April Overview: Movie Nights & Social Media Frenzy!
At the beginning of this year, I started writing an overview of my month. I wanted to add something more personalised to my blog so people could get to know me better.
You may have noticed that I didn’t write an overview of March. I have no excuse except that I was busy with other projects—and college, of course! I didn’t do anything too interesting anyway unless writing assignments counts? Haha!
However, I was very busy in April, so I’m back! The first two weeks of this month were Easter break for me, so I had more time to myself than I usually would.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
I started reading “The Walking Dead” comic books in March after hearing lots of fans talking about them. I’m now on issue 13, and I’m really enjoying them so far. I love how fast-paced they are compared to the TV show, and how certain things happen differently. Every issue I’ve read so far has received a 4 or 5-star rating from me on Goodreads!
In terms of actual books, the first one I finished in April was “Would I Lie To You?” by Clare Dowling. This book is definitely a chick-lit, something I’m not usually into, but I wanted to try it out anyway. After getting divorced, the main character heads off to France for the summer with her young daughter. Friendships are tested to the max but ultimately resolved by the end. This involved middle-aged women with a similar target audience, which explains my three-star rating. I feel like someone slightly older than me would enjoy this more, though.
The other book I read this month was “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova. This book focuses around main character Alice and her struggle to come to terms with her Early Onset Dementia. It shows how she comes to terms with her loss of identity as a Harvard Professor, as well as the effect it has on her family.
I’ve seen the film this book is based on several times now, so I knew I was going to enjoy this book. I just didn’t know how much this would take me in. I loved it. It goes into so much more depth than the film would, and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about dementia. This book received a well-deserved five stars from me on Goodreads!
What I’ve been Watching
One of the things I’ve been watching weekly this month is ‘Riverdale’. This is about a town left broken after the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. Nothing is the same; everyone wants to find out who did it. This show follows a group of teenagers who aim to do just that, with more detective skills than most teenagers possess. I’m really enjoying this so far, even though the suspense has me on the edge of my seat at times!
I also had a movie night with my brother and sister this month, which was super fun!
The first thing we watched was Boys of Abu Ghraib. This focuses on the friendship made between an American soldier and an Iraqi detainee. Although this wasn’t the worst thing I’ve watched, there was nothing that stood out. As a fan of war films and TV shows, this plot felt overdone. The ending was quite unexpected, but the time it took to get there dragged a lot.
The second film we watched was 5th Wave, a science-fiction action film. This starts when an unknown species that can disguise themselves as human land on Earth. They make children into soldiers, and manipulate them into killing their own. This story particularly focuses on one teenage girl and her fight to find her brother before it’s too late. This film was much more fast-paced, and I’d it to anyone who likes those sorts of films!
The final thing I watched this month was Night Shift. I’ve gone back and watched so many episodes since. This is a hospital drama which explores PTSD in soldiers, and many other diverse themes, like gay adoption. The cast is also very diverse and they aren’t token characters, which is also great! I’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a hospital show with a difference.
What I’ve Been Doing This Month…
I went to Cardiff University! I went to the open day with my college and it was actually really interesting. It was the first time I’ve been out of England, so I keep joking that I can now I’ve been abroad at least once. In all seriousness, though, it taught me a lot about what I really want from a university and reminded me of what I still need to do to be ready to go. I’d definitely recommend attending open days if you are thinking of going to university any time soon.
Updated my social media accounts! I made my Facebook page months ago, but it was only during Autism Awareness Month that I really became active on it. You can follow that here to keep up to date with my latest posts, plus exclusive extras! I also became more active on Instagram. To keep up with my day to day life you can follow me here.
Wrote five posts for Autism Awareness Month. In this month, I wrote informative posts about certain aspects of autism and how they affect me, as well as some opinion posts. I also celebrated being autistic with a post about why I love being autistic. You can see all the posts from this month by clicking here.
As you can see from the last section of this post, I was still very bogged down with college this month. I didn’t do as much as I hoped during half term, but I was still glad for the break. Hopefully, college should be finished soon so these will get more interesting then.
What did you get up to in April? Do you have any exciting plans for May? Let me know down in the comments below!
Thanks for reading, and until next time,