Sunday Post #199 – April ’20 in Review

Posted May 3, 2020 by Lillian in Features / 8 Comments

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Happy Sunday y’all! It’s been several weeks since the last time I checked in with a Sunday Post and SO much has been happening. Much of the world is on lockdown, and I feel as if I’m living in an alternate reality. In truth, my life hasn’t changed that much. I began homeschooling our son in January, so for him nothing has changed. The downside is that we haven’t left our house since the first week of March. I’ve left for grocery and pharmacy runs, and I’ve tried to keep that to once a week or every other week if we can last that long. My little man is stir crazy though and missing family and friends. His anxiety is also through the roof. He really didn’t notice until the last few weeks, and now we are dealing with some meltdowns. It’s beautiful outside today, so we are taking him on a drive, just to get out of the house. 

Reading wise, it’s been slow going. I managed to read 9 books this month, but also DNFed 3. I hate putting down a book when I’ve started it, but I’m realizing now (more than when I first started blogging) that it’s ok, especially if I’m having to force myself to read it. It’s so hard, but I love to read and if I’m having to force myself to read, something is wrong. So yeah, DNF is now a part of my normal reading routine *dripping with sarcasm*. 

May is going to be an interesting month. Our state is slowly reopening the economy and lifting some orders. Stores and restaurants opened at 50% capacity this past week, and everything else is following this week. We are still under stay at home orders until the 29th so I’m not really sure how the stores/restaurants will work, but they’re open. My husband was allowed to reopen his office this past Friday, so we are reopening with strict guidelines in place to protect his patients and us. It’s scary, but at the same time I know it’s necessary. Our state is one of the poorest states in the union, and we cannot continue to survive with the economy closed. Too many are going without, and well we know how stress affects health. It’s a vicious cycle. Stay safe friends!

Favorite April ’20 Read

Reviews in April ’20

Other April ’20 Fun

Coming Up This Week

  • Smoke Gate by Kay L. Moody – review
  • TTT | “Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party” hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
  • WoW | What new release are you waiting on this week?
  • One of the Girls by Robin Daniels – review
  • Fae Captive by Sarah K.L. Wilson – review

This Week’s Book Fix 📚

Conquest Rising by Eli Celata (KU) | Dragon Rebellion by M. Lynn (eARC) | Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey (eARC)

Your Turn! What was your favorite April read? How are you spending your time at home? What are you looking forward to in May? Share below

Psst…have you voted for #MyTBRL May read yet? If not, help me out below!

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8 responses to “Sunday Post #199 – April ’20 in Review

  1. My kids have been great these last two months but I can tell they are missing their friends.
    My husband and I are still working but we are trying to limit how much we go out. We usually pick one day to do all out stuff.
    We are slowly starting to open also but we plan to let everyone else go out and we will just stay home until we all feel more comfortable.

    Have a great week, Lillian, Stay Safe and Happy Reading xx
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    • That’s us too! With little man’s asthma, I’ve been hyper cautious when I have to go out and will continue to be for a long while. Stay safe and happy reading ☺️

  2. Yeah a few years ago, once my TBR pile became truly insane I decided DNFing is okay. If I am not into a book I have 400+ others that I picked that will hopefully be better! Life is too short to waste forcing yourself to read something you’re not enjoying. I usually try to give it 50 pages or 40…but there have been times even when I can’t make it to that! So yeah, DNFing and I are familiar with each other now. Though the times are few and far between. Sometimes I don’t even think of it as DNFing something if I only read like 15 pages. I consider that reading a sampler almost! Lol!

    That’s good that things are slowly reopening for you! Our state is opening up tomorrow, but the city and county I live in is still on stay-at-home orders until further notice. Which doesn’t sound comforting, but I get the need for caution. I just miss being able to go to certain stores and restaurants. Carry out just isn’t the same when the food is just lukewarm when we get it home.

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all! Stay safe!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    • I like that outlook on DNFing. I feel like such a quitter when I can’t get into a book, but I like you said I had plenty of others waiting on me 😉

    • That it has! I miss outdoors too. Our weather hasn’t been good enough to really even enjoy being in our own yard. Stay safe Stacy!

  3. I am a pretty antisocial person but even I am having trouble with them telling me I can’t go out or having to wear a stupid mask. Mostly I worry about when my dad goes out as he is 72 but he can’t be stopped…lol.

    Hope the reopening goes well for your state, mine is opening a bit too.
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    • That’s me too Stormi! I hope the masks don’t become a permanent part of society but I worry they will. The research for using them isn’t nonexistent which is annoy. I worry about my grandparents, 85 and 82, same they won’t stay in 🤦🏼‍♀️
      Stay safe! Have a good week ☺️

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