All right, I didn’t post much this April. I mean, I think I published a grand total of 5 posts this month, only one of which was a review. But that’s all right, because I am returning full force this May. My classes are done, I have one more final (a ballroom final, so it’s just a dance party and a 2 pg paper), and then I graduate on May 12!
I’m sorry I haven’t dropped in and said hello in a while. I’ll try to stop by and see what you’ve guys been up to all of this week and the next!
But before that, how about we take a look at my April?
Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor | Review to Come
Initial Thoughts: Laini Taylor is a genius. Incredible world building. Memorable characters. Fantastic writing. An amazing adventure. Probably 4.5 stars.
Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller | Review to Come
Initial Thoughts: So much fun. Who doesn’t love pirates? Independent and witty heroine. Great humor. Interesting twist. Can’t wait for the next adventure. Probably 4 stars.
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell | Review to Come
Intitial Thoughts: An instant favorite. Loved this one to pieces. So funny. Angst, but enjoyable angst. Such a cute romance. Amazing characters. Probably 4.5 stars.
I’m about halfway through with this one and all I can say is that I love it. I love it. so. much. I like it even more than the second one. I can tell this is going to be a fantastic end to a fantastic trilogy.
Since I’ve only managed five posts this month, I’ll share them all here again.
1. Going to Wondercon for the first time and spending time with my friends and buying so many amazing items!
2. Completing an Alice in Wonderland themed project for my art class.
3. Participating in the dance showcase for my ballroom class. We did a swing number and a tribute to Dirty Dancing!!! And it was so fun and amazing, and it turned out so much better than expected.
4. Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm with some of my sorority sisters. I hadn’t been there in a long while so it was great to see my favorite childhood theme park again.
This is actually one of my highlights but since it’s my favorite event in April (and my favorite event, in general), I thought it deserved a category all its own. For those of you who don’t know, The Festival of Books is an annual festival that takes place on my campus (USC in LA) every year. It’s basically a bookworm’s dreams. And it’s the place where I spend most of my money because BOOKS!! BOOKS GALORE.
I set aside a lot of money for the festival weekend and I went a little crazy.
- Scythe | Neal Shusterman
- Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
- The Valiant | Leslie Livingston
- Fangirl | Rainbow Rowell
- The Hate You Give | Angie Thomas
- A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
- Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
- Hunted| Meagan Spooner
- My Lady Jane | Cynthia Hand
- King’s Cage | Victoria Aveyard
On top of that amazing haul I bought a few more knick knacks and decorative bookish items for my shelves and walls. Aaaaaand, I also bought my first comic book!
The one on the left is the one I purchased. The other came free with the purchase! I’m not really sure what Ninjak ( I mean, what a name) is really about, but the art is amazing and the guy at the stall really sold me on it.
Finally, I managed to attend an amazing panel with Victoria Aveyard, Marie Lu, Laini Taylor, AND Kiersten White. And of course, I got my books signed by all but Marie Lu (only because I forgot Midnight Star at home) *sad face*
All in all, I think April was a pretty fantastic month. There were many more events that I attended and I also found myself spending much more time with some of my close friends and sorority sisters. I had a wonderful time in my ballroom class, my art has improved immensely because of my art sessions, and I’ve still managed to save some room for reading.
I’m really looking forward to May!
Thanks for stopping by, you guys. Sorry for the long post. Just thought I should share some of the things I’ve been up to in my absence. Hope all is well with you and I’ll be seeing you soon! ❤