Favorite Media

I finished season four of Lucifer and season five of The Magicians and picked up The Staircase and The Disappearance of: Natalee Holloway to try and fill the void left by both shows, but so far neither have worked. Instead, I’ve been listening to this gorgeous acoustic version of Dagny’s “Come Over.” I’m on a perpetual, life-long quest to find more songs about liking someone, and this immediately shot up to the top of my list.

Books I Read

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, ★★★★
The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy by Ann Rule, ★★★½

Challenge Progress

  • Book Blog Discussion Challenge: 0 posts this month & 0 posts total → 0% complete
  • PopSugar Reading Challenge: 2 tasks this month & 8 tasks total → 16% complete
    • By or about a journalist: The Stranger Beside Me
    • With a great first line: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Read Harder Challenge: 1 task this month & 2 tasks total → 8% complete
    • 500+ page book published after 1950 written by a woman: The Stranger Beside Me
  • #StartOnYourShelfathon: 2 books read this month & 2 books total → 13% complete
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    • The Stranger Beside Me
  • Year of Asian Reading Challenge: 0 books read this month & 0 books total → 0% complete

See my 2020 reading goal post for more info!

Stuff I Added to My Queue

I came across Days of Distraction a couple of times before I finally added it to my tbr, but the intersection of race, romance, and coming of age finally won me over.

Having gone through clinical depression (and sometimes wondering if my meds are still working), Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me just… hit me.

Another short story collection about “the strange worlds that women inhabit and the parts that they must play?” Yes please, Show Them a Good Time.

The Subtweet covers jealousy, self-doubt, and how a friendship morphs and breaks in the Internet age. It sounds fascinating. (And also that cover!)


Gymnastics! Romance! Friendship break-up! (Also that cover!) Head Over Heels has it all.

I’m not positive that I’ll enjoy Meet You in the Middle—politics are one of my absolute romantic deal breakers—but I did enjoy BrainDead a lot (hell-oh Aaron Tveit) so I’m willing to at least try this one.

Today Tonight Tomorrow is pitched as rival overachievers spending twenty-four hours together their last day of senior year and, just, yes.


  • Hannah made a list of twelve things to do at home
  • Kate had a q&a for her blog anniversary
  • Rosie spotlit the specific book reviews that made her put a book on her tbr
  • A COVID-inspired “One More Day” parody
  • Zoom inspired backgrounds part one & two

What were YOU up to in April? Let me know!

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