Allegiant, Amy Zhang, Blue Lily Lily Blue, Elementary, Falling Kingdoms, Half Lost, Lady Renegades, Maggie Stiefvater, Morgan Rhodes, Rachel Hawkins, Sally Green, The Raven Cycle, The Raven King, This is Where the World Ends
WOW April was an exciting month.
First of all, I was so busy that I didn’t get around to posting my March wrap-up until the 18th. That was awkward.
So, of course, to ensure that didn’t happen again, I wrote this post two weeks ago, and then added to it as things happened.
Of course this post is STILL late…because I needed time to take pictures and upload them and that takes time that I do not have, but never mind.
April was the month of me being social apparently
There was a week in April when I hung out with people and didn’t get home until late three times. THREE. In ONE week.
But I got to hang out with people that I don’t get to see very often, so that was awesome.
I hung out with people I met at NextGen
As I mentioned in my January wrap up, I went to a Christian Leadership conference-thingy called NextGen, where they give us heaps of awesome advice on running a youth group.
Anyways, while there, I made friends! And we kept in touch, and decided we should organize meet-ups so that we can still see each other. It was awesome.
My friend got married
When I was in primary school (kindergarten – year 6, for those who are unfamiliar with the Aussie schooling system), I had two best friends. One of them moved away as we started high school.
Anyway, one of those friends got married last August, and the other one (the one who moved away so I rarely get to see anymore) FINALLY got married a few weeks ago (they’d been engaged for almost 3 years).
So that was exciting.
WE GOT A PUPPY
His name is Percy. He is adorable.
I helped run a Circus-themed holiday club
Once a year, my church runs a holiday club for primary-school kids. Usually, this runs in the Easter holidays.
The plan is simple: we spend the Monday setting up, Tuesday-Thursday is the actual thing, and then Friday is packing up.
It. Is. Exhausting.
We had over 50 kids for all three days. I was in charge of teaching circus skills.
Basically, this means that I spent three days teaching kids in groups of 20 how to juggle. (We did other things, too: ‘tightrope’ walking, hula-hooping, limbo…but juggling was their favourite).
By the end of the week, I was literally fit for nothing but curling up in my bed and binging TV shows.
Speaking of which…
CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE ELEMENTARY TV SHOW IS?
Elementary is a Sherlock Holmes-inspired show in which Sherlock is a recovering drug-addict living in America. Joan Watson starts off as his Sober Companion, but stays on to learn about detective work.
Anyway, this show is approaching the end of season 4, and I swear IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
Like, seriously, I’m dying here. This show’s awesomeness has killed me.
I saw Allegiant
Thanks to Kinokuniya, I got to go see Allegiant two weeks before it came out.
You can read my thoughts about the movie here.
Basically, it was made more enjoyable by the people I was with.
THE RAVEN KING IS HERE! IT EXISTS!
I HAVE READ IT AND IT WAS PERFECTION! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CONTINUE WITH MY LIFE??
Also, my sister made me this AWESOME dress!
It took me about 11 hours to read (it’s the sort of book I like to take my time reading) which means I finished it about 8:30am the morning after I got it.
And I would like to thank The Book Depository and the post office people for getting the book to me THE DAY it came out. If it had come any later, I would have had to wait another week to read it (I was determined to read it in one sitting).
This is Where the World Ends, by Amy Zhang
Half Lost, by Sally Green
Lady Renegades, by Rachel Hawkins
The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater
Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes
Blue Lily, Lily Blue, by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater
So, only three books this month, but I didn’t want to get into anything else before Raven King, and I’m still in post-Raven King book-hangover mode.
And that’s that. How was your April?