Sometimes, I think I need an award for all the creativity I put into blog titles.
I don’t generally do wrap-ups, but this is one of the aforementioned “new things”. Like every other wrap-up post in the blogosphere, we will be looking back at everything that happened in April.
This poignant and sad story quite accurately captures the emotions of an anxious and depressed person. I participated in the blog tour for Drift Stumble Fall hosted by Hideway Fall and I really enjoyed it.
The Pleasures of the Damned is a collection of Buk’s poems from 1951 to 1993. I really loved reading this book and can’t wait to read more of Buk’s works!
I finally read Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and I cannot stop fangirling over this book! It’s been WAY too long since I read YA, and this book was the best pick to return to that genre! I laughed out loud, I teared up, and I loved, loved, loved this book!
Review to come.
Go Ask Alice has been lounging around my TBR for a while now and I finally got around to reading it. This cautionary tale against drug use is actually one of the most frequently banned books of the 21st century. While the authenticity of this book has been challenged several times, it’s still a good read, anti-drug propaganda or not.
Review to come.
A lover of all things evil and macabre, I chose this short story as one of the easy reads for Dewey’s yesterday. The unreliable narrator, the pure insanity of it all, and the lyrical prose made The Tell-Tale Heart an excellent, albeit short read for the readathon.
Other happenings on the blog
I had a little fun on April 1st with this post: How I wrote an entire novel with this AI-powered book writing software.
AuthorsGetLit finally ended with my favorite indie author, Lev Lewis, writing the last article about how, as a self-published author, he interacted with book bloggers. Read it here: AuthorsGetLit | Book bloggers and me by Lev Lewis.
I dabbled in poetry. I decided to participate on a whim and I actually wrote a poem every single day! I’m really proud of how far I’ve come because I’ve been known to give up on things too easy. You can read all my poems on Instagram.
I reviewed the French TV show, Le Chalet. The French make the best thrillers but this one was a little off the mark and had all the usual cabin in the woods tropes. I’ve been having a awful luck with Netflix these past few weeks. Recommend a good TV show in the comments, maybe?
I participated in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon and read 3.5 books! That’s another thing I’m really proud of! This was my first readathon and I can’t wait to take part in more.
Around the blogosphere
Simant at Flipping Through The Pages explains the whys and hows of writing a blog’s disclaimer.
Evelina of Avalinah’s Books discusses if book bloggers create too much content and then have too little time to socialize.
Aimee at Aimee Always writes about 5 things to include in books with POC.
Eva at Brilliantly Bookish talks about the books she buys as souvenirs during her travels.
What you can expect on This is Lit in the coming weeks.
Now that I’m done with National Poetry Writing Month, I will be trying to be more active here and on Twitter. You must have already seen my tweetstorm on Twitter for Dewey’s. No, really. They would’ve put Trump to shame, my tweets.
And now, my final announcement!
Starting this week, Chai Break will return on This is Lit!
I might change the logo, but this weird discussions feature of mine is totally returning! I stopped doing it because I was kinda going through a burnout back then, but quite a lot of my readers kept asking for it. Like, whaaat? Who knew people liked this?
And that’s the old-new thing. Seriously, though. Where’s my prize for all this creativity?
Let’s finish this elaborate rambling with my final poem for NaPoWriMo.
Can you believe I actually wrote 30 poems this month? I know I can’t.
Enough about me! What about you? How was April for you? Did you read an amazing book you’d like to recommend to me? Let me know in the comments!