Goodbye, April + Blog Updates + It’s Almost Summer!!

I blinked and then April was over.

2018 is already going by so fast (I’m still writing 2017 on my papers, no joke), but this month went by fastest for me. I honestly can’t believe it’s already May! And that summer is so close, I can nearly see it. πŸ˜‰


In this post I’m going to (briefly) wrap up April, set a few goals for the upcoming month, and then talk about a few blogging related things. Lettuce begin.

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Ha. Ha. What are books again?!

Fun fact, I didn’t read any books at all this month! But I’m not that upset about it, because like I said, AprilΒ flew by for me, and I have pretty much no recollection of it…? A few books that are on my TBR for May are:

  • Challenger Deep, by Neal Schusterman
  • ACOTAR series
  • My Dear Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (my mom got me this for Easter and I’m really excited to read it because ELIZA AND HAMILTON AND HISTORY)

Since school is being very annoying and requiring lots of my time, I probably won’t get much reading done until summer, but that’s okay. Wow I have low expectations for myself.


My March Goals- How Did I Do?

  • Read 5 books ❌ wow. just wow
  • Read before bed more often ❌ I did a few times, but not enough to give myself a check mark
  • Go to the library ❌
  • Read 1 book from my TBR ❌ it would have been helpful to read 1 book

Goals for May

  • Read 2 books
  • Read 1 book from TBR
  • Make summer reading bucket list

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Blogging went pretty well this month. I actually discovered a lot of new blogs, which is always amazing! And I created a blog survey, which was also amazing!

I Posted:

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but guess who missed their blogging schedule day for the first time in months?! Hint, it rhymes with Bolivia.


April Goals…How Did I Do?

  • Make blog survey βœ…
  • Do mini reviews post βœ…
  • Some kind of lifestyle post βœ…
  • Stick to blogging schedule ❌

Goals for May

  • Stick to blogging schedule

Besides that, I really don’t have any idea what I want to post about this month! I’ll definitely be thinking about that soon, but as of right now, I don’t know.

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Life was good this month! A few notable things happened. πŸ™‚

  • I got my braces off! *cheers*
  • It was Easter, and my family came into town, which was really fun.
  • MY DANCE RECITAL HAPPENED! This is basically what this whole month was centered around, even though it only happened a couple days ago. It was super tiring (we had shows all weekend) but SO fun and I loved dancing and being with all of my best friends.
  • I got a new Bible! I got this She Reads Truth Bible. I haven’t been able to explore it much yet, but so far I really like it.
  • I just discovered this today (thanks to Elizabeth!), but it came out yesterday, so I can count First Burn on April, right? I’ve listened to it 5000039482 times in the last hour and it’s AMAZING. Hamilton fans, go watch the video now!

I’m hoping May goes by fast (but not as fast as April did?! cause I honestly can’t remember too much of April and that’s scary) because that means school ends quicker. My summer starts on June 2nd, and I can’t wait!


For the last part of this post, I’m going to be sharing a few blogging updates. Nothing serious, don’t worry. πŸ˜‰

  • Thank you so much to everyone who took my blog survey!β™₯ (You can still take it here if you haven’t yet and want it.) Your feedback was so valuable, and I really, really appreciate it all!
  • I’m still sorting through all the feedback (I need to make a chart or graph or something), but a lot of the post recommendations are things I’m interested in doing soon. A few of them are:
    • More book recommendations
    • More blogging related posts
    • Pet peeves with books
    • My walk with Christ
    • And more!
  • Again, I really can’t thank you enough for all the feedback, and I hope to incorporate some of these posts in soon.
  • I have decided that during the summer (June, July, and most of August for me) I am going to try and post twice a week! If I’m busy, then I won’t, because I am not going to sacrifice quality for quantity. But I think I’ll have enough extra time on my hands to post often. I’m really excited for that!


And that’s a wrap! Overall, April was much too fast. I’m looking forward to seeing what May has in store for me, and especially looking forward to a (hopefully) slow and wonderful summer. πŸ™‚

How was your April? What posts do you want to see? When does your summer begin? I’d love to chat with you in the comments.

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Photo byΒ Annie SprattΒ onΒ UnsplashΒ >> Credits for the image I used in my featured image!

42 thoughts on “Goodbye, April + Blog Updates + It’s Almost Summer!!

  1. I am in the same boat with almost everything you mentioned here (what *are* books?) But guess what – I just finished Fahrenheit 451 and it was AMAZING! I think I’ve already asked you, but did you read that one? πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚

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    • Aww, I feel you. Here’s to hoping we both discover books this month! πŸ˜‰ Ahh, I have read Fahrenheit 451. I liked it, but I was kind of confused on what was going on for most of it. XD Maybe I need to reread it sometime?

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  2. Looks like you had a good month! Mine was fine too, though nothing big happened, but oh well. πŸ™„
    Is it weird that summer vacation ends next month where I live? πŸ˜‚

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  3. I barely remember what happened in April besides… softball and baseball? πŸ˜†
    So, um, yeah!
    My summer begins in late May, which is also when I’m supposed to have my first softball game of the year! But even though I’m excited for that, I’m mostly looking forward to June, when I’ll be going to bible camp again!
    I also have some book recommendations for you: Old Yeller, Guardians of Ga’hoole, and maybe Ice Dogs. I don’t know if you’d like that last one (I’d give it a 3.5 stars), but I thought I’d tell you anyways.

    I hope you have an awesome May!

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    • I relate so much! Like, I hardly even know what I did in April. XD
      Ahh, that sounds so fun! I hope softball season goes well. I’ve always wanted to go to camp, I hope that’s also fun! πŸ™‚
      Ooh, thank you so much for the recommendations! I have read most of the books in the Guardians of Ga’hoole series a long time ago (I LOVE OWLS), and I’ve heard of Old Yeller (but I don’t know if I can bring myself to read it because SAD), and I haven’t heard of Ice Dogs. I’ll have to check them out!

      Thank you so much, Anna, I hope your May is wonderful as well❀️❀️

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  4. Don’t worry, I’m still writing 2016 so…. you’re doing okay, writing 2017 hahahaha.
    I hope that school isn’t too bothering, summer should be here quite quickly though, so that’s awesome for you πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait to see the new kind of blog posts on your blog, Olivia, I’ll be looking forward to it all πŸ™‚
    Hope you’ll have a wonderful month x

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    • Haha, honestly I think I’ve done that as well. Figuring out what year it is so difficult. XD
      Thank you so much! Yes, summer is almost here and I can’t wait. πŸ˜‰
      Yay, I’m excited that you’re excited! Thank you for your lovely comment as always Marie, and I hope your May is amazing!πŸ’ž

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  5. So glad you had a great month! And don’t worry too much about not being able to read as much as you would have liked, I’m sure you’ll catch up over the summer. Hopefully you’ll be able to find more time to read this month, I’m hoping the same thing for myself as well!!

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  6. I added My Dear Hamilton to my to-be-read list. It looks GOOD. Also: I really appreciate you linking to Goodreads. Ahhh, you got your braces off! Did it feel super weird to you too and like there was extra space in your mouth and your teeth were INSANELY smooth?? The She Reads Truth Bible looks BEAUTIFUL. At the end of last year I got the Journaling Bible Interleaved Edition and it’s pretty cool. My last day of school is June 1. I am SO EXCITED for summer!

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  7. April seems to be a very busy month for most of us here, as it is the last 2 months of school πŸ˜€ It must felt really good to take off those braces! I just find out about She Reads the Truth Bible and it’s so pretty! It will definitely motivate me to read the bible more often ahaha.

    Have a wonderful May!

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    • Oh yes, definitely! School has been crazy these past few weeks, though luckily it’s winding down soon. πŸ˜‰ I love the She Reads Truth Bible, it definitely motivates me more, and it has space for journaling or writing verses out, too.

      Thank you so much Tasya, I hope your May is wonderful as well!πŸ’ž


  8. I’m wondering if you’ve read My Dear Hamilton yet and if it’s any good? I added it on goodreads so thanks for introducing it to me. I hope May is being good to you too, and that school isn’t stressing you out too much. I randomly came across your blog and just wanted to say hi haha. ❀

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    • Hi, Louise! Thank you for the sweet comment❀️I just started My Dear Hamilton and I’m not very far into it yet but so far I’m enjoying it a lot. I love the perspective of Eliza and all the insight into her character especially. πŸ™‚ Thank you again, and I hope your May is wonderful as well!


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