad, but I’m okay with it because I’d rather her be happy and me not die of a stuffed nose.

So this month just seemed like it was full of memes and fun things, which isn’t horrible or anything, but I think it’s because of the challenge of Camp NaNoWriMo that made it difficult for me to post any more discussion topics or more reviews. I hope to remedy that for next month, though!

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

What was your favorite book you read this month? Mine was definitely The Raven King. (ALL THE FEELS.) What are some of your bookish delights? Did you participate in Camp NaNoWriMo? If so, tell me how your progress went!

8 thoughts on “April 2016 Wrap-Up

  1. I just recently read The Raven Boys and I’m on The Dream Thieves now. I’m seeing Maggie soon, so I want to be finished with Blue Lily if I can! Anyway, if you are not seeing her yourself, I’m hosting a giveaway for a signed ARC of Raven Boys or signed HC of Raven King (link in the right sidebar of my blog!)

    Yay for all the fun books you got this month. I really want to read When We Collided, and I LOVE Dante and Ari. I just need my own copy.



  2. YES TO THE RAVEN KING. *collapses in a puddle of feels* I’m literally procrastinating writing my review right now because I have nooooo idea how to adequately sum up everything it meant to me. *SHRIEKS*
    And woah, you read a lot of books at once! 😂 THAT IS AWESOME THOUGH! I sometimes have 3 going on a the same time, but rarely more than that. ;D I admire your multi-tasking abilities!
    YAY FOR NANO. Omg, I finished a bit early so I feel like it was ages ago and now I’ve just remembered I really ought to start editing something. I don’t waaannna. Editing is HARD. 😂 I have to pick a project though, so I’m “picking” via procrastination. Ahem.


    • My feels are still all over the floor. *puddle weeps*
      Yeah… I start a bunch at once and then either finish them or just let them sit there and stare at me and mock me.
      Go, Cait, go! Edit like the wind~! But that’s a good way to edit. *nod*


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