April weather, rain and sunshine both together.– English saying
The world is currently still a flaming-hot mess, as you probably don’t need me to remind you. So I’ll keep doing my best to keep this blog as positive a space as I can — to focus on the things that bring me joy, to stay optimistic for the future, to strengthen my connections with the people I care about.
So with this new month, here’s hoping that spring arrives soon.
Reading & Blogging
- Read 10 books (or half of total read count) for #StartOnYourShelfathon.
- Read 3 books for #YARC2020.
- Bloghop at least once but preferably 3-4 times per week.
- Come up with a plan to finish all 60 (!!!) of the reviews I still need to do.
- Write at least 5 of the ARC reviews I keep putting off.
- Find a thesis adviser and actually ask them to be my thesis adviser.
- I have to submit a proposal in May, so this needs to actually get done.
- Plan out courses for next year (ASAP).
- Do some research on my post-graduation options.
- Write at least 500 words per day and/or finish my new Camp NaNo WIP.
- Keep working on that night routine and sleep schedule.
ARCs I Have
- Apr 7 – Jack Kerouac Is Dead to Me by Gae Polisner | ★★★☆☆
- Apr 7 – What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter | ★★★☆☆
Waiting for Release Day
- Apr 7 – Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
- Apr 14 – You Are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green
- Apr 21 – The Silence of Bones by June Hur
My life has never been super exciting, but this month I have a couple of major events I’m really looking forward to.
1. I’ve already talked about my Camp NaNoWriMo plans, so I’ll just add that my ultimate goal is just to have fun and get some writing done. Since I haven’t really written anything besides blog posts in quite a while, it’s really more about getting back into the storytelling flow, figuring out how to use that muscle again, and reminding myself how much I love creating.
2. Bookending Spring has returned to bless our feeds and bring the bookish community closer together! We have a fantastic lineup of prompts — if I do say so myself, as a returning host 😉 — and I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts.
- Do you have a favorite quote about this month or time of year?
- What goals and plans do you have for this month?
- Which upcoming releases are you most excited to read?