Let’s Rewind: April 2020

April is here and so is the rain. I’m happy for it since I don’t have to be in it every day. **Focusing on the positive.**

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


April. It wasn’t much better than March. Corona is still on a rampage around the world. I’m constantly worried about my family but try not to think about it too much. Another elderly family member died (unrelated to corona). I spent most of my time inside. I tried to steer older family members away from the MANY conspiracy theories surrounding corona (which was exhausting to do and ineffective). It raaainnneeddd…. a lot. I kept thinking I have corona every time I sneezed, coughed, encountered people at the supermarket, or thought I had a shortness of breath. Ugh!!!….

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Let’s Rewind: April 2019

…and because March was so much fun, April came along and kicked me in my ass.

Let’s Rewind is my version of a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever the hell happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


April was not what I expected. It was filled with great surprises that are too personal to share on here, and it kept me so busy that I hardly had time to scratch my nose much less blog. It was a great busyness, but it made me debate quitting my second job because I have even less free time now.

Nothing much occurred in April. I took a trip to NYC for Easter to visit family for fun and left a book behind, so I didn’t have it to read on my roadtrip, unfortunately. And I attended Independent Bookstore Day but didn’t get much and only visited one shop, Politics & Prose, because I was exhausted. I was so tired that I didn’t notice this interruption by White nationalists, which occurred while I was there.

On here, I participated in the O.W.L. Magical Readathon and am now a few steps closer to becoming an aurologist, someone who studies auras. Now I’m on another reading adventure — a full month dedicated to nothing but fantasy. Ahh… 🙂 #wyrdandwonder

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What’s on Your Nightstand: April 2018

What’s on Your Nightstand is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last Tuesday of every month that summarizes what you’ve read for the month, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan to read next. For my posts, I also include articles, music, art, TV shows, and whatever else I did in the month.

April: the month in which I realize I’ve been decieving myself this whole time about accomplishing personal goals. April: the month in which I realize my setbacks are actually MAJOR setbacks and I probably won’t accomplish my goals by my appointed date. This was disappointing and dampened my month some, but April was also filled with lots of fun moments: enjoying the arts with friends or just by myself.

April wasn’t all bad and realizing those major setbacks now is actually a good thing. It’s still early in the year and though I’ll have to adjust the timeline for my goals, there’s still time to correct the mistakes I made so I won’t have to do a huge reshuffling of my plans. April was a busy month. I had lots to do at work and because I enjoy my job, the busyness was invigorating. I also reconnected with some friends, attended a parody of the Harry Potter books, which was loads of fun, and got a private tour of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which, if you’re in D.C. and you love art, you should totally do too.

So it was a decent month, though I’ll continue to gripe about it because GRRR!!! I fucked up with them goals. At least my reading and blogging were on track. Here’s what I read in April.

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What’s On Your Nightstand: April 2017

What’s on Your Nightstand, is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last Tuesday of every month that summarizes what you’ve read for the month, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan to read next. For my posts, I also include articles, music, art, TV shows, and whatever else I did in the month.

I’ve been struggling with my reading since the beginning of the year, but it picked up this month. Finally, I’ve started to read books that capture my attention and no longer do I feel like hopping from book to book. But though my reading took a positive turn this month, I was ill for most of it due to my allergies reacting to the pollen in the air.

I’ve spent almost all of April with a stuffy nose, itchy throat, headache, a cough, and sometimes a fever. I took a break from blogging a couple weeks ago because I was too weak to do much, returned because I felt better, but now I’m sick again, though not as much as last time. I now realize that doctors give good advice and I should have rested, as my doctor had prescribed (I’m stubborn so I often don’t do as I’m told). Anyway, back to the fun stuff.

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What’s On Your Nightstand: April 2016

What's On Your NightstandI saw this meme over on Dancing Books and decided to do it too since I do quarterly reading wrap-ups instead of monthly ones. What’s on Your Nightstand is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books that summarizes what you’ve read for the month, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan to read next. It’s basically a wrap-up, though not as detailed depending on how you structure your reading wrap-ups. The meme is held the fourth Tuesday of every month. (I assume that means the last Tuesday of a month that has 5 Tuesdays.)

For my posts, I won’t say exactly what’s on my nightstand because my make-shift nightstand is crowded with books I need to write reflections for on here. I’ll follow the prompt but will only include what I read this month and what I plan to read, which is tentative because I hardly ever read what I say I will. I’ll also include articles I read or plan on reading, as well as podcasts I’ve listened to. Let’s get to it.

What I read:

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