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Bye bye April! #Wrap-up

Another month has come and gone. April brought me the best week of my life as well as some of the worst times ever. You can’t appreciate the amazing stuff without the endless painful days, I guess! But no matter what happened, nothing can take away what I have learned in April and will now cherish forever. (Yes, I am aware I sound very sappy, but I don’t care :p My blog, my sappiness!)

april wrap up

What’s New?

April or the last weeks of classes before the final period, the exams, the stress, and the overall “I’m never gonna make it” feeling. We were lucky to be granted two weeks off to revise and prepare our thesis and publishing project. Except I got the rebellion bug…

The bug led me to London! Best decision ever. I never am spontaneous. I don’t even know spontaneity, we are not friends. But when I received my blogger badge for the London book fair, I bought my tickets to paradise. Before realizing I had nowhere to go. See, I am not used to spontaneity!!! Therefore, I freaked out for an entire week, convinced I would never make it and I was forever stuck in France. But I have little godmothers everywhere and… I went! It happened. I lived. I loved it. I slapped anxiety in the face and had a life-changing experience. I mean it. If I lacked confidence about my ability to be of help and be able to make it somehow in publishing, I now hold on to the amazing things I’ve learned (more about it in my special London post!) and I won’t let anything, grades or comments, tell me I can’t make it if I really want it. Okay, I need to stop now or I’ll ramble for an hour and you are probably tired of me talking about it!

Car crashes! Two for one! Neither were my fault, but I was shaken and still don’t feel as comfortable as I used to when I am behind the wheel. I try not to let it become an anxiety trigger, but darn it, those things are difficult!!

One laptop down! My Macbook pro is slowly dying. I am typing this as fast as I can because it turns itself off without warning and it is tremendously annoying. Trying to buy a new one to be able to finish my thesis and project, and to be ready for my June internship, but of course, Apple doesn’t do cheap!

What else did happen? Some bad news, nice book mail, spring is mocking us. That’s about it!

Books I read this month

I am surprised I managed to read this much! I’m hoping May will be as nice, but I doubt it! Lots of those books haven’t been reviewed yet on the blog. My posts are ready, be prepared for some action soon!

Books I reviewed

Noir c’est Noir : Mör de Johana Gustawsson @JoGustawsson @LilasSeewald @BragelonneFR @Bragelonnedeals

Dartense part 2: Keeper by Johana Gustawsson @JoGustawsson @OrendaBooks @annecater #Review

Lazy Saturday Review : The Fear by C.L. Taylor (unpopular opinion inside)

Yep, only three reviews! Two are about the same book, but it’s not any book, it is the massive hit from Johana Gustawsson!

New Books (won, purchased, for review, whatever)

Okay, here I’m a bit ashamed. I’ve lost track of what I’ve gotten! I’ll post the Instagram pics I took recently but many books are missing. Hopefully they will be reviewed soon!

And yes, I have received my first ever book mail from a French publisher! Merci JC Lattès!

Blogging time!

Extracts

Shiver: The Fear by C.L. Taylor @callytaylor @HarperCollinsUK #Extract

Drift Stumble Fall #BlogTour @HideawayFall @MJonathanLee

Life as a student in publishing

The 2018 London Book Fair or the “Publishing Maze”

#LBF Baltic Books Blog Tour !

Others

This Week in One-Liners

Cover reveals

#Cover Reveal for Needle Song @rfdaze @fahrenheitpress @damppebbles

That’s it for April. Busy, crazy, scary, fantastic, April. I’m saying goodbye with thankfulness and I’m welcoming Hell May!

35 thoughts on “Bye bye April! #Wrap-up

  1. Looks like you read some good books! I can’t believe how fast April went by, but I managed to read a lot, so I’m not too upset. Good luck with your laptop issues! That’s the worst.

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  2. yay to London and getting through April and hope you’re okay after the car crashes. I had one the day before my driving test (about ten years ago now!) and so didn’t do my driving test that time.I remember how freaked out I was. Good you’re okay!

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  3. I’m so glad you had such a fantastic April – the London Book Fair especially, such an incredible experience and I am so proud of you.
    I’m so sorry to hear about your car crashes though and hope that everything is okay?!! I’m sending you all the hugs and love ❤ ❤ ❤
    I hope that May will be fantastic for you ❤ ❤

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  4. It was a busy month for you Meggy. You’re right, we can’t appreciate the good properly if we don’t experience the bad…. though 2 crashes was a bit excess. Someone bumped me last year and although I was fine , it did make me more nervous driving. In time that passed though.
    Your uni stuff seems to have gone so fast.
    Best of luck for your next part and hoping that May will be a good month for you.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Yeah, I could have done without the road stuff… But I’m driving again, and unless I’m at the spots where it happened, I’m not nervous.
      I can’t believe the year has passed. Twelve months ago, I was wondering if I could get through a year at uni, and now it’s almost gone! Have a wonderful May, darling Amanda xxx

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  5. It sounds like April was good for you. Sorry about the laptop issues and the car crashes though. I do pray that you are okay.

    Have a wonderful May. All the best 🙂

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  6. What a crazy month! Going to the London book fair sounds so exciting. I really want to travel but find myself so nervous to get out there and do it, so when I hear of my fellow stressed types getting out there and having an amazing time it’s always encouraging!

    Sorry to hear about your accidents. I hope you’re recovering and you get your confidence back for driving soon.

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    1. I used to be so nervous. You should have seen me when I went to live in Japan! But I’ve grown and learned about myself and I think I kept all stress away because this was a dream coming true 🙂 I’m glad if my experience can help!

      I’m recovering well, and driving again! x

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  7. It definitely seems like a month of extremes, with both ups and downs. I am glad you didn’t get seriously hurt in the car crashes, though I definitely understand you not feeling as comfortable behind the wheel now.
    When are you going back to London?? 😀 think happy thoughts!

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