Tuesday 1 May 2018

Month in Review: April

Exams are over, my job has fully started and I am in a whole new routine now! I have shortened my posting to once a week now as I haven't had much inspiration to blog lately, but hopefully over the summer I'll be brainstorming new ideas. Here's what happened in April!

What I Read:

The Upside of Unrequited by: Becky Albertalli: 4/5 stars
One Dark Throne by: Kendare Blake: 5/5 stars
Otherworld by: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller: 3/5 stars
Queens of Geek by: Jen Wilde: 3/5 stars
Radio Silence by: Alice Oseman: 2/5 stars
The Raven Boys by: Maggie Stiefvater: 5/5 stars

Favourite Book: One Dark Throne of course!! I ended on SUCH A CLIFFHANGER and ugh I just can't wait for the new book to come out in September!

What I Blogged:

Like I said before, I've been feeling a little uninspired recently. I did do a discussion about Getting into New Adult Fiction that I really enjoyed, but other than that, it was mostly just book reviews.

Favourite Blog Posts:

Veronika and Ruzaika talk Reading Styles 
Cee discusses Toxic Friendships and Reclaiming Enthusiasm 

Life Stuff:

I started my job, and I am quite enjoying it! It is a learning process but I'm trying not to be too hard on myself when I make a mistake and just focus on getting better.

I also have finished my first year of uni! It went by so fast and while I can't say I fully enjoyed it, it was easier than I thought it would be. Summer is now upon me and I'm hoping to write a lot more.

The greatest news of the month: I got into my creative writing program! You may recall a few months ago I shared my writing portfolio. Well it was approved and now I am officially a creative writing major! A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

How was your April?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I had planned to read The Raven Boys, but I ended up reading other things instead.

    1. I would say to give it a try! The Raven Boys was actually a re read for me as I love the series so much :)

  2. Did I mention that you totally rock?! Thanks so much for sharing my post! XD

    And congrats on the job/uni/getting accepted into the creative writing thingummy! You're so talented!!! XD

    1. You’re pretty great yourself, Cee! Thanks :D

  3. It looks like you've had quite the mixed month in terms of books, Emily. Is it strange I kind of wish I had read a few more not great books? I just feel like sometimes I get burned out on amazing books and I need to rant about something terrible every once in a while (I think that's my Slytherin heart showing...).

    Congratulations on being accepted into the writing program!!! That's so amazing!

    I hope you have a lovely May and have fun at your job!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Haha, I totally get wanting to rant about a book. I feel like I haven’t written a really negative review in a long time and they’re honestly the funniest to write. Thanks Laura :)

  4. I'm very, very, VERY curious as to why Radio Silence didn't work for you (assuming it didn't, by your rating) because I LOVED it. Hope you'll get around to reviewing it someday!
    Congrats on getting into the creative writing program and good luck with your job, Em- seems like you're going to be very busy indeed! <33

    1. Thanks Ruzaika! Yes, I will be reviewing it, but in a nutshell, it was just a little boring for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the diversity and I thought that the plot was unique, but I wasn’t very connected to the themes and I didn’t understand it.

    2. Argh, shame it didn't floor you. It sure did me, lol. Will still be looking forward to your review! Also hey- thanks for the shoutout!!! <333

    3. I’m glad you enjoyed it! No problem, Ruzaika :D

  5. Woohoo congrats on the creative writing program!!! That is amazing!! So happy for you! Also, it's awesome you're enjoying your job and that exams are finished. Things seem to be going well!

    Hope you have an amazing May, Emily.

  6. Wow what a busy and exciting month!
    Congrats on the creative writing course :)

    I loved Raven Boys too. You read quite a mixed bag in April.
    Happy reading now that uni is over.

    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

    1. Thank you! The Raven Boys was a re read and I’m hoping to finish the rest of the series soon :)