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April 2016 Reflection

April has been our second month working on the blog! It was a fun month, and we love sharing some of our favorite books with you.

Goals for next month

Our goals, or at least my goals for next month our the following:

  1. Make blogging less of a chore. Blogging is supposed to be a fun experience where you can share your opinion. Recently, blogging hasn't been fun for me (ex. this post). I really love blogging, but it seems like when I have to do it quickly because I have no ready posts, that's when I procrastinate doing it. That is why I really need to stock up posts!
  2. Have a couple of posts stocked up (reasons stated in previous goal)
  3. Have pictures ready! Even if the post isn't ready, it is always good to have pictures to put in the post and promote it on Instagram.

Favorite Posts of April

One of my favorite posts of April is my review on Made You Up. It is my favorite book, so obviously I love it!

Another one of my favorite posts is Julia's post on In the Time of the Butterflies. It seems like a great book that I should totally read!

Posts Posting in May

One of the posts that I am looking forward to in May is Julia's review on The Light Between Oceans, publishing on Monday, May 9th. She read it recently and is absolutely obsessed with it! She can't wait for the movie to come out.
Another post that I am looking forward to is my review on Everything Matters!, publishing on the 6th. It is probably my second favorite book, and it is so original. I love it!

I hope you enjoyed our April Reading Reflection!


  1. Can't wait to see your new posts! I also love the photos you've been using on your blog and Instagram page! Good stuff!


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