Saturday 30 April 2016

Month in Review: April

April has came and went and I am so ready for hopefully some nicer weather in May! Bring on the sunshine :D This month was a whirlwind of some INCREDIBLE books, specifically with male protagonists, so I was on a role this month:

What I Read: 

Dorothy Must Die by: Danielle Paige- 4/5 stars
The Outsiders by: S.E. Hinton- 5/5 stars
Devil and the Bluebird by: Jennifer Mason-Black- 3/5 stars
Frayed by: Kara Terzis- 4/5 stars
Cinder by: Marissa Meyer- 4/5 stars
The Raven Boys by: Maggie Steifvater- 4/5 stars
The Dream Thieves by: Maggie Steifvater- 5/5 stars

Favourite book: A toss between The Dream Thieves and The Outsider's. Both of these books were magnificently crafted, that I honestly couldn't pick one over the other!

What I Blogged: 

This month was the month of Conversations in which the fantastic meme hosted by Geraldine and Joan launched! The most recent Conversation, 15 Year Old's and 50 Shades of Gray, was my favourite post this month as I had so much to talk about!

I also participated in Nefarious Tales, a week-long Villain Blog Tour hosted by Mishma! It was so fun to talk about all things evil and the twitter chat was great as well! I talked about Harry Potter Villains.

Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

Geraldine asks if 15 year olds are too young to be reading 50 Shades 
Cee discusses women and book prizes 
Megan shares her amazing support system
Annika randomly rambles about her similarities to the characters she reads 
Mishma hosted a villain week blog tour! 

Blogger of the Month: 

This month I'm highlighting a non-bookish blog to switch things up! My cousin Megan, who also graciously designed my blog header, has a wonderful lifestyle and mental health-driven blog in which she shares inspiring posts and personal stories. Most of her posts are related towards strengthening mental health, and she puts such heart into her posts! So, if you're looking for a great lifestyle blog, check out Megan @ Megan Inness!

Personal Stuff of the Month: 

I WON A WRITING CONTEST! Technically, I got in third place, but it was a huge accomplishment for me and I'm so proud that I got this far. I even won a giftcard to Chapters Indigo! Book shopping, here I come.

The physical copy of my book finally arrived! The book I wrote for NaNoWriMo finally came and it was so surreal! I'll cherish it forever.

I'm still in school, I still hate math, but hey, what can you really do? TWO MORE MONTHS!

That was my April! How was yours?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. sounds like a good month - well done on the writing prize thingy!!!!!! XD XD <3
    (And thanks for yet another shout-out *blushes*)

  2. Thanks for the shoutout Emily! And a HUGE congratulations on that writing contest! I hope to read some of your work one day :)

  3. Congrats on your writing prize!!! I didn't participate in conversations this month nearly as much as I'd planned to. So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Can't believe May is tomorrow
    Either way glad you had a good month :)

    1. Thanks Jenn! If you find the time, I would love to read your conversations posts, it's a great feature!

  4. Congrats on your writing prize! I participated on a writing contest in my state last year and I ended up in first place, which was amazing. It's really a good thing to feel proud of your writing, right?! I'm sure yours is amazing! <3
    AND YOU'RE READING THE RAVEN CYCLE!!! I can't wait to read your thoughts on this series, since it's one my favorites.
    Hope you had a good April!

    1. I JUST FINISHED THE RAVEN KING AND OMG THIS SERIES WAS INCREDIBLE! I could go on and on, but tbh right now I'm pretty emotional about the whole thing lol! Congrats on your writing prize, that's amazing :D

  5. Yess! The Outsiders is such a classic, great read. It sounds like you had an awesome reading/blogging month in general. Thanks for sharing! ♡

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

    1. I know right?! It's so awesome! Thanks Julia!

  6. Whoaaa I cant believe you had an actual book written during NaNo! SHARE A SNIPPET PLS
    Also yess woo summer! Its going to be winter for me... but still summer for you, thats so awesome! :D
    And also, what a great reading month for you!
    So glad youre enjoying Conversations, Emily 💗💗💗 Hope that you enjoy the topics that are coming up (I gotta write my post soon xD)!

    1. I will soon! Lol I always get jealous when everyone in the Southern Hemisphere has summer when I have winter, but once the tables are turned then I can relax a bit haha! Can't wait for more Conversations!

  7. Congrats of winning the writing contest. Even third place is awesome! I've participated in NaNoWriMo and even won a couple of times in the past, but the past few years have been so busy with college that I haven't had time to /really/ try to write 50K words. I'd love to do it and get my bound edition in the mail, though. <3

    Also, was Cinder a reread for you or are you just now getting into the series? I'm actually right in the middle of the final book and scared to find out what happened, lolol. The anxiety, though. >.<

    I've followed you via bloglovin!

    Brittany @

    1. Thanks for stopping by! NaNo is a commitment, and to be honest I think I'll wait a few more years until I do it again. It was my first time reading Cinder! I dnf'ed it a long time ago, but I started again and this time I really enjoyed it! Can't wait to get the rest of the series :)