[Rewind] April 2017

19:46 Cilla P 10 Comments

April has been a really busy month, surprise surprise. I tried to remember to do some self-care that isn't being a vegetable on the couch with Netflix, and there has definitely been some fun moments! Life continues to be hectic, but the end of the semester is in sight. In the meantime, blogging will keep on taking a backseat. I hope we can still catch up every once in a while though!

New to My Shelves

Now that I think about it, I have managed to not step foot in a bookshop all month. There may be something wrong with me. 

I have, however, been to the library (once). My request for Nora and Kettle is finally granted! My library is the best, honestly. This book has been on my TBR since it came out, so I'm excited to actually be reading it. 

For review, I received Internet Famous and The Dr Pimms' Series. I've read the former and half of the latter, and they're all really interesting in their own ways. Reviews will come some time this month!


April's the month for 5-stars review, it seems!

↠ Sofia Khan is Not Obliged. Witty, adorable, and my favourite audiobook so far. ✮✮✮✮✮ 
↠ I posted a spoilery review/discussion of Me Before You
↠  The Hate U Give stole and broke my heart. ✮✮✮✮✮ 

Other Things on the Blog

There's... actually nothing else. Oops. Also, I just realised, while writing this post, that I completely forgot about my second blogoversary. Something to celebrate this month, perhaps?

Challenges Progress

↠ Goodreads challenge: 14/30 books
↠ Discussion challenge: 3/24 discussion posts
↠ ReadDiverse2017 challenge: 5 books
↠ #RockMyTBR challenge:  1 book
↠ Backlist Books challenge: 4 books

Around the Blogosphere

↠ Laura shared 5 great podcasts for writers.
↠ AJ has been doing the A to Z challenge, and you should check out her entries. I still need to catch up, but I is for If Dogs Could Talk is my favourite so far.
↠ Cristina wants to know how much you're reading annually.

In Life

Here's one exciting bookish event that I had in April: I did my first cosplay! Three guesses who my friend and I were going as:

If you guessed Linh Cinder and Queen Levana of  The Lunar Chronicles, you'd be right! And you'd be one of the few people who recognised them. 😂 It was a lot of fun dressing up, though I pretty much couldn't use my 'cyborg' hand for the whole day!

In Store for Next Month

I'm hoping to join the #AsianLitBingo in May, even if I'm unlikely to complete it! I have a discussion post that has been sitting in my drafts folder for the last three weeks, so hopefully that will actually go up one of these days. Also, keep an eye out for my blog tour stop for Internet Famous!

How has your April been? What have you been reading?
Have you ever cosplayed before? Would you like to, if you haven't?
If you posted an April wrap-up post, link me to it! I'd love to catch up on what's been going on with you!


  1. Love your costumes. I guessed that you were Cinder, but I wasn't quite sure about Queen Levania (makes sense, though).

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Thank you! :D Neither of us was really sure what Levana really looked like, but the veil and crown were modeled after the cover of Fairest.

  2. Love the costumes! I ADORED the Lunar Chronicles. Still have to read the novella about Levana. I'm on the waiting list at the Library. I have Nora and Kettle in audio book! I don't know how but I got the eBook for free and then the audio for only $1.99 I started reading it but then got distracted with something else that was going to expired from my library. So, looking forward to your review :)

    1. Thank you! I hope you get Fairest soon - I loved it so much. :D Ooh nice! I've finished Nora & Kettle now and I can highly recommend it. Hopefully I'll be able to post a full review soon! :)

  3. I just got Nora and Kettle and the sequel on my kindle so I'm also really looking forward to reading these books. I'm hoping to get THUG for Mother's Day tomorrow. Everyone says it's a MUST read.

    1. Oooh I hope you get THUG, and that you'll enjoy both books! Nora & Kettle is pretty amazing, and THUG is most definitely a must read!

  4. Great costumes. I admit that I had no idea who you were supposed to be but I haven't read Cinder yet so I guess it makes sense. I am glad you finally got your hands on your library request. I hope you have a great May!

    1. Thank you! That does make sense, haha. I hope you have a great May too!

  5. I haven't read the Lunar Chronicles, but your cosplay looks awesome! I love the cyborg hand! I've never cosplayed, but it looks like fun. I was in some shows in high school, and I always liked getting to wear the costumes. (Does that count? Lol.) Have a great month!

    1. Thank you, Kristen! Cosplaying is a lot of fun, but it requires quite an effort! Haha I'd say that does count since you were wearing costumes!


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