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.
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.