Hi people! Well, April has come to an end and for once I can say I really enjoyed the month and actually managed to get quite a bit done so I’m not shrieking “where did the time go” as I usually am when I begin writing these recap posts.
Let’s take a look at what’s been going on in my life since my last recap.
April was a perfect spring month. If you’re following me on Instagram, you will have seen that everything is blooming here and we’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather and doing lots of short weekend trips. It’s been rainy and cold for the last week and now we also have snow, which is horrible. I hope all the trees and flowers will be okay.
My birthday was on the 24th, so go check out that post if you haven’t already – I’m doing a giveaway! I also made a Powerpuff Kaja, so that’s cool. :) Note: this is probably the first ever gif used on this blog.
In Kiddo news: he got chicken pox! It wasn’t too bad, he hasn’t scratched any of them off so he’ll have no scars or anything. His soft fair skin will soon be back to normal. He’s talking a lot, like full sentences, but I guess most people still have trouble understanding him because he’s abbreviating words or pronouncing them in his own way (as toddlers do). He knows colors now and loves animals, big machines (think excavators and bulldozers) and Legos (well, Duplos).
In future baby news: it’s a boy! :) Yep, we found out this month when I had the big ultrasound checkup. So far, everything seems to be going fine (as far as the doctor could tell, they’re sure to tell you the exam isn’t 100% conclusive). I can feel him kicking every day and it seems like he’s a pretty active little guy. A funny thing I don’t remember from the first pregnancy: he gets low into my side and kicks there and it tickles! From the inside. So weird. I’m really ticklish so this shouldn’t surprise me but who would have thought, right?
In reading news: I just finished The Martian, which was my first Sci-Fi novel in a while and I really enjoyed it! It’s the best book I read this month. I’ll be reviewing it soon, so come check back if you want to discuss it with me. No spoilers for others, though! :) Other than that, I liked Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie, it’s a very nice contemporary romance, I re-read Coraline and reviewed it, and I read Maresi, which is a very interesting Finnish feminist fantasy (I read the English translation and I’ll be reviewing it soon). I read a couple of other books but nothing that really stuck with me.
In book buying news: I’m trying so hard to keep my book spending to a minimum! Not because I’m broke but because I own so many unread books. I’m doing… okay, I guess? I got Rogue by Julie Kagawa, which was a Kindle deal and is the second part of the series that I want to finish, then I bought 3 contemporary romances, which were all pretty cheap, but still count. *sigh* I also just pre-ordered A Court of Mist and Fury but that will count as a May expense. :) Let’s say I have some reading to do before I get to order more books, which is a pity because I want to buy SO MANY! I only got one ARC this month (I limited my requests severely): it’s And I Darken by Kiersten White. I read her Illusions of Fate a while ago and I really liked it, so I’m curious about this one.
What I wrote about:
- Reviews: Coraline, Every Move, A Batch of YA Mini Reviews, and Saga Vol 1-4.
- Discussions: Supernatural Love Interests, Should Romance Be Realistic?
- Random cool stuff: A Year Older Again (+ Giveaway)
I’m planning on doing a challenge & resolution recap soon but I’m honestly afraid of it because I’m pretty sure I’m failing badly with both. Ugh.
- The saddest-sounding places on Earth.
- Aentee shared a tutorial on creating custom free graphics.
- As it turns out, most people can’t draw a bike. I loved this one!
- How crayons are made – this is absolutely great!
Well, this looks like a slow link share month. Have you found anything interesting lately?
How was your April?
What was the best book you read? Did you buy anything interesting?
I’d love to hear from you! :)