Thursday, May 2, 2019

April Monthly Wrap Up (2019)

Off the Blog:

Hey everyone!  April has been a pretty slow month for me.  However, several good things happened this month!  For one thing (or two in this case), I was able to check out a lot of fantastic movies this month!  Early on in April, I watched the newest DC movie "Shazam!" in theaters and I LOVED IT!  It was such a hilarious and action packed movie and I can't wait for the sequel to come out.  Next, and probably the biggest news here is that I actually got to watch "Avengers: Endgame" and it was FANTASTIC!!!  This was such a brilliant conclusion to the "Avengers" movies and I can't wait to see the future of the MCU after this point!  As for the Easter holiday, we didn't really do much except eat ham all day! I LOVE ham!

On the Blog:

Unfortunately, I didn't get any reading done this month (which is a first for me).  That was because of two things:  I was on a book buying ban and I'm still getting used to reading mostly chapter books every month.  I'm still trying to deal with my financial problems, so I have decided to not buy any books for awhile until I get my financial situation settled (which is so hard for me to do, especially since there are a lot of awesome books being released right now).  Also, I wanted to try to get back into reading up to 5 chapter books per month like I used to, which was why I wasn't able to finish any books this month.  I'm still trying to get used to reading multiple chapter books each month and I'm hoping to get around to reading more chapter books like "Illuminae," "Shadow of the Fox" and "The Cruel Prince."

Books Read this Month:

Other Reviews and Activities Completed this Month: 









2019 European Reading Challenge:
2019 Beat the Backlist: 1
NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2019:
2019 Picture Book Reading Challenge: 6
2019 Humor Reading Challenge:
2019 Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 1

2019 Discussion Challenge:
2019 Diversity Reading Challenge: 1
2019 Color Coded Reading Challenge:
2019 Read It Again, Sam: 1
2019 12th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge: 

 Book Stats for April:

Total Number of Books Read: 0
Average Rating: 0
Male Authors: 0
Female Authors: 0
Unknown Authors: 0
Series: 0
Stand Alone: 0
Re-Reads: 0
Total NetGalley Books for the Year: 0
Total ARC Books for the Year: 2
Total Edelweiss Books for the Year: 0
Total Reading Alley Books for the Year: 0
Total Books for the Year: 0
Total Re-Reads for the Year: 1
Total Number of Books Read for the Year: 7

Genre Stats:

Humor: 0
Science Fiction: 0
Horror: 0
Fantasy: 0
Drama: 0
Romance: 0
Paranormal: 0
Contemporary: 0
Historical: 0
Total Science Fiction Books for the Year: 0
Total Humor Books for the Year: 4
Total Horror Books for the Year: 0
Total Fantasy Books for the Year: 1
Total Drama Books for the Year: 1
Total Romance Books for the Year: 1

Blog Stats for April: 



Books Bought in April:

* I only got two books in April since I'm still on a book buying ban. But, I got these two books for a good price!

May TBR:

* I haven't finished any books in April, although I'm reading through "Shadow of the Fox" like crazy!  So, I added some new books to my TBR pile!

Favorite Blog Posts from Around the Blogosphere: 

☀  AJ @ Read All the Things!  discusses about Reading And Walking: A Single Shard
☀  Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses about I Want to Post It NOW! (AKA One Reason I Almost Never Blog Ahead.) Let’s Discuss.
☀  Jessica @ a GREAT read discusses about Bookish Wishes
☀  Greg @ Book Haven discusses about Bookcover Spotlight #203  
☀  Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books discusses about Sneak Peeks - Yay or Nay?
☀  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight has a list of BOOK COVER GLOW UPS  
☀  Taina @ My Lovely Secret discusses about IS THIS NOVEL YOUNG ADULT?
☀ Wendy @ Falconer's Library discusses about What Books Did You Need?

This will be linked to Feed Your Fiction Addiction's  Monthly Wrap Up and A Cocoon of Books Best of the Bunch! 


  1. April might have been slow, but it seems you had fun watching a lot of good superhero films. :) Hope you enjoy Our Dark Duet - I love Monsters of Verity. Aww, thank you for sharing my discussion post. <3

    Happy May! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  2. I need to watch more movies. I feel like I’m missing out on things. Thanks for sharing my post. Happy May!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Glad you had a good Easter! And Endgame- yay! I still have to see it- can you believe that??

    Thanks for including my post in your round-up. And for the cup of coffee as well- it meant a lot. :)

  4. Even if you didn't read a whole lot, you had a great month! I hope you get to read this month and have a great May!

  5. Glad you got to see a couple of great movies in April. Even though you didn't get any books finished last month, it seems like you have a plan! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  6. I don't go to the theater to see many movies, but Shazam! is definitely one I want to see. It does look like it has lots of humor from the previews. I hope you can get some May reading in.