Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

I wanted to give a bit of a personal update on what to expect in the next few months on this blog.

I’ve mentioned here and there that I am expecting a baby (now in two weeks–which is crazy). Because of prepping for his arrival, as well as having family visit from overseas (and work), I’ve been incredibly busy, and have really struggled with keeping up with daily blogging. I decided for my sake that I need to back off for a while with some book-related commitments. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to. And, well, my family comes before blogging. 

Anyways, for the months of May, June, and probably well into July, you may not see me posting as often as normal. While I deeply wish I could, I also won’t be able to blog hop and stay on top of what everyone else will be up to, which makes me very sad. To any of you fellow bloggers who continue to support my blog even when I haven’t been able to reciprocate, I am deeply grateful for your support and commitment! It means the world to me! Once things get into a routine, I should have time to get more involved again. 

Until then, my Thursday Blog Trots will be on hold, along with some Top 5 Wednesday posts. The month of May was a free-for-all month with T5W, and I just didn’t have time to make my own prompts. Therefore, you won’t be seeing any of those until June (possibly.) 

With all of that being said, here’s a rather uneventful wrap-up for the month of April!

What I Read & Reviewed

What I Read But Still Need To Review

  • Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol (tentative 2.5 stars)
  • Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol (tentative 3 stars)

Catch-Up Reviews Written

Top 5 Wednesday Meme

Thursday Blog Trot Meme / Around the Blogosphere

Fairy Tale Friday Meme

Down The TBR Hole

Other Noteable Posts

Beat The Backlist Reading Challenge

In April, I contributed a total of 31 pointsย for the Story Sorcerers team. (AND WE WON!)

PopSugar Challenge

Nada de nada. ๐Ÿ™

Goodreads Reading Challenge

So, my Goodreads challenge has suffered. I had originally aimed to read 200 books this year, but it called for me to finish a book every two days, and I just couldn’t keep up. I ended up lowering my goal to 100 because it didn’t cause me anxiety to look at it like 200 did. I’m hoping I can still reach 200, but this year may be too eventful to get there. 

#ARCsAnonymous Goodreads Group Challenge

Due to the chosen challenge topic, I didn’t participate in the #ARCsAnonymous challenge in April. 

Well, there's my unsuccessful month.
How did you do on your reading challenges in April?
Where there any goals that you had to lessen or give up on completely? (I sure hope not!)

I am the author behind Foals, Fiction & Filigree. An all-encompassing blog about horses, books, and my art.

8 thoughts on “Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

  1. How exciting for you!! Babies are such a blessing…is this your first? I wish you all the happiness, health and SLEEP in the world! Good luck Sheila!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

  2. I was about to ask you where you went and if things are alright, turns out I had completely missed this! I hope you’re okay, and I totally miss you, we should talk!! Judging by Facebook you already have your new baby, so congratulations!! I hope you WILL eventually come back, cause we really do miss you! <3

    1. Thanks, Evelina! You are so sweet. Don’t worry, I DO intend to come back, it just may take some time. A newborn and 2-year-old don’t give me much time to read, let alone write reviews and other blog posts ๐Ÿ˜› But! I’m hoping I’ll be able to become more active as time goes on. I really miss the community and interacting with everyone! <3

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