My month in reviews have been on and off since I've taken a few hiatuses, but I'm finally in a good place to bring them back! April was so chaotic, so let's get into it:
What I Read:
A Lesson in Vengeance by: Victoria Lee: 4/5 stars
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by: Zarqa Nawaz: 5/5 stars
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by: Malinda Lo: 4/5 stars
Arsenic and Adobo by: Mia P. Manansala: 4/5 stars
Lore Olympus by: Rachel Smythe: 5/5 stars
Care Of by: Ivan Coyote: 5/5 stars
Honey Girl by: Morgan Rogers: 4/5 stars
The Fire Never Goes Out by: ND Stevenson: 5/5 stars
Favourite book: It was overall a great month for reading! I'm going to have to give my favourite book prize to Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by: Zarqa Nawaz. Nawaz created the popular Canadian tv show Little Mosque on the Prairie, and she embodies everything I want to be as a writer: funny, but also incredibly concious of representation and social issues.
What I Blogged:
Like I said, blogging has been inconsistent over the past few months, but this month, I slowly started to get back into the swing of things. My favourite post of the month was when I discussed When You Stand Up For Something You Believe In, But It Doesn't Turn Out Right. That discussion was difficult to write, but also I think very needed in terms of my personal reflection on an uncomfortable situation.
Favourite Blog Posts:
Vera and Sabrina celebrate their blogiversary by Shouting Out Some of Their Favourite Bloggers
Cee shares how to Write Your Obvious
Morgan shares how they've Changed As A Reader
April was an extremely busy month. I finished up my coursework with final essays, and just this past Tuesday, I had to complete a big presentation of the work I'm doing for my MA. It was extremely daunting and I had some hiccups (for example, when I get nervous, I tend to ramble), however, for the most part, I am extremely proud of myself for overcoming some social anxiety.
The day this post goes up, I will be going to my first family celebration since COVID started. There's been a lot of milestones since the pandemic, and now we all feel more comfortable in celebrating them. I'm excited to get back to dressing up fancily lol.
Next month will probably be more busy. I will have to start writing my final paper for my MA, but also, I am attending a conference in Montreal in the middle of May. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, as meeting new people is not my strong suit, but it'll definitely push me outside of my comfort zone which I'm interpreting to be a good thing.
So, that was my April! A lot of busyness, with some more busyness to come. How was yours?
Emily @ Paperback Princess