Happy Thursday everyone!
I'm back to my usual schedule, and I WILL get to blog commenting back sometime this week. I've totally been slacking off :D But anyway, without further ado, here is my April Wrap Up post for you.
Life has been bittersweet lately. I feel like it is full of endings.
For starters, I had my last basketball game with my secondary school team, and my last training. I will be seeing them in May one more time for the final basketball evening, but man, I love those girls. I'm gonna miss them a lot...
One of my older sisters was home for a bit this month as well. I was busy studying throughout her stay, but we did watch some movies together, like Deadpool (I've finally seen it!) and we went and had lunch out together at Bagels and Beans.
There was a two week holiday, but it pretty much wasn't a holiday for me as I studied for my finals. Lots and lots of studying. I also had my last day of secondary school classes ever. I still feel like that hasn't quite sunk in.
The first Taco Bell in the Netherlands just happened to open in my city, so my friend and I went to go eat there after the last day of school and had a nice time talking and relaxing in the park. I quite liked it actually, and Taco Bell is so affordable. It was the first taco I'd ever tried as well, so that was something new.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday was in April as well. My church had a 24 hour prayer into Good Friday going on. So at 11pm to midnight my mum and I took a slot, and had an hour praying in the church. I don't think I've ever dedicated a whole hour to prayer, so that was extremely new to me. But it felt so good. It's definitely something I would like to try and do again in the future.
I also had my last tutoring sessions. I tutor English to two families. One family I've been tutoring for a year. It was a challenge to work with them because they didn't speak English (their native language is Russian) and well, I don't speak that. Flashcards have been our best friend and their English has progressed so much. I'm gonna miss them. The second family I didn't realise I'd been tutoring them for three whole years now. They brought the most stunningly decorated cake that they made themselves as a thank you. It was almost too beautiful to eat. I'm gonna miss the kids so much as well.
As for yoga, I've made a bit more progress with my handstand. I can do it, I just can't hold it for long yet. I've managed to be able to get into the crow pose, at long last - but it needs a lot more work. A lot more.
Lastly, I stayed up till 5am marathoning all the Twilight movies. No regrets. They're not the best, but I love them regardless.
I finally had a good reading month! 15 books!
For starters, before I binge watched all the Twilight movies, I binge read the entire Twilight Saga. It was nice to reread them, and I discovered that I still love them. I mean, I can see why people hate them. The novella is quite boring and the last book is too bizarre for my taste. But aside from that? These books shall always have my love.
I also kept the rereading up by rereading Stygian and Sutphin Bouelvard by Santino Hassell. It got me back onto a new adult m/m romance kick and I kinda binge read more of his books. You'll see that in May as well. I also continued on to read the sequel of Sutphin Bouelvard which was Sunset Park. It was glorious.
I have reviews for Birthright by Jessica Ruddick, Even this Page is White by Vivek Shraya and Wild Blue Yonder by Charlotte Wilson upcoming, so I won't discuss them here. Well, the reviews will be coming -- y'know, as soon as I write them :D I've already reviewed It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany as well.
Well, my reading count should actually be 12, because those three novellas by Renee Ahdieh were like 20 pages in total each and took me 10 minutes to read. They were nice... but not amazing or anything. Just decent. Not necessary in order to be able to enjoy the duology.
I'm still reading Sense and Sensibility and Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold. I know, I'm slow, but I'll finish this month or SO HELP ME.
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Hellworld by Tom Leveen
Private Reserve by Diana Sobolewski
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Olivia's Question: What did you get up to in April? What was your favourite read? How many books did you read?