Monthly Wrap-Up – April 2021
Hi guys and welcome to today’s monthly wrap up post for April! I can hardly believe it is May already – where is this year going?
This month’s post is only a short one by comparison as I’ve been focusing on some different things this month. Still, I really enjoyed the books I have been picking up – and more of those below: –
This month has been a bit of a reading and listening fest for A Game of Thrones and George R. R. Martin. I’ve been reading Fire and Blood which is the prequel to the A Game of Thrones series and I’ve also been listening to A Clash of Kings, which is the second book of the main series.
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I’ve not read as much as I would’ve liked to this month. Instead, I’ve ended up working on a lot more knitting. I had been making a birthday present for my dad at the beginning of the month and I finish this a few days ahead of time. After that I moved on to a project that I started in November last year and put on hold. I ended up getting a lot more done of this than I expected initially and in the last few days of April I was so close to finishing it that I just couldn’t leave it.
Still, Fire and Blood is a long book. I think when I picked it up this month I was about 250 odd pages in and as of the end of the month I had around 150 left (out of 700). If I’ve been reading shorter books and maybe I could be saying that I’d read a couple this month, but it is what it is and this is the only book I’ve been making progress on. Once I get this finished I’m going to try a lot harder to get more read.
In terms of progress with A Clash of Kings, I was around 20% through the audiobook in March is monthly wrap-up post. I’m now about 55% through and making good progress with this one. I definitely listen to audiobooks a lot less than I physically read and these are long ones as well. I’m actually really pleased with this progress and I look forward to carrying on with the book in the next month.
Blogging has definitely been a lot more fun and enjoyable since I switched up my way of working last month. Posting is a lot easier as I’m not struggling with an ageing laptop and all in all, I’m just enjoying the process of it a bit more.
In case you missed any of my posts over the course of the month, you can find a list of what I’ve shared below: –
- First Lines Friday – 02/04/2021
- Sunday Summary – 4th April 2021
- Monthly Wrap-Up – March 2021
- Book Review: The Bands of Mourning – Brandon Sanderson
- Sunday Summary – 11th April 2021
- The Spring Cleaning Book Tag
- Shelf Control #29 – 16/04/2021
- Sunday Summary – 18th April 2021
- Audiobook Review: Moon Over Soho – Ben Aaronovitch
- First Lines Friday – 23/04/2021
- Sunday Summary – 25th April 2021
- Four Year Blogiversary
- Shelf Control #30 – 30/04/2021
I hope you have enjoyed this month’s wrap-up post! Apologies it is only a short one, however, I feel like I’ve had a good break and the opportunity to enjoy some different things. I’m definitely looking to start picking up more books and get back on the reading bandwagon more next month. However, until then, I hope to see you around on the blog.
What books did you read in April?
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