Books · Monthly Wrap Ups.

April 2018.

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Woah, what a month April has been, a month filled with emotions and a lot of things happening – the Easter holidays being one thing I thoroughly enjoyed. I really enjoyed the holidays because it meant I got to see my two best friends from home, but also it gave me the opportunity to catch on Uni and things which I’ve neglected to do. I honestly felt I was drowning, but April got me to get a lot of work done which needed to be done and planning and university reading which I’d fallen behind on.

April was also my second month of bullet journaling, and I think that I am getting into the swing of it though I am still making the odd tweaks here and there. But one thing that I love about my Bujo the most is that since starting it, two months ago, I have seen a massive increase in my productivity, and it’s still improving! Hopefully, in the next few months, I will be doing a post purely dedicated to my Bujo. However, I am a perfectionist and probably won’t share until for me it is perfect. Anyway enough about dear old Bujo and onto the rest April.


When thinking what I wanted to include and mention in my April wrap up along with the traditional books and movies, there was something else I felt needed to be said. For a few months now I have felt disconnected with myself and the bookish community, and because of that, I think I isolated myself even more and by doing so I put my trust in someone I shouldn’t have, despite feeling very uncomfortable around them. I don’t want to go into detail cause I want this blog to be something positive but I felt needed to be talked about.

It wasn’t until I saw other starting to comment and tweet that I realized I was trusting someone I shouldn’t have and should have trusted my gut a bit more. But it made me want to reach out to others and make amends, and I’m so thankful that so many have forgiven and taken back into the community.

But I’d like to say if ANYONE at all is making you feel uncomfortable don’t stay silent, reach out and talk to someone because more often than not someone else probably feels the same way. And at times like these, it’s lovely to see our community come together and support one another.


 

 

In April I saw four films at the cinema, two of which were the same day and one was actually my first ever midnight release which to be quite frank with everyone, I didn’t I stay awake, but I did. I saw the Isle of Dogs at the beginning of the month, and I absolutely loved it, it was hilarious and the soundtrack I have been obsessed with. I’ve actually had on loop while working on some of my university assignments. It’s masterpiece, filmed through stop-motion animation and honestly, in each frame you just appreciate the film more and more because some parts are spectacular.

Ready Player One and Love, Simon were the two-day movie marathon which me, Jen and Stacey did during the Easter Holidays. Both films, strangely enough, are based on books which I hadn’t read before watching the movie, though I was able to go to an advanced screening of Love, Simon back in February but it’s a film I just had to go and see again. I really loved Ready Player One and the entire concept of the film, the animation was spectacular, and it was just a world I wanted to take part in and explore. I kinda hope it comes out as a video game just I can play at one point and look around the Oasis.

Finally, my first ever midnight release attending the film, Avengers: Infinity War. As someone who hasn’t seen all the Marvel films, I’ve only just started watching in March and still haven’t caught up I felt a bit of a fraud going to see this film but one my friend had bought tickets, and I went. My mind got blown, and I want to watch it again and watch like every single Marvel film in existence which I will be doing once I have submitted all my university work for this year.


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Along with being super productive because of my Bujo, this involved catching up in a lot of university books I needed to read. I actually ended up reading 4 university books and surprisingly I actually really enjoyed 3 of them which I wasn’t expecting at all. Rosemary’s Baby was the biggest surprised because I’m not a huge fan of horror, but I really enjoyed this and ended up picking it as a text to write on for a university assignment.

This month I got to read three books for pleasure which I was so surprised about since I left a lot of uni work to be done, so I didn’t think I even get one book read for fun. I read Clean by Juno Dawson which I absolutely loved, it was phenomenal, and I quickly wrote a review which you can find here. I also finished Orphan Monster Spy which was another incredible read which I haven’t had time to write up a review yet, but you can be sure there will be one soon.

Ahsoka was reread for me, I actually listened to the audiobook last year, and that was in another world and introduced me to a new dimension of audiobooks especially ones which have sounds effects and music! Unfortunately, I cannot find an audiobook version anymore, but it was still a brilliant book experience and explains a lot about what happens to Ahsoka after the Clone Wars. I think What happens to Ahsoka….? Is such a huge question in the Star Wars fandom right now as always.


I believe that now wraps up April for me, it’s been a busy, hectic month but still enjoyable and I am looking forward to May which is going to be when I finish my second year of university but also a start of a lot of exciting stuff.

25 thoughts on “April 2018.

    1. Love Simon is just great! It’s going to be a film I will end up rewatching a lot I think. Clean is brilliant but I’m just going to say don’t be afraid to put it down if you need to and taking a break.

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    1. I am very happy that my productivity has gone up, I just hope I can tweak my Bujo a bit more to keep encouraging me to work smarter and be more productive. Yes to good vibes and restarting again! May has already had a fabulous start to it!

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  1. It’s nice to hear that you’ve been productive ever since you’ve started Bujo. I need that kind of inspiration! I’m one of those Marvel biggest fans and even I need to re-watch all of the previous movies.But welcome to Marvel! Hehe. x Ain

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    1. Thank you for welcoming me to Marvel! I have so many I need to catch up on and watch but I will definitely be doing that soon! Also Bujo has made me super productive and encouraged me to work smarter, so glad I started it!

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    1. Totally agree, I’m going to see Infinity War again with my Dad next week so be nice to see what he thinks of it! Clean is amazing, please let me know what you think of it if you get the chance to read it!

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    1. For Bujo, I’d say just go for don’t worry about it being pretty and neat until you figure out what works for you and then you can work on making it pretty and everything.

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  2. Wow, you crammed a lot into April! I’m sorry you were let down by someone, that’s horrible, I hope you’re ok now. I’m so glad you liked Avengers Infinity War, we’re off to see it this weekend, I can’t wait!! Fab round up 😘

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. It’s just a restart for everyone now and perhaps it’s a good thing it happened as you know who to trust now? Oh I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Hope you enjoy! x

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely give it ago because it’s so much fun and really helps being productive!

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  3. Phwoar, even reading this makes me feel exhausted! You’ve managed to fit so much into one month–and a short one at that! I really want to go and see Love, Simon after seeing all the hype surrounding the books, but I really struggle with going to the cinema, so I think I might wait until it comes out on DVD or online or something. It sounds really good though! I love that you added the message about not trusting those that make you uncomfortable. Some people would try to brush that under the carpet as much as possible, but the fact that you were willing to share it will help others out, for sure! And it’s true; the online community is so wide that you should NEVER be pressured to be friends with someone you feel uncomfortable around.

    Rebekah Gillian | https://rebekahgillian.co.uk

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    1. When it comes out on DVD it’s definitely worth the investment in watching. I think it’s such a heartwarming film that is going to mean a lot to a lot of people which is good. I think I had to, especialy since I think nowadays we don’t think we have a right to be uncomfortable but more often than no if we do then it’s for a reason. Thank you for reading x

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    1. I know, I rarely went to the cinema the past couple of years even when I’ve really wanted to go and see a film, so I think I’ve made it my misson in 2018 to go when I want to go and stop holding myself back from things which I enjoy doing.

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  4. Yay for the bullet journal making you more productive. I really enjoy using mine, although I’m yet to layout my May pages, oops. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience! I haven’t been to the cinema in so long and I don’t know why because there’s been so many great things out! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Yeah there is like hundreds of so many amazing films coming out at the moment, I think I may be trying to see them all! Haha.

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  5. You managed to fit so much into one month! I’m glad to hear your bujo is helping with productivity – a lot of people say the opposite happens because they spend more time doodling, but I saw my productivity spike too so it makes me happy when it does with other people 😀 Also – SO MANY BOOKS! I hope May is just as good reading-wise for you!

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    1. I can’t doodble (I can’t draw at all so doodling doesn’t take up much time!) but it’s definitely helpping me be much more producitve which I am super grateful for. Thank you! x

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