Goals, Monthly recap

April Wrap-Up

April has been a pretty great month really. Matt was home for two weeks thanks to Easter, and thanks to the Easter holidays and some annual leave I managed to get a week and a half off from work to spend with him.

I did go through a real reading slump this month, but I think I’m now back on form which is great.  Work is still mentally busy, but I think I’m slowly getting back into routine.  I’ve been doing okay on the blogging front, posting pretty much every other day, and I managed 6 reviews this month which I’m very happy with!

Next month I’m hoping to get a bit more organised and to start using my filofax again (though we’ll have to see if that actually happens!).


Favourite things I did this month:

  • Had a week off over Easter while Matt was home – We mostly just relaxed, went to see a few films, had some nice meals and caught up on some TV together, which was lovely.
  • Took part in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon – I finally broke my reading slump (I hope!) and loved taking part in the readathon, visiting some blogs, socialising on twitter and catching up a little on my reading.
  • Changed my hair colour! – I’ve been blonde forever, and this month I changed to red!  We had to go for a slightly darker colour than I’m aiming for, because the colour just did not want to stick, but I’m still really liking it and I’m looking forward to testing out a few different shades 🙂


Books read: 5 (Same as March)
Pages read: 1786 (-491 from March)
Average pages per day: 60 (-13 from March)
Favourite: Prisoner of Night and Fog

Challenge Updates

(Challenge: # read this month [total/goal])

  • Seriously Series:
    • Series Started in 2014: 2 [9/18]
    • Series Started before 2014: 1 [4/18]
  • Library Books challenge: 2 [8/36]
  • LGBTQ: 0 [1/3]
  • TBR Pile Reading challenge: 0 [2/31]
  • Review Pile Reading Challenge: 3 [11/31]

Book Haul

Total Books gained: 8 (same as March!)
Books bought: 2 (up 1)
Total spend on books: £10.37
Books for review: 5 (up 2)
Freebies/Gifts/Borrowed: 1 (down 3)
TBR pile change: +3 books


On the blog

Number of Posts: 17 (up 5)
Reviews: 6 (up 5!)

NetGalley % change: +5%

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