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What Happened in April?

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I am really baffled as it how it is already May! April was another busy month for me. I didn’t blog as much as I wanted to or read as much as I wanted to, but I certainly got up to a lot of things

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I have managed to read 4 books this month. Two of these being novels, the other two being graphic novels. I am reading a lot of graphic novels at the minute! Here are the books I read this month:

  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  • More Than We can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Slay by Kim Curran
  • Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley

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In May I am going to push myself to release 3 blog posts a week, sometimes more. I attempted this in April and it was going well until I got really busy. Here are my Top 5 posts from April:

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Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 15.21.39.pngMe and my Mum still don’t know what to do with the money we are putting aside for each book we read! If you have any ideas please let me know. I am currently at £90 and I am very happy with this. This month I have read 4 books. I am currently 9 books ahead of schedule with my reading goal which is amazing for me! I think if by June I am nearly at 30 books I am going to up it to 40 maybe even 50.

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I started the month by going to see Harry Styles live with my younger sister. My sister is obsessed with him so you can imagine her excitement. I do enjoy his music but wasn’t expecting to enjoy the show as much as I did. He has such an amazing stage presence that really made the concert for me.

The day before I travelled to London with my Mum to go and watch Hamilton, I fainted in work. I was feeling fine all morning but I managed to wind myself somehow with the trolley I was pushing and a stand that had beers on. Me being me I tried to walk it off. I walked about 4 steps before I couldn’t get my breath and I fainted. I threw the trolley I was pushing right over my head and all the contents in it. I woke up 20 seconds later having no idea what had just happened. A couple of days later when I went back to work I realised they is a CCTV camera exactly where I fainted. So, I went back on the footage and watched myself faint. It is an amusing but scary watch. I do not know how I didn’t hurt myself with the way I fell. But I am doing fine and think it was just a one off.

Fainting at work didn’t stop me from going to see Hamilton. I have been waiting to see this show for so long and it didn’t let me down. It is even more extraordinary live than I imagined it would be. I laughed and I cried. As soon as I left the show I wanted to go back IMG_5685and see it again. I keep entering the lottery for tickets but being up North I would struggle to drop everything to go and see the show at the other end of the country. I am going to save up to maybe buy a couple more tickets to see the show again because I would love to see it again. But if this doesn’t happen I had an amazing time seeing a show I love so much. I will not be forgetting about it anytime soon.


Finally in April I had the opportunity to interview the lovely Alwyn Hamilton who is the author of the Rebel of the Sands series. My lovely friend Kimi from the Waterstones Manchester Deansgate invited me to come and interview Alwyn and I jumped at the opportunity. The interview between Alwyn and I will be coming to the blog very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!

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There you have it, April is over for another year! I am looking forward to see what happens in May.

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Until next time,


3 thoughts on “What Happened in April?

  1. i really enjoyed lost at sea when i read that, i wonder if ill still relate as strongly w it nowall these years later! i kinda wanna know.

    i look forward to reading ur interview w alwyn, super sad i couldnt m ake it (thanks work pfft)


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