Oy! Happy Tuesday! The National Speech tournament has officially started! In a typical year, we'd be traveling to compete in the tournament live, but this year it will be on Zoom. My first round was earlier today and watching all of the humorous duets made me laugh so hard I was quite literally snorting. After… Continue reading Solitaire // Review
Hello world! It's me, April. It's been a hot second since I've posted, or interacted with the blogosphere for that matter. The end of the school year is coming to a close (one. more. week) and you know, life stuff happened. Tests, projects, nationals for speech, the musical, the whole shebang. I've been reading up… Continue reading 33 Thoughts I Had While Reading King of Scars // Review
I was on tiktok in ungodly hours of the night a few days ago, as one does, when I stumbled across a video talking about how birds were the token animal of young adult fiction. And sure, there are some bird titles. But I have a counter offer... snakes. Once you see it, you can't… Continue reading Replacing Snakes On YA Book Covers With Milo the Goat // idk what this is
I sincerely hope, from the bottom of my soul, that y'all have never had the absolute horrendous experience of being spoiled for a book you were so unbelievably hyped for. It sucks. It really does. Let's just say there was a lot of teenage angst going on, a temporary self ban from book Twitter, some… Continue reading Let’s Talk Spoilers // discussion
Oy! You know what time it is! April makes sassy remarks on the books she’s read and pretends it’s peak humor. I actually thought April had 31 days in it (it does not), which is why I'm sitting in the hallway at school between performances typing out this post on my phone. Luckily I had… Continue reading April Wrap Up // Time? What’s that? who’s she?
The cold and I are not friends. It might just be a me thing, but becoming a human popcile everytime I brave the great outdoors is just a no. Sure, I like hot chocolate. Sure, I like warm blankets. And yes, I know that both of those things are typically associated with cold weather. But… Continue reading Manifesting Summer-y Weather // recs
There are a lot of things that scare me in life. In no particular order: People who prefer vanilla to chocolate (sorry, but natural selection is coming for you)Watching the slicing and dicing on any medical TV show (but murder, for some unknown reason, is not nearly as terrifying)Birds (seriously, their beady little eyes can… Continue reading 33 Thoughts I Had While Reading Pride and Prejudice // review (well… sort of)
Hello bookworms of the universe! How are we feeling on this charmed Thursday?? I got my braces tightened today and my entire face feels like it’s been blended and then sandwiched between the jaws of a crocodile. We’re 10/10 thriving over here. But I had ice cream after, and since ice cream soothes the soul,… Continue reading I’ll Be The One // pure and unbridled joy in book form
Oy! Happy Saturday! I've been waffling on what sort of post to write for today. I flipped through like eight ideas before actually landing on one I vibed with. Waffling as a verb: one of April's talents. I should probably mention that today is my birthday. I wanted to do something birtdhay-centric and fun but… Continue reading 8 Fictional Worlds I Want to Travel To // featuring candle magic and my birthday!!
Out of all of fantasy hopes and wishes, I would bet that being a witch is probably the most realistic of them all. Being a pirate is never going to happen, as I live in a landlocked state. Dragons are highly unlikely, unless I discover a dragon egg. Time Travel involves science, but I am… Continue reading Sweet and Bitter Magic // witches, plagues, curses oh my!